Still, whether sex is a symptom or a cause of wellbeing, a healthy sex life is worth the work.
If you’re falling short of that once-a-week quota, making an effort to have more sex could be a good idea, as long as it doesn’t feel too forced.
That’s especially true if you and your significant other have been together for a long time. Research has linked it to a slimmer waistline, a stronger heart and a lower risk for prostate and breast cancers.It’s also a boon for mental health, since sex is associated with lower rates of depression and better mood.Sex is an intense physical activity and as any Type 1 diabetic knows, this can cause a fast drop in blood glucose level.
Make sure your partner knows how to care for you in case you experience a severe low blood sugar level and are unable to care for yourself.“When a couple has been together for some time, the mere presence of the other person, even unclothed, ceases to be exciting or arousing.” But that doesn’t mean doing it won’t be just as fun and invigorating as it used to be, he says.