If you want to get an idea of how healthy you are, take a look at your sex life. The healthier we are, the easier a time our bodies have with everything — including sex. So, there are many different ways your health affects your sex life, for better and for worse.
"Sex. Health. What does one have to do with the other? Turns out, quite a bit," Astroglide's resident ob-gyn Dr. Angela Jones tells Bustle. "Inquiry about an individual’s sex life should be part of routine doctor’s visits, as sexual health can be a good indicator of physical as well as emotional and mental well being." Sexual health, after all, is health.
For this reason, we shouldn't be embarrassed to talk to our doctors about any sexual problems we're facing. Discussing them could actually clue them into health issues that need addressing. And once we address these issues, we'll not only have more energy and better moods but also improve our sex lives.
Here are a few different sexual issues that could reflect underlying health issues, along with some things you can do about them for better health and better sex.