4 Essential Things you Need to Know about Sex

4 Essential Things you Need to Know about Sex

Whether you’re in a relationship simply because you don’t want to be alone or you’re in a marriage that’s going strong for decades, sex is something that will most definitely come up at some point as a major topic. However, before you start to believe that you’re a sex know-it-all who can do anything from good, old man-on-woman coitus to having intercourse with someone you’ve met on a transsexual dating site, you have to make sure you’re familiar with the basics.

That’s why we wanted to give you a quick tour over sex and some of its most common aspects. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a couple of sexology questions and answers.

What is Sexual Health?

Although it may sound like it, sexual health does not actually refer solely to how “healthy” your reproductive organs are. According to the World Health Organization, sexual health addresses your sexual well-being in three factors: mental, physical and social.

If you can have responsible, safe and satisfying sex life, you’re considered sexually healthy. Furthermore, you also need to be able to reproduce and to choose to do so.

What are Sexual Diseases?

Most of us have heard the acronym, but as statistics show, only about 50% of us actually have any knowledge about STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases (or sexually transmitted infections or venereal diseases) are diseases that are most commonly spread by sex.

Most of these infections can be transferred via vaginal intercourse, as well as anal and oral sex. That’s why staying safe is very important, especially if you switch partners often – don’t be afraid to ask your partner if they carry any STD and make sure to use protection, such as condoms.

What Is Sexual Addiction?

Perhaps sex is not a drug in the traditional sense, but there are cases when someone gets so hooked on having intercourse that he or she just can’t stop looking for more. This is called sexual addiction and it can be as dangerous as any other addiction.

As far as sex addiction symptoms go, there isn’t anything that would differentiate a sex addict from a drug addict, besides the lack of physical symptoms in the former. If we were to take the definition set by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, sexual addiction would be something resembling anxiety caused by a string of sexual relationships with a multitude of partners who are perceived as nothing more than means to an end.

Is Masturbation Bad for You?

First off, we should explain what masturbation is. Simply put, if you’re sexually stimulating your own genitals in order to have sexual arousal, you’re masturbating.

Now, to the question at hand. Is masturbation bad for you? Not if you do it safely and in moderation. It’s been proven over and over again that masturbation in general is good for your health in many ways. However, you can bring yourself at risk if you do it too often and if you insert objects into your genitalia so much that they get stuck. You get the picture.

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