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Why Sex Is Important In Relationship

Apart from reproduction, the importance of sex cannot be underestimated most especially when it comes to any committed relationship. The ultimate goal is about intimacy, satisfaction, and sexual expression. There are many benefits which can be derived from sex including physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits. Having a better knowledge of these benefits will enable couples to recognize that sex in their relationships will not only help them but also help strengthen their relationships and create a wider sense of intimacy in a loving relationship. Whether it is a long-term relationship or relationship that has just begun, sex is an important thing which must be considered for the whole health of the two partners.

Physically, active sexual life can have many benefits, including a youthful look as a result of better nutrition habits and frequent exercise. Research shows that sexual activity burns calories and fat, but can also lead people to lead a healthier life in general. It was found that people who had sex regularly had a higher level of antibodies known as immunoglobulin A (IgA), which, according to researchers from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, helps to fight disease and protecting the body from colds and flu.

One other benefit of sexual relationships is that it helps us to sleep more comfortably and through better sleep, it helps to boost the immune system of the body. Another hormone called oxytocin which is released during orgasm has been shown to be beneficial to other parts of the body. Increased level of the brain reduces heart problems in both men and women. It can also help to reduce pain.

Frequent sex has many benefits for a woman, such as feeling a lighter period with fewer cramps. When the uterus contracts, it releases the body of compounds that can cause cramp and can oust blood and tissue more quickly, which bring a quicker end to your period. Sexual intercourse also reduces blood pressure and increases bladder control, which is important for women after delivery. Orgasm is associated with the reduction of prostate cancer in men and protection against endometriosis for women.

Sex has also been found to be beneficial for the emotional health of an individual including the whole health of the relationships. Sexual satisfaction is closely related to the quality of life in general. Increasing sex increases your sense of well-being and satisfaction with yourself.

When everything is good for you and your partner in bed, there will be an increase in your self-confidence in other parts of life. According to sex therapist Sandor Gardos, “when things go well in bed, you feel more confident and powerful in other parts of your life,” which makes us more daring and outgoing in life. It increases our self-esteem, a sense of attractiveness, desirability, ability, and self-confidence.

In our relationships, our there is an increase in our intimacy because of loving physical contacts resulting in a large amount of oxytocin released during sex and kissing. We have developed the desire to create a relationship, that is, the desire to cuddle and hold one another. Sex with a person you are not in love can still be comfortable but does not respond to an emotional need. So it’s best to keep this for someone you care about.

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Sexual Therapy

Sexual therapy is a form of counseling for people and couples in order to find a solution to sexual problems for example performance anxiety or other problems which are found to be related to the relationship.

Sexual therapy is scheduled to take place in the office of a therapist. Some individuals prefer to attend sessions alone; while others attend with their partners. The frequency and length of the session usually vary as it depends on the client and the type of problem being solved.

It is common for clients to feel anxious during meetings with a sex therapist, most especially when meeting for the first time. A lot of people are not as convenient as they find it very difficult to talk about sex, therefore talking about this with a stranger seems to be difficult. However, the majority of the sex therapist are aware of this and always put try everything within their power to ensure that their clients are comfortable. They often ask questions about the client’s health and sexual history, sexual education, their opinions about sex, and specific sexual problems of the client.

During meetings with a sex therapist, it is vital to understand that sexual therapy sessions do not involve physical contact or sexual activity between clients and therapists. In the event that you are not comfortable with some aspect of therapy, you have the right to voice out or put an end to your meetings with such a therapist.

There are some works which you can do at home with your partner; this is known as “homework”. It is assigned by your sex therapist and it is expected of you to practice these activities in the privacy of your home.

Listed below are some of the homework:

  • Experimentation. Couples who have the feeling that they are in a sexual rut can try different activities, for example, role-playing or using sex toys, to further boost sexual desire. It may be recommended for other couples to make an adjustment to their sexual routine or positions, most especially in cases where one of the partners has a health problem that demands such changes.
  • Sensate focus. This procedure is designed for couples to build trust and intimacy while reducing anxiety. Couples progress in three phases, starting with non-sexual contact, progressing toward genital contact and, in general, ending with penetration.
  • Education. Sometimes clients do not get adequate sex education during their growth. Because of this, they may not have the knowledge of anatomy and how the body works during sexual activity. In this case, a sex therapist may assign books or web content to read or videos to watch online. It can also be suggested by sex therapist that clients should make use of a mirror in order to have a better understanding about their body.
  • Communication Strategies. Clients may engage in the act of requesting for what they want or need when it comes to a sexual or emotional relationship.

The success of a sexual therapist depends on the commitment of the clients to the process. If clients are willing to make efforts alone or with a partner, they can achieve their sexual goals.

How to find a sex therapist?

One of the best ways to find a sex therapist is to ask a doctor, but it is useful first to have a complete physical examination. Some sexual problems are related to basic medical conditions. For example, many men with diabetes or heart disease suffer from erectile dysfunction. Women may have poor lubrication after menopause. Treating these conditions can lessen the problem. However, if a physician suspects psychological causes, it may be directed to a sex therapist.

A professional organization is also another way of finding a sex therapist, they have been found to reveal the names of licensed experts with the appropriate qualifications.

The relationship which exists between the client and therapist is important. Sometimes clients have to talk to several therapists before finding the one who suits them. If for any reason the client feels embarrassed, he must put an end to meeting the therapist.