At Just Us, we want to help you take care of your mental and physical health. Now, we are guiding you through taking care of your sexual health with our latest feature – pillow talk.
When you think of the term ‘sexual health’ you might immediately jump to STI’s, white that is part of it, there is also so much more to it.
Caring for your sexual health combines a multitude of characteristics; education communication, prevention, and understanding.
Pillow Talk will provide you with a safe space to explore, learn about, and better understand each of these characteristics.
So, let’s start with explaining what a sexually healthy person is! The American Sexual Health Association defines this as a person who has the above characteristics, behaviours, and beliefs about sex and relationships.
Sexuality is more than just your sex drive. Pillow Talk will allow you to take control of your sexuality while learning about you and your personal needs and wants. Once you understand the wide scope of sexual health, take charge of yours.
It is vital to learn about your sexuality to fully know yourself. Not only that, but it is equally as important to recognise signs of STIs, learn about birth control, consent, sex positivity and sexuality. Once you feel educated on a topic, it is easier to have an open conversation with people about it, which will help all of you grow as sexually healthy individuals!
This comes with learning about consent. Everybody has the right to say no and to have different preferences of what they do with their body. What works for you, may not work for someone else but that just makes your sexual health unique!
Being open and honest with an intimate partner is key to upkeeping great sexual health. It is your choice what you want to do with your body, so make sure to communicate with a partner what you like and don’t like. However, it is important to respect your partner’s preferences and to listen to them.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have been sexually active before, rather it focuses on ensuring you know you can have sexual pleasure when you want to. Allow yourself to explore what you desire and don’t be afraid to create boundaries.
Treats and Prevents
This characteristic extends to those who are sexually active. Being active comes with ensuring you take all the necessary steps to keep yourself and your partner safe. For example, using contraception or getting regular STI tests.
Now you know what it takes to be a sexually healthy person, join us on a journey of control, education, and understanding.
Pillow Talk is a safe, judgement-free zone where we will be having open conversations about relationships and your sexual wellbeing. This will be a space to find answers to questions you might not want to ask someone else and will be the basis of many empowering conversations.
It is your body, your choices, so don’t be afraid to take charge of it.