Have you ever wondered how sex can be healthy? Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG and author of The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health explains the many health benefits for women who maintain regular sexual activity and the preventive and therapeutic benefits that aids such as vibrators offer women of all ages.
“Sexual stimulation releases hormones that positively affect women’s overall health and well-being and keep the vagina youthful,” says Dr. Minkin. “The vagina, like any muscle, is best kept healthy with regular exercise–if you don’t use it, you can lose it.”
These benefits include, but are not limited too,
– Stress Reduction
– Improved Mood
– Protection of reproductive and pelvic health
“Therapeutically, vibrator use can ward off conditions such as vaginal atrophy— vaginal dryness or a weakening of the muscle tone in the pelvic area that can lead to sexual dysfunction and painful sex.”
Indeed, Dr. Minkin advises middle age or older women to try a vibrator like the Thrill by We-Vibe. Maintaining regular blood flow to the pelvis is particularly beneficial for women who are in the peri-menopausal, menopausal or post-menopausal stages of life. The introduction of a vibrator can also help many women by increasing their desire for sexual stimulation.
Healthy habits have never sounded so good!