Sexual Wellness as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle
Sexual wellness is critically intertwined with our overall health, and it impacts everything from how we feel in our relationships to how we feel about ourselves. Despite the inundations from popular culture, however, sexual health and wellness is about more than what happens in the bedroom—it’s about men’s health and women’s health, about physical and emotional security, about healthy relationships, mutual respect, and deep connection.
October is Sexual Education Month, which means there’s no better time to start the conversation about sexual wellness, both for yourself and your relationship. Age, hormones, stress, and life can all take their toll on sexual health, but because society has made talking about sex scary, couples don’t seek help for common and entirely treatable problems that are keeping them from embracing their authentic selves and experiencing true intimacy together.
Reclaiming optimal sexual health for you and your partner doesn’t require magic potions or glitzy gimmicks; all it takes is open dialogue and proven, targeted therapies like hormone replacement therapy, localized enhancement injections, and comprehensive treatment plans focused specifically on addressing the root of the problem from the inside out. When you both feel good about your bodies as well as in them, you can begin the journey to your optimal sexual health as a couple.
True sexual wellness means not having to mask problems, disguise symptoms, or pretend to be someone you’re not. It means honest conversations regarding each other’s needs, wants, and desires as well as any discomfort, guilt, shame, or dissatisfaction that is preventing the vulnerability necessary for soulful and spiritual connection. It also means working together to find solutions so you can break the cycle of dysfunction and rediscover the spark that makes life worth living.
You owe it to yourself and your partner to make sexual wellness a priority, to fall in love with each other at a deeper level. Whether you’ve been dating for two weeks or married for two decades, make this October the month you start educating yourself about sexual health and wellness, because the more you know, the better you both can be as individuals and together.
By Dr. John Robinson, Sexual Wellness Expert and Owner of Tulsa Men’s Clinic