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Embrace Your Sensual Self This Valentine’s Day

Romance is great and all, but this year we’re falling in love with ourselves. Read on and discover why you should embrace your sensual self this Valentine’s Day!

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Fairy tales can make it seem like finding a romantic partner is the end-all, be-all of happiness. Well, we’re here to give you a refreshing reality check. Loving yourself is WAY more important than falling in love with someone else. That’s why, regardless of whether you have a romantic partner, you should embrace your sensual self this Valentine’s Day.

Don’t get us wrong, being able to rely on our partners to hold us up when we’re down is SUCH a relief. However, it’s not your partner’s job to fix every problem or to provide us with an endless supply of happiness. Having a romantic partner is about sharing in your happiness. So, if you’re already in love with yourself, you have so much to share!

And believe it or not, there’s no better time to work on self-love than when you’re single. While some might long for a committed relationship, the freedom of flying solo gives you the space you need to fall head-over-heels in love with yourself. To aid in this journey of self-love, read on for tips to embrace your sensual self this Valentine’s Day! 

Embrace Your Sensual Side This Valentine’s Day

To be clear, we really do mean “sensual” and not “sexual.” While there can be some overlap between the two, they’re not mutually exclusive. Let us explain…

Sensuality has to do with your five senses--sight, sound, scent, taste, and touch. So, while it does involve your body, it doesn’t have to be sexual. For example, if you enjoy watching the sinuous curling of smoke after you light your favorite incense, that’s sensual. So is taking pleasure in the taste of chocolate, listening to your favorite song, or even enjoying the feel of sand between your toes when you’re at the beach.

Oddly enough, many of the most common mindfulness techniques involve paying attention to your senses. So, embracing your sensual side also involves a bit of ritual mindfulness too. 

If you have absolutely no idea where to start (no judgment), we’ve put together a few ideas to help you take pleasure in the world around you. Some of them help promote self-love while others are all about luxuriating in your senses. Whatever the case, they’ll all help you embrace your sensual self.

Grace Your Followers With a Glam Photoshoot

Even if you don’t think you’re photogenic, this is a phenomenal way to embrace and express your “look.” Because that’s what this tip is about! You don’t have to try and look like your favorite Instagram models. Everyone is different, and that’s what we love about all of you. 

If you secretly love that 90s grunge look, put on your favorite flannel and vintage band tee. If you love those full-glam makeup tutorials, have fun expressing your creativity using your face as your canvas. It doesn’t matter if you’re the ultimate goth queen or if you prefer preppy sweater sets. Create a look that fills you with happiness and then share it with your followers. 

If you’d rather just keep polaroids for your personal collection, there’s absolutely no shame in that. However, you also deserve to express your inner-self to the world around you. So, if you’re really feeling your vibe, upload that pic and grace your followers with your sensual energy.

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Take Yourself on Your Dream Date

You should be taking yourself on dates even if you have a romantic partner. Plus, if you and your partner have different interests, this is a phenomenal way to embrace your passions.

If the thought of going to a restaurant or movie by yourself has you quivering with nerves, fear not! This date is about YOU. That means you only have to do what you’re comfortable with. This can be as simple or as decadent as you like.

Maybe that means streaming all your favorite animes and watching them with a hot bowl of ramen. Perhaps you’d rather video chat with a friend while wearing a modern-regency look over a Bridgerton-inspired high tea. For all we know, your dream date is corn dogs and roller skating on the boardwalk!

Whatever the case, do something that makes you excited about life. Indulge your fantasies, wear something that makes you feel sensual and alive, and just have a blast.

Treat Yourself to That Purchase You’ve Been Eyeing

Okay, maybe don’t treat yourself to that million-dollar mansion you’ve been dreaming about. But if you’ve been eyeing some moderately priced item and just haven’t pulled the it!

Just make sure that this gift is all about YOU. It should be something that makes you happy or just makes your life easier. It can be as practical or as glamorous as you like. Maybe that means a simple box of chocolates, a new phone case, or it could even be something as fancy as lingerie (gasp!). 

Just remember that you should gift yourself something that will bring you joy. The rest is up to you. 

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Unwind With Luxurious Self-Care

Honestly, there’s no better way to embrace your sensuality than with some luxurious self-care. Again, this might look entirely different for each person, but the point is to take pleasure in your senses. 

If skincare is your self-care of choice (ours too!) then you have a ton of options to choose from. Our method of choice is the at-home spa evening. We’re talking candles, relaxing music, a steamy bath with nourishing oils, and a revitalizing face mask. Yes, please!

Self-care can look very different for everyone though. Sometimes taking care of yourself means exercising to relieve stress. An evening walk or run might be just the thing to help you let go of worries and connect with your inner-self. 

For other people, self-care means nutrition. If you’ve been really strict with your diet, consider treating yourself to your favorite meal or dessert (in moderation). Conversely, if your diet has left you feeling sluggish, consider ordering out from the nearest trendy, healthy restaurant. Obviously, cooking your own food is usually healthier and can definitely be a fun, sensual experience. However, since this is all about treating yourself, forget the extra work and just get delivery. We won’t tell ;)

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Embrace Your Sensuality EVERY Day

Even if it’s just small moments here and there, taking time to revel in your senses is some high-vibing energy. Maybe that means slowly enjoying that first cup of hot coffee in the morning, taking a break to stretch your body, or even jamming out to your favorite song during a shower. Whatever the case, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to embrace your sensuality.

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Till next time, beauties! 😘

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