Here’s How You Can Take Charge Of Your Sexual Health
By Nitika on Oct 8, 2022
From rigorous fitness classes to nutritious meals to meditation, you’re probably doing a lot to improve your physical and mental health. But what about your sexual health? This is particularly important if you’re a young adult beginning to explore your sexuality.
Understanbly, sex and everything related to sex is a taboo is our country. However, good sexual health is very much a part of your overall wellbeing. There’s nothing embarrassing or dirty about desiring and enjoying sex! A pleasureable sex life, positive relationships and avoiding sexually-transmitted diseases are just a few aspects of sexual health.
In this post, we’re sharing useful tips that will help you take charge of your sexual health.
Know What You Like
It’s no secret that movies and other popular media are notorious for creating a skewed picture of having sex with someone for the first time. No one can read your mind and do exactly what works for you.
Before you can expect satisfaction in bed from your partner, you need to know your body. Self pleasure is an excellent way to discover your pleasure points. You can make it even more fun with toys and other gadgets.
Talk It Out
Consent is perhaps the most important aspect for a healthy, safe and mutually satisfying sexual experience. While talking about sex may not feel particularly ‘sexy’, it’s always a good idea to have a conversation with your partner to ensure you both are on the same page. This is also an excellent opportunity to discuss what you like in bed.
Don’t Forget Birth Control
From oral contraception to IUD, there are plenty of options available when it comes to birth control. We urge you to talk to your doctor to find the most suitable form of birth control.
Practice Safe Sex
While birth control helps prevent unwanted pregnancies, it doesn’t provide protection from STIs. Use condoms and dental dams. And if someone claims they’re ‘too big’ for condoms, point them to the door.
Whether you have multiple sexual partners or enjoy casual sex, remember to get tested for sexually-transmitted diseases regularly. Moreover, don’t hesitate to ask your partners when was the last time they got tested.
Unfortunately, if you test positive for any infection, do the right thing and inform your current or past partners who may have been exposed.
Prioritise Intimate Hygiene
As a woman or a person with a vagina, STIs are just one of your concerns when it comes to sex. You are also susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections. That’s why it is imperative to stay on top of your intimate hygiene. You should clean yourself immediately after having sex and don’t forget to pee! Additionally, make sure your partner also follows intimate hygiene.
Find a Dependable Gynaecologist
Do you have a rash down there? Did you have unprotected sex and not sure how you can prevent unwanted pregnancies? Find a gynaecologist who can help you with dependable medical advice. Regular checkups play an important role in your overall wellness.
The Bottom Line
Accepting your sexuality and discussing sexual topics might be challenging for some people, especially if they grew up in a conservative household. And that’s okay! We urge you to learn more from reliable resources, explore what feels good with masturbation, and find a safe space to express your concerns.