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Sexual Health

“Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.”

—Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex

“License my roving hands, and let them go,
Before, behind, between, above, below.”

—John Donne, To His Wife Going to Bed

A new sexual revolution is occurring. Society is realizing that sexuality is a lifelong experience. Call it by any name you want, but sexual intimacy is here to stay. New breakthroughs in treating impotency and new healthy attitudes toward sexuality have made intimacy and lovemaking important and accessible throughout life.

A healthy and fulfilling life includes exercising, controlling stress, having a sense of humor, maintaining good nutrition, and being sexually active. Studies from all over the world have found that an active sexual life gives you better mental heath by reducing stress and better physical health by releasing hormones into your body.

The National Institute on Aging provides information on sexual health as you age. Or check our Additional Resources.

Sharing physical intimacy through touching, kissing, and other nonverbal forms of communication leads to increased well-being and vastly improves your quality of life.

Page Author: Stephen Hull

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