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Sex-Care: What is it?
March 22, 2021
Written by Maria Sophia
Honestly, sex-care isn’t that much different than self-care. It is essentially prioritizing your sexual health and needs. Sex-care means carving out time to explore your sexuality alone or with another person.
Whether that means going solo in the bedroom or getting adventurous with your romantic partner, the whole idea is to explore your sexual side and engage in activities that make you feel sexy but also staying safe.
Take a look down below for some tips on how to engage in sex-care.
#1 Take time to masturbate
Masturbation is a part of sex-care because, just like sex, it can release pent-up sexual tension and help you relax after a stressful day. Taking some time alone to get to know your body can help you feel confident in yourself and serve as a fun time. To turn up the heat in the bedroom, consider incorporating sex toys into your regimen. Have fun choosing which one best suits your needs, as you can find a variety of toys at one of these Lovers Playground locations.
#2 Communicate Your Desires
If you’re not going solo and choosing to be with a partner, communication is key. No one, and I mean no one, should have to fake or miss out on an orgasm. However, the reality is that many people do. While communication isn’t the cure-all, it can drastically improve your odds of getting to the Big O. Letting your partner know what feels good and what doesn’t can make all the difference between subpar sex and great sex. So don’t be afraid to speak up! Taking charge in the bedroom is a turn-on for some people, so you never know until you try.
#3 Get prepared
This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people still don’t take the proper precautions. In a time where more people are having casual sex, don’t leave your sexual health up to fate, it’s essential to make sure that you are prepared and protected with things like condoms and dental dams to avoid STDs and STIs. Additionally, for both men and women, keeping other helpful essentials like lube or ed meds on hand will show you’re ready for anything. If you’re masturbating, make sure you’re in a comfortable location so you can relax and unwind. For your sex essential needs, visit one of the Lovers Playground locations to explore your options.
#4 Clean Up
After good sex, it can be tempting to just fall asleep. But don’t let temptation win. Cleaning yourself up after sex is especially important for women, as it can help prevent UTIs and other uncomfortable situations. Even if you aren’t taking a full shower, just going to the bathroom to wash yourself up a little can work too. Men aren’t exempt either. Although the likelihood of men getting a UTI is lower than women, there’s still a chance. So it doesn’t hurt to freshen up to keep your hygiene in order and stay healthy.
If you haven’t heard of sex-care before, you should have an understanding of what it is now. Taking care of your sexual needs and health shouldn’t be taboo. It’s just another form of self-care, so don’t ever feel embarrassed and embrace it!
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Maria Sophia is a newer member to the Lovers Playground team and has an extensive background in writing and communications. Maria is a Chicago native with a passion for travel and exercise, among other hobbies. She has 2 dogs, no tattoos, and no-known food allergies. She uses writing to freely express and encourage healthier, more fulfilling sex lives in adults.
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