rachaelmaddox#mypleasurepractice DAY 3 — TOUCH LIKE YOU'VE NEVER TOUCHED BEFORE.
What if you could explore your body in the kindest, smallest way? With gentle attention from your fingertips, as if you're completely and totally brand new?
Today, your invitation is to trace and explore your skin as if you've never touched skin before. Allow your hands to explore... your face, your lips, your jaw bone, your ears, your collarbone... your arms, your breasts, your belly.
Notice if there are places on your body that love this innocent curious attention, and places that don't. Notice if there are areas that feel SO RELIEVED that someone's paying attention to them (you can usually tell because they give a big exhale), and places that would rather hide.
There's no right or wrong, good or bad. Just an invitation to explore. To be curious.
Speaking of exploring, you may also want to experiment with touch and pressure. As part of touching your skin like you've never touched skin before, your hands and fingers may want to graze lightly or dig deep. Your body may also respond differently to different types of touch.
Give yourself one song to explore these things. I chose All My Days by Alexi Murdoch because it's a sweet song about finding love, and what a sweeter intention than to let your own hands love on your body with curiosity and kindness?
If the song feels eppppiicaaalllly long, or this practice feels scary or tender for you, know that 1—that's so okay! Reconnecting to aliveness CAN be wobbly and emotional, and 2—you're always allowed to choose how much you lean in or lean out.
You may also want to focus on one body part that feels most accessible to you. A hand or forearm could be a really great place to start.
It's a total gift to allow yourself to HONOR what your body wants in every moment. So listen for the YESES and NOS, and see if you can honor them. Honoring our body's truth is the foundation of pleasure.
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