National Women’s Health Week is May 12-18. It is a time set aside to empower women across the country to get healthy by taking action. One of the most ignored topics in women’s health is – having a safe and responsible sex life. The week was designated as a way for women to come together to learn and teach the importance of women’s health; to empower women to make their health a priority and encourage them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health in order to lower their risks of certain diseases.
Melissa White is a sexual health expert and CEO/Founder of LuckyBloke.com offers advice on many frequently asked questions by women about how to be safe and prepared on the topic sex, HIV and STD awareness and prevention. She answers questions such as, if you’re with someone for a long period of time, do you still need to use condoms? What should you do if your condom breaks?
Womenshealth.gov suggests the following to ensure a healthier happier lifestyle:
- Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and texting while driving.
Global leader in condoms and personal pleasure products, LifeStyles Condoms, has also created a video titled “How Condoms Are Made and Tested” to inform buyers about what exactly takes place during the condom creation process. Check out the video here.