Contrary to popular view, sexual health is not restricted to health issues relating to the reproductive system. It is a much wider subject that addresses the mental/emotional, physical and social well-being of each and every individual person. Indeed, World Health Organization (WTO) defines sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality’ it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity”. This definition aptly covers all the issues that address the core of your sexuality; sex.
Sex is no doubt a natural biological necessity that you are bound to engage in once you become sexually mature and responsible. However, it is not enough to merely engage in sex. You need to engage in better sex in order to realize the benefits that the same provides. You may look at better sex as quality sex or improve sexual performance where your performance and satisfaction exceeds the performance and satisfaction you derive from what you may call “normal sex”.
From WHO’s definition, it turns out that your mental/emotional, social and physical health must be at their optimum in order to have a quality sex life.
Your mental health refers to your level of psychological well-being. It includes such health conditions and disorders as depression, anxiety, stress and mood disorder. These conditions/disorders have a negative effect on your sexual health, which ultimately leads to below “normal” sex performance not only to you but to your partner as well.
This refers to your ability to interact with others without any problems. You can easily determine whether or not you have good social health by simply analyzing how well you thrive in social settings. Apart from mental and physical health, your social health is the other vital form of health that contributes to good sexual health and therefore quality sex life.
Physical health refers to your overall physical wellness. Your physical health covers your body as a physical entity, in which case it determines the level of physical activities you can engage in. Poor physical health brought about by diseases and injuries definitely impact negatively on your ability to perform better sex.
The benefits that you derive from engaging in quality sex are simply many. From the onset, quality has been proven to aid in relieving stress, lowering of high blood pressure, boosting your immunity, improving your intimacy, boosting your self-esteem, aiding in quality sleep and in reducing the risk of prostate cancer (in men). Better sex is also a good way of exercising as it strengthens muscles located in the pelvic floor.
There are several factors that determine your level of sexual health for quality sex. They include diseases, health conditions, injuries, diet and lifestyle. Although some diseases and health conditions may be out of your control, you can definitely take measures to prevent injuries that can affect negatively on your physical health. Your diet and lifestyle is also in your control. You seriously need to stick to a healthy diet regime and avoid such unhealthy lifestyle habits as smoking and excess alcohol intake in order to have better sex life.