Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men; but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it’s no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that’s rarely the case. In human sexuality, a sex life is a sector of a person’s day-to-day existence which may involve sexual activity or represent the absence of sexual activity.
In general parlance, the term can have many sub meanings and social layers, but generally includes. The individual is able to, on an either regular or semi-regular basis, enter into voluntarily agree and consensual situations involving partner sexual activity, i.e. an activity other than solo masturbation.
Sex life may be inaccurate
This would inherently mean there is at least one other person per situation; hence with or without sexual activity, and regardless of whether or not these situations are sexually monogamous; i.e., a “sex life” can be had just as easily with a long-term sexual partner as it can with multiple partners in rapid succession over a lifetime.
The idea of a ‘regularly or semi-regularly’ sex life varies; but categorizing an individual who is involuntarily celibate (as oppose to voluntary abstinence) as having a sex life may be inaccurate. Presuming the above is true by default, the individual who has a sex life is then able to explore and deepen his or her existing sexual skills and also; so when she/he desires it, is able to have the opportunity to learn new ones and to “grow” as a sexual being.
The individual is able, because of these factors, to have an “area” of his or her overall “life” that involves sex in a way that is somewhat similar to how athletes have an “area” of their lives that involves sports or how musicians have an “area” of their lives that involves music.
A person with a secure and constantly developing sex life is inherently able to regard their sexuality as an active part of themselves, and although a secure sex life does not necessarily mean that the person will always feel self-confident or sexually attractive, consistent access to sex and the ability to deepen and broaden one’s sexual skills provides a certain psychological assurance of sex appeal that people who do not have a “sex life” tend not to have.
Resume their sex lives
However, while many women do resume their sex lives within months after having a heart attack; hence they often do so fearing how sex could affect their hearts. There are also other factors that affect a woman’s feelings toward sex; which go beyond the purely physical. Many people become depress after a heart attack and that can affect their desire for sexual activity. Need medications can cause sexual dysfunction.
Also troubling, many heart attack sufferer’s concerns about sex often remain hidden from their doctors. In fact, many women who’ve had a heart attack never talk to their doctors; so about resuming their sex life or their fears of doing so. Too often, doctors fail to bring up the issue themselves. For the women who do have this conversation; so it’s usually they not their doctors who broach the subject.
Doctors are often unsure exactly what advice to give even though experts say that, for most people; so sex after a heart attack is a low-risk activity. Bottom line: Many women and men have questions about their sexuality after a heart attack. It’s important to voice them to your doctor and bring pleasure back into your life.