Each year, September is celebrated as Sexual Health Month. Your sexual health encompasses more than your sexual activity and partners! According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.” Let’s dive into how to have optimal sexual health:
Think Through Your Boundaries
Before beginning a sexual relationship, think through your boundaries. Boundaries can act as a road map to ensure both partners are respected physically, emotionally, and mentally. The implementation of the boundaries should optimize safety and pleasure for each person.
An unplanned pregnancy can alter your life forever. If you’re not ready to have children, using protection is the best way to prevent a pregnancy. There are multiple birth control options you can use, such as:
- Vaginal Ring
Most birth control options are extremely effective when used properly. If you have any questions about birth control, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our team members.
Educate Yourself about Sex
Understanding how the body works, what pleases you and what doesn’t (and why!), and how to approach sex with a partner will contribute to your sexual health. There’s nothing embarrassing about asking questions or researching information about sex. The more you know about sex, the better sex life you can have.
Get Tested for STIs
The American Sexual Health Association recently ran a campaign called “YES Means TEST.” The campaign encourages people who are saying “yes” to sex to also say “yes” to getting tested for STIs. This allows for those who test positive for STI to seek treatment, and those who test negative for STIs to enjoy peace of mind while having sex!
Celebrate Your Sexual Health with Women’s Clinic of Atlanta
Whether you want to get tested for STIs or seek education about sex, we can help! We have two convenient locations in Johns Creek and Decatur. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today: 404-377-6640 (Decatur) or 404-937-3334 (Johns Creek).