We can't undervalue the importance of sexual health. It is important to us as individuals and within a healthy relationship. It isn't just the absence of disease. It is also:
Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. - WHO
There are deterrents to experiencing a healthy sexual relationship. They are:
Erectile Dysfunction: the inability to maintain an erection to have sexual intercourse.
Premature Ejaculation: when ejaculation occurs before a man or his partner would like during sex.
- Vulvodynia: a chronic pain that occurs in women in the vulvar area. Women can experience burning or irritation. Causes can include trauma, hormonal changes, muscle spasms, and frequent infections.
There are various causes contributing to poor sexual health - hormone imbalance, relationship issues, mental health issues, chronic disease, pain, stress, conflict, diabetes, side effects of medications, history of abuse, or alcohol intake to name a few.
If you'd like to delve deeper into your sexual health and take a proactive approach, contact us today to find out how we can help.