5 Exercises That Can Improve Your Sex Life

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    EXERCISE is often seen as an activity to blast fat and get a lean, toned body, but it can also revitalise your sex life.

    Rohan Gordon, personal trainer at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa, said exercise can increase sexual potency because it strengthens the cardiovascular system and improves circulation.

    “Good circulation is important for sexual function in both men and women. There are studies which show that sexual dysfunction is more likely among those with poor physical and emotional health. Lack of exercise plays a role with negative experiences in sexual relationships and with overall well-being,” he said.

    Gordon added that sexual function is affected by general health, and the more you can do to improve your health by taking good care of yourself (exercise and proper dieting), the better your sex life can be.

    Below Gordon lists the different exercises that can spruce up one’s sex life.

    1. Weightlifting

    Strength training, according to Gordon, causes the body to produce testosterone, which is the primary factor in a man’s sex drive. “Do some push-ups, sit-ups and crunches along with other exercises like lunges, squats, bench presses, lats pull down and leg presses. These muscle-building exercises can help you lead a better sex life,” he said.

    2. Kegels

    “Kegels is considered good sex exercise for both men and women because it can help with endurance and control by toning the pubococcygeus muscle, which is a hammock-like muscle found in both sexes that stretches from the pubic bone to the coccyx (tail bone) forming the floor of the pelvic cavity and supporting the pelvic organs,” he said. “It can strengthen the muscles in your body’s pelvic floor which can lead to better sex.” The personal trainer added that men use Kegels to delay ejaculation by contracting their muscles just before orgasm. In order to effectively do this exercise, he said start by lying on your back with both legs bent and remain on the floor, then push your hips up to the sky and hold for 12 seconds and release. Gordon said you can do five sets with a 15-second rest between sets.

    3. Swimming

    Gordon said using any stroke for 20 minutes will help with your blood circulation. He said swimming can be done three times for the week.

    4. Stretches

    According to Gordon, strength is nothing without suppleness. “Power and flexibility will allow you to maintain sensations over an extended period and you can get more out of your sexual experience with flexibility,” he said.

    5. Lunges

    “Lunges boost flexibility, so men will be able to find their women’s G -spot in almost any position,” Gordon said. To effectively do lunges, Gordon said you should stand with your feet spread wide, about two shoulder widths apart, and have your feet facing straight ahead. Then bend slightly at the waist and clasp your hands in front of your chest. “Shift your weight over your right leg as you push your hips backward and lower by dropping your hip and bending your right knee. Three sets of 12 reps on both sides will do.”

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