What do sex, skydiving and BASE jumping have in common? In a word, flow. These three activities bring on a state of “optimal consciousness when you feel you perform your best,” according to Steven Kotler, author of The Rise of Superman. That may be so but sometimes we need help achieving our Oscar-winning performance in the bedroom. Enter coconut oil, broccoli, and safe sex.
Those who have heard me speak know I don’t flinch when it comes to discussing sex. That’s because I believe fun and pleasurable sex is the natural outcome of being optimally well, a state that involves Eating Clean®, Exercise and practicing Emotional Self Care, something I term, the Three E’s of wellness. Sex is the beautiful expression of feeling at one with your body and mind and another person. No wonder it can bring on that euphoric feeling of “flow.”
There are ways to enhance our sensual experience, just like the taste of chocolate is intensified when we combine it with orange. Here are some wellness products that I want to share to help you hit your high notes this month (and always) available at your local Rexall.
Get into your own flow state with these:
- Coconut oil on your bits. There is nothing fun when flow (it’s such a great word) doesn’t happen in sex. If your body isn’t cooperating, give it a little help by applying coconut oil wherever you need personal lubricant. This applies to both of you. Not only is coconut oil natural and safe, it tastes good too. Please do let your mind wander. Coconut oil is rich with anti’s – antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-aging and antifungal. Yes, you can put it on your face too. Try Nature’s Bounty Organic Coconut Oil, available in large enough tubs to get your flow on regularly. Alternatively try Good Clean Love, Astroglide or good old KY. No shortage of natural lubricant options at Rexall!
- Condoms on his bits. I was that mother who packed condoms into my teenage daughters’ suitcase whenever they traveled. No sense putting my head in the sand about that one. Condoms provide obvious protection from unwanted pregnancy and from nasty sexually transmitted diseases. Keep a stash wherever you romp. You may like Trojans. Who wouldn’t? There is such a variety to choose from it’s a bit like choosing a sweater – you may want colour one day and ribs the next. Go on! Have fun!
- SweetSpot. When the lights go out and the fun has been had, why not freshen up with a little sloush (rinse)? SweetSpot Gentle Wash is perfect for your lady bits. All freshened up and sweet smelling again? Be careful – love is in the air!
- The broccoli/cranberry challenge. To ensure a roaring libido I challenge you to eat 1 cup of broccoli, per day for a week, for each person in your relationship. Why? Broccoli increases libido by ensuring good blood flow (there’s that word again). A good quality cranberry supplement, like Rexall’s Cranberry, can do the same and reduce the chance of UTI, urinary tract infection. Maintain good blood vessel health with the help of broccoli and cranberry, to ensure a more pleasurable response while having sex.
As Rexall’s Wellness Ambassador and the founder of the Eat Clean® movement, I have your wellness in mind. I invite you to explore the heights of your sexual wellness this Valentine month by choosing beautiful supplements as described above and by getting into the flow. Visit your local Rexall to find these products near you!
Warmly and with coconut oil on my mind ….
PS. The rest of Steven Kotler’s quote on flow …. “It’s the moment of total absorption. Time speeds up or slows down like a freeze-frame effect. Mental and physical ability go through the roof ….”