Sexuality is not just sex. It is our relationships with our bodies, how we feel and treat ourselves beyond our body image. Everyone can have a better relationship with their one and only body.
Owning who you are is the introduction to discovering that exclusive part of you that is like no other. Sexuality is a wonderful place to begin. Sexuality is a celebrated launch to getting to know yourself as a very special unique woman.
In many ways female sexuality is still mysterious.
Sexuality is shaped by culture and history. For example, a hundred years ago a woman who loved sex could be regarded as being mentally disturbed, whereas today if you don't love sex you could end up being diagnosed as dysfunctional. With this in mind, it pays to be skeptical of labels that pathologize sexual difference.
What is the true nature of female sexuality? There has never been a culture where women have been encouraged to explore and experiment with their sensuality without censure. We don't understand the full potential of female sexuality, free range.
It is well known that media and advertising can have a devastating effect on a woman's self-esteem--but it affects our sexual self-esteem too. Feeling like we don't live up to the physical ideal, women often grow to view themselves and even their genitalia, as undesirable.
We hope within the context of Women to Women by Julia to explore all these possibilities with you and more.