Want to electrify your experience between the sheets? Here’s how…
Sex is physical. And getting in shape improves all physical activity, including sex.
Here are 10 activities modified from WebMD to improve your enjoyment, stamina and active participation during sex. So let’s get physical!
1. Get up and get moving!
Improving your wind and circulation is great for improving erections in men and arousal in women. No matter what path you take – walking, running, cycling, you name it – all exercises improve your circulation – everywhere.
2. Take a dip to build your endurance.
Swimming is a great way to boost your endurance, lower your blood pressure, and enhance overall flexibility and strength. Even better, swimming has a low risk of orthopedic injury and heat-related illness that’s sometimes associated with other forms of exercise. If that isn’t enough to convince you, Harvard researchers discovered that male and female swimmers in their 60s had sex lives similar to people in their 40s.
3. Up for a “coregasm”?
Building core strength is an excellent way to improve performance – including between the sheets. Exercises that work your abs and create a strong, flexible core are key. And if you’re lucky, you might just experience a “coregasm”. Come again? Yes, that’s “coregasm” – an orgasm that happens while exercising. Any exercise that engages the core muscles can leave you feeling corgasmic – and some women have even reported “sexual feelings” while doing everyday activities, like mopping or walking.
4. Work it in Frog Pose.
If you want to increase your flexibility – in and out of the bedroom – frog pose is for you. This pose is a great way to stretch and strengthen your inner thighs, groin, and hips. Plus, it’s a terrific way to reduce stress. Over time, you may notice improved digestion and more open hip joints (which lessens strain on your knees).
5. A subtle move with big results…
To increase hip flexibility and build your staying power, try the hinge. Here’s what to do: Kneel on the ground with your knees at a 90º angle. Next, gently lean back, making sure to keep your head, shoulders and thighs in a straight line. Hold for a few seconds, then return upright and repeat several more times.
6. Kegels aren’t just for women.
If you thought Kegels were just for women, think again. Men can also practice Kegels to prevent premature ejaculation.
If you thought Kegels were just for women, think again. Men can also practice Kegels to prevent premature ejaculation. And for women, Kegels are notorious for strengthening pelvic floor muscles. What does that mean in the bedroom? Stronger, more pleasurable orgasms. Outside of the bedroom, Kegels may also help conquer urinary incontinence. To achieve the best results, make sure you’re doing Kegels correctly. For women, if you’re comfortable putting a finger in your vagina, you should feel a “pulling up” when you squeeze. Gents, if you’re doing these correctly, your penis will lift up.
7. Master plank pose to build stability.
Want to have the physical stability you need to stay close to your partner during lovemaking? Work up to it by getting into plank pose at least once a day, building up to 60 seconds or more. On a flat surface, lay flat on your stomach before moving into a standard push-up position. Plank pose is a great way to tone your abdominal muscles, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. If the pose is too much for you on your toes, you can drop to your knees instead.
8. Get in the mood with cat/cow stretch.
If you’re not too familiar with yoga, you can look up how to perform this simple, gentle pose online. Because cat/cow is a great way to stretch the body to get it ready for activity, it’s like another form of foreplay. Tip: Remain steady as you practice the cat/cow stretch. Take a full breath in as you arch downward into cat, and exhale fully as you round up into cow.
9. Practice your moves with the pelvic thrust.
It goes without saying that the pelvic thrust is at play whether you’re rocking it in missionary or getting your cowgirl on instead. Pelvic thrusts, as an exercise, are just awesome. They’re a great way to sculpt your body and boost stamina. Looking good and feeling good – what could be better?!
10. Everything is better together…
You know the phrase, “Couples who sweat together stay together”. So, next time you want to get your groove on, try an innovative way by planning an exercise date with your partner. Studies indicate that challenging physical activities spark arousal, so, what are you waiting for? Plan an exercise date with your love. Hot tip: Want to really make your emotional connection strong? Synchronize your actions in whatever exercise you’re doing.