September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. While much of the months focus is on avoiding disease and unplanned pregnancy, as ambassadors of the sexiest place on earth, we believe that sexual health also includes highlighting positive sexual health practices and experiencing pleasure.

Join us in celebrating positive sexual health all month long with these 4 healthy habits and tips!

1. Communication & Consent

Consent is an essential part of having a safe, fun, and healthy sex life. The key to consent is listening and paying attention to your partner (including words and body language), and communicating your desires and boundaries as clearly as you can.

2. Practice Self-Pleasure

Exploring your body and learning how to give yourself sexual pleasure can be empowering and help improve your body image. In addition, masturbation offers a number of health benefits including better sleep, less stress, and feeling good in general.

3. Nourish Your Naughty Side

Having a healthy sex drive is linked to feeling physically and emotionally healthy. So, it’s no surprise that food can play a role in helping you get off. A healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction and female sexual dysfunction. Foods like walnuts, watermelon, chocolate and avocados are known to improve circulation, increase sperm production and release endorphins.

4. Exercise

Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex hotter and better. Regular exercise can improve flexibility, increase stamina and even energize your libido. A big part of sex is feeling sexy. Being more comfortable with your body leads to better and more relaxed sex.

How do you practice positive sexual health?