We all know that moment. Your partner is feeling extra loving (if you know what we mean) and you are just not in the mood. You are stressed with work, the kids, the house, or the infamous headache has hit you at the wrong time. You are just absolutely not in the mood and sex is the last thing on your mind. If you do end up having sex in this state, usually it is not enjoyable at all and doesn’t leave you satisfied… Well, what if there was a solution to all of this stress, or even the way that your body responds to this stress?
You’re probably thinking “no way will chiropractic help improve my sex life,” right about now aren’t you? Well, let us explain to you how it can!
The basic premise of chiropractic is removing stress from the body. Physical, mental, and chemical stressors all affect our bodies each and every day. Our bodies are very powerful and smart, and they are able to overcome these stressors… to a point. It’s almost like filling up a cup. There will be a point where the cup cannot hold any more water, and it will overflow. Our bodies work in similar ways. With stress, our bodies should be able to adapt, to a certain limit. Think basic things like hearing a loud noise and ducking, seeing your kid walking towards the road and lightning speed chasing after them to get them to safety. These stress responses are healthy and normal, and we require them for our survival. The issue comes when we have been stuck in chronic stress responses for a long time. Our bodies are used to making sure they do everything we need to in order to survive, but not necessarily thrive. When we are in a stress response, our blood flow shuts down from our “rest and digest” organs, which have anything to do from healthy sleep, to healthy digestion, and you guessed it, a healthy sex life!!!
Our bodies have a very hard time getting in the mood for pleasure, let alone making babies (if that’s the goal!) if you are in a constant state of stress. What we do as chiropractors is help your body adapt and respond to stress a little (or a lot) better than it currently is. We are continually tapping into your parasympathetic nervous system with adjustments… hence why you may feel sleepy or have a great bowel movement shortly after getting adjusted. We are not saying that we are going to remove stressors from your life, that is your job to make sure you are not taking on more than you can handle! What the adjustment does do, is allow you to adapt to those stressors better and have a greater ability to shift back and forth between the stress response and the rest and relax response.
Speaking of intimacy, our ‘F-word’ for this month is FRISKY, and we would love to invite you to come on Thursday, February 13th to learn from Mystique Lingerie’s Rebecca Moon about sexual health, and the importance of orgasms, with a chance to purchase some beautiful lingerie and natural sexual health products. We will also learn from Balanced Thistle’s Dr. Meghan Gray about vaginal health, pH safe products, and self care for down there!
So, the moral of the story here is, we want you to be living the best life you can possibly have! Sex is a huge part of that, and we want that to be an enjoyable and non-stressful process for you. See what it’s like to have a nervous system free of stress and interference and let us know what changes for you. It could leave you with a few more orgasms and a much happier life.
Ready to decrease stress and improve your sex life with high-quality chiropractic care? Schedule an appointment today!