The benefits of a healthy intimate life are multiple: Besides being fun, having relationships with your partner can regulate stimulates the immune system, reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Depending on the amount of effort put into it, s3x also counts as exercise. In addition, when an Org@sm occurs, a hormone called oxytocin, the “hormone of affection” flows through your body with a wave of happiness, putting a smile on your face.
However, not all women have the option of an active and happy s3x life. Either for spiritual reasons or for lack of a suitable partner.
So if you already started your s3x life and have time without having s3x, probably your intim@te area may suffer from this!
The most common side effect of a prolonged stretch of abstinence is pain during intercourse, says Brett Worly, MD, a gynecologist at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University.
The risk is even greater if your abstinence occurred because of something unpleasant, like an ugly break. “The psychological problems that weigh on a person’s mind can cause pain, too,” says Worly.
The cure: Lubrication (the type of mineral is fine if you are not producing enough on your own), the foreplay, and communication is imperative. Worly advises couples to start small, to “ensure that there is no pain, and that it feels good.” And if it starts to hurt, stop. Try again again, using even more pre-games, and even more lubric@nt.
The v@ginal muscles contract and prevent penetration completely. This condition is known as vaginismus, and there are a variety of reasons why it occurs,
If this happens to you, seek help immediately. “I recommend seeing a gynecologist to get a diagnosis and a recommendation for a physiotherapist,” says holistic s3x therapist Holy Richmond, PhD. She explains that the expert physiotherapist in the pelvic area will put you in a series of gentle exercises.
Hey! Where is my s3xual desire?
While lack of desire may seem like a blessing in the midst of a period of drought, all the health benefits provided by s3x are also lost. To be back on track, Richmond prescribes a regular practice of m@sturbation. “Org@sms are good,” she says. “For yourself or with your partner, I assure you that your body will thank you.”
An additional advantage: regular m@sturbation makes you better in bed. “People who are comfortable m@sturbating tend to be more thoughtful and loving with their lovers,” says Richmond.
s3x might seem like it should be less important, once you’re out of your reproductive years, but that’s not the case. The amount of estrogen a woman produces falls precipitously during menopause and the v@gina and vulva have more estrogen receptors than any other part of the body, says Barb DePree, MD.
In postmenopausal women, it is “use it or lose it”, since an inactive s3x life can stimulate v@ginal atrophy. This means that the walls of the v@gina dry out and become thin, so they are more likely to break.