Let’s talk about sex! S-E-X is one of the most taboo topics people have a hard time talking about yet it is one of the most popular topics people think about. Have you ever noticed that sex is mostly spoke of in the context of being with another person? Sex after a date. Sex as a one night stand. Sex on the beach with a random stranger. Watching porn. Sex, sex, sex seemed to be all about the other person. Do you wonder about sex just with yourself? Guys do it all of the time. They masturbate!
What about women? Yes, women masturbate and masturbate often! Sex Coach, Renee Yvonne encourages sexual self-care through masturbation. Renee knows first hand that masturbation is for stress relief as well as self-pleasure. Women should masturbate more often and the urge will subside to not jump into the first relationship that shows up out of desperation. Self-discovery of one’s pleasure points helps improve one’s ability to articulate to a sex partner about their needs. It is a requirement to know your own body. How else will you be able to guide someone else? No one is a mind reader. Sexual health is just a important as mental health. If you do not provide self-care of your sexual needs, you just may go crazy. All kidding aside, self-pleasure can enhance and improve your mood and change your attitude. Try it out and leave a comment on The Auntie Hour and let us know your results.
Dating expectations can be extremely difficult when the quest for love is submersed in the fairytale of fun, adventure, and companionship are not a reality. The process of dating can cause many people anxiety no matter the age. Do I swipe left or swipe right? Do I slide into their DMs? What do I do? How do I start? Questions like these come up especially after you have ‘done the dating thing’ before and now a half of century has gone by.
What happens after 25 years of marriage gone bad and the tipping point past about a few years ago? LaTrice Ross had to reboot her dating scene journey and endure all that comes with it after her divorce of 25 years and 4 grown children, now at the age of 50. Dating became an added source of stress. After a couple of blind dates and old familiar patterns, LaTrice embarked upon a different dating journey. She sought the help of a professional for mental wellness*.
Mental wellness has been a hot topic as of late, especially when the pandemic pushed many against the wall of isolation and forced self-reflection to regroup, regenerate and regain life’s power and opportunities for balance and happiness. LaTrice began to date herself and find what her interests and hobbies were. One of the most powerful lessons served as a reminder, “hurt people hurt people.” The day of mindless hurt was forced to a screeching halt.
Today, LaTrice maintains a well-balanced and peaceful state of mind. She has set boundaries for all relationship that attempt to enter her area of tolerance and well-being. She now enlightens and empowers her company and community as a Diversity and Inclusion Manager.
*Need help for mental wellness?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255