A state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality. This is how the World Health Organization (WHO) defines sexual health Nugenix. For Silvia Sanz García , psychologist and director of the Psytel clinic, sexual health is “having healthy relationships respecting each other, enjoying sex, practicing it safely and with protection and doing nothing they do not want”.
Vicente Briet , member of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Sexology (FESS) and director of the Vicente Briet Center in Alicante, emphasizes the relationship between sexual and mental health. ” There are mental illnesses that can lead to sexual dysfunctions , for the pathologies themselves or for the drugs with which they are treated. In the same way, sexual dysfunctions can lead to depression or anxiety, “he says.
One of the problems encountered by Santiago Frago, a doctor and professor of the Master of Sexology at the Camilo José Cela University, is that the Western lifestyle does not make it easy to dedicate oneself to love, eroticism or the couple.
Therefore, it is important to promote these moments, in addition to promoting healthy habits, such as smoking cessation, eating a proper diet, active life, space for leisure, etc.
Experts explain in more detail how to improve sexual health:
1) Exercise regularly
Briet affirms that “when practicing exercise we will experience an emotional improvement and, this state of well-being and satisfaction will surely increase the libido. In addition, regular exercise will improve physical condition, which helps you enjoy more in bed. ”
The expert is committed to swimming as a low impact exercise. “It is a sport that, in women, can strengthen the tone of the pelvic floor, important for coping with sexual dysfunctions, such as vaginismus and the difficulty of reaching orgasms. In men, it is good to overcome ejaculation control problems and improve erections. ”
The Pilates is beneficial for improving sexual, always life and when no problems have pelvic floor. “If you have them, you have to solve them first so that these exercises do not aggravate the situation,” says Briet.
2) Leave tobacco
The member of FESS points to research that supports the harm of smoking in erectile function. “The tobacco affects the blood flow of the penis, advancing the premature aging of its arteries,” he says.
3) Have a balanced diet
“Men who base their diet on a high content of saturated fats have up to 38 percent decrease in the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate, and 41 percent less sperm fluid,” says Briet.
4) Do not perform risk practices
Good sexual health depends on multiple factors. “Among the most important is the use of contraceptive methods, which help prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies,” explains the Alicante sexologist.
Sexologist and therapist at the Senso Sexology Center, in Valladolid, assures that a negligent exercise of sexuality makes it a cause of health problems, suffering and personal and social imbalance.
Married remembers that:
STIs do not distinguish whether one is homosexual, female, young, male, bisexual, tall, heterosexual, etc. It can all touch you.
The only means that prevents STIs is condoms.
5) Use contraceptives
Married recommends knowing all contraceptive methods: barrier methods (mechanical or chemical), hormonal methods, IUD and surgical methods. Warns that backing is not a contraceptive method.
6) Practice emotional self-control techniques
Stress often causes a decrease in sexual desire by reducing the level of testosterone in the blood. In these cases, “the regular practice of breathing, muscle relaxation and mindfulness or meditation can help regulate emotions,” stresses Briet.
7) Avoid toxic relationships
Also on the emotional level, we must avoid toxic relationships. ” Every couple relationship must be a relationship between equals, agreed upon by both parties, without pressure, blackmail or violence, ” Casado points out.
In a relationship, pleasure, tenderness and affection are shared. Likewise, we must defend the right to dissociate from the other person. The Sexologist of the Senso Sexology Center considers that it is the only way to be coherent and to accept that the human being is free and responsible.
8) Improve sexual information
“It is very important to be aware of the risk practices and the methods available to us to avoid these risks. Knowing what a healthy relationship is and knowing where to go when a problem arises, “explains Casado.
Briet agrees and warns that the lack of information about sexuality and our body affects the sexual health of people. “We must improve our self-knowledge and psychoeducation about the elements that favor well-being and erotic and sexual growth”.
9) Knowing each other
In relation to the previous point, Casado advises “to know ourselves as sexed beings, to know our body, to learn to love ourselves, to value ourselves, to taste ourselves, and to know how to express our erotic so that we are happy, accepting all our peculiarities”.
The FESS expert assures that the more communication with the couple, the lower the risk of misunderstandings in the sexual field and the greater the likelihood of improving the quality of the erotic encounter. “Erotic communication is a powerful aphrodisiac and relational and emotional communication neutralizes possible interferences on the sexual plane”.