When discussing wellness, it is important to take your sex life into consideration. Yes, it is personal and private. However, if you are genuinely interested in your wellness, you can't overlook the fact that sex plays a major role in your health.
One of the most staggering problems in America today is the use of drugs while participating in sex. Study after study have proved that the use of drugs and alcohol lowers your inhibitions and allows you to do things that you might not normally do. Dangerous sexual behavior is included in this. Unsafe sex can result in a plethora of negative events such as unwanted pregnancy, contracting an STD, contracting HIV, immense guilt, fear, self-doubt, and lowered self-esteem.
The way that you feel about yourself determines what types of situations you allow yourself to get involved in. If you have healthy self-esteem and value your body and your health, you will do whatever it takes to protect it. The less you like yourself, the more likely you are to get into situations that are unhealthy or even unsafe.
Good self-esteem includes looking out for your sexual health. You are in control of your body, and you should not let anyone try to convince you otherwise. How good you feel about yourself is directly affected by how you let other people treat you.