There’s really no delicate way to approach this subject. Sex, although it’s amazing and natural, is entirely taboo, but we can’t ignore the importance of it in our lives. Not only is sex vital to the survival of the human species but good sex is vital to the mental health of most everyone. That’s not to say that a lack of sex is bad, because abstinence can be a fabulous thing but bad sex- that’s just no fun for anyone. This is why I’m here to tell you that regardless of how old you are or what stage of a relationship you are in, physical fitness is the ultimate catalyst for a healthy sex life. It sounds like a no-brainer, but exercise does more than make you hot and sculpted (although that’s probably plenty to up the ante a bit!) By nurturing your physical fitness you will experience:
Increased stamina If you can huff and puff your way to the finish line of a marathon then it becomes that much easier to do the same in your sex life! The stamina you build during your workouts will directly follow you into the bedroom.
Increased flexibility and coordination I can’t be the only one who is baffled by some of the positions in the Kama Sutra! Seriously though, you don’t have to be an acrobat to benefit from increased flexibility and coordination. Physical fitness can turn a mechanical and simple biological process into a unified fit of passion.
Improved confidence and a better understanding of your own body A well-established exercise routine will nurture your self-confidence and your self-worth. In turn, you won’t be shy or understated in the bedroom but instead, you will begin to own your sex life. Both you and your partner will notice a difference if you are comfortable with and aware of your body. Being physically fit serves as a constant reminder to yourself that you are healthy and sexy.
Increased sex-drive Exercise may actually increase your sex-drive because it provides you with bursts of mood-boosting and stress-busting hormones. Stress is a huge factor in the lives of people who experience a drop in their sex-drive.
Like I said, the correlation between physical fitness and your sex life is no joke. This Valentine’s Day, instead of buying expensive lingerie and even more expensive aphrodisiacs maybe it would be better to spend some time working out with your partner. Although I’m sure a glass of wine and a couple pieces of chocolate won’t hurt much!
January 26th, 2011