While great sex is defined differently by everyone, and although sex doesn’t discriminate, participated in by people of all ages, shapes, and sizes, there’s no doubt that being fit and in shape improves the overall quality of sexual experiences.

In fact, there’s research to suggest just that!

If you’re looking for ways to improve your sex life, you’ve come to the right place. In what follows, we’ll be sharing five of our best tips for keeping yourself fit for sex.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into it…

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Yourself Fit for Sex

It goes without saying that sex is an incredibly important aspect of the human experience. As such, it’s important to ensure that you optimize its enjoyment and prioritize your performance so that both you and your partner experience peak levels of pleasure.

One surefire way to ensure that all of this comes true is to, of course, increase your fitness capacity, build strength, and practice sex-specific positions through exercise, stretching, and otherwise.

Withstanding the importance of exercise and nutrition, it’s imperative that you ensure healthy and infection-free biology. How do you do this? By scheduling regular check-ups with your primary care physician, of course!

With that said, the following are our top five tips for keeping yourself fit and prepared for sex!

1 Take part in Regular Cardiovascular Exercise

While it might sound like a given, you’d be surprised at how many fail to prioritise their cardiovascular fitness. Not only will this carry over to your overall health as an individual but it will inevitably improve your performance and stamina in the bedroom.

Though it’s important to find what type of cardio you enjoy the most, some popular and effective examples include jump rope, running, high-intensity interval training, and even dancing!

2 Don’t Forget About Strength Training

Not to be confused with cardiovascular training, strength training involves exercising the musculature via weight-barring and resistance-based activities to increase strength and power.

Again, while it’s important to find what types of resistance training exercises you enjoy the most, there are exercises that are superior to others when it comes to boosting testosterone, increasing strength and power, and ultimately improving your libido.

Those strength-training exercises are as follows: squats, deadlifts, lunges, shoulder press, pushups, sled pushes, and planks. As you can imagine, these exercises will have a tremendous carry-over effect in the bedroom, improving satisfaction for both you and your partner.

3 Stretch, Stretch, Stretch!

The last thing that you want to happen during an intimate moment is to experience a cramp or suffer an injury; not only will that be embarrassing but it will ruin the entire sexual experience, forcing you to stop immediately and refrain from any future sexual activity in order to heal and recover.

One way to combat this event from happening is to implement a regular stretching regimen aimed at reducing the risk of injury and making your body more nimble for the bedroom.

It doesn’t have to be complex either. Instead, just prioritise 5-10 minutes of dynamic stretches before a workout, cool down after every workout with 5-10 minutes of static stretches, and squeeze in some stretches throughout the day to keep your body fresh and ready to go at any moment!

4 Hydrate and Fuel Up

While you may not think that what you put into your body has any effect on your sexual performance, it does, and in a major way!

By staying hydrated through the consumption of water and electrolytes, and by consuming nutrient-dense foods that have been shown in research to boost hormonal levels, energy levels, and overall libido, not only do you get closer to becoming the ideal sexual partner but you yourself will begin to feel a heck of a lot better about yourself, both inside and outside of the bedroom.

5 Get Frequent STI Checkups

Last but certainly not least, while it might not be directly related to improving your sexual fitness, it does help keep yourself sexually healthy, both for yourself and your partner.

Let’s agree, there’s nothing worse than finding out that your partner isn’t clean, or more, has passed onto you an infection that he or she didn’t tell you about. Don’t be that person… Instead, get checked!

To find an STI Test clinic near you and book the next available appointment, choose Better2Know for more information! Finally, if you’ve already had sexual contact with a partner with an STI or HIV, book a test immediately.

Sources

[1] National Library of Medicine: The roles of testosterone and alpha-amylase in exercise induced sexual arousal in women

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