Sexual Health and Fulfilment: Mind, Body and even Soul
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 | Admin
Sexual Health Matters
It’s a fact that relationships need constant input if they are to flourish and it would seem that the balance of mental and physical wellbeing may also need that certain X-factor to create a fulfilled union. Fortunately there are some powerful secret weapons for maximising sexual health and revving up the libido in the quest for true compatibility.
Five Tips to Enhance a Healthy Sex Life
Watch out for saturated fat. Clogged arteries will seriously hamper that vital flow of blood and that’s why erectile dysfunction is often a by-product of heart disease.
(This is the worst possible diet for sexual health)
The Psychology of a Healthy Sexual Relationship
Many people have fears, inhibitions or even phobias when it comes to intimacy. Talking to one another honestly does much to help, but some issues are just too deep seated, and professional help is needed.
Understanding the fine balance between the physical and mental aspects of a loving relationship can bring many rewards; it really is worth taking steps to address those hang ups.
Men’s Sexual Health
Possibly the most common problem for men is erectile dysfunction but there is much that can be done to help with both pharmaceutical and natural herbal treatments.
Ancient civilisations may not have fully understood the chemistry, but they knew which of their native plants did the trick when it came to adding a bit of spice to their love life.
Women’s Sexual Health
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most prevalent problems for women. It is caused by sensitivity to the rising and falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone, which in turn interact with brain chemicals ― hence the dreaded mood swings. Findings of a US trial: Calcium supplementation is a simple and effective treatment in premenstrual syndrome, resulting in a major reduction in overall luteal phase symptoms.
Menopause brings many side effects such as night sweats, hot flushes, sleep disruption and depression.
Maca Root, (Peruvian ginseng), has proven in studies to bring significant relief from the symptoms of menopause. It can also restore zest to a flagging libido, balances hormones and boost energy.
Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life
Romantics can look away now, but scientists assure us that the good feelings associated with sex are pretty much all down to brain chemistry. To be precise, they are caused by dopamine and opioids, but studies have shown that regular sex has advantages reaching far beyond that rush of pleasure and the fuzzy afterglow.
Apart from emotional feelings of closeness and security, there are a number of physical bonuses brought to us courtesy of sex:
What is a Healthy Sexual Relationship?
Okay romantics, you can open your eyes again now. According to a US study, it’s not only an active sex life that makes couples feel happier and healthier, it is actually love too. The study concluded that emotional and social support boosts our sense of wellbeing.
So the whole thing is a bit of a balancing act. It would seem to get it right you do have to pay attention to the mind, body and soul.
Have Your Say
What are your top tips for keeping that loving feeling alive?