The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe. MensHealthMonth.org
There is no specific reference to male sexual health, but if we’re talking health we have to be all-inclusive. The resource page talks about known sexual health issues. Let’s expand that conversation and the list of resources to include topics relevant to a satisfying sex life. It’s all part of the larger picture of a healthy life. Men who have a vibrant sex life are going to feel better about themselves, have more creative energy, (’cause who doesn’t feel better after great sex?) and feel more positive about life in general. We want to focus on doing those things that bring value to our lives as well as being proactive about health issues.
As a writer and sex educator, I am working with a growing number of companies dedicated to sexuality and sexual health. I talked with the company owners and invited them to participate in my Men’s Health Month awareness campaign by offering you a discount on their products!
I’ve written about the Private Gym before. I like their approach and the product, backed by good science and presented as a health and wellness product. Our understanding about male physiology, specifically pelvic floor muscles, is vital to our understanding of sexual functions, erectile function and a broader awareness of sexual health as a component of health. If you’re interested in maintaining sexual function throughout your lifespan you need to be aware of the male kegel exercises. If you want to purchase the Private Gym product you’ll get 25% off with this code: HISTURN25. It’s good through July 31.
I write for the blog at myLAB Box, a ground-breaking online service offering at-home STD testing kits for prominent infections such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and more. These California entrepreneurs have developed a product that allows individuals to safely and privately test for sexually transmitted diseases from the comfort of their own home. Here’s a link to myLAB Box, with more details on the company. It’s a great idea and one that encourages us to think about being safe and having fun! You can try one of their at- home testing kits for 20% off during June and July by using the code: LAPRIDE.
Hand in hand with safe sex is condom usage. I’m now writing for GLYDE America– a vegan condom company. Here’s how they describe it, “Revolutionizing sexual health and wellness, GLYDE is the first certified ethical, vegan & fair trade premium condom brand. Crafted with patented technology and a clean plant-based formula, our products deliver a more satisfying experience while eliminating concerns about harmful additives, animal products and testing.”
So, you’ll be hearing more from me about condoms, both at GLYDE and maybe here, as I try out some of their products. If you want to check out these good for you/good for the environment natural condoms, you will receive 20% off during June and July, the code is menshealth.
So, you’re asking what I, Walker, get from this? Nothing, other than the satisfaction of providing you with resources designed to promote sexual health through reliable companies dedicated to the same causes I believe in–sex-positive, no BS, tested products. No affiliates, no rewards…just a good feeling about being able to promote sexual health during Men’s Health Month. And, it’s not just for the guys, those of us who care about the men in our lives contribute to their health and wellbeing by using safe practices as well.