THE IMPORTANCE OF SEXUAL HEALTH IN MEN AND WOMEN
Being made as two different human species, a man and a woman is subject to compatibility and is made to connect with each other, often leading into intimate relationships and eventually, getting married. Many characteristics are taken into consideration. All couples are intended to share similar interests, such as in mental growth, spiritual growth, psychological aspects, and of course in a physical or a sharing of intimate moments. These are all considered normal by the society, since it is our nature as human beings. Intimacy begins as early as adolescence, believe it or not. But of course, teenagers begin to get curious sexually, as they grow old.
Getting into an intimate relationship, or if the couple is sexually active, usually involves an important factor that we really should take importance of, which is our sexual health, both for the man and the woman. There are differences on men and women, but sexual health is primarily important for the two.
The World Health Organization, (WHO), defines sexual health as “a state of sexuality connected to emotions, also as physical, mental and in social well-being; not only in absence of diseases, in a state of bad condition, nor dysfunction. Sexual health needs an optimistic, regardful approach to sexuality, and intimate relationships, considering also the expectation of having pleasurable and safe sexual occurences, without discrimination, coercion, and violence. In order to achieve and maintain sexual health, all the sexual rights of each person must be respected, defended, and fulfilled.”
In this case, sexual health is in tune to two different cases, man and woman. We differ in nature, mainly more on the physical aspects with regards to sexual health. A man’s health in terms of sex usually refers to factors such as issues on prostate health, and also on chronic diseases, as well as reproductive and sexual functioning issues such as erectile dysfunction, or infertility. Aging, medications, and of course pleasure, are also considered. They often complain of illnesses such as erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, ejaculation issues, penis and testicular health, and infertility. Other sexual topics related to this includes: orgasm, pleasure, desire, masturbation, contraception, supplements and medications, and also their body image.
For the woman, it is mainly due to the fact that they are birth givers, which naturally takes place for them once or even more during their lifetime. Pregnancy is a major event for a woman and that alone should need a good record to track their health. Initially, both menstruation and breast health are critical to a woman’s body. These may give sexual desire for men, but it is also important to be in good health for a normal and healthy offspring. During sexual activity, women sometimes feel pain, and this too should be considered as well. Gynecological concerns are important also, since it is the cleanliness and health of the woman’s vagina. Other concerns also include desire, pleasure, orgasm, contraception, much similar to those of men.