With the new year underway, we can safely look at what the most popular new year’s resolutions were coming into 2023. The top four are improving mental health, getting fit, losing weight, and eating better, with most remaining in the top slots from year to year. While boosting sexual health wasn’t among the top four picks, all of them can be an essential part of doing so. Whether it’s getting a checkup, eating better, or buying a prostate massager, let’s look at some of the best ways to boost your sexual health in 2023.

Mental Health

Sexual health and mental health are closely tied together. It may not always be clear if your mental health is affecting your sexual health or the other way around, but the link is undeniable. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions that cause your sexual health to decline, but any psychiatric disorder (PTSD, OCD, ADHD, etc.) can do the same. Professional help may be needed, but if you improve in one area, you’ll likely improve in the other.

Getting Fit

Getting fit can improve your sexual health in ways that are both obvious and not. Exercise can flood your system with endorphins, which boost your mood and lead to more frequent play. It can improve your self-esteem, making you feel more confident during sex. It improves your circulation, which will benefit any gender. A stronger core and pelvic floor can lead to more intense orgasms. Let’s not forget that getting fit can also mean improved stamina.

Losing Weight

Carrying more than a few extra pounds can put a damper on your sex drive. In men, it reduces testosterone and can result in erectile dysfunction, quickly leading to depressive symptoms. A buildup of fat around the groin can also have the unfortunate side-effect of making the penis appear smaller. Women report improved sexual function with weight loss as well. Losing weight can also improve confidence and give you the boost you need in bed.

Eating Better

If it’s true that “you are what you eat,” then you have a vested interest in putting the right food in your body for the kind of results you want for a sexy time. Eating better often goes hand-in-hand with getting fit and losing weight, so you can go for your sexual health boost by going for all three. Better overall health can result in a higher sex drive, better sexual function, hormone improvements, and fertility.

Get a Checkup

It never hurts to get checked for STIs, especially if you’ve had more than one partner. It’s essential that you can openly talk with your doctor and be honest about your activities and needs. You can’t get appropriate care if your doctor doesn’t know the whole story, and it can feel liberating not to have to be secretive about sensitive topics.

Try a Prostate Massager

Prostate massage can carry several valuable health benefits. Enlargement or inflammation of the prostate, difficulty urinating, and erectile dysfunction may be improved with a prostate massager. More and more men are trying prostate massage purely for pleasure, too. It’s sometimes referred to as the “p-spot” or “male g-spot,” and stimulating it can put orgasms into overdrive or even cause orgasms on their own. Prostate massagers are specially designed to concentrate stimulation right where it counts.

Cut Back on the Alcohol

Anything done to excess can lead to a bad outcome, but alcohol is one of the worst offenders. In addition to the usual reasons to keep your intake low (such as risks to your liver and accidental injuries), it can dramatically affect your sexual health. It might make you feel more confident at first, but too much can result in a temporary bout of erectile dysfunction. Numbing your senses means you may not be able to reach orgasm, too. Over the long term, it can drive down testosterone, affect fertility, and cause shrinkage of the penis and testicles.

Give It a Boost

Your sexual health goes hand-in-hand with your overall health in many ways. Making improvements to one can create improvements in the other, becoming a feedback loop of positive results that can help you successfully sustain your health. There’s never been a better time to boost your sexual health, so make it one of your 2023 goals today.


Jacob Maslow