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I’m really aware of my hormonal cycles lately.  I must be all the hormone research I am doing for the RSVP (Reclaiming Sexual Vitality Postpartum) course that I am writing.  I noticed today that something lifted.  I am guessing that my body is out of the high progesterone phase and is moving into more of an estrogen phase.  See, progesterone inhibits your sex drive and can make you feel fat and depressed, but estrogen turns on your receptive sexuality-your come-hither sensuality.  I’m feeling very sexy today.  I’ve been taking better care of myself too, which I also think is playing into me feeling so good.  I started a new workout program to strengthen my abdominals and pelvic floor.  I drank a lot of water today.  I’ve also been running in the evenings.  I think that exercising my body, really, really helps to lift my mood.  Exercise does help raise DHEA levels, which is the mother of your sex hormones and helped you to have increased energy.  I also have noticed that my partners are touching me a whole lot more, which is helping me feel more nurtured.  I took a long hot steam shower today.  While there I used a new soap, which has an exfoliant in it.  I scrubbed ever surface of my skin and indulged in deep breathing while there.  I included taking time to wash my genital area and my pubic hair.  After the shower I massaged my skin with rose oil, then I laid around for a few minutes indulging in the relaxation.  Did I feel good?  You bet!  Before going to sleep I did some clitoral stimulation, but drifted off into slumber land.

Day 83- Vaginal Stretching

Today was A Relaxed Day.  I Read a book, took a hike, had a soak in the bath and had 12 minutes to spare for some genital stimulation.  I had read recently that vaginal stretching helps to produce certain feel good hormones.  So, I decided to give the theory a try.  I started with some stretches to my outer labia and then moved in.  I did long slow stretches with some deep breathing.  I must say that I did feel quite blissful as I drifted into a tiny sleep, before waking up and moving into full clitoral stimulation with a lovely orgasm.

Day 79- Awesome Partner Assisted Pleasure

Something must be in the air this week.  My partner was so into me all day, he kept saying how sexy I was and kissing me.  That always gets my libido going.  I think feeling sexy is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs.  Our desire for each other was building all day, so once the baby was asleep, I initiated a little love action in the loft.  Oh, my GOD!  I remember sex feeling this good, but it hasn’t in awhile.  I chalk it up to hormones.  I can feel that something has shifted.  I’m blaming it all on Progesterone and Prolactin.  I think I’m making less milk, so my hormones are regulating and my genitals are getting more sensitive.  See, progesterone can decrease your genital sensitivity.  Penetration felt absolutely exquisite.   I felt like the session was all about my pleasure and I notice a little guilt, but I couldn’t help dive deeper into the pleasure.  I checked in with my partner and he seemed to be enjoying it just as much, so I kept diving, getting lost in the sensation.  I used my hand to stimulate my clitoris.  It was extremely engorged, I hadn’t felt it this big since the second trimester of my pregnancy (increased blood volume causes the genitals to swell).  We played and I added my self-stimulation.  For some reason I could give myself an orgasm.  So he used a combination of his hands and his mouth (something he learned from my Oral Sex for Couples Series to get me there.  As much as I love sex with myself, I really like sex with partner and myself combined!