5 Signs You’re Suppressing Your Sexual Needs

Your sexual needs and sexual desire are important, whether it’s in a relationship or with yourself. Sexual repression is a state where you prevent yourself from expressing your own sexuality. Sexual repression is often linked with feelings of guilt or shame associated with sexual impulses.

Our emotions and desires have a life on their own and having sexual freedom should be one of them. Are you struggling with connecting to your own sexual side, continue watching to find out more.

We also made a video on the signs of a sex-starved relationship: https://youtu.be/2a8UqhEMgGg

Disclaimer: If you can relate to any of these signs, please do not take this feedback as an attack on your character. This article was meant to be a self-improvement guide for those of you who have been feeling a little stuck.

Writer: A. A. Jean
Script Editor: Caitlin McColl
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Drew Baillie
Animator: Sarimopi (https://www.instagram.com/sarimopi/ )
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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