While it may sometimes seem that men possess an innate knowledge of all things sèx, in reality, many men make mistakes in bed that can harm their sèxual health. Such mistakes, while potentially embarrassing, should not prevent men from seeking out medical advice if they are experiencing sèxual issues. This article will explain some of the most common mistakes men make in bed and the potential consequences….CONTINUE READING
One mistake that men may make in bed is allowing passionate enthusiasm to overtake good judgment. For example, engaging in sèxual activities without protection can result in an increased risk of acquiring a sèxually transmitted infection (STI) or unplanned pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight that having multiple partners and engaging in unprotected sèx are two of the main risk factors for STIs; these risk factors can easily be avoided by correctly using condoms and establishing a monogamous relationship.
Additionally, some men rely too heavily on alcohol and drugs in order to help them become aroused, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This could be due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of their own body and the ways in which it responds to sèxual stimulus. While a foreign substance can, in the short-term, temporarily increase sèxual performance, it can also result in physical dependence and even sèxual disfunction. Prolonged periods of drug and/or alcohol abuse can cause physical harm as well as result in a decrease in libido and lower amounts of natural hormones in the body.
Men may also fall victim to inadequate foreplay. At times, foreplay is simply seen as a warm-up, leading swiftly to sèx. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) explain how engaging in adequate amounts of foreplay with one’s partner is essential for understanding each other’s needs and preferences and for building up excitement for the activity as a whole. Whether a man is lacking knowledge on how to properly perform foreplay or is simply in a hurry to get to the “main course,” foreplay should be considered as a major and integral part of the sèxual experience.
Finally, some men fail to realize that sèx is not just about their own pleasure and satisfaction. While it is a physical exercise, it is also highly psychological and emotional, and communication is essential. Women, in particular, tend to require more stimulation in order to become aroused and reach orgasm; therefore, men should not always jump to intercourse without attempting other sèxual techniques, such as oral sèx, masturbation or masturbation techniques. The American Society for Sèxuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (ASSECT) recommend that men speak openly and honestly with their partner about their desires, concerns and sèxual needs in order for the experience to be successful and satisfying for both parties.
In conclusion, there are a number of mistakes that men make in bed that can potentially harm their sèxual health. From engaging in unprotected sèx to failing to provide adequate foreplay and communication, men should be aware of the consequences of these mistakes and should strive to engage in practices that improve their sèxual health. Although it may be embarrassing or uncomfortable to address sèxual errors, it is important for men to seek out medical advice if they are experiencing sèxual issues….CONTINUE READING