ELISABETTA FRANZOSO explores the relationship between wellbeing and sex – the tenth focus of the Wellness Inventory Wheel
Reality Check How would you rate the sex education you’ve received? Or the degree of self-awareness about your own body or your comfort level in speaking openly about sex? Young people today reach adolescence in a world plagued with a pandemic of sexually transmitted diseases – some that literally threaten the survival of certain races and nations.
Insight Most of us have been taught by our parents, teachers, ministers and friends to react to sex with fear, embarrassment, confusion and anger. It’s hard to forge a relationship between sex and wellbeing when sex isn’t talked about rationally and in a respectful manner.
Result Because of this confusion our sexual energy gets blocked, leading to a range of problems such as impotence and frigidity, sexually compulsiveness or addiction, dysfunctional relationships, sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and physical, emotional and spiritual pain.
Moving Forward When it comes to sex and intimacy it’s easy to be swayed by the opinions of others and especially the media, so it’s important you assume self responsibility for sex just as you would the other areas of your life – acknowledge you’re the only one who knows yourself best. Embrace yourself as a sexual being – accept sex as part of your wellbeing and use it to enhance your quality of life rather than promote disease, unhappiness, divorce, fear and even death. Also engage the expertise of a wellness and personal coach to help you be more informed, conscientious and deeply aware of how your sexuality directly affects your wellbeing.
“I met Elisabetta 12 years ago and have been a witness to some of the most extraordinary life transformations. Elisabetta has walked the walk and now talks the talk with confidence and staggering truth. If you desire to improve your life, do yourself a favour and book an appointment with Elisabetta today!” Loreen Visser (Director Transformed Self P/L - Australia (2010)
Elisabetta Franzoso BA, Dipl.Psych, MSocSc Author of Stella’s Mum Gets Her Groove Back available at bookstores and www.amazon.com