Sex & Ayurveda
Sex has always been an integral part of our lives and essential for the continuation of the species, it is far more than just a technical necessity. While social structures in India are quite strict on this, the study of sex - from both its physical and psychological perspectives - has been practiced here from ancient times. Unlike in the west, where this is a fairly recent phenomenon and they are yet to find the proper line of distinction between sex in general and pornography in particular.

The importance of sex in our lives has remained quite unchanged. Sex is an integral part of our daily habits.
  • Night and after two hours of dinner is the ideal time for intimacy, as it is kapha time.
  • An absolutely satisfying sexual union, when developed over time, bestows you and your partner with health and vitality.
  • For best results, each of the partners should be physically, emotionally and spiritually involved with the other.
  • Touch, smell, food, music and ambience play a vital role in developing, increasing and prolonging intimacy.
  • Perverted or unsatisfying sex has adverse effects on your mental and physical health, as it aggravates your vital energies (doshas) and reduces immunity. An aggravated vata will make you more emotionally vulnerable and fear-prone, increased pitta will move you to anger and even frustration and enhanced kapha will make you more possessive.
  • The frequency of sex depends on your constitution and seasons - kapha types indulge in sex more frequently than your vata & pitta types thanks to the extra stamina they possess.
  • Vata types might find satisfaction in changing partners. While the difficult-to-quench-their-desires pitta types are usually in quest for more intensity.

For more and better sex therefore, one can practice Vajikaran therapy (vilification) - that part of Ayurveda which enhances male fertility and potency. However, any misuse of the same may open up a deluge of emotional and psychological complications. Use of similar medication (aphrodisiac supplements) instantly induces sexual pleasure and excitement, increases sexual stamina and promotes fertile seminal secretions.

Common types of problems associated with sex

1. PREMATURE EJACULATION
The most common problem of sexual dissatisfaction is premature ejaculation in males. Because it cut shorts the duration of intimacy and the couple cannot achieve full orgasm.

2. UNSATISFACTORY ERECTION OR SEXUAL DEFICIENCY
In most cases the root cause for this is very psychological. However, it is imperative to first check on all the pathological / physical causes. After treating them, the patients' self-confidence needs to be restored too.

3. LACK OF LIBIDO
The hectic pace of ultra modern lifestyle causes severe tension and excessive fatigue within individuals. This is usually the prime cause for lack of libido and unsatisfactory sexual performance.

4. OLIGOSPERMIA
Male infertility is often due to the sperm count falling below the fertility level. A large number of sperms are not motile, viable or exhibit morphological abnormalities.

5. SPERMATORRHOEA (NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS)
It is an involuntary discharge of semen without undergoing orgasm. A distressing symptom in many patients, it leads to psychosomatic complaints as lack of concentration, headaches, excessive sweating, giddiness etc. Usually happens during sleep.

6. SEXUAL WEAKNESS IN THE ELDERLY
With the hectic lifestyles of this age and advancing years, the male desire for sexual intercourse tends to taper off early and sexual intimacy tends to become unsatisfactory.

7. IMPOTENCY
Mainly psychogenic in origin, it is directly related to anxiety regarding sexual performance.