Whether in our private or professional lives, most of us ensure that we treat our fellow human beings fairly, openly and with compassion. But one important thing often gets neglected: being truly good to oneself. Ask yourself, and be honest: do you love yourself? It’s time to be kinder to yourself. That’s why we’ve selected five smart tips to foster more self-love.
I’m more the dark type of hair. Which means, female body hair is an issue for me since puberty. “Are these hairs in your face”, asked me another girl during sports class when I was only 13 years old. It was hard. And I wanted to get rid of my female body hair asap.
Every woman is unique and so is her vulva. And yet many adult women struggle with the physical appearance of their genitals. Hilde Atalanta is trying to change this frame of mind with The Vulva Gallery. The Amsterdam-based illustrator’s paintings celebrate difference, not sameness, and encourage women to appreciate the uniqueness of their own bodies.
Mindful masturbation, libido liberation and shameless sex – even the workshops at Sex Expo New York sound like a sexual revolution. Our author Edith Löhle was in New York to record the experience.
The foundation of a harmonious and healthy relationship with someone else is a fulfilling relationship with yourself. Only those who love themselves are open to the love from others. Although this may sound like the kind of empty sentence you might find in the ‘relationships’ section at your local bookshop, it’s actually pretty logical. How are you supposed to like others, and to allow others to like you, when you don’t even like yourself? But don’t panic, because self-love can be learned. Go on a date with yourself, get to know yourself better and heal your most important relationship – the one to yourself. Here are some helpful tips.
For many years, tattoo model Victoria van Violence suffered from depression. She spoke about her condition openly on Facebook and later founded the self-care label “The New Rose” in an effort to help other sufferers. Now, she creates ethical fashion under the slogan “Member of the self-care club”. In an exclusive for O Diaries, the influencer, entrepreneur and fresh author writes about her experiences.
More power to you! Masturbation is the key to having better sex. Women who know their bodies intimately can offer more precise and advanced sexual directions to others. Consequently, the sex is better, because you don’t get what you don’t ask for. But apart from the improvements to your sex life, masturbation can also provide quality time with yourself. It helps strengthen your relationship to yourself and provides a boost for self-love. For O Diaries – The Womanizer Magazine, sex blogger Tina Molin from Happy Vagina shares her best tips on masturbation and self-love.
When men paint or take photos of women in the nude the results are generally accepted and celebrated as works of art. However, when women post nude photos of themselves on Instagram, they are often stigmatized as sex objects. As a consequence, women are immediately expected to justify such posts or else they have to suffer vile insults such as being called a ‘slut’. Enough with the double standards!