WHAT DO BODY POSITIVITY AND EROTICISM HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?
We’re all hearing a lot about body positivity these days.
The Body Positivity Movement even has its own Wikipedia entry!
“Body positivity is a social movement focused on the acceptance of all bodies, regardless of size, shape, skin tone, gender, and physical abilities, while challenging present-day beauty standards as an undesirable social construct. Proponents focus on the appreciation of the functionality and health of the human body, instead of its physiological appearance.”
Speaking of the ‘functionality and health of the human body’… isn’t it about time we acknowledge the EROTICISM of all bodies?
And that the eroticism of the body goes much deeper than ‘functionality and health?’
It’s GREAT that the Body Positivity Movement is gaining traction, and…
any discussion of Body Positivity seems remiss without acknowledging the deep and divine eroticism inherent in every single body.
Or, as author and sex-positive activist Susie Bright once put it, “Assume everyone is sexual.”
THE BODY POSITIVITY MOVEMENT SAYS, “EVERY BODY IS BEAUTIFUL.”
To that, we here at The Blueprint Breakthrough add:
Every body is erotic.
And our eroticism is constantly evolving – HOW your eroticism finds expression through your beautiful body may vary at different times in your life.
Even if you are not actively having sex – with yourself or a partner – your eroticism is very much alive, and cycling through its own forms of expression.
This is where the 5 States & Stages of Sexuality come in!
These are: Resting, Healing, Curious, Adventurous and Transformational.
You may be surprised to learn that your eroticism could be in a Resting State, which is a valid and often necessary stage of eroticism where the body is asking for sexual rest & rejuvenation – perhaps a period of celibacy, for example, either by circumstance or choice.
Or, you may be navigating a Healing State on the heels of an emotional or physical injury or trauma. (Be sure to practice a ton of self-compassion if you are currently in this stage.)
Do you find yourself devouring information? Reading books, watching videos, or taking classes on all things sexuality-related? Then you might be in a Curious State! At this stage of our eroticism, we are hungry to know more and learn everything we can….
which often leads to an Adventurous State, where we’re putting all that knowledge and information into action! At this stage of our eroticism, we’re actively taking steps to make our desires happen.
And finally, when we’re asking ourselves where our eroticism can take us spiritually – or how our sexuality can connect us with the Divine and each other more deeply – we have landed in a Transformational State.
It’s important to note that these States & Stages are not hierarchical.
In other words, you may cycle through them again and again throughout your lifetime, sometimes within a single week – or even a day!
Each State/Stage has something to teach us.
SO WHAT DO THE 5 STATES & STAGES OF SEXUALITY HAVE TO DO WITH LOVING OUR BODIES?
Our bodies are not static – they change constantly. Our eroticism is not static, either – it’s dynamic and ever-evolving.
Loving and accepting where we are at erotically is part and parcel of loving our bodies as they are, in this very moment.
And the amazing thing is that you don’t have to experience ANY of these Stages alone…
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
Not only does the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough™ Course provide detailed information on each of these 5 States & Stages (as well as help you heal the Shadows of those States & Stages), but you can watch a VARIETY of bodies experiencing pleasure in our Feeding the Blueprints Module of that Course!
And then you can find support for your challenges and celebrations in our phenomenal community, the Erotic Freedom Club – where, by the way, we LOVE the eroticism of all bodies!
Yes, Body Positivity is awesome and long-overdue…
And, honoring the erotic expression every single body is capable of is inseparable from that movement.
So why stop at ‘functionality and health’, when your own perfect-as-is body wants to tap the depths of your own unique eroticism?
We hope you join us on the journey!