Sexual Health Friday November 25, 2011

Staying sexually healthy

Sexual health plays an extremely important role in our lives. Just as vital as general health, including things like weight and diet, sexual health contributes to overall well-being and happiness. When people are sexually healthy, they are more confident and secure within themselves; allowing for a more positive attitude and outlook.

However, sexual health is something many people are afraid of addressing because they find the subject embarrassing, even more so when approaching the idea of potentially having to get tested for an STI. The reality is, sexually transmitted diseases are a part of our society and shouldn’t be treated as taboo. It’s more than likely than a person will encounter, directly or indirectly, at least one instance in their lives. Be it through their sexual health or that of a friend/family member.

The best way to approach sexual health however, is by preserving it and practising safe sex. Many of the unfortunate situations and diseases people might encounter could have been avoided by practising safe sex in the first place, which includes selecting partners carefully.

Make sure you use condoms, not only do these protect against certain STIs but they also avoid unwanted pregnancies. Ask your partner if they have had a sexually transmitted disease in their lives and stress the importance of open communication in the relationship when it comes to sexual health. This will make any potential situation easier to handle because both parties will be comfortable to broach the subject should the need arise.

Furthermore, if a situation does occur, and the preventative steps you’ve taken still fall through, there are numerous options available and you shouldn’t feel stuck. Medical help has advanced drastically in treating all manner of sexually transmitted diseases from Chlamydia to HIV. The best thing to do is approach a qualified medical professional for guidance and advise, they will treat the interaction with the utmost discretion and be able to provide you with exactly what you need.

This could range from simply counselling and information, to medical processes and prescription treatments. We can even offer you Valtrex and Aciclovir at affordable prices and an easy ordering procedure if you’re too uncomfortable approaching a doctor in person about the problem. But the important thing is to take action if your sexual health has been affected, as not doing so could not only harm your overall health, but your personal confidence and wellness too.

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