There’s more to the pursuit of health than eating well, exercising and meditating and as Vancouverites try to start 2009 on the right foot, they should be thinking of sex, too.
Intimacy coach Kim Switnicki, who will be at Taboo — the Naughty But Nice Sex Show from today until Sunday, says having an honest and healthy sex life has a “huge impact” on your relationships and your health.
Q: Why is the Naughty But Nice Sex Show important?
A: “It’s a perfect place for people to discover their sexual truths and feel accepted and open about who you are as a sensual being.
“It’s empowering. (By) knowing who you are as a sensual being and respecting your own body you’re going to be so much better off in other areas of your life.”
Q: What are some of the most common reasons people seek out your expertise, and what advice do you give them?
A: “They often come to me about issues of low sex drives. Get checked out by your family doctor … and discuss (things) with your partner. You may find that when you get everything out in the open then you’re a lot better-matched than you think.”
Q: People are usually quite stressed in the New Year. How does stress affect people’s sexual relationships?
A: “Stress … can cause people to retreat inwardly, moreso for men than women. Even if you’re not having sex, you can maintain intimacy in your relationship (like) showering together or moisturizing together before bed.
“It’s so much easier to face the world when you have someone in your court.”