You exercise regularly, eat well, drink and look after your body and mind, right? Okay, if science is something to go through, you’re not the only one that profits. Of course, every time you look in the mirror you see the fruits of your work, but without even knowing it, you also see them in the bedroom as well. Here are seven of the most raunchy bonuses for all your hard work–go ahead and get a pat on the back… as soon as she lets you off
It’s not just the abs that are rock hard
You know your body’s only extra weight in the bedroom should be yours–preferably up against a wall wrapped around your waist with her legs. A boep will only get you down, apart from getting in the way, and in more ways than one. A man with a 100 cm (size 40) waist is 50% more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) than a man with an 80 cm (size 32) waist, according to one Harvard Medical School study. This is because extra padding not only raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes (both major causes of ED), but also messes with your hormones by converting testosterone to estrogen that produces erection. As well as making your muscles work and weight control, exercise also gives your blood vessels a workout–and the higher your blood flow, the stronger your erections.
When you cheat you do it right.
Here, man, we are talking about your diet. Another food that feeds your erection is dark chocolate–like oats, it contains arginine, as well as epicatechins, flavonoids that act to dilate your arteries. Eat 50 grams a day and, according to a San Francisco report from the University of California, you will increase your blood vessel dilation by more than 10 percent. Do you need to indulge in more temptation? How about the fact that dark chocolate also contains a compound called phenylethylamine that triggers the brain to release euphoria-inducing endorphins–the very same ones caused by sex and falling in love as it turns out. Only one British study has shown that eating chocolate can be more buzzing than kissing. So go on and share with her that decadent, gooey chocolate dessert–we’ve got no doubt that you’re going to work it off in the morning.
You got more moves than the Kama Sutra
What’s the reason? And you know that there is more to learn from doing yoga than just being surrounded by a room full of women doing the Downward Dog in yoga pants. Far from being only “for girls” or being in touch with your inner hippie or whatever other stereotypes there may be, this ancient practice has some steamy benefits that are very much rooted in becoming physical. There is, of course, the obvious one, which is increased versatility, not to mention several yoga positions that unexpectedly double as sizzling new sex positions, without clothes.
Though, it’s not all about putting your feet behind your head. Meditative relaxation is the subject of a large part of yoga. Yes, better sex can be as straightforward as breathing–if you do it right. You will relax more fully by controlling your breathing; instead of sending blood to your muscles, which is what happens when you are stressed out and in fight or flight mode, your body concentrates the flow to your central body.
Interestingly, several studies have shown that yoga increases blood flow through the arteries. Less blood in the central body plus better blood flow is equivalent… well, let’s just assume the Downward Dog is likely to be the only one that faces down.
You’re putting your bed to better use
Make sure your bed gets as much movement as possible to make sure it is also used for its other purpose: sleep. Not clocking in enough Zs will, in numerous ways, affect how many Os you get. Sleeping for less than five hours a night will lower your testosterone levels, according to the University of Chicago. We reported in a study in the American Medical Association Journal that this impact could be as severe as reducing the T levels to those equivalent to someone 15 years of age. German researchers also found that low levels of blood oxygen in the night due to obstructive sleep apnea are associated with lower sex drive. If you’re a loud snorer or always wake up gasping for air talk to your physician.
You really did get it all this morning
Forget all the flakes they get because they’re boring; oats are the Viagra of nature. Such a matter. Serve your breakfast oats with a spoonful of nut butter and you get a dollop of protein as well as a double dose of arginine amino acid. Arginine plays a role in the development of nitric oxide in the blood vessels, which is a strong vasodilator, which ensures that your arginine-amped breakfast operates in much the same biochemical pathways as those small blue pills. Do note that your primary sex hormone is testosterone and its levels are shown to be the first thing in the morning at their highest (oh hey there, morning wood), making it the perfect time to rise and shag.
Of course you’re in the mood
While it doesn’t hurt to be big enough to throw her over your shoulder, to have the stamina to go for hours, or to be able to show a repertoire of titillating tricks that would embarrass a porn star, there’s a lot more to really please women –and here you can again thank your healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, maintaining a balanced diet and sleeping well go a long way toward moderating tension, which is one of the main killers of libido.
High-intensity training as well as strength training also amps up your testosterone, which in turn will intensify the desire levels. Add to that the fact that being safe and in shape just makes you feel good about yourself–let’s-have-sex-with – the-lights-on–and that kind of confidence is sexy for anyone. Results have even shown that individuals who are physically active on a regular basis rate their own sexual performance and desirability higher than those who are less so. But yeah, you don’t have to tell us that, right?
Yes, You do last longer in bed
Having her sprawled nude across your bed should be enough to get your pulse quicker, so if your heart’s promise of sex doesn’t race, you’re probably doing something wrong. There’s no question that love-making ranks up there as one of our favorite cardiovascular exercises, and you need to pace yourself as you would with any other form of cardio. (Once again, it’s hard to do when she’s spread out like that on your bed.)
Fortunately, being in good shape increases your endurance, which means you’re not going to be a sweaty, three-minute missionary mess. But you also know that it’s not all about fitness, like any well-rounded workout. You focus on strengthening your arms, back, neck and thighs to evoke more than a few groans (of pleasure, that is). You should realize that Kegels are not just for women, given what someone suggests.
Even if you have premature ejaculation (PE) or not, a good pelvic floor often increases your erections ‘ stiffness by squeezing a central vein to stop blood from flowing out of the penis. Identify the pelvic floor muscles of the pubococcygeus (PC) by interrupting the mid-flow stream next time you pee. The ones you’ve been using? They’re the ones. Work to contract and relax them throughout the day at regular intervals, beginning with three sets of 15 reps. Your woman will appreciate you