Sex & Relationships

How to eliminate stress from your sex life by Dr. Mahinder Watsa

How to eliminate stress from your sex life

Sexual problems can be one of the greatest sources of stress a couple experiences. Becoming impotent or frigid can lead to depression or severe anxiety and cause illnesses that develop into more serious problems. There’s no doubt that many good marriages have broken up because couples didn’t realize the extent to which stress can affect sex.

Tension, anxiety and stress can keep us from getting in the mood and, worse, not being able to perform sexually. Sex is a great way to relieve stress.

It is not only men but women also who are the victim of stress. And just as it is for men, there’s not a more powerful sexual stimulant for women than the brain. It’s not surprising, then, that women can often condition themselves to think of sex in a negative way, prevents them from enjoying sex.

The following mind-body suggestions can help recondition the brain and reverse the process before it gets out of control:

  • Communicate your fears and desires. Sexual problems will lead to loneliness and hostility if you don’t share your feelings with the person you’re with. Since the majority of sexual problems starts in the brain and are typically the result of stress or anxiety, any treatment has to begin with both partners in it together. Simply sharing the anxiety, stress, and depression with someone is often enough for recovery.
  • Exercise regularly. People who exercise on a regular basis have better stamina and much better sex lives.
  • Meet a doctor or sexologist to advise on any treatment that may be required for the sexual disorder.
  • Take supplements to boost energy and libido. Certain appropriate herbal medicines, vitamins, and minerals, have been shown to increase libido, as well as keep the reproductive system in good working order.
  • Stress relievers like meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, laughter, and progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress and tension. You’ll be surprised at what just ten minutes a day of relaxation will do for your mindset and libido.
  • Get enough sleep. As we’ve seen, sleep is critical for health. It’s also important for a good sex life because it reduces stress and keeps the immune system healthy.

In many cases, simply recognizing stress as a contributing factor or the cause of sexual problems is enough to bring about recovery. Ignoring the problem and not taking steps to eliminate it can lead to anger, emotional disorders, depression, physical illness, and permanent loss of intimacy.

In conclusion knowing that sex is often a matter of our mind deciding what our body will do will help in a return to normal.

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