Gone are the days where sex is merely an act of procreation. In recent weeks, I’ve had some serious thought about sex, what it is, reasons we do it and the old taboos and perceptions that are carried along with it. I had come to a dilemma as I am recently single and didn’t like not having the sexual attention and affection that comes along with being in a relationship. However, enjoying the single life, I found it difficult to meet those needs, with out being, well, promiscuous. After an in-depth conversation with a dear friend, I was given the advice “Lexi, sex these days is just as common as picking your nose.” This obviously led to deep thoughts, research and investigations.
Lets get technical for a little bit… Perceptions are created through a very complicated process, where by the 20million bits of information that is handed to us every second is deleted, distorted and generalized through internal filters. These filters, are (mostly) created through unconscious conditioning and programing from a very early age, and change slightly as we grow. This is how our reality is created and also how perception is created. Think of it like this, ask your Year 3 teacher how she feels about having sex with different men; or perhaps ask your grandmother how she feels about sex before marriage. Then go ahead and ask the counter staff at Supré the same questions. Guaranteed, you will receive totally different answers and reasoning’s. Which is why, sex, which was once a conversation not to be had at the dinner table, is now something that is spoken about freely at the office coffee machine, at the gym or at high-tea with the ladies.
Some profound guidance my grandmother once gave me was “anything in moderation is good for you” …so long as you bring balloons to your party to practice safe sex and (of course) stay classy!
With every journey down any road, we come across roadblocks, potholes and detours. So here are some tips to make your single life ‘ride’ smoother;
Ladies; always, always, stay classy. Remember too, there is nothing sexier then a confident, independent woman.
• Men love it when you take control in the bedroom, but you also need to take control of those emotions – saying that, we ladies are naturally an emotional bunch, that’s what makes us such wonderful creatures, just keep that tiger in its cage when needed.
• Learn the language of sex, if it feels good, tell him, but there’s no need to talk about what you did once in the bedroom with ‘some other guy’, they hate that, as far as they’re concerned, they’re your first.
• Ladies, don’t be upset if all they want to do is sleep after sex, it’s actually not there fault! Keep reading to find out why…
Men; it is the age of the gentlemen once again. Opening doors and pulling out chairs, is steaming hot!
• It’s a common misconception that men are the only rulers in the bedroom, so when your lady (gets out of her comfort zone) and takes the reigns, give her encouragement.
• Saying that, there is nothing sexier then being taken by a man, seduced by a warrior and swept of our feet. In fact, as a man, it is all but your duty to be this sexy, manly knight that makes us ladies feel feminine, safe and sexy. The safer we feel, the more feminine and open we’ll be.
• Ever wondered why you always want to sleep post-sex? (Ladies listen up!) Among many other chemicals, Prolactin is released into almost everyone’s bloodstream immediately after an orgasm. This chemical disengages you from sexual thoughts and feelings, allowing you to think of other things (probably the only moment in a day when you men are not thinking about sex!). Endorphins are released also, post sex. Some give you the feelings of euphoria, pleasure, calmness and deep relaxation. It’s been said that the faster you fall asleep, the better the sex, so ladies, take their dozing as a compliment and men – you’ve just been handed a get out of jail free card – it’s just your endorphins at work!
Sex – we do it for many reasons and one in particular sticks out for me, because it feels good. Just because Grandma has trouble seeing eye-to-eye with us on that one, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think it. Sex incorporates so much of our mind; in fact, most of sex is actually in our imagination. Our mind is a beautifully complicated ‘machine’ that is unlimited in its potential and power. My advice; get educated; learn about the mind, the body, and sex, don’t be ashamed that you enjoy sex and like doing it often – you’re not the only one.
Lexi can be contacted by email at Talk sex with Lex email@example.com
Article by: Lexi Bishop
Lexi spent for the most part her formative years in Cairns, where she matriculated as a Trinitarian from the highly esteemed Trinity Anglican School. During her senior years she was a respected leader in the school, an elite athlete, and selected as the International Representative for the prestigious Round Square. This position afforded Lexi several opportunities to travel internationally as a speaker to represent Australia at youth conferences across the globe. Her speaking focus being ‘how to help create a better world’. Lexi also travelled to remote communities such as Thailand, where she had her first real taste of the meaning ‘third world’. Her passion has grown and has continued her dedication to learning, growing, sharing and serving others.
Lexi having left home at age 17 soon found herself climbing the Corporate Ladder on the Gold Coast, rubbing shoulders with business leaders and found her skill set was well received and great managerial opportunities came her way, despite her youth, in the finance sector and elite training. Lexi’s focus on bettering herself and learning has become a lifelong passion. Whilst living on the Gold Coast Lexi attended five Anthony Robbins seminars, including Business Mastery and after the last seminar, Date with Destiny 2011, Lexi decided it was time for a reality check and made massive life changes; quitting her job, and taking 12 months off to travel to the US, Europe and all through South America.
The first port of call on this journey was in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, where Lexi attended the Professional Speakers Academy with Joe Williams. Lexi was highly praised by the International Speaker Panel, for her natural speaking ability and her engaging style; she has an innate ability to draw people in with her passion and warmth. It was during her time abroad she started developing ideas around creating her own programs.
On her return, Lexi launched her S.E.T for Life (Self Empowerment Techniques for Life) Program. Although originally aimed at youth it has been very well received by all ages. The program doesn’t teach people what to think, but rather how they think, empowering people to take control of their own lives and live life on their own terms. Following the successful launch of her program, Lexi has received an awe-inspiring level of interest from large international businesses, private schools, corporations as well as fantastic response from the individual keen to move through their own personal and professional development. Lexi is an experienced NLP Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. She is qualified as a NLP Master Practitioner, and currently enrolled to complete the Disciplines of NLP Trainers, Advanced Hypnosis and Quantum.