What is a Sexual Wellness Routine?

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I recently gave an interview to Bonafide in my role as Tabu’s medical advisor about how to keep our sex life thriving as we age. You may not believe it, but your 50s (and well beyond) have the potential to be the hottest time of your life if you’re willing to experiment and keep at it. In the article, I discuss the difference between spontaneous and responsive desire, how and why to establish a sexual wellness routine, and why sex doesn’t always need to be a partnered experience.

Self-pleasure has notable medical benefits, including reducing stress, strengthening vaginal and pelvic floor muscles, lowering high blood pressure, better sleep quality, improved vaginal lubrication, lower risk of heart disease, and reduced incontinence. It also adds pleasure to our lives, and pleasure is healing.

For those going through menopause, it’s also worth noting that women who said they had sex or self pleasures at least once a week were 28% less likely to experience menopause symptoms than women who had sex less than once a month.

Read more on the Bonafide blog or email me or Tabu with any questions we can answer in future blogs or Tabu Office Hours!

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