The many benefits of good sexual health go beyond good sex.
Being sexually healthy means being able to enjoy a healthier body, a satisfying sexual life, positive relationships and peace of mind. Being aware and in touch with your sexuality, physically and mentally, has many benefits and plays a key role in overall health and well-being throughout our lives.
A positive view of sexuality also allows women to be in control of sexual choices; to be comfortable their body and sexual identity; and reducing stress, anxiety, and regrets about sex. It can also mean a woman should be comfortable enough with her physical self to address sexual issues with her health provider.
Open communication about sexual issues can help women:
• Have planned, wanted pregnancies
• Access resources for disease and STI prevention
• Help with pain management
• Improve immune system functions
• Reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer
In older women
And it is just as important for older and post-menopausal women. Studies indicate that more than of people ages 57-85 are sexually active. A positive and active sex life has been linked with good health and happiness in middle age and later life.
Women with good sexual health can:
• Feel self-confident
• Feel less stress and anxiety
• Be in touch with having a healthier body
• Be involved in positive relationships
• Enjoy a more satisfying sexual life
On the other hand, the emotional and physical effects of ignoring or neglecting sexual issues and symptoms can interfere with everyday life. This can mean depression, anxiety, or lack of self-confidence. Or it can become a physical issue, such as sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, or other health conditions.
But a fulfilling sex life can mean something different for everyone. Women have different goals and ideas about what makes up a satisfying intimate experience. If the woman is happy with her sex life whatever it may be, then that is a satisfying sex life.
Sexual dysfunction, however, is far from rare – it affects more than 40 percent of women ages 18 to 59, with the highest rates among middle-aged and older patients. This can include anything from a lowered libido to pain during intercourse or an inability to achieve orgasm.
Prioritizing sexual health
Despite these issues being common, talking about them is difficult for women, and even for some providers. But sexual health and vaginal health is an important part of a woman’s overall healthcare.
Women often don’t think about the state of their vaginal health them feeling less confident in themselves, even when they are experiencing more serious effects like pain or discomfort. All women will, at some point, experience changes in their vagina and sexual life caused by decreases in their natural estrogen production. Vaginal health problems can affect fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm, stress or relationship problems and decrease your self-confidence.
If a physical sign or symptom, such as vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse, is interfering with your sexual enjoyment, ask your healthcare provider about treatment options. A lubricant or other medication can help some women with vaginal dryness associated with hormonal changes or other factors.
For a more permanent solution, our team of medical experts at Navarre Wellness offers clients FemTouch laser vaginal rejuvenation, a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure that takes only minutes to perform in our offices. FemTouch is directly applied to the vaginal walls to deliver gentle, controlled ablation that stimulates collagen production in the vaginal lining. The collagen can thicken vaginal walls, improve vaginal moisture and significantly improve many vaginal health conditions and issues.
Women of all ages can benefit from FemTouch laser therapy. Pre-menopausal, menopausal, post-menopausal, and even women who are breastfeeding or have had procedures such as hysterectomies can be safely treated. Your healthcare provider will be able to address any concerns you might have.
It’s important to be well informed about all aspects of sexual health – including achieving a fulfilling sex life and understanding common changes that occur throughout your life. Don’t let embarrassment prevent you from asking questions about your concerns.
Rejuvenate your life and build your self-esteem and sexual confidence with vaginal rejuvenation! The caring team of healthcare experts at Navarre Wellness are available to create a course of treatment, so schedule your personal consultation today!