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What is the common thing between sensory deprivation and sex? Let’s see – they are both very popular, they relieve tension, and they provide peerless pleasure. But there’s more. There’s a strong connection between floatation therapy and the libido levels. Please, continue reading.
We live in a society that is obsessed with sex. The sex is everywhere – it is in the movies, it is in the commercials, it is in the books, it rules the internet, and gosh darn it, it’s even in the politics. According to a study made in 2011, the monthly unique Google searches of sex-related terms are close to the unbelievable 23 000 000. The keyword ‘sex’ alone is searched almost 3 000 000 times per month and the word ‘porn’ – 11 000 0000 times. Keep in mind that we are talking about an upward trend and this statistic took place seven years ago!
Why is that? What makes sex such a hot potato? It’s simple.
- It’s a powerful instinct. We humans, are animals. The innate sex drive that we have occurs naturally and we often find ourselves controlled by it.
- The marketing strategies become more and more innovative and aggressive. Sex sells. It sells like crazy. That makes it the perfect product. The entrepreneurs know that and the businesses spend millions of dollars trying to place that product in front of as many eyes as possible.
A Few Meaningful Words About Sex
It’s the ultimate truth that everybody loves sex. Some are just too shy to admit it. And everyone wants to have a perfect sex life. We all strive to satisfy our partner and to get the most out of this electrifying mutual experience. Good sex and strong orgasms are at the core of every healthy relationship. It enhances bonding and stimulates intimacy, which is something that every couple needs. Usually, at the beginning, it all works out very well and the sex feels like the greatest thing since sliced bread.
However, at a certain point, it’s possible that sex life becomes deadlock. Many people tend to forget that this is completely normal. We are human beings, not machines. Life happens with all its ins and outs and sometimes our sexual drive just goes downhill.
Often this situation creates stress and tension in a relationship. It’s hard to realize that the flame has died and you cannot kindle it forcefully just like that, with the blink of an eye. At this point, people start to look for different ways to resolve the issue and increase their libido. Maybe an expensive sex pill, viewed in a fancy commercial could help. Or maybe a sophisticated sex toy that the neighbor vividly recommends. Another option would be to pay a visit to the next-door sex counselor and ask for advice.
The biggest paradox is that the sex itself is an excellent stress reliever. Nevertheless, in that case, it simply cannot help due to obvious reasons.
It’s a common habit to search for the solution elsewhere but within ourselves. In most of the cases, the key lies in us. One of the main factors that has a huge impact on our libido is stress. It’s nothing new under the sun. Stress leads to anxiety and depression, which has pernicious consequences on our sex lives. It’s simple – the increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body directly decrease the sex drive.
Sensory Deprivation and Sex
Now we are getting to the point. All floaters, keep on reading with increased attention. It is proven that the sensory deprivation could have miraculous effects on the libido. How exactly does it work? Like outlined above, when we are chronically stressed, our body produces huge levels of the detrimental hormones adrenaline and cortisol.
This has an impact not only on a physical but also on a psychological level. On the one hand, the increased cortisol levels result in low testosterone, which negatively influences the sexual desire in men. Identically, for women, big amounts of stress result in low estrogen levels, which in turn inevitably reflects on the sexual urge.
On the other hand, chronic stress makes us distracted and dramatically diminishes the sex drive. When the mind is blocked and overwhelmed with problems, often, the last thing that one can think about is sex.
What works best in this scenario is complete relaxation. Everyone who has ever tried floatation therapy would agree that sensory deprivation is the best way to dive into nothingness and make the stress go away for good.
Our sex drive is at its peak when our body and mind are completely relaxed and tension free. The sensory deprivation environment offers an unparalleled state of physical comfort, mental repose, and composure.
One of the many resulting benefits is the massive production of happiness hormones such as endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. They do an excellent job in boosting the libido in both men and women. Not to mention that they enhance the overall feeling of liveliness and pleasure.
Floating in a sensory deprivation tank is also proven to alleviate negative thoughts, which cannot be in one sentence with good sexual intercourse.
When effortlessly floating in a sensory deprivation tank in complete darkness, deprived of all senses, we achieve the state of mind and body, which is most conducive to sex. In addition, the saturated levels of Epsom salt (which is rich in Magnesium) in the water regulate the blood flow thus stimulating the virility of all organs.
Another strong benefit of a regular floatation practice is that it significantly improves the quality of sleep. A recent study conducted at the Float Zone, clearly showed that individuals who floated once or twice per week were able to improve their quality of sleep drastically.
Sleep deprivation is an insidious enemy to a cloudless sexual life. It reduces the testosterone levels and can even lead to sexual dysfunction. Moreover, the tiredness resulting from lack of sleep can easily kill the libido. No energy, no sex.
The sensory deprivation enhances the quality of sleep by relaxing the muscles and the mind. Floating is known to produce theta brain waves, which enter the brain in the first stage of sleep – the light sleep.
We all know how difficult it can be to fall asleep when we are tense and our mind is racing with overwhelming thoughts. If this condition continues for months and becomes a tendency, the libido suffers and our sexual life is jeopardized.
To wrap it all up, if you want to enjoy a vivid sex life and to amp up your libido the first thing that you need to do is to eliminate the stress. You need to feel good in order to have good sex. All regular floaters would confirm that there is no better way to achieve this than building a steady floatation therapy practice. The holistic approach is always the best approach compared to other more radical measures.
Also, reduced sex drive is not a reason to panic. It’s just a sign that most probably the tension is taking control over your mind and body. So go float the stress away stress and relax. The results will amaze you.
Do you find a connection between your libido and the amount of stress that you are experiencing? Leave a comment below!