Everyday Pleasures

Sex, whether alone or with a partner, is often fulfilling and the way many of us get that major dose of pleasure. But lets not forget about the small everyday things that can also give us that same great feeling. The small pleasures of life give us those boosts we need though out the day, and can also take away some of the burden we may put on sex making it more enjoyable in the long run. Sex should never be your only source of pleasure, so let’s take a moment to be grateful for these small things that you may not even realize are working for us behind the scenes. 

Can you feel the warmth of a cozy blanket on a chilly day? The sweetness of a ripe strawberry on your tongue? The gentle caress of a loved one's hand? These are just a few examples of the pleasures we experience every day, and they're all worth being grateful for.

In a world that often seems filled with negativity and stress, it can be easy to forget to appreciate the simple joys that make life worth living. But gratitude for our pleasure receptors – those amazing parts of our bodies and brains that allow us to experience delight – is key to maintaining our mental health and well-being.

So next time you're feeling overwhelmed by the chaos of the world, take a moment to pause and focus on the pleasure you can find in the present moment. Maybe it's a cup of your favorite coffee, a walk in nature, a comforting hug from a friend, or even a few moments of quiet solitude. By intentionally seeking out and savoring these pleasurable experiences, you'll train your brain to look for the good in your life and shift your mood from stress to gratitude.

And remember, no pleasure is too small to be grateful for. Every sensation, no matter how fleeting, is a gift to be cherished. So open yourself up to the possibilities and see how gratitude for your pleasure receptors can transform your outlook and bring more joy into your life.

Ready to start? Take a deep breath and ask yourself: What pleasures can I find in this moment? What sensory delights can I appreciate right now? Let yourself feel the gratitude welling up within you and watch as your mood lifts and your outlook brightens. You have the power to find pleasure and be grateful – all you have to do is choose to see it.

Sexy Suzie is a sex education professional with over 20 years experience in the sexual wellness field.  No content posted herein should be construed as medical advice.