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Sexual wellness: Risks and benefits of having multiple partners

Engaging in sexual activity on a regular basis has been found to enhance sleep quality, elevate mood, and decrease stress levels.

Edited By: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: April 11, 2023 11:42 IST
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The experience of pleasure from physical behaviors and sexual practices is subjective to each person. What may be enjoyable for some may not be the case for others, and what arouses one person may cause discomfort for another. As individuals mature, they tend to discover their own preferences. Engaging in sexual activity on a regular basis has been found to enhance sleep quality, elevate mood, and decrease stress levels. This is due to the release of certain chemicals in the body during orgasm. However, the way in which people pursue sexual gratification varies widely. While some prefer to maintain monogamous relationships, others find fulfillment in having multiple partners.

Here are the risks and benefits of having multiple sexual partners.

Pros:

Sexual exploration: One of the benefits of having multiple sexual partners is the opportunity for increased sexual exploration and experimentation. Each partner can bring unique experiences and perspectives to the sexual encounter, which can enhance one's sexual enjoyment and personal growth.

Variety: Multiple partners can also offer a wider range of sexual experiences, which can be exciting and fulfilling.

Boost self-confidence: Having multiple partners can also boost self-confidence and self-esteem, as it can make an individual feel desired and attractive.

Cons:

Risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs): 

One of the most significant risks of having multiple sexual partners is the increased likelihood of contracting STIs, including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and more.

Emotional toll: 
Casual sex can sometimes lead to feelings of emptiness, guilt, or regret. It is essential to consider the emotional consequences of engaging in sexual behavior with multiple partners and to make sure that one is comfortable with the decisions made.

Jealousy and conflict: 
Engaging in sexual behavior with multiple partners can sometimes lead to feelings of jealousy and conflict, particularly if the expectations and boundaries are not clearly communicated and agreed upon.

Having multiple sexual partners is a personal decision.
It is important to prioritize safe sex practices, such as using condoms, regular STI testing, and avoiding alcohol or drugs that may impact consent.

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