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Erotophilia is a term that refers to a positive relationship with sex. It is on the opposite end of the spectrum from erotophobia. Erotophiles tend to have a more active sex live. Their sexual involvment generally begins at an earlier age than their erotophobic counterparts. They also have a tendency to be more body aware which can lead to improved sexual health. Erotophilia is a term that could be applied to many individuals who identify as "sex positive"; researchers occasionally use the two terms interchangeably.
Erotophilia has some health benefits. Erotophiles tend to be more body aware. They are more likely to do things like breast and testicular self exams. Additionally research shows that people who land on the erotophile end of the spectrum have more information about sexuality and are more likely to use condoms and birth control consistenly and effectively.