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Juliet Allen, the Gold Coast’s resident Sexologist, has shared her top tips for Valentine’s Day.
But even beyond Cupid’s special day, when it comes to sexual healing, Juliet can change your life.
Okay, give them to us, what are your top tips for Valentine’s Day?
My top tip is not to get to hung up on it having to be an extravagant day and instead make it your intention to be connected with your partner/lover every day.
Imagine if every day was a special day. If we took the time to truly see our beloved and be present with them, that's what we all truly want and desire, not the love heart teddies and roses.
If you're reading this and thinking “I still want to celebrate', I encourage you to spend the day TRULY connecting with your beloved, listening to them, turning off your phone and being present and loving. There's no better gift than a lover who is authentically present and wanting to connect.
So how should couple’s heat things up on Valentine’s Day?
• New couples: Do something fun - go swimming naked in the ocean together, hang at a nude beach…enjoy sex in nature. Take risks.
• Long term couples: Grab a five star hotel room for the night – get away from your every day routine and spend the night making love and ordering room service.
How does a healthy sex life improve relationships?
Sex connects us and intimacy is an opportunity to connect at all our centres; our sex centre, our heart centre and our consciousness. Connecting with our partners via sex is essential for the longevity of a relationship.
Why is it important for people to embrace their sexuality?
Our sexual energy is our life force energy! It's inside us all and if we push it down we become sick and repressed. To embrace our sexuality is empowering and has an amazing impact on our overall health and happiness.
What are some simple things we should practice regularly at home?
Self-pleasure is essential for everyone. Also self-love and presence with ourselves and with our partners.
How did you come to be a Sexologist and Sexuality Coach?
I studied psychology as my undergrad and then years later I wanted to go back to Uni and study something I was truly passionate about. I came to the conclusion that my biggest passion was sex, so I studied a Masters in Sexology. Best career move ever!
How do you help?
I help singles and couples to feel sexually empowered and happy in their relationships. People come to me because they're seeking deeper connection and intimacy, or they want super hot, amazing sex, or they simply want to feel more empowered within themselves as a sexual being.
Why should people work with you?
Everyone, at some stage in their lives, will come across hurdles in their sex lives and relationships. When that happens the best way to deal with those challenges is to talk to a professional. People should work with me because I talk about and help people with sex and relationships for a living. I love what I do, plus I 'walk the talk', so to speak.
I get what it's like to have these challenges because I'm like every other person, I've had my fair share of things to work through and I now feel empowered and whole as a sexual woman. I'm fun, straight to the point and real.
Do you only work with couples?
No, I work with couples and singles of all sexual and gender identities.
You’re also a Tantra Practitioner; can you explain what tantra is and why we should try it?
Tantra is choosing with awareness what brings us joy. It's living a life full of ecstatic experiences, including ecstatic sex. It's about finding inner peace and inner union as individuals, and then coming together with others to experience connection and intimacy. Tantra has transformed my life.
Juliet is holding a workshop titled Sex and the Empowered Woman on the Gold Coast on February 23rd. Find out more here.