- 1 Fundamentals Of Sex
- 1.1 11 Ways To Have A Better Version Of Sex
- 1.2 How Does The Desire To Have Sex Form?
- 1.3 The Pleasure Of Sex
- 1.4 How Does Sex Change Throughout Life?
- 1.5 What Are the Different Types of Sexual Disorders?
- 1.6 How to cope with Sexual Disorders?
- 1.7 Side Effects Of Having Sex Daily
- 2 Conclusion
- 3 A Word From Mantra Care
Fundamentals Of Sex
Sexual behavior can range from attraction to action. According to Alfred Kinsey, a pioneering sex researcher, the only constant in human sexuality is variability.
Human interest in sex can be viewed as a built-in imperative: the survival of the species is at stake. Sexual desire can change throughout people’s lives. It can depend on outside demands and how well a person is satisfied in their relationships. Sexual desire can also help people bond, be intimate, and have pleasure. It might even help build a person up or make them feel better after something bad happens!
People have sex for many reasons. Sometimes people feel alive. Sometimes they are healthy. At times they want to be attractive or please their partner who loves them. The most difficult topic for a couple to discuss is sex. It can be hard to talk about your bodies and what you think about before having sex. But, don’t worry! Most people will have sexual problems at some point in their life.
11 Ways To Have A Better Version Of Sex
Here are 11 ways to have a better version of sex:
- Learn more about yourself. There are a plethora of good self-help materials available for every type of sexual issue. Browse the Internet or your local bookstore for a few resources that apply to you and your partner. Later, use them to help you and your partner become more knowledgeable about the issue.
- Allow yourself some time. Sexual responses slow down as you get older. You and your partner can increase your chances of success by finding a sex location that is quiet, comfortable, and free of interruptions. Also, keep in mind that the physical changes in your body will require more time to aroused and reach orgasm.
- Apply lubricant. Often, perimenopausal vaginal dryness can be easily remedied with lubricating liquids and gels. Use these freely to avoid painful sex, which can lead to a drop in libido and increased relationship tensions.
- Keep the physical affection going. Even if you’re tired, tense, or upset about the problem, kissing and cuddling are necessary for maintaining an emotional and physical bond.
- Experiment with touching. Sensate focus techniques used by sex therapists can assist you in re-establishing physical intimacy without feeling pressed. Variations on these exercises can be found in many self-help books and educational videos.
- Experiment with different positions. Having a repertoire of different sexual positions not only adds interest to lovemaking. But it can also aid in problem solving. For example, when a man enters his partner from behind, the increased stimulation to the G-spot can assist the woman in reaching orgasm.
Make a list of your fantasies. This exercise can assist you in exploring potential activities that you believe may be appealing to you or your partner. Try recalling an experience or a movie that piqued your interest and then sharing your memory with your partner.
- Perform Kegel exercises. By exercising their pelvic floor muscles, both men and women can improve their sexual fitness. Tighten the muscle you would use if you were trying to stop urine in midstream to perform these exercises. Hold the contraction for two to three seconds before releasing it. Rep 10 times more. Try to complete five sets per day.
- Try to unwind. Before having sex, do something relaxing together, such as playing a game or going out to a nice dinner. Alternatively, try relaxation techniques such as yoga or deep breathing exercises.
- Make use of a vibrator. This device can assist a woman in learning about her own sexual response and allowing her to demonstrate her preferences to her partner.
- Don’t give up hope. Don’t give up if none of your efforts seem to be working. Your doctor can frequently identify the source of your sexual problem and may be able to recommend effective treatments.
How Does The Desire To Have Sex Form?
Sexual desire is influenced by both biology and psychology, is unpredictable, and manifests differently in men and women. Arousal usually comes before desire in men. However, for women, desire frequently comes before arousal in response to physical intimacy, emotional connection, and a distraction-free environment.
Researchers investigate the interplay of biological influences such as neurohormones and psychological influences such as emotions and relationships. This helps to better understand human desire. Smell plays a subtle role in attraction; studies show that women are attracted to mates whose natural body odor, or pheromones, indicates a genetic profile different from their own.
Low sexual desire is common in both men and women, but it can often be resolved by addressing conflicts, exchanging affection and conversation outside the bedroom more consistently, and making enough time for sex.
The Pleasure Of Sex
The release of neurochemicals such as oxytocin and dopamine, as well as the sense of connection expressed through touching, massaging, and cuddling, all contribute to the pleasure of sex.
There is no one way to be sexual, and the activities that people find arousing vary greatly. Men are especially stimulated by visual imagery: approximately 90% of young men report using pornography on a regular basis. Many couples today engage in behaviors’ that were once thought to be abnormal, such as dominance play and anal intercourse. Researchers now understand that sexual repertoire flexibility is healthy and generally improves relationships. Clinicians consider specific behaviors’ problematic only when they cause harm or distress to one or both partners, or when the behavior becomes compulsive—that is, when it becomes the only source of arousal.
“Sex addiction” is a term that is frequently used to describe an excessive or pathological interest in sex, but studies show that this perception is more closely linked to one’s moral or religious outlook than to actual sexual practice.
How Does Sex Change Throughout Life?
Sexual behavior evolves over time, and the progression of change differs between men and women.
Young women may struggle to navigate cultural attitudes toward sexual behavior and promiscuity as they begin to explore their sexuality, but as they grow older, they gain confidence and greater skill in communicating their needs and desires. Young men frequently worry about their performance, penis size, or premature ejaculation. Anxiety is a threat to both men and women’s performance.
Couples report that their sex life is most active in their 30s and 40s, but sex is often most deeply satisfying for older partners. People can have satisfying sex throughout their lives if they adapt to the many changes that come with age, such as relying less on penile penetration and more on massage, whole-body touching, and oral sex.
What Are the Different Types of Sexual Disorders?
A wide range of behaviors, preferences, and quirks are accepted as part of healthy sexual activity. However, a sexual behavior becomes a disorder when it causes significant distress, threatens to harm others, or becomes compulsive.
There are several clinically recognized sexual disorders. Erectile dysfunction, also known as erectile dysfunction, is the chronic inability to obtain or maintain an erection. When a woman is unable to reach orgasm, she gets a diagnosis of orgasmic disorder, and Genito-pelvic pain or penetration disorder refers to the experience of extreme pain during penetrative sex. Paraphilias, such as pedophilia and fetishistic disorder, are present when a person’s sexual arousal is dependent on fantasizing about or engaging in disturbing or extreme sexual behavior.
Erectile dysfunction, more commonly known as ED, is a condition where a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection. It may occur due to a variety of factors, both physical and psychological.
If you are experiencing ED, it’s important to talk to your doctor. There are several effective treatments available.
There are many possible causes of ED, including:
- Physical causes: such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity
- Medications: certain medications can cause ED as a side effect
- Psychological causes: such as stress, anxiety, and depression
- Lifestyle factors: such as smoking, alcohol use, and illicit drugs
- ED is not an inevitable part of aging. There are several treatments available. The symptoms usually improve after a few weeks when you start treatment. However, in some cases, ED can become permanent if left untreated.
Orgasmic disorder is a persistently or recurrently deficient (or absent) orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase during sexual activity. In men, there must be evidence of a lack or delay of ejaculation with associated distress, which may include symptoms such as lack of pleasure from the relationship despite an ability to have erections sufficient for vaginal penetration. In women, there must be either a persistent lack of response to any genital stimulation leading to orgasm.
One of the most misunderstood and least talked about sexual health issues is penetrative disorder. This occurs when someone experiences difficulty or pain during penetration, either with a partner or with themselves. It can be an incredibly isolating experience, as it often feels like you are the only one who is struggling in this way.
But the penetrative disorder is quite common, affecting up to 1 in 3 people. It can occur for a variety of reasons, including anatomical differences, scarring from childbirth or surgery, and even psychological factors such as anxiety or trauma.
How to cope with Sexual Disorders?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The best way to cope with sexual disorders will vary depending on the specific disorder that the person is having. However, some tips on how to cope with sexual disorders include:
- Seeking professional help. This is probably the most important step in coping with a sexual disorder, as professional help can provide valuable support and guidance.
- Talking about your feelings and experiences with others. This can be helpful in terms of both understanding your condition better and receiving support from others who may have gone through something similar.
- Exercising regularly. Exercise is beneficial for mental health in general and may help cope with some sexual problems (although it is not a replacement for professional treatment).
- Having a healthy and balanced diet. A healthy and balanced diet can help your body cope with stress better, which may, in turn, have an effect on sexual desire or arousal.
- Planning pleasurable activities that you can engage in when experiencing problems related to sex/sexuality, such as reading a good book, listening to relaxing music, spending time with friends, etc.
- Seeking out sources of support from online communities or forums where people going through similar difficulties can offer each other support and understanding.
Side Effects Of Having Sex Daily
Following are the side effects of having sex daily:
- Too much sex can also cause irritation, chafing, or rashes on the skin around the vulva, as well as engorged and swollen labia.
- Another unfavorable potential side effect of excessive sex is an increased risk of bladder and vaginal infections. Bodily fluids can throw your vaginal pH out of whack, making you more vulnerable to infection.
- You should always use the restroom before and after sex to help keep your vagina healthy. Too much intercourse can still cause an infection, which you may not notice for several days.
- Too much sex can also cause pain, irritation, and soreness in people who have penises.
- The greater the amount of sex you have in a short period of time, the less natural moisture your body is able to produce.
Sex is a natural and beautiful thing. It can be an important part of your relationship, but it shouldn’t define who you are or what type of person you should date. If sex scares the hell out of you because it seems too intimate, try to think about other things that scare you like heights or spiders. Remember that this fear isn’t going anywhere until we feel ready for it – there won’t ever come a time when we don’t care how our partner touches us sexually if we never touch ourselves in the first place!
A Word From Mantra Care
Your mental health — your psychological, emotional, and social well-being — has an impact on every aspect of your life. Positive mental health essentially allows you to effectively deal with life’s everyday challenges.
At Mantra Care, we have a team of therapists who provide affordable online therapy to assist you with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, OCD, LGBTQ, and PTSD. You can take our mental health test. You can also book a free therapy or download our free Android or iOS app.