The minute you read the title of this article, you would have slightly been surprised because not many us think that psychologists can advice us about sexual health, right?
Especially in conservative societies such as India, the topic of sex is still a hush-hush thing, even with all the modern chances and advancements!
So, even if people are having troubles in the bedroom department, most of them would never go out and seek help from professionals, as they may feel too embarrassed to do so.
However, it is very important to have your sexual problems checked because sexual issues can also be a part of your health and, in most cases, they can be both physiological and psychological!
So, since both physiological and psychological factors are involved when it comes to sexual dysfunction, they require more medical attention.
One must always make it a point to seek professional help if there is a problem in his/her sex life, as sexual ill health can lead to a lot of frustration and problems among couples.
As we know, sex is a primal need that every human being wants to satisfy and if that is not happening, especially when in a relationship, then it could lead to disappointments.
These disappointments and frustrations can eventually cause the relationship to end!
In addition, sexual dysfunction can also be a serious blow to a person's self-confidence, especially in men, when they are experiencing erectile dysfunction!
Similarly, women experience a condition known as frigidity, in which they do not feel aroused or are unable to enjoy the sexual intercourse.
Just like how issues like depression are treated by psychologists, sexual issues can also be treated by sexual therapists.
So, here are a few tips given by sexual health therapists, which can benefit you. Take a look.
Tip #1: There Is No Need To Worry
While indulging in sexual intercourse or foreplay with your partner, stop worrying about how you are going to perform in bed and how you are going to please your partner. This can only stress you out and may also reduce arousal. Focus on how your senses are being stimulated and enjoy these sensations.
Tip #2: Foreplay Is A Must
Many people, whether it is due to the lack of knowledge or lack of time, tend to go straight into the intercourse part, by skipping foreplay. This can prove to be very inefficient in boosting arousal, especially in women. Foreplay, such as, kissing, stimulating each other's genitals, etc., can increase arousal to a significant extent.
Tip #3: Talk To Your Partner About Likes/Dislikes
Ensure that you talk to your partner about what you like and do not like in bed. Similarly, learn more about your partner's sexual tastes and interests. This gives more room to experiment and spice up your sex life, thus preventing sexual burnout.
Tip #4: Keep Some Time Aside During The Day
If you are experiencing troubles with finding time to have sexual intercourse with your partner, ensure that you keep aside sometime every week, exclusively for that. Because, lack of sexual intercourse for a long time can create a rift between partners and can also cause erectile dysfunction!
Tip #5: Go For The Natural Aphrodisiacs
Ensure that you consume foods which are natural aphrodisiacs, such as strawberries, dark chocolates, garlic, etc. These foods help boost the flow of oxygenated blood to the genitals during sexual intercourse, thus making your experience healthier and better!
Tip #6: Keep All The Gadgets Aside
Avoid using your phones or engaging in unrelated conversations during sexual intercourse. This helps the mood to be set and also let's your partner know that you are completely into the act, thus heightening the arousal levels, without any distractions.
Tip #7: Exercise Regularly
Make sure that both you and your partner get some exercise on a daily basis. Exercising can also help boost more blood to your genitals and increase arousal. Also, exercising can release endorphins in the brain, which also increases arousal!
Tip #8: Avoid Masturbating Before The Act
Avoid masturbating before indulging in sexual intercourse with your partner. Masturbating before intercourse would already have made you reach a climax and it could be difficult for you to be aroused and have an orgasm during sex with your partner.
Tip #9: Do Not Try Anything That You Wouldn't Like
Lastly, do not pressurise yourself to do anything you do not feel like during intercourse. While it is a good thing to want to please your partner and try new things, it is also important to know your own limitations. Doing something you do not like can reduce arousal.