A Sex Therapist and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Tomi Imarah, says not having sex regularly, being part of a balanced diet, can make one lose a job.
Imarah, who runs an online Mental Health Counselling Service: “Dr Tomi’s Haven,” made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.
According to her, sex is part of a balanced diet, reflecting how essential it is to overall health and wellbeing.
She said: “With regards to the impact of sex on job performance, I will prefer an emphasis on sex in marriage.
“Frequent unmet expectations stir frustrations and resentment, leaving you distracted at a subconscious level.
“Sex boosts endorphins and other productivity hormones.
“You go to work energised, work brilliantly and get promoted.
“The reverse is sexual frustration.
“And pent up emotions is highly distracting and you are prone to errors.
“From my interactions with male clients when they have a vibrant sex life, they feel energised to achieve so much in other areas of their lives.
“What they do not know is that sex releases endorphins, which are ‘feel good’ hormones.
“These hormones fill you with energy, just like when you go for a run or other rigorous exercises.
“It pumps blood to your brain and helps you operate more optimally.
“Not to talk of the fact that couples with frustrations in the bedroom have it spilling into other areas of their relationships, causing conflicts, leading to further repercussions outside the home including the workplace.”
Imarah said during sexual activities, certain hormones, including oxytocin, endorphins, dopamine, testosterone, and estrogen are released.
She said: “These sex hormones leave behind some effects such as improved mood, stress alleviation, immune boosting, relaxed feeling, positive energy, improved attention and concentration, and improved memory capacity.
“All these effects culminate in improved emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing.
“That is why people walk around with a spring in their steps.
“Apart from these biochemical effects of sex, stoking the intimacy flames with someone you love helps your relationship thrive better.”
Imarah said many Nigerians’ attitude toward and perception about sex was very poor and attributed this to ignorance and poor education at all levels.
She said only men were allowed to talk and engage in sexual activities, while sex for women was shrouded in secrecy.
She said: “So, you now have a whole generation of women: wonderful mothers, devoted wives, great cooks, hardworking in every area of life, but struggling in the bedroom.
“To start changing this situation, sex education needs to be taken more seriously at all levels.
“Right from home, parents need to have ‘The Sex Talk’ with their adolescents, both boys and girls.
“Formal sex education needs to be included in the school curriculum and delivered by specially trained sex educators.
“That we do not talk about sex does not mean our boys and girls are not experimenting, especially with the current information explosion on the internet.
“The least we can do is ensure we provide early foundation knowledge and put things in the right perspective.
“Also, there should not be stigmatization of women who are sex enthusiasts.
“Women should be free to express themselves as well as men.
“We should let go of the cultural nuances that feed the impression that women’s interest in sex reflects promiscuity.”
James Hope College Records Remarkable 100% Scores ( A* – C GRADE) In IGCSE Results
True to its stance on academic excellence, James Hope College excelled in the just concluded Cambridge IGCSE examinations, recording 100% (based on A* – C grade) in14 registered subjects including English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT and Additional Mathematics.
James Hope College, is one of the educational initiatives under the Jim Ovia Foundation, which offers its students world-class education at a subsidized rate. James Hope College is also supported by an endowment fund and currently has 40% of its students on full scholarship. It is located in the serene environment of Agbor, Delta State.
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ASUU Gives Conditions To Suspend Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Thursday gave conditions upon which the prolonged industrial action will be suspended.
“The Academic Staff Union of Universities @ASUUNGR have asked @AsoRock to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment to the revitalisation of public universities, in line with previous agreements with the union,” ASUU tweeted.
The union said the N50 billion will form the first share of the N220 billion federal government agreed for the project this year and add to the N20 billion earlier released for the year.
It also disclosed that the union has “submitted its suggestions and awaits a meeting with the government next week.”
The lecturers are demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government, which led to the strike that started November 4, 2018.
Although the minister of labour, Chris Ngige, last Thursday said the government has approved N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears, ASUU said they are still awaiting its payment.
“Government promised to release the shortfall in salaries by January 18th, that’s a day away. Let’s wait and confirm that they’ve released it.”
“The union has submitted its suggestions and awaits a meeting with the government next week,” he added.
Atiku’s US Trip: So Much Ado About Nothing —– Tunde Ajose
For good watchers of the Nigerian politics, one thing has come to stay in our political experiment at getting it right in this country and that is the ability for smart politicians to easily sway the electorates with mundane issues.
The campaigns are no longer issue based but media sensationalism.
Latest of such was the sudden appearance of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the United States of America! Then one begins to wonder why the opposition would think such is the needed magic wand to win the election.
And the euphoria may not be unconnected with the report that Atiku was barred from entering the States because of his fraudulent nature but the question is, why would any serious opposition believes such action would immediately translate into winning the Aso Rock.
One would have wondered why Atiku has chosen to travel with the current senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki? Could it be that he actually traveled under the diplomatic immunity of Saraki’s official delegation?
Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity that ensures diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country’s laws, but they can still be expelled.
We need to be circumspect as we move forward as a nation and be more discerning. The current government of Nigeria is focused more than before in ensuring that Nigerians, regardless of the class or status has a befitting country they could fall back to and call a home.
It is quite obvious that while the opposition are playing to the gallery, the presidential campaign organisation of president Mohammad Buhari is busy rolling up its sleeves and getting down to fields where the real electorates are and connecting with them.
This past week especially has been full of activities for the president despite his age. Within a spate of two weeks, Buhari had sat down to two interviews in-between journeying from the length and breadth of the country in getting the message of hope down to the people.
The president does not rely on his privilege as an incumbent, but insisted on talking to his people and ensuring that Nigerians are united as they go to polls come February.
No one is in doubt that his message also resonates well with the citizens as they troop out en masse to welcome and listen to what he has to say. With the multitude of crowd recorded today as he presented the gubernatorial flagbearer of the party to the good people of Delta State and the ovation that greeted it, there is no doubt that Buhari is truly loved.
As we count down to the elections, Nigerians need to bear it in mind that the 2019 election is about building on a new foundation which the present government has been able to achieve in the first four years and giving the solid foundation out to the marauders to destroy along with the better forgotten 16years in power.
If Atiku is in the United States today, there is no way the intelligence agencies of the federal government of Nigeria would not know about it.
Tunde Ajose, a political commentator, writes from Lagos.
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