Valentine's Day Wellness: Advice for a Healthy and Fulfilling Sexual Life
Happy Valentine's week to all the lovely couples. As we celebrate Valentine's Week, it's important to keep sex life healthy and happy. In this article, you will find some tips from a doctor to keep your sex life healthy and safe. Sex education has been taboo for a long time and till date people are not ready to talk about it openly. On the other hand, lack of sexual awareness leads to sexually transmitted infections and diseases that cause serious health problems like cancer.
Importance of maintaining sexual health
Dr. Varshney said, "Maintaining good sexual health is very important, as it indicates that people enjoy satisfying and safe sex, have the ability to reproduce and have the freedom to decide when and how to do so. Accurate information and affordable contraceptives Access is also important.”
Dr. According to Varshni, people should be informed and empowered about various sexually transmitted diseases, which are very prevalent these days due to multiple partners and IV drug abusers.
Keeping sexually transmitted infections at bay
Highlighting the importance of perineal hygiene for both males and females, Dr. Varshne said, “By maintaining good perineal hygiene, you can get rid of and prevent many infections. It goes without saying, you should always clean your private areas after using the restroom, especially a public restroom."
Explaining the importance of condoms, Dr. Varshaney said, “Condoms not only protect you from unwanted pregnancy but also from various sexually transmitted diseases that are spread through bodily fluids or through skin-to-skin contact. It protects you from STIs like syphilis, human papillomavirus, and herpes.
When asked how a person can protect himself from the aforementioned infections other than condoms, she said, "One wife relationship is the best and most reliable way to avoid STDs and STIs." She emphasized getting available vaccines for HPV and hepatitis B.
Other ways to keep your sex life healthy
Dr. Varshaney helped list some steps to maintain a healthy sex life.
Regular exercise can have a positive effect on one's sexual health and libido as it stimulates the production of endorphins in our body. Giving an example of an exercise called Kegel, Dr. Varshane said that exercise is important for both men and women to increase their stamina.
Smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction and it greatly affects a couple's sex life. Similarly, women who smoke may experience decreased libido. Smoking also interferes with the production of estrogen which leads to infertility
Awareness before becoming sexually active
Dr. According to Varshaney, it is extremely important to be aware of contraception and how to stay safe from STIs before starting your sexual journey.