Your brain truly is your biggest sex organ, which means that if you want to have more--and better--sex, the key is really to make sure that you're in the right headspace. However, this is something that a lot of us struggle with. We're just not in the right place mentally in order for desire to set in, or to let go and become fully immersed in pleasure. We're too distracted. We're too stressed. We're constantly thinking about our own insecurities. But this doesn't have to be the case. So let's talk about how to change your mind so that you can change your sex life for the better.
My guest today is Dr. Kelly Casperson, a urologist, sex educator, podcaster, and author of the new book You Are Not Broken: Stop Should-ing All Over Your Sex Life. Some of the topics we discuss include:
Why mindset is everything when it comes to sex.
Where to start when it comes to changing your sexual mindset.
Why it's important to step back and analyze your own motivations for having sex. Are you usually looking to obtain something positive, or to avoid something negative?
Why it's time to stop "should-ing" all over your sex life. Forget what you're "supposed" to do; instead, do what it is that you actually want to do.
Why NOW is the time to start making changes.
How to identify your sexual "accelerators" and "brakes."
How to "show up" and be more in-the-moment during sex.
To learn more about Kelly, follow @kellycaspersonmd on Instagram and check out her book You Are Not Broken.
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