Who Are You (Really)?

By Corinne Farago

We are ever-evolving sexual creatures, and we spend our entire lives reflecting on this question, ‘who am I?’

How well do we know ourselves, really?

This question is probably most urgent in our teens and twenties as we’re becoming adults and trying to find our place in the world. We have a deep need to belong, find our place in community and join with others who accept us.

Our sexuality is a big part of that exploration, with pressures coming from all directions to conform to a sexual identity that is both socially acceptable within our tribe, and true to who we know ourselves to be on the inside. If we’re lucky, we can have both.

What often happens however is that our sexual explorations end once we think we’ve found our answer, and that can happen far too soon.

Social norms, bad sex education, expectation from lovers, even our own resignation and frustration can halt our sexual evolution and in many cases our sexual fulfillment.

We end up seeing our sexuality through the narrow lens of what life has given us, either in our lack of exposure, our partner’s preferences, or our own perspective of what’s ‘right or wrong’ when it comes to arousal and Eros.

Too often couples find themselves settling into a sexual routine that dulls their sexual explorations and therefore stunts their evolution.

“My partner and I aren’t sexually matched.”

This notion often presents itself in what is referred to as ‘mismatched desire’, creating a push and pull dynamic between the lower desire partner and the higher desire partner. Both feel misunderstood, blaming each other for too much or too little sexual libido.

But the elusive libido has taken far too much of the blame when it comes to sexual desire. It gives couples an easy excuse to blame and shame each other for their differences, rather than pulling back the curtain and taking a deeper look at things like, pathways to desire, erotic fantasies, our sexual identities.

This all begins when a couple learns to talk openly, honestly and vulnerably about sex.

When a couple agrees to stop pointing fingers, step out of their sexual routines and start exploring again, they often discover that sex and arousal comes in many flavors, and their inherent pathway to arousal and turn-on might be found in sexual styles that are less familiar to them. You don’t know what you don’t know.

Sensual, Tantra, Romance, Passion, Fetish and Kink are all spectrums within the wide world of human sexual expression.

Where we find ourselves on that spectrum is part of our journey. Personally, it’s my belief that we narrow our sexual identity far too quickly in life, and exclude other avenues to arousal before we’ve even investigated them fully.

We make presumptions based on what we think we know, rather than what we’ve experienced for ourselves, first hand. That’s a shame.

When it comes to sex coaching, I feel it’s part of my job, to support a client’s exploration. An integral part of that journey is supporting their self-acceptance and their education.

This is why I created Your Erotic Menu and its companion, the Date Night Masterclass series to help couples begin to learn about themselves and each other.

Let’s take a look at the different sexual styles that live inside of you, and learn about their energy, language, touch, and activities, so you can explore for yourself. My guess is that you may find some surprising pathways to arousal that will only add to your sexual enjoyment.

You are unique. Your partner is unique. What turns us on is the culmination of so many factors in life.

No matter your age, your history, your biases, or your lack of experience, learning about your sexual self for the purpose of fulfillment, empowerment and self-acceptance can start now.

 

Sex and intimacy coaching is where you and your partner learn how to express all aspects of your sexual selves. Schedule a Discovery Call with me and we’ll start the conversation.

 

Schedule your 15 min. Discovery Call today.

Corinne Farago portrait waist up

Stay well and love deeply,

Corinne

Lovesexanddesire.com

 

Be sure to download my list of 186 erotic activities that I outline in my new e-book, Your Erotic Menu.

It may be the single most impactful step you take toward your sexual evolution. (I can confidently say, your dates nights will never be the same!)

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Good Vibes

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Coaching|Tags: |

My female cousin was a primary contributor to my early sex education, when I needed it most. For instance she clarified that I couldn’t get pregnant by dancing with a boy, no matter how close we got. She also confirmed that I wasn’t the only person who touched themselves (down there), and most importantly, she showed me that ‘wellness massagers from Sears were used for things other than sore necks and shoulders. A few years later my boyfriend introduced me to the real deal. A vibrator made specifically for genital arousal. It was a cream colored, hard plastic, shapeless cylinder with a twisting on/off switch at the end.

How to Marie Kondo Your Sexual Beliefs

By |January 11th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Coaching|Tags: |

This week a client told me she was doing a Marie Kondo on her closet. She was getting rid of what no longer gave her joy. We went on to talk about her sex life with her partner and the nagging resistance she has to being touched. Somewhere along the line she formed a belief system about touch. She couldn’t identify a particular incident that informed that belief system. There was no trauma or abuse. She just knew that when she was touched (even by her loving partner) her body would recoil and she’d shut down.

The Cold, Hard Truth About Long-Term Relationships

By |December 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Coaching|Tags: |

There’s no getting away from the fact that couples in long-term relationships impact each other profoundly, in small and large ways. If you’re a couple who live together there are moments throughout each day that bring you together to discuss something, to work on a task, to accomplish an errand, to share a story, or listen to one. Partners flow in and around each other with such symbiosis, that we can sometimes feel like we’re one mechanism with a shared mind.

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