Women’s sexual health can be a complex topic. Every woman is different. Therefore it’s crucial to understand what’s important when it comes to sexual health. When you understand your body and its needs better, you are better equipped to assert them to others.
Did you know most women can’t orgasm with penetrative sex alone?
There is a common misconception that all women can orgasm from penetrative sex. Research has shown that most women don’t need external clitoral stimulation to climax in sex.
If you struggle to orgasm during sex alone, it might be helpful to experiment with your partner and practice on your own to see what feels good for you. Sometimes, extra lubrication can help. Exploring different sexual activities with your partner is recommended, such as foreplay, oral sex, sensual touch, and masturbation. Sex toys also help many couples explore one another’s body and erogenous zones. Sex toys for him and her can be purchased in adult shops online or in-store. It’s also essential to maintain open and honest communication with your partner to encourage mutual understanding of your sexual health.
There is no right or wrong on how often you have sex.
It’s important to remember that there is no such thing as too little sex or too much sex. It’s entirely about you as a couple and what feels good for you. There are so many things that can impact one’s libido and desire for sex. In women, fatigue, new medication, stress, anxiety, depression, menopause, and chronic medical conditions can also cause a reduced interest in sex.
If you and your partner aren’t having a lot of sex but still feel intimate and happy, there’s no reason to worry. Open, kind, and honest communication is essential for understanding what one another needs regarding sex.
Positive body image and self-confidence increase sexual satisfaction.
If a woman doesn’t feel good about her body and lacks confidence, it will be hard to enjoy sex. Research has found that body image, including weight concerns, physical conditions, sexual attractiveness, and thoughts about the body during sexual activity, predicts sexual satisfaction in women. Therefore, to overcome low sexual pleasure, it would be beneficial to engage in more self-care activities and boost self-confidence.
The importance of monitoring menstruation pain.
When experiencing pelvic pain and abdominal cramps during your period, it’s healthy to question their discomfort if they worsen or are very painful. Sometimes severe pain during your period can be a sign of an underlying gynaecological or gastrointestinal health issue. Therefore, it’s always important to raise any concerns with a health professional like your doctor. A few examples of underlying health issues that can lead to painful periods include Endometriosis and Fibroids.
Healthy emotional wellbeing correlates with sexual wellbeing.
Research has shown how poor emotional wellbeing can have an impact on our overall sexual wellbeing. Physical fitness and exercise frequency not only helps look after our emotional wellbeing, but it can increase energy levels and help us feel better about ourselves in bed. When we feel better about ourselves, we are more likely to perform better sexually and have better sexual self-esteem. Taking care of mental wellbeing will allow us to explore our likes and dislikes and openly communicate with our partners regarding sex.