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Sex can also make us feel good psychologically. During sex, endorphins are released in our brains providing a sense of euphoria, a natural high. Sex can also add to our sense of self-esteem, making us feel Erection direction and desirable. All of these things are good for us and enhance both our physical and emotional health. So sex is good.
And it should be uncomplicated. There is a penis, a mouth and an anus, and one fits nicely in the other two. But the truth is, sex is Erection direction so simple.
When we talk about sexual health we generally think safer sex and most of us think about HIV.
But how we deal with HIV is different from how we deal with syphilis. And how we deal with syphilis is different from how we deal with our emotional well-being.
Our sexual health includes our penises, but also includes the rest of our bodies and our minds. Sex should be emotionally safe. Past sexual abuse and low self-esteem can make sex emotionally unsafe.
Depending on how an encounter plays out, sex can Erection direction a Erection direction feel devalued and that can fulfill a sense of low self-esteem. Your feelings are very much a part of your sexual health. What is more, feelings of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, anger or even elation can lead us to take risks during sex that we may not otherwise take.
Talk to a counsellor or your doctor about your feelings and reactions around sex.
Most of all, be honest with yourself. While role playing can be fun and exciting, physical abuse is another thing entirely. We should all Erection direction physically safe within our relationships and when we have sex.