In India, sex is a taboo and no one talks about it. But it is important to note that sexual wellness contribute a lot to your well-being. To be frank, sexual wellness is directly linked to the overall health as it’s connected to the hormones in the body. So, a proper sex life is a necessity to lead a good and healthy life.
We have a made a list of activities for you to boost the drive for sexual wellness. Read on.
1. Verbal connection: A proper communication and connection between the partners is very important for a great life together. We recommend you to try talking to your partner about likes, dislikes, fantasies etc. This helps you to build a stronger bond.
2. Eat balanced diet: Do not underestimate the power of a well balanced diet because food plays a key role in boosting the sexual life. Include foods with omega-3 fatty acids like spinach, cauliflower, walnuts, kidney beans etc for a better sexual wellness.
3. Stay away from stress: Stress is definitely bad for many reasons and it is worse for couples when it comes to sex. It affects the person’s libido, hormones and moods. Not just that it results in weight gain and increases the risk of infertility in both partners.
4. Physical fitness: Being physically active is another little secret to stay active in bed for both partners. Also, it is highly recommended to have sex after a good workout due to good blood circulation. A good workout routine boosts sex drive, mood and lessens stress.
5. Stay in the Sun: In case if you are not aware, the Vitamin D is a necessary element to stay active in bed. Wondering how? Let us tell you that it inhibits melatonin production which has been found to suppress sexual urges.
Did Covid-19 pandemic increased aggression among couples?
As per a study, the pandemic caused by Covid-19 resulted in a six-to-eight fold increase in rates of intimate partner aggression.
The experimental study, published in the journal ‘Psychology of Violence’, by Georgia State University researchers found that the lockdown restrictions led by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in increased rates of physical and psychological aggression among couples.
Physical aggression increased from two acts per year to 15 acts per year. Psychological aggression increased from 16 acts per year to 96 acts per year.
“If you think about it, that [increase] represents an enormous shift in people’s day-to-day lives,” said the study’s lead author Dominic Parrott, professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Research on Interpersonal Violence.
Can PCOS affect your sex life?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance and it is common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or male hormone (androgen) levels.
The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
A study found that 99 per cent of participants reported issues with sexual desire and/or arousal.
Also, another study in 2011 conducted in Sweden stated that women with PCOS reported decreased satisfaction with their sex life.
The best way to treat PCOS naturally is to eat plenty of leafy greens, avoiding sugar and carbs as much as possible, exercising regularly but stick to low-impact workouts like yoga and pilates. Also, get plenty of quality sleep.
Here are the most common sexually transmitted infections in women
STIs or Sexually Transmitted Infections are the infections caused by sexual contact, especially unprotected sex. We have summed up the list of STIs for you. Read on and take care.
1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV): This viral infection that causes the growth of warts. It can cause development of cervical cancer. The causes are sexual intercourse and other skin-to-skin contact. And when it comes to treatment, HPV vaccines are available for women of ages 9 to 45 years.
2. Chlamydia: This is a bacterial infection and the symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge and bleeding, itching and abdominal pain. The causes are semen or vaginal fluid of infected person. Antibiotics work for treatment.
3. Gonorrhea: This is another bacterial infection like Chlamydia. Shockingly, it can affect sites other than the reproductive system as well like eyes, throat etc. The symptoms are frequent urination, fever, pain, heavier periods etc. Treatment can be antibiotics.
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