Communication and Sexual Health

Written by: Dr. Brian Steixner

We're pretty open about sex and sexual health on our platform and for good reason. We've legitimately heard it all in our practices, and one thing is pretty straightforward. Talking openly about our sexual health creates an environment for identifying areas that need our attention for optimal health. Sexual health is essential, but if we’re being honest, it's not always the most comfortable topic to openly discuss. In the spirit of making this taboo topic more fun and approachable, here are some ideas on how to talk about sex and improve your sexual health:

Self-care is all the rage as of late, as it should be. It isn't just about taking bubble baths. and sipping hot tea, it can also include taking care of your sexual health. This means regularly scheduling check-ups with your gynecologist or urologist, practicing safe sex, and prioritizing good hygiene. Increase your confidence and sex appeal by taking good care of yourself. Identifying areas you want to focus on (like your semen volume, for example) is vital to uncovering what it'll take to make you feel great about your sexual health. So what's one thing you can do to start a sexual health self-care practice this week?

Communication is key in any healthy relationship; the bedroom is no exception. It’s always a good idea to communicate openly with your partner(s). If you love something, or don’t, talk about it. Never hesitate to speak up if something isn't working for you or if you have concerns about your sexual health compatibility.

Have a sense of adventure. Dreaming of trying something new? A new position, incorporating a toy, role-playing, or adding another person to the mix? Our best advice is to openly define your goals for trying something new in the bedroom. Exploring new sexual experiences and fantasies helps increase intimacy and communication. While we get to hear all in the privacy of our offices, we promote open communication about your sexual health with your partners and friends too. Try to laugh and embrace the funny moments and don't take everything so seriously. After all, laughter is a great stress reliever and can make sex even more enjoyable.