Forget ‘going to the gym’, or ‘giving up chocolate’. How about a new year’s resolution that’s actually fun?
Here are our top 5 resolutions for a healthy and better sex life in 2018.
Whether you’re wanting to spice things up with your partner, about to get naked with someone new, or are thinking of having sex for the first time, don’t be afraid to talk about sex. From the ‘have you got a condom’ conversation to simply talking about what you do and don’t like – it’s so important. The more positive, honest, and straight-forward you can be, the better sex you’ll have.
The key to having great sex is knowing what you want and not being afraid to ask for it. Maybe you already know what you like? If not, it’s a great chance to experiment with your partner and see what really turns you on. No partner? Experiment with yourself (masturbation is good for you). If you love something a partner is doing – let them know. If you don’t, don’t be afraid to say something. The recipe for awesome sex = sorted.
Everyone has hang ups about what they look like – my ‘bum’s too big’, my ‘tummy isn’t flat’, ‘I haven’t got a six-pack’. Remember that people come in different shapes and sizes and if you’re having sex with someone they obviously find you attractive. Be confident in yourself and the sex will only get better.
Did you know that many Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) show no symptoms? That means you could be infected and not know it. The best thing you can do for your health – and the health of your partner/s – is to be tested regularly. And the best news is that it’s quick, free, and easy.
And by ‘own the condom’ we don’t just mean carry one. We mean truly own the decision to carry and use a condom. Why? Because condoms are the only form of protection that can help stop the transmission of STIs and at the same time prevent unplanned pregnancies. Meaning you can focus on the fun stuff – the sex itself! Find out more about how to use condoms and where to get them.
Have a question about your sexual health? Call 1800 451 624 between 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday to talk with a sexual health nurse. It’s confidential and free if you call from a landline. Or why not ask Nurse Nettie a question?