This year, on World Sexual Health Day, the theme of which is “Let’s talk about pleasure”, we take a look at the most important biomarkers of sexual health that define how healthy a person is.
- Access to sexual care services
- Living in an environment that promotes the importance of sexual health
- Access to good quality sex information – be educated on the subject
- Be aware of the risks and possible consequences of unprotected sex
And when it comes to sexual health issues, these can range from relationships to pleasure to sexual orientation and more, such as:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sexual violence
- Sexually transmitted infections such as HIV
- Unwanted pregnancies and abortions
But there are a number of important factors that have a role to play in the sexual health of both men and women. These include:
- Fertility – the ability to get pregnant and have healthy children
- Sexual dysfunction – erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation problems – premature or delayed ejaculation can be harmful to sexual health, it can be difficult and mentally taxing and can affect the ability to enjoy healthy, unobstructed sex
- Age – age is also a very important factor that defines sexual health. Over time, especially in women at the onset of menopause, a person is most likely to lose the ability to have a healthy sex life due to issues such as vaginal dryness and low libido. It can affect relationships too in some cases.
- Be free from stress and anxiety – stress and anxiety also damage sexual health. It can reduce sperm count in men and can also prevent pregnancy. To enjoy a healthy sex life, it is advisable to meditate regularly, exercise, maintain a healthy body weight and avoid stress as much as possible.
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.