Tips for good sexual health

Possessing a healthier body means having better sexual health. A fulfilling sexual life. Valuing esteeming and feeling positive about oneself.  Having a sense of calm. Positive relationships, both short and long term. Having gratification, intimacy, and joy. Keeping sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies to a minimum. These are but a few of the numerous advantages of having good sexual health. So, how do you have good sexual health?

Making time for yourself

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In today’s world, everyone is so busy zipping around and doing everything they need to in order to support themselves. They push themselves so far that more often than not, they get burnt out very quickly. Daily life becomes a to-do list of jobs that need to be done; do the laundry, buy groceries, send those emails, draw up that contract. People have so much to do during the day, that they just want to collapse into bed at night. Even then, their minds are swimming with the jobs of the next day and they fall into a fitful sleep that doesn’t benefit them. Sleep just becomes a way to recharge their batteries instead of a much deserved rest that soothes their mind and body. When you run yourself ragged day in and day out without so much as a coffee break, how can any part of your body be healthy? Good sexual health means good mental health. Take some time for yourself. Even just half an hour to enjoy a cup of tea and a book can really make a difference. People think that sexual health is only about their performance in bed, however, that is not the case. True sexual health encompases the mind and the body as well. When you make time to relax your mind, it brings you one step closer to attaining this goal.

Being physically healthy

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As important as mental health is to being sexually healthy, your physical health plays a big role as well. After all, sex is more so a physical act. When your body is tired, sluggish and basically unhealthy, it does not mean anything positive. You need to love yourself and the way you look in order to be sexually healthy. No, this does not mean you have to be stick thin with perfect skin. You need to like what you see in the mirror because beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. The number on the scale or the circumference of your waist are not the only things that indicate good health. Eat good food like fish and lean meats, cut back on the sugary sodas and snacks, take a jog in the refreshing morning air and make sure to have a cheat day so it doesn’t feel like you’re torturing yourself. To be physically healthy just means taking care of your body. It does not mean only eating vegetables and drinking water, or spending hours and hours pushing yourself at the gym or completely cutting out any and every unhealthy aspect in your life. Simply put, it means moderation. You can have that cake, but just a small piece. If you want soda, limit yourself to one small glass. When your body is healthy, you will feel good about yourself and liking what you see in the mirror is a big step towards being sexually healthy. 

Having sex

It should come as no surprise that the physical act of sex is a big part of sexual health. However, what exactly does that mean? The number of times you can have sex or how long you can last is not at all an indication of good sexual health. 

Why are you doing it?

For one thing, you need to know the reason you want to have or are having sex. Is it as a sign of affection to your partner? Are you trying to explore new levels of intimacy? Are you doing it because you feel that you have to? Is your partner forcing you to do it? You need to know what your reasons are for having sex. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with physical intercourse but there is something wrong if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. Sex indicates a very high level of intimacy so you must have some form of attraction for the other person. And you should only be doing it if you want to and are comfortable with it. If someone else is forcing you to do it or you feel that you must do it just to please the other person, then you are far from being sexually healthy. 

Using sex toys

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The usage of sex toys is seen as such a taboo topic. People whisper about it and if you have one, you need to keep it to yourself. However, people don’t realize the benefits that come with using it, not just in a relationship but for yourself as well. Whether you want to add a little excitement to your physical relationship or just to try something new, a sex toy can help you. It adds a little spice to your lovemaking and introducing it could also take the pressure off of you and your partner to push yourself. If you just want one for your own personal use, then that’s fine too. You can get a vibrator for women or a dildo for men from Secret Cherry. There is nothing wrong with wanting to pleasure yourself. It can relax your body and mind and help you feel more comfortable and in tune with your body. Just make sure to keep it clean and sanitized. Failure in doing so could result in infections and other health issues. After all, the last thing you want to experience after a night of pleasure is a morning of pain and discomfort. 

As you can see, sexual health is not dependent on any one aspect but rather, it is achieved when the whole body is in perfect harmony. Just focusing on the mental health or the physical health won’t help, you need to have a balance of everything in order to be genuinely sexually healthy.