It’s Time To Improve Your Sex Education - Men's Health Magazine Australia

It’s Time To Improve Your Sex Education

Talking sex and relationships on this week’s ‘Ask Men’s Health’. - by Christopher Riley


We see a doctor as soon as our health shows signs of declining. The same can be said of our mental health – as stigmas around vulnerability have started to erode over recent years, many of us feel comfortable visiting a counsellor if we are experiencing some troubles. And rightly so. No one has the tools themselves to manage everything life throws at us, so engaging an expert is a decision that will pay dividends.

So, why do we leave our sex lives and relationship health to chance? Too often, we can resign ourselves to unsatisfying sex and relationships stuck in recurring patterns of dysfunction. It doesn’t have to be that way. Which is why we decided to conclude the first season of our podcast ‘Ask Men’s Health’ with a visit to renowned Sydney sexologist and relationships expert Dr Nikkki Goldstein.

Whether you’re in a honeymoon period of a relationship, have only just started dating, or maybe you’ve been out the game for a while – we all need some support from time to time and it’s better to seek it now before it’s too late.

With Dr Nikki’s help, we cover everything from communication (AKA the bedrock of any relationship); how we can get better at practising consent; the importance of setting boundaries (both in and outside the bedroom); and what impact mental health has on our libido. Sex toys get discussed, and we grill Dr Nikki on how COVID affected the way we have sex.

In other words, it’s well worth a listen. We’re not gonna go as far to say if you decide to skip this one, you will be destined ten years of bad sex, but it’s not looking good. You’ve been warned.

By Christopher Riley

Christopher Riley is the editorial director of Men’s Health and Women’s Health, and the editor-in-chief of Esquire Australia. Formerly deputy editor of GQ, Riley published his first book in 2022, with Penguin Random House.

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