How To Achieve A Healthy Sex Life

August 18, 2023

There may be times in your life when you feel healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, or sexually.  The opposite of that may be true at times in your life as well.  What should you do when you aren’t feeling healthy sexually?  Just like being emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy is important – it is also important to be sexually healthy too.  Want to learn how to achieve a healthy sex life?

For starters, you may want to determine what is causing you to have a low sex drive.  Low sex drive (low libido) is quite common.  It affects 1 out of 5 men and even more women.  It is also common to experience a drop in your sex drive more than once in your life.

Causes Of A Low Sex Drive

  • Relationship issues
  • Medical conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Mental health conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • Aging

You can reach your answer by doing a process of elimination of the above causes.  If you need help identifying the cause you should consult your healthcare provider.  Keep in mind that certain medications can interfere with your sex drive as well.  Read the potential side effects of the medications you are taking or ask your healthcare provider to help you identify any medications that may be the cause of your low sex drive.

Ways To Achieve A Healthy Sex Life

If your low sex drive is not due to any medical conditions or medications.  You may want to take a step back and review the following tips to see if you feel as though any can be beneficial to you on your healthy sex life journey.

Achieving a healthy sex life involves various factors, including communication, consent, physical and emotional well-being, and mutual satisfaction. Here are some key steps to help you foster a healthy and fulfilling sex life:

Open communication

Effective communication with your partner is essential. Discuss your desires, boundaries, and preferences openly and honestly. Listen actively to your partner and create a safe space where both of you feel comfortable expressing your needs and concerns.

Consent and respect 

Prioritize consent and respect in all sexual interactions. Consent should be enthusiastic, ongoing, and freely given by all parties involved. Establish clear boundaries and seek explicit consent before engaging in any sexual activities.

Emotional connection

Building emotional intimacy can enhance your sex life. Engage in activities that promote emotional closeness, such as spending quality time together, sharing your thoughts and feelings, and being attentive and supportive toward each other.

Physical well-being

Taking care of your physical health can positively impact your sexual experiences. Maintain a balanced diet, engage in regular exercise, and get enough sleep to support overall well-being and sexual vitality.

Stress management

High levels of stress can negatively affect your sex life. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as through relaxation techniques, exercise, hobbies, or seeking professional help when needed. Prioritizing self-care can help create a more conducive environment for sexual fulfillment.

Explore and experiment

Be open to exploring new experiences and trying new things in the bedroom. Ask your partner about anything new they would like to try or tell your partner what you have been thinking about trying.  Be adventurous, but always ensure that both you and your partner are comfortable and consensual.

Seek professional help if needed

If you or your partner are facing persistent challenges or concerns related to your sex life, consider seeking support from a healthcare professional or a qualified sex therapist. They can provide guidance, insight, and specialized techniques to help address specific issues and enhance your sexual experiences.

Remember, a healthy sex life is unique to each individual and/or couple. It’s important to define what works for you and your partner and to prioritize mutual satisfaction, consent, and emotional well-being. Regularly check in with each other, be flexible, and maintain an open and supportive attitude toward exploring and nurturing your sexual connection.

If you would like to discuss this topic further, be sure to schedule an appointmentGYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch we are dedicated to providing personalized healthcare for each and every woman.  No matter your age or medical history, we’ll help you feel comfortable and answer all of your reproductive health-related questions