Three Reasons Why Your Sex Life Needs to Take Center Stage
By Dr. Karen Toubi, board-certified OB-GYN, Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center, Beverly Hills, California

Women’s Wellness Day is coming on April 30, the perfect time to check in. How are you feeling? More specifically - how do you feel about sex?

For most women, the stress of daily life, motherhood, and work has us at our max! Add exhaustion, physical, relationship, and emotional changes, and it’s easy to let all those factors derail our sex lives. Often hormonal changes in our bodies brought on by menopause can cause physical pain - a very real problem for many women. Lack of sexual desire, good sex, and orgasms can leave a hole in your life.

The fact is, everyone deserves to enjoy a healthy sex life. 

Sexual wellness is an essential aspect of overall health and well-being - your sex life can significantly impact physical, emotional, and social aspects of life. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul - reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, the intimacy and emotional connection with a partner brought on by sex can improve self-esteem and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

You could say that an orgasm is the ultimate form of self-care!

Dr. Karen Toubi is a board-certified OB-GYN in Beverly Hills, California, and a certified Cliovana expert, who combines medical expertise with compassion and warmth. After years of working with women on sexual wellness, she knows firsthand the benefits of getting your sex life back on track!

Dr. Toubi’s 3 Reasons to Prioritize Your Sexual Wellness:

1. Improved Mental Health

Sexual activity - cuddling, connection, and orgasms boost the production of feel-good hormones and endorphins (the neurotransmitters associated with pleasure and happiness), causing mood to brighten and help lift depression. Also, sexual connection and orgasm boost the natural chemical produced by our brain - serotonin. When serotonin is low, we tend to feel agitated and unmotivated. A serotonin boost lifts our spirits, fights off depression, and even helps soothe stress and anxiety. Endorphin and serotonin increase affect our overall sense of self and self-esteem - really everything about how we feel!

In a  study of  677 eligible women aged 40–65, more than 75% concluded that sexual enjoyment was “moderately to extremely important” - this enjoyment affected other aspects of life as well, with the conclusion that “A higher sense of purpose in life is associated with sexual enjoyment in midlife women.”

2. Better Physical Health

Sexual wellness can also have a positive impact on physical health.  The benefits are enormous - from better sleep to lower stress levels and lower blood pressure. Sex is a form of exercise! Regular sexual activity can increase blood flow, which can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Also - those stress-reducing benefits of sex help lower anxiety levels, significantly benefiting cardiovascular health.

A few more surprising benefits - did you know sex strengthens the immune system? People that have more sex have increased levels of immunoglobulin, aka antibodies, leading to fewer infections and illnesses.  Oh, and better sleep post-sex is real. The hormone prolactin, responsible for feelings of relaxation and sleepiness, is released after an orgasm. Last but not least, sexual activity can help to relieve pain and improve overall physical comfort - orgasms can work to minimize pain by releasing a hormone that raises your pain threshold.

Get back to enjoying sex again. Studies show that the more sex you have, the better your sexual function. Cliovana is an easy solution. The non-invasive sound wave technology helps to support better health and sexual wellness by promoting blood flow to the clitoris, increasing sensitivity and arousal, and enhancing sexual pleasure and satisfaction. If fear of pain is causing your sex life to suffer, consider three 20-minute, pain-free Cliovana sessions for increased orgasms and intensity - and quality sex again!

3. Improved Relationships

A strong and consistent sex life in a relationship can promote intimacy, communication, and emotional connection by strengthening the bond between partners and improving overall satisfaction. Sex releases the hormone oxytocin, which produces feelings of emotional connection. Sharing the intimacy of sex also increases feelings of trust and mutual respect, leading to better communication and more fulfilling relationships.

Often, hormone changes can confuse women as we navigate changes in our bodies and minds. The need for connection is there, but the libido, vaginal dryness, and sometimes pain keep us from feeling sexual. Cliovana can support sexual wellness by enhancing sexual pleasure and satisfaction, helping us return to that emotional connection and intimacy with our partner.

Sexual wellness is a critical aspect of overall health and well-being. Don’t let age, pain, loss of libido, or other factors stop you from enjoying it. You deserve satisfying sex! Contact Dr. Toubi at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center here, or visit to find a Cliovana practitioner near you.


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