Abstract The purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of cultural safety as it relates to women who have sex with women and offer nurse practitioners who work with this population an integrated literature review regarding relevant research and recommended practices.
Justify Health:A bit about women's sexual health Many people think that sexual activity is motivated by physical desire, such as the desire of the body to want sex, which leads to sexual arousal and then orgasm. Although this may be true for men, research suggests that women's sexual motivations and responses may be more complex. For many women, particularly those who are older than 40 or who have gone through menopause, physical desire isn't the primary motivation for sex. A woman may be motivated to have sex to feel close to her partner or to show her feelings. What it means to be sexually satisfied may differ for men and women, and even among women. For example, some women say the pleasure of sexual arousal is sufficient, while others want to experience orgasm. If you have concerns about your sex life, or you just want to find ways to enhance it, a good first step is talking with your partner.!
Women's sexual health: Start by talking about your needs You may feel uncomfortable talking about your sexual experiences and desires; however, your partner can't read your mind. Sharing your thoughts and expectations about your sexual experiences can bring you closer together and help you experience greater sexual enjoyment. To get started: Admit your discomfort. If you feel anxious, say so. Opening up about your concerns may help you start the conversation. Start talking. Once you begin the conversation, your confidence and comfort level may increase. Set a time limit. Avoid overwhelming each other with a lengthy talk. By devoting 15-minute conversations to the topic, you might find it easier to stay within your emotional comfort zones. Talk regularly. Your conversations about sexual experiences and desires will get easier the more you talk. Use a book or movie. Invite your partner to read a book about women's sexual health, or recommend chapters or sections that highlight your questions and concerns. You might also use a movie scene as a starting point for a discussion.