Does Exercise Make Sex Better?
It is a known fact that regular exercise brings a world of difference to our lives. Exercise improves cardiovascular health, strengthens bones and muscles, improves immunity, improves memory, and makes you look better by managing weight. But did you know regular working out makes sex life better? Read on to find out more.
Don’t you get a rush of pleasure every time you watch yourself getting slimmer and fitter in the gym mirror? That “damn, I look good!” feeling carries on to your bedroom. The immense confidence you draw from a positive body image of yourself makes you feel sexy and attractive. It rubs off on your partner as well!
Now, you may feel that you need to spend hours in the gym for that boost. But experts opine that even relatively mild exercising like walking, or short sessions on an elliptical can make you feel good and more likely to indulge in sex. Now, who doesn’t like a confident and cheerful partner?
Exercise increases libido
A study on Springer Link found that men who exercised regularly had more instances of sex. Moreover, they also experienced satisfying orgasms and lesser erectile issues.
In another study on NCBI, it was found that women too had increased sexual arousal after a workout. It is no wonder that active couples seem so happy and fulfilled in each other's company!
Exercise busts stress
When it comes to sex, nothing dampens it like stress. In today's busy world, most of us are severely stressed by the time we get home from work. Over time, stress causes increased cortisol buildup in our bodies.
Now, cortisol is a hormone that screws up your libido. But if you workout regularly, your body will secrete the feel-good endorphins. This helps counter all the stress you accumulate after a hard day at work and helps you make love often.
Exercise gets the juices flowing
When you work out, your heart pumps blood to every part of your body. Each cell in your body is flushed with nutrient and oxygen-rich blood. This helps flush out toxins and revitalize tissues. Better blood circulation also prevents erectile dysfunction in men. Moreover, as lovemaking involves your entire body, a person in peak condition will be in a position to experience better sex more often!
Do you know there are specific exercises to boost stimulation and stamina?
Some of the exercise routines directly helps boost sex. Try adding the following routines to have the twin effect of great health and boosted sex life-
- Kegel: these are a series of pelvic floor exercises that strengthen your pelvic region. They help achieve better bladder and bowel control. The unexpected side effect is improved sexual function!
- Bridge: strengthens and glutes. Hels in thrusting harder and for a longer time.
- Pushups: this not only makes your upper body strong but also helps you try out advanced positions with your partner.
- Squats: makes your legs and pelvic floor stronger and allow you to have more fun!
- Frog jump: builds explosive power and strength. All this translates to better fun in your bed.
- Plank: helps build full-body strength and improved balance. Helps you try out exotic positions with confidence!
To wind off
Nothing like exercise to spice up your sex life. If you involve your partner too, it will be a fun-filled activity for both of you. The pheromones shed during your workout session will prove to be mutually stimulating. Besides, exercise is proven to be more effective when done with a partner. You can motivate each other to push harder.
You must realize that if you overdo your exercise routine, you will be too sore or tired for anything else. Moreover, you must take into account your age and physical condition before entering into any kind of exercise regimen. Start slow, and increase intensity as your body gets stronger. Seek medical advice before you start working out if you have any pre-existing health condition or if you are a senior person.
Like any activity, it takes a little time for the results to show. Once your body starts adapting to the rigors of the workout, you will start noticing changes in your appearance and energy levels within a few weeks. Many have reported positive changes in their sex lives within a few days of working out. So, start working out already and get those juices flowing!