According to the World Health Organisation, “Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.”
Sexual pleasure is an important aspect of sexual health, and in fact, there are several advantages of having a healthy sex life. It enhances relationships, has health benefits such as reducing the risk of prostate cancer and cardiac problems, and is involved in pain relief through release of oxytocin and endorphins. It also enhances self-esteem especially in the context of a healthy relationship and helps to reduce stress.
This website aims to provide information on various aspects of sexual health. If you are in doubt or require further information, you should seek specialist advice from various health professionals in the sexual health field.