Maintaining a healthy and active sex life has benefits for your mental health. Sex is natural, free, a stress/anxiety reducer, and can be great fun, so if you want to do it, do it! Being able to identify and express what you want and give enthusiastic consent to your partner(s) should be top priority. Confidence is key; loving yourself comes before loving others and self esteem can affect your attitude towards sex so check in with yourself regularly. Discover what turns you on and talk to your partner about your fantasies. Intimacy between partners is essential for many long term relationships to survive, but our sex lives encompass more than just the relations themselves and also include sexual education, health and safety, orientation and more. Have the sex you want with who you want with no shame. How do you practice safe sex?