5 Tips for Sexual Well-being
Published: 30 December, 2022 - Updated: 7 November, 2023 | 2'
Sexual wellbeing is key to an individual’s life and influences their physical, mental and emotional health. However, we often neglect certain aspects or downplay the significance of habits that impact us positively.
4th September is celebrated as World Sexual Health Day, promoted by the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS).
What is sexual wellbeing?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines sexual health as a fundamental aspect of individual, couples, and families’ overall health and wellbeing, and the economic and social development of communities and countries.
Therefore, as indicated by WHO, sexual wellbeing is a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence.
How to achieve full sexual wellbeing
We share 5 tips that can help you enjoy full sexual wellbeing:
1. Balanced diet for sexual wellbeing
Maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals such as zinc, selenium and vitamin E. You can supplement your diet with products that include plant ingredients like maca, ginseng, or tribulus.
As stated by EFSA on hold, these ingredients are beneficial for wellbeing and sexual performance in both men and women.
Among the supplements containing these ingredients is Macamar whose ingredient, Andean maca, is an energiser that promotes body energy and sexual performance; or Exotique Tribulus Complex, whose contents of tribulus, ginseng, zinc and selenium invigorate male sexual activity.
2. Tobacco and alcohol consumption affect sexual performance
Did you know that male smokers are 40% more likely to have poorer sexual performance?1
Nicotine alters blood circulation, consequently affecting sexual performance. In women, smoking reduces the sensitivity to arousal in the clitoris and increases the risk of vaginal dryness, causing pain during intercourse and reducing orgasm intensity.
3. Hygiene habits in the intimate area are key to sexual wellbeing
Keep good hygiene habits in the intimate area. The genital area, especially in women, is constantly exposed to agents like vaginal discharge, urine, sweat, menstruation, etc., making it a delicate area.
Therefore, cleanliness after sexual intercourse and hydration are key.
One recommendation is to use a vaginal moisturiser such as Ginecoil, formulated with certified natural ingredients that provide hydration to the intimate area while respecting the vaginal mucosa.
4. Practise sports and exercise the pelvic floor
Leading an active life and engaging in moderate-intensity sports help combat obesity, which has been linked with metabolic disorders that can also affect sexual performance.
To this, we can add pelvic floor exercises and the well-known Kegel exercises, which help strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, improve vaginal lubrication and stimulate blood circulation to the vagina.
This contributes to increased sexual arousal, and can help make orgasms more intense.
All it takes is dedicating just 5 minutes each day.
To perform these exercises, you need to hold the muscles of the pelvic floor tight and count up to 5, then relax the muscles and count again up to 5, accompanying the breathing.
5. The use of contraceptives in sexual relations
Using contraceptives in sexual relations is also a recommendation for enjoying full sexual wellbeing, as it protects against sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual desire or libido
Bear in mind our mood and mental wellbeing affect sexual wellbeing.
The sexual desire ‘will not switch on’ properly if other aspects of our body are not well.
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- López-Bellido Garrido, F. J. and L. López Bellido. Selenium and health; reference values and current situation of the Spanish population. Nutr Hosp. 2013;28(5):1396-1406.