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Sexual Wellness

Sexual Wellness

Tori Douglas on Nov 9th 2022

We have said it before, and we will continue to say it here at your favorite store for couples, Badd Kitty. Sexual wellness is wellness. Sexual health is health. This is becoming more and more the norm in culture. The benefits of sexual health can span much of your overall health. Read on to find the benefits of sex on your health and wellness.

Just look at the sexual health aisle at your local store. From Walgreens to Walmart, along with the pregnancy tests and condoms you will now find a great selection of lubrication products and personal sex toys. From vibrators to clitoral stimulators, these items can be found at the same store as milk and eggs. You can, of course, find a better selection and quality at a Badd Kitty store or on our website. We are more open now because we as a society are finding the benefit of taking care of our sexual health and wellness. The stigma around sexuality and sexual wellness is fading in our society, and the topic of sex can be much more openly discussed.

Keeping a good sex life, even if your sex life is solo, helps your health in a variety of ways. Starting with mental health, a good sex life can help with stress, anxiety, depression, and general well being. Sex releases hormones like endorphins and oxytocin that make us feel good during and after sex. These hormones promote intimacy, but also relaxation, helping with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. So if you are feeling the effects of stress, anxiety, or depression, find some relief in sex or masturbation.

Sex has benefits for more physical symptoms as well. Oxytocin, which as we said is released during sex, is also a natural pain reliever. The old excuse of having a headache is actually a reason to have sex or masturbate. Pain tolerance goes up quite a bit after orgasm, studies have shown. This can help with cramps, joint pain, and any number of painful conditions. It can also help with circulation and a healthy heart. Anything that gets the blood pumping is good for the heart and the circulatory system. Sex and orgasm certainly fit that bill.

Sex can improve both sleep and your immune system, keeping you well and in good health. Regular sex can boost the production of antibodies that stave off illness. Getting enough good, restorative sleep also helps keep us healthy. Regular sex can improve our sleep and help keep our immune system working properly.

Sex keeps the pelvic floor strong. This helps with bladder control and supporting the uterus. Orgasm is the ultimate Kegel exercise. Keeping a strong pelvic floor can also help sex be more enjoyable for both partners.

Sexual health and wellness is important to overall health. Keeping healthy in all aspects helps our health and wellness and is important self care we should all be doing. We all could use a little more self care in these times. So have sex and feel better.

Byrdie

Web MD

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