Sex
by Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Kinesiologist

When you hear the word 'sex', what does it mean to you?

Maybe you feel:
  • Excited?
  • Offended?
  • Love?
  • Curiosity?
  • Fear?

Strangely, the act of reproduction seems faux pas in our society. Yet, it's a basic human function, along with an innate desire we all have to bond, give love, and receive love. Without a good sex life, you are not healthy; with too wild of a sex life, you are at risk for some of humanity's worst diseases.

And as we get older, it seems less and less acceptable to discuss having sex. In fact, sex is the #1 topic patients want to understand after a heart attack or serious health event, but often times they don't know how to approach it. Long ago, I made a commitment to ask every patient I see about their sex lives, even if they didn't have a particular injury or condition that prevented them from easy intercourse.

Time and time again, I see an eyes wide-open response, and then they relax into the topic and get real with me. Within an instant, I see relief take over the expression on their faces, and they begin to share.

Today, I'm asking you to reflect upon some important questions, but every answer is just for you, so there's no reason to be embarrassed or hesitant:

  • Do you like sex?
  • If so, what do you like about it? (i.e. the feeling, the exchange of love, the act of seduction, the feeling you provide another person, etc.)
  • If not, what prevents you from liking it? (i.e. you're not attracted to the other person even if you used to be, pain during sex, memories of when your sex life was better than it is now, etc.)
  • Are you currently having any trouble with specific sexual positions? (mobility issues are common, so don't be bashful here)
  • How is your sex drive? (hormonal issues are normal for you to experience at some time in your life, and dietary and lifestyle modifications can have a great effect on your hormones and desire to be sexually active)
  • Do you have any other health concerns surrounding sex? (i.e. you might be fearful of having sex due to the post-climax heart rate recovery period -- otherwise known as the "refractory period" -- which your doctor may have warned you is the greatest risk for someone with heart disease)

Depending upon your answers, there are various solutions. For example:

  • If you're enjoying your sex life, it's possible you've never shared the reason why with your lover(s). Once you share what you love the most, they can cater to your needs and desires and the love you share can get even better! Often times when intimacy improves, so does sex.
  • If you don't like sex, it's possible you have an underlying subconscious belief that is limiting your ability to enjoy sex. Or, it's possible sex is painful for you and learning how to relax your nervous system may be the best approach.
  • If you find certain positions to be painful, it might be your body isn't moving the way it used to and this is a sensitive issue for you to discuss with your doctor or loved one. Or maybe you don't know how to move your spine in such a way that allows you to enjoy a position with nerve pain shooting down your leg.
  • Maybe you're sex drive is at an all-time low, and you're frustrated. If that's the case, you may not realize certain epigenetic factors are influencing your ability to be horny, like the climate you live in, the social circles you participate in, or the foods you eat. In fact, most people don't realize that even if you're are eating the right foods for your body, the 'extra' foods you're eating could be throwing off your sex drive, resulting in stubborn weight gain, and even joint pain.
  • If you've had a heart problem and sex is now more cautious for you than it used to be, I can relate. Once upon a time, I had to wear an ileostomy bag on my chest, and I was very sensitized to making sure it didn't show or that it wouldn't overflow. Even though my wife was very understanding, I still felt 'less than' before, and this was terrible for our sex life until I learned what was safe, had the right conversations, and did the right training to be ready.

You see, you're not alone. Sex issues are part of life, and even if you've had a great sex life your entire adult life, it's distinctly possible you're going through something that feels permanent right now and is actually quite temporary.

And just as there are personalized solutions for each 'sex concern' you might be experiencing, there are personalized solutions for every other aspect of your health. And when more than one issue is at play, the solutions change to help all concerns at once, without hurting one to help another.

For example, here are some common health concerns that make it difficult for people to get in shape and feel great:

  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis/osteopenia
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Chronic pain or disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gut issues (IBS, diverticulosis/diverticulitis, Crohn's Disease, colitis, etc.)
  • Hormonal imbalance (estrogen:progesterone, insulin, serotonin, dopamine, etc.)
  • Sleep quality

...and the list goes on. Each of these challenges present different solutions, and when the challenges combine, it becomes less and less obvious what to do in order to overcome the obstacles you're experiencing.

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