Learn About 7 (Sexual Wellness) Topics.
[Sexual Wellness]: What it is and how you get it
Wellness. It’s the buzzword of the day. Mental wellness, physical wellness, dietary wellness. Add wellness to just about anything and the world starts to look a little sunnier. Add it to a word that already has its own entourage of sunshine — “sex” — and, well, you’d better have your sunglasses handy. Sexual wellness is a thing. It’s a hot topic and it’s all about making you feel good. Very good.
[Sexual wellness] may be more important now than ever
Sexual wellness isn’t new. Sex and our mental state are tightly linked. The pandemic has put many people under severe mental stress. This has affected our sex lives. There’s also the effect of social distancing. Not being able to date, visit loved ones, or be without intimacy has been damaging. All roads lead to sexual wellness.
Then there are other issues which have been around for eons. People raised in a strict religious households may associate shame with sex. They will need to overcome this to feel sexually well. Also, people raised without loving parents may also have a hard time connecting to others later in life.
“Anything that negatively affects the individual or the relationship is likely to have a spillover effect into sex,” Emily Jamea, Ph.D., a certified sex therapist told healthywomen.org. “Couples who are suffering due to economic strain, conflict over how much to socialize, pressure to homeschool, etc. are likely to feel not just emotionally disconnected but also sexually shut down.”
Fortunately, there are ways to unlock sexual frustration and get on the path to sexual wellness. Let’s explore a few.
Make room for [masturbation]
As comedian Richard Pryor once said, “Nobody’s mad when they come.” Having an orgasm is one of the biggest stress relievers there are. It’s a great gateway to feeling comfortable with your body and your sensuality. It can bring down the barriers that stopped you from getting intimate with another person.
According to healthline.com, two 2009 studies found that “vibrator use among women and men has been linked to an increase in desire, arousal, and overall sexual function. Women also reported an increase in lubrication, while men reported better erectile function, according to the studies.”
There are many positive side effects from masturbation. These include the lowering of blood pressure, anxiety and even boosting the immune system. If you long for that magical sensation that makes you curl your toes curl there are a lot of toys to help you get there. From vibrators for women and wildly imagined auto-strokers and masturbation sleeves for men all the way to life-size sex dolls. There’s no reason to get frustrated if you want to get off.
The Kinsey Institute for Research reported on a survey conducted at Binghamton University and Stony Brooke University. It studied 180 different-sex married couples. The institute concluded, “partners who touched each other more and who were happier with the amount of touch they were receiving tended to be more sexually satisfied and were happier in their relationships.”
Of course, intimacy can be as simple as hand-holding or a caress of the neck. To help you get in the mood, massage candles and massage oils could help arouse the parts of you that may have been dormant for a while. And once you’re aroused why not try a feather tickler to take those sensitive parts to new heights. Whether stroking it gently over skin or circling it playful figures of eight, a simple feather can heighten desire like nothing else.
Show your [clitoris some love]
The clitoris can be a demanding mistress. It’s always searching for a new type of stimulation. Thankfully, the sex toy industry works hard to keep up. And as for the product testing jobs, let’s just say there’s a waiting list!
These toys can be used purely for masturbation or to get you in the mood for sex or perhaps during sex. Whatever the occasion, the clitoris is spoiled for choice. The basic wand vibrator can still be very effective as can compact external vibrators which are more discreet and quieter. There’s also a whole host of new products. For starters, suction vibrators use suction and pulsing sensations to target the clitoris and mimic oral sex, with a variety of intensity levels. Then there are contact-free sex toys which might sound weird but they pulse air to stimulate the clitoris. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it!
[Sexual wellness] on the go
Travel can wreak havoc on a person’s sex life. Vacations are fun but business trips can leave you longing for love (and lust) in a lonely hotel room. Then, when you get home you’re often too exhausted to do anything but sleep.
That’s why it’s a good idea to pack a few tiny toys that you can stash in your carry-on. And don’t worry about prying eyes peeking at your G-spot gadgetry. Manufacturers are aware of the importance of sanitation and hygiene. Most of these toys come in discreet cases with cleaning products enclosed or disguised as sticks of lipstick!.
If it wasn’t for sex none of us would be here, so sex it’s important. Not just for us as individuals for all mankind! Feeling sexually well both physically and mentally can affect every other aspect of our lives including our overall mental health. Being in a healthy sexual relationship, either with a partner or by yourself shouldn’t be an impossible goal. Make time for it. There are so many toys, creams, and clothes, or lack thereof, to make it as enjoyable as you always dreamed it could be.