Want a healthier sex life?
A healthy sex life is built on healthy sex. That means sex that is safe and pleasurable — both physically and emotionally.
Here, we’ll look at three key pillars of a healthier sex life:
Safe sex simply means preventing the exchange of blood, semen or vaginal fluids during sex.
Many STIs are infectious, even when you don’t have symptoms.
With InstantScripts® you can get your STI test result without the hassle. Fill out a digital consultation and we’ll send you your pathology request form in minutes. After your STI blood test, your results will be viewable via the InstantScripts app, and sent to your email within a few days.
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Safe and pleasurable sex also relies on addressing any sexual health problems, like painful sex in women, erectile dysfunction in men and any STI.
Painful sex (dyspareunia) means pain before, during or after vaginal intercourse. Causes of dyspareunia include:
Stress and anxiety can contribute to painful sex as well.
Most men have erection problems occasionally. That’s considered normal.
But when the following symptoms are more than an occasional problem, you could have erectile dysfunction:
In Australia, erectile dysfunction affects around 40% of men. Older men are affected at higher rates than younger men.
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An STI is a condition that passes from one person to another through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Many STIs have similar symptoms:
If you think that you have an STI, avoid any sexual activity completely until advised by a doctor. Tell any current and previous partners if you are diagnosed with an STI.
If you think you might need help with any physical sexual health issue, talk with an InstantScripts doctor today.
For men and women, sex isn’t just a physical activity. It’s an emotional and relational one as well. This means:
You could find sex becomes uncomfortable, even painful, if you are: