A positive attitude toward sex starts with a positive attitude toward yourself, and your body. Remember, body image isn’t about your looks, but how you feel about yourself. In a world that constantly bombards you with shallow definitions of beauty, it can be difficult to cultivate a healthy body image, but we're here to help.
What can I do to improve my body image?
Treat your body with kindness and respect.
Keep a list of your positive attributes that have nothing to do with your looks.
- Compliment yourself!
- Realize that health and appearance are two different things.
- Cherish your genes — you probably inherited a lot of qualities from family members, so accept and value them.
- Surround yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself.
You may feel confident about certain parts of your body and not as good about others — that’s completely normal. It’s common to struggle with body image, regardless of gender, size, race, or any other characteristic. However, if negative body thoughts begin to consume your mind and prevent you from leading a happy, fulfilling life, it’s important to talk to your doctor, or someone you trust.
Hannah Montana said it best: "nobody's perfect!" We all have insecurities, but it is important to focus on your positive qualities that make you who you are, and cultivate a healthy relationship with your body and mind. You are ta-bútiful just the way you are! Yeah, we're cheesy OKAY. 🧀🧀 Also, try smiling when you're down! It sends endorphins to the brain that lowers stress levels and makes you feel more cheerful.