Sensual mental practice, also known as erotic or sensual visualization, is a technique that can help you improve your sexual experiences by focusing on sensory sensations and engaging your imagination. To learn how to use sensual mental imagery can sound difficult at first, but following these simple steps are worth trying out.
Set the Mood: Look for a peaceful, comfortable area where you won't be bothered. Create a calming atmosphere by dimming the lights, lighting some candles, incence, playing your favorite music or whatever helps you to get into the right mood.
Breathing and relaxation: Begin with a few deep, deliberate breaths. Deeply inhale through your nose, hold for a moment, and then slowly exhale through your mouth. Your body and mind will relax as a result, preparing you to enjoy your private moment.
Concentrate on Intent: Before beginning your sensual mental practice, set a specific intention. Choose the sensations you want to focus on. It can be a physical sensation or emotion. You can visualize an object or person in your mind if you wish. Setting could be an intense experience you have had previously, a fantasy you wish to explore, or just a straightforward examination of your own physical sensations. There are no rules, so feel free to focus on what feels right for you at this time.
Using Your Senses: Start with your imagination and senses. Take into account every aspect of the scenario or scene you have selected. Imagine the surroundings, taking in the hues, textures, and lighting. You can make the experience more enjoyable by making these details more vivid in your mind. Visualizing can be easier if you can set the room to match your imaginary scenario, but it is not necessary. Just close your eyes and let your imagination fly.
Sensory Awareness: Be mindful of your surroundings. Try to picture how things sound, taste, and feel. Imagine the warm oil on your skin, the soft touch of hands, the aroma of essential oils, and the relaxing background music, for instance, if you're visualizing a sensual massage. Take all the time you need. There is no hurry, this is your own time and you deserve it.
Engage Your Body: As you visualize, use your body to reflect what you're thinking about. You can simulate sensations by gently touching your own skin, moving your body sensually, or using your hands. Your mental experience may be enhanced by this physical involvement. Try to remain fully present in your thoughts at all times. If your thoughts begin to stray, gently refocus on the sensations you are currently experiencing. Allow your imagination to soar free without limitations and accept anything that comes to your mind without shame or denial. It can be that you see yourself having hair made of diamonds, or meeting someone in an enchanted forest. Within your imagination, everything is allowed and possible.
Try to be aware of your breath throughout the exercise. Breathing deeply and steadily can maintain relaxation and enhance the senses, helping you to let go of the real surroundings allowing you to delve deeper into your imagination.
When it feels right, gradually bring your attention back to the present moment to call the practice to an end. Continue to breathe deeply and then open your eyes. Lay down for a moment and slowly let the present take over your thoughts. Pause to consider the feelings and experiences you imagined.
Take into account your personal preferences and use this self-awareness to improve your actual intimate encounters. Sensual mental practice is an in-depth personal exploration that can help you better understand your desires, increase your self-assurance, and enhance your general sexual health. It's all about enhancing your own sensual experiences in a way that feels natural and pleasurable to you; there is no right or wrong way to practice it.
Let your imagination fly!