Are you a bit like me? During this Lockdown it has sometimes felt like I just want to curl up at the bottom of my dark cupboard. I’ve felt lonely – I’ve missed the hugs, the warmth, and the loving presence of my family and friends. I’ve longed for time just to sit and chat; or go for a walk with real, living bodies. Connecting on Zoom just didn’t seem to do it anymore!
Lockdown is challenging as we learn to manage close confinement – not going out to our favorite places to connect with special friends. But ‘social distancing’ is a vital strategy to prevent the spread of the virus; so we must adhere to Government’s Regulations.
Let’s ‘Look Up’ for the silver lining – there is always one to find if we take the time to seek it.
“What is the secret to a long-lasting relationship?” is a question that regularly pops up, most often around Valentine’s Day. Everyone tends to talk about how they got married, or got into a relationship, but not much time is spent on how they have been able to stay that way.
Sex. A powerful force that can topple empires, ruin marriages or even lead to death. On the other hand, it is only through sex that the human race continues to survive. It is an important way to feel a sense of connection, belonging and love.
It is the month of love, and as relationships are brought to the fore, it can become apparent just how lonely you feel. Loneliness reportedly affects around 1 in 10 South Africans, both young and old. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it is affecting increasingly more, and in some ways has become an epidemic on its own.
Although sex is a powerful bond in a healthy relationship, it has also sadly often become destructive. What is it about sex that can bring out such extremes as addition or abuse? Being mindful of the impact that sex can have on both body and mind is an important foundation for nurturing your own sexuality.