5 Habits That Improve Your Sexual Health

5 Habits That Improve Your Sexual Health

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Improve Your Sexual Health with these 5 habits.

 

If you improve your sexual health, you and your partner will find more sexual satisfaction and happiness.

 

Your sexual health is just as crucial as other wellness issues that impact your life. Click To Tweet

 

For example, a 2020 PubMed.ncbi finding discovered that 31% of men and 43% of women have poor sexual health. What’s more, people don’t realize that poor sexual health sometimes depends on their cardiovascular health and lifestyle choices. Meanwhile, can you identify some personal habits that impact your sexual health? If in doubt, why don’t you read on to gain deeper insight into this topical issue? You will find them helpful.

 

 

Avoid high-salt diets

 

Salt is a common ingredient in foods that your body needs to function correctly. In addition, your body needs the right amount of salt to stabilize internal fluids and keep your blood pressure within healthy limits. However, excessive salt intake can become harmful to your body and cause health problems you never envisaged. For example, too much salt can cause vasoconstriction, which can cause a decline in your sexual health. 

 

Vasoconstriction is the constriction of blood vessels that ultimately reduces blood circulation functions in your body. Regarding your sexual health (especially for men), due to the sharp decline in blood circulation, vasoconstriction leads to erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, excessive salt consumption causes your body to retain fluids and consequently increases your blood pressure. Avoid processed foods as much as possible and be conscious of leaving the salt shaker off your dining table. It is better to avoid temptation than to damage your sexual health.

 

Improve your sexual health by quitting smoking

 

Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer and other respiratory issues globally. However, people may not know that it is also the leading cause of poor sexual health in both genders. Nicotine is a well-known vasoconstrictor and is hazardous to your sexual wellness. Nicotine and tobacco cause damage to arteries in reproductive organs. As well, they narrow the blood vessels which can then result in a rapid decline of sexual lifestyle. Indeed, this habit is an addiction, and in almost all cases, people need help to quit smoking. Fortunately, with determination, they can become sober and enjoy maximum sexual wellness. 

 

Improve your sexual health with effective stress management

 

Stress produces hormones that keep your body in a continuous state of heightened anxiety. For example, Cortisol is a stress hormone and drastically reduces testosterone (male sex hormone) production when it is highly concentrated in the body. Testosterone is also responsible for stress-induced sexual function in women. Although its production is far less in the female’s body, testosterone can affect their sexual health.

 

Fortunately, people who adopt effective stress management techniques are better positioned to live healthier sexual lives. Those who do not know how to manage it may adopt techniques that reduce or eliminate constant stress. First, you must identify the cause of your stress. Dealing with the root of the problem is the best way to manage it effectively. In addition, you can do the following to de-stress on a particularly stressful day:

 

  • Meditation
  • Walking
  • Listening to any music of your choice.

 

Improve your sexual health with reduced alcohol consumption

 

A glass of wine now and then shouldn’t be anything to worry about. However, it would help if you avoid binging on alcohol more often than your body can handle. While this has nothing to do with your intoxication tolerance level, regular alcohol consumption and alcoholism take a toll on your body and keeps it out of equilibrium. As an intoxicant, alcohol interferes with the natural signals sent from the brain to sex organs. When this becomes regular, your alcohol-induced body interprets it as the new status quo, and it remains so until you deal with the cause of the problem. You may also seek professional help should you find it challenging to reduce alcohol consumption. 

 

Improve your sexual health with regular exercise

 

Regular exercise improves cardiovascular health, which in turn can positively improve your sexual health. Furthermore, when you exercise, your body produces endorphins and dopamine that boost your mood. Moreover, they create a perfect background for better sexual health. Keep in mind that while some oral medications may improve sexual functions, sometimes, the secret lies in the very natural things you do.

The human body has a way of resolving problems on its own when some lifestyle modifications are made. What’s more, your body will function as it should in ideal situations, depending on the good choices you opt for and live by.

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Have you tried these practices?

Please share your experience and any additional ideas in the comments. 

 

5 Habits That Improve Your Sexual Health
5 Habits That Improve Your Sexual Health

PSA: When engaging in sexual activities it is important to be clear on Sexual Consent and to know when a yes (to sex) is really a no. 

 

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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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18 thoughts on “5 Habits That Improve Your Sexual Health”

  1. Regular exercise is best for us. Exercise helps us become stronger and healthier thus improves our sex life too.

  2. Wow, I never thought that a high salt diet can affect sexual health. Thank you for useful tips. And I agree that stress is our biggest enemy now.

  3. This was a very interesting read. I didn’t know that any of the first 4 factors could actually affect sexual health negatively.

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Dr. Elise Ho

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Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.