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Embracing your kinky side improves other areas of your life

When trying to improve their lives, few people look to sexual adventure as the path forward. Not that they don’t want to have a better sex life, it’s just not always the first thing that pops into their mind. Things like eating healthy, exercising, and improving skills are all topics that populate self-improvement internet searches. But what if we told you that embracing more adventurous, open sexuality is another powerful way to improve your life in general?

Why embracing your kinky side makes life in general better

1. You’re more adventurous.

Deciding to open up about your kinks at all and then acting on this desire takes a lot of courage. It can be scary for some people to do just this and as a result of taking that chance, they build up self-confidence and by default become more adventurous. Finding others that enjoy your kink, or even just exploring your kink online, prompts your brain to take chances—which is inherently adventurous. As a result, when you become more adventurous in the bedroom, you’ll find that other parts of your life get a burst of adventure, too.

2. You're open to the needs of others.

One of our favorite benefits of embracing your kinks is that it makes you more open to the needs of the people around you. Having to be open about your sexual desires makes you vulnerable, and when you are open and vulnerable with other people and you’re treated with respect and kindness in those situations, you’ll notice that you carry this compassion forward. The next time someone is vulnerable and open with you regardless of the nature of the conversation, you’ll have more compassion and be more receptive to their needs.

3. You're a better communicator.

As you enjoy more open or adventurous sex, you’ll figure out that communication is the cornerstone of great sexual experiences. Whether it’s developing and using specific safe words, being in tune to your partner’s feelings and needs, or even expressing what you like or don’t like about yourself, you’ll become a more empathetic and effective communicator in other areas of your life, too.

4. You're not afraid to ask for what you want.

Expressing sexual fantasies can be hard for some people. But to get those fantasies met, you have to be able to ask for what you want. Doing this makes you bolder and less apologetic for standing up for yourself and commanding the attention of others. Not only is there the benefit of sexual satisfaction when you ask for what you want, you’ll see things start to take shape in your life that wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t spoken up.

5. You know yourself.

The best benefit of all: embracing your kinky side teaches you to get to know and love yourself. And when we all know ourselves and treat ourselves with respect, this strengthens our self-confidence at work, with friends, and even when out meeting potential new partners.

So the next time you are about to pick up a self-help book, try something different. Look inside and embrace your kinky side to help improve your sex life, and you’ll see the benefits in your self esteem and your relationships with others, too.