It’s worth bearing in mind, for example, that erections are caused by blood flow to the penis, which means that healthy blood flow is essential for anyone who is trying to up their sexual prowess. Increasing the efficiency of your heart basically increases the efficiency of your blood flow, which in turn positively affects the stiffness of your erections, as well as their maintenance and durability during intercourse.
Let’s look at some ways to improve your sexual health in more detail.
Cardio, a.k.a cardiovascular exercise, is undoubtedly the best way to improve your health, as well as your sexual health! Performing regular cardiovascular exercise, such as running, skipping, or cycling, raises your heart rate and forces your heart to pump blood more efficiently over time. If you’re looking to boost your libido, consider 30 minutes per day of cardio, as this will improve your stamina.
Sex itself is a cardiovascular activity which can tire you out, so performing regular cardio exercise can help you to last longer when you start to tire in the bedroom. If you’re going to perform cardio, make sure that you are breaking a sweat and that you’re getting at least a little bit out of breath. Although you don’t want to overdo it, sweatiness and shortness of breath are good signs that you’re putting your body through its paces and forcing it to get fitter and fitter.
A healthy diet
There are many foods which help you to increase your blood flow, thereby increasing the blood flow to your penis during an erection. Bananas can be very helpful for example, containing high levels of potassium which lowers your blood pressure. Chillies and peppers can also be great for your blood flow, reducing inflammation and hypertension in the body while being a great way to spice up a meal if you can handle them! To read our article on the TOP 5 Natural Aphrodisiacs click here.
Omega 3 fatty acids are also a good fat for increasing your blood flow. These natural acids are abundant in fish such as salmon and tuna, although they are also abundant in olive oil and avocados too, which is great news if you’re not a fan of fish. Eggs can also be a huge help for your erections, as they are high in B vitamins and help to balance your natural hormone levels, thereby decreasing the stress that can cause your body to struggle with erections.
Although it’s easy to write stress off as a mental burden, it can also exhibit many effects on your physical health too, such as dandruff and eczema. Stress also increases your blood pressure and decreases your heart’s efficiency, causing damage to your sexual performance and health. Stress can also have more obvious effects on your orgasms or erections, as being stressed out can cause you to be distracted or less “in the mood” than usual.
Stress really does affect your sexual health negatively, both mentally and physically. It also has knock-on effects and habits which can damage your sexual health even further. For example, many people smoke or drink alcohol when they are stressed, and both of these habits are known to damage your sexual health.
Stopping smoking and drinking
On that note, smoking and drinking can be incredibly damaging to your sexual health, as well as your health in general! Smoking has been shown to narrow your blood vessels over time, which can lead to erectile dysfunction in the future as your body struggles to pump enough blood to your penis to give you an erection. Alcohol also plays havoc with your body, affecting your sexual health badly due to toxins, dehydration, and many other effects. To read about the effects Smoking has on the Penis click here.
Yes, you read that right. It’s recommended that you masturbate regularly in order to improve your sexual health and performance. Masturbation helps you to “practice” sex more, teaching you when your natural point of orgasm is about to arrive. This can be helpful if you want to last longer when having sex with your partner for real. It’s actually recommended that you try to masturbate for longer sessions rather than quickly, although this may not be practical to do all the time!
When you’re having sex with your partner, keep a line of communication open! Sex doesn’t have to be silent and awkward; it can be open and fun too. Ask your partner what they like and if they want you to carry on with certain sexual activities, as this will help to improve their pleasure and your performance. Even if you do not talk to one another explicitly, pay attention to things such as their body language and facial expressions, which could easily indicate whether they are receiving pleasure or not.
The bottom line
A healthy sex life is often the key to a healthy and happy regular life! If you feel that your sex life is lacking, do not hesitate to seek professional help. Although we recommend the techniques and tips we just discussed, we implore you to visit a sexual health clinic or professional if you need any more help. Generally speaking, however, improving your sexual health revolves around improving your regular health too! It makes sense really – fit and healthy people are able to have better, faster, and longer-lasting sex due to their natural strength, stamina, and fitness!