When you hear the words “sexual wellness”, it might be something that’s unheard of to some people. Some might not even know what it means. If you are among those who may not know what it entails, you are not alone.
Thankfully, we’re here to help you out. By the time you finish reading this, you’ll want to take the necessary steps on how you can improve it on your own accord or with a partner. When you are ready to take the dive, read on so you can know more about sexual wellness and what it consists of.
Being comfortable with yourself
First and foremost, sexual wellness starts with you. What are your limitations when it comes to sexual activity? Are there some things that you are comfortable doing by yourself?
What about the activities you want to try out with your partner (assuming you have one)? And are they comfortable with it? Comfort is one of the most important aspects in terms of sexual health.
You’ll want to make sure you are comfortable with trying something new or just the same old. Sometimes, trying out new things may seem a bit uncomfortable at first. But you might just enjoy it after a few tries.
The ability to communicate
Things have gotten better with your partner. You both have been intimate for a while now. But one of you has decided to bring up an idea of trying something different.
You ask what it is. And they bring it up.
How will you react? With excitement? Reluctance? Or disgust?
This is the power of communication. Whether it’s trying something new or opening up to someone about having an STD or STI, there are some comfortable and not so comfortable sex-related topics that you and your partner will need to talk about. Communication is key no matter what level of intimacy you and your partner have already reached.
Plus, it will give both you and your partner a good idea of what you both are comfortable with and where you both draw the line. Just because some people like to go a little over the top, doesn’t mean everyone else will enjoy it too.
The use of certain products
There are a ton of sexual wellness products that can be used by yourself or with a partner. Sometimes, it’s better to put them to good use if and when it’s necessary. Of course, there is never a bad time to test the waters with certain products. If you want to try a sensual massage oil for you and your partner, go for it and see how it works out. If you want to use a vibrator for a little “self-care”, then go for it. No one but yourself will grant you permission to do so. You deserve to keep your sexual health on the positive side of things whether you have a partner or not.
Improving other types of wellness
Here’s the thing about sexual wellness. It’s all part of your overall wellness. In fact, it might be one of those necessities in order to better your own health. Sex can lead to positive results. The lesser chance of heart disease, cancers, and mental illnesses. Yes, it’s all tied together. If your sexual wellness is not the best, then it would be possible that your physical and mental wellness will get dragged along with it.
Now that you know what sexual wellness entails, you might have learned something new and exciting. You might also be asking yourself where you are as far as your sexual wellness is concerned. If anything, it’s never too late to improve it. Plus, there is no shame in improving it on your own accord if you don’t have a partner. After all, improving your sexual wellness might be better for you and you alone.
“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” – Harry J. Johnson