Orgasms & Oils: Amy Evans blows my mind.
Updated: May 8, 2019
When it comes to sex, we limit our exploring to taste, touch, sight, and sometimes hearing- but when do we ever incorporate scent?
Scent and Sexuality
Scent is extremely powerful, in fact- its the reason you have attraction to partners! If you haven’t heard of the fancy word Pheromones, let me introduce you to it: it is a hormonal scent we release to interact with our environment (humans around us). Have you ever smelled someones sweat and liked it? Or held a partners item of clothing and loved the smell it left behind? Perhaps put your face in between a females legs and enjoyed the natural aroma? Our pheromones directly affect our mate selection, mood, sex drive, and sexual response.
Essentially speaking, smell has a very high importance on how we behave sexually, and with who. There have been studies to show that we can sniff out people who share similar genetics through sweat/body odor, and usually find that scent repulsive as compared to someone who doesn't share the same genetics. We literally have a natural born mechanism to warn us from sharing genetics we already have (read https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2012.2889).
We make tons of perfumes and colognes to get noticed by people in our close proximity, and find it joyful to be complimented on our scent. For females, we may smell differently at separate stages of our cycle, and this can also influence our partners sex drive (hooray for mating and fertility!).
With this void eating away at my mind, I had to know what ways we could influence our sexuality through the use of smell. I have been using an oil diffuser for years to relax, recharge, and enjoy the energy shift some different scents could bring. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the amazing Amy, that I saw her work with utilizing essential oils to boost sexual health and experience.
But the question comes again: how does that work? Why would essential oils do anything in terms of turning me on, stimulating me, or making sex fun? Let me tell ya some quick science.
When we inhale aromas- say from essential oils, foods, etc- we are stimulating our olfactory system, which is the part in the brain connected to smell. This system translates smell into a bodily response- such as getting hungry from smelling brownies, or being disgusted by the smell of something rotting. It is a cue to your body on what it needs to do- and it is no different with your sexuality.
Through this system, inhaling or topically using essential oils can directly affect your sex drive, circulation, hormones, energy levels, and mood.
Amy made me two super intense blends, which I was instructed to roll inside of my inner thighs and sides of neck before sexual play: made to stimulate, connect, and relax the body. Given their names, I was more than thrilled to slap these on before sex and smell like a sexual goddess.
"This is a blend of Sensation which a blend unique to young living that contains Coriander, Ylang Ylang, Bergamont, Jasmine, & Geranium, also we added Cypress & another blend from Young Living, Joy. Often I find myself feeling over scheduled and stressed juggling my own business with motherhood that sometimes the last thing I want to do is be touched. Sensation can help pull me out of this state and release my blocks to being intimate. This soft floral blend is arousing and uplifting without leaving you smelling like your grandmother. We added Cypress to this potion because cypress stimulates circulation and blood flow. If you need help getting engorged Cypress will be your best friend. Cypress is also going to help support blood flow for your partner and he will be standing at attention like a solider".