Sexual Health Clinic Q&A
A person’s sexuality is a reflection of their overall health. Physical, mental, and emotional health may all impact sexual health. Sexual health specialists are available at Assure Wellness Group. For more information, please feel free to call us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Chevy Chase MD, Alexandria VA, and Jacksonville NC.
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When it comes to poor sexual health, men and women can experience it as a result of different causes. However, regardless of gender, poor sexual health can be the result of physical, psychological, and hormonal issues.
An erection that is not firm enough for sex is called erectile dysfunction (impotence). A few erection troubles here and there aren’t necessarily a cause for alarm. Erectile dysfunction, however, can lead to stress, low self-esteem, and relationship issues if it persists. The inability to get or keep an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health problem, which may need to be treated, as well as a risk factor for heart disease. If you’re worried about erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor regardless of how embarrassed you may be. Erectile dysfunction can sometimes be reversed by treating an underlying condition. A medication or another direct treatment might be necessary in other cases.
Medically, sexual dysfunction refers to problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm, or pain – that distress you or strain your relationship. Some women have problems with sexual function throughout their lives, while others have problems at some point in their lives. Sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of a woman’s life. There are times when it occurs only in certain sexual situations and times when it occurs in all sexual situations. Physiology, emotions, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle, and relationships all contribute to sexual response. In many cases, it is necessary to use more than one approach in order to treat a disorder that affects any one of these components, such as sexual desire, arousal, or satisfaction.
Each person’s definition of healthy sexuality will vary, so there is no one answer to this question. To assess your own sexual health, you can use a few basic criteria. Physical and mental well-being, as well as how you view yourself and your partner, are included.
Sexual health can be determined by observing how your body reacts to sexual stimulation. Are you aroused by seeing or thinking about sexual images? Is your body producing the right amount of lubricant? Are you able to experience orgasmic pleasure? Your sexual health is likely to be good if you can answer yes to these questions. However, if you do not feel pleasure or prefer not to engage in intimacy completely, you may need to see a doctor.
A person’s sexuality is a reflection of their overall health. Taking care of your nutrition is essential for an active sexual life. Your body performs at its best in many situations, including sex, when it eats well. Additionally, a healthy diet (low in sodium and bad fats, for example) will help you fight certain illnesses, such as arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, which can lead to erectile dysfunction, which affects one out of two men after 40.
Including on a sexual level, smoking reduces your vitality. Additionally, tobacco causes constrictions in blood vessels throughout the whole body, including the genitals. It can be difficult for men to have or maintain an erection as a result of this reduction in blood flow. Women also experience this phenomenon in the genitals, leading to a variety of problems, including reduced lubrication.
Feeling comfortable is essential for a healthy sexuality. Make sure you choose the right place, and talk with your partner about your love preferences and his or hers. Every time you try something new, you should feel respected and free to experiment. Feel free to say no if what your partner wants makes you uncomfortable.
Sexual health specialists at Assure Wellness Group are available to provide patients with the resources and support they need in order to maximize their sexual health. Call us for more information. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Chevy Chase MD, Alexandria VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Suffolk VA, Laurel VA, Atlee Ridge VA, Henrico VA, Poindexters VA, Elmont VA, Kingstowne VA, Groveton VA, Annandale VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Pumpkin Center NC, and Surrounding Areas.