Having a great sex life can boost one’s overall mood, well-being, and daily outlook. However, some factors including anxiety, relationship difficulties, and age can affect one’s sex life.
If you want to improve your sexual performance, you’re not alone.
Here are natural ways to improve the overall quality of your sex life.
Having open and free communication with your partner is essential when trying to improve your sexual performance.
Talking to your partner about your challenges and sharing your experience can help provide insights into each other’s needs.
Working together to get a practical solution will also improve your bond.
Reduce your stress
Anxiety and stress affect all areas of one’s health including sexual performance and libido.
Stress decreases your energy level and makes it very hard to maintain an erection or even enjoy sex.
Being anxious about how you will perform sexually may make you feel less excited about sex and less engaged during it.
Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and enrich your health.
Get regular exercise
Regular exercise and being physically active can help improve your sex life.
Sex increases your heart rate and regular exercise helps put the heart in good shape, thereby improving your sexual performance.
A 2014 study involving men with low testosterone levels showed that regular exercise improved their poor libido.
If you’re not yet exercising regularly, you can begin by engaging in sweat-breaking programmes daily and spreading them out over multiple days.
Regular exercise also improves mental health, reduces anxiety, and helps you feel better about your body.
Eating certain foods can also play a significant role in your sex life. Eating the right food at the right time can help boost libido, and improve stamina as well as blood flow to the heart.
Foods that are rich in vegetables and protein and those that are less in sugar and saturated fat are the ones you need to improve your sexual performance.
According to the American Heart Association, if you want to maintain good energy levels, you should eat a balanced diet with more complex carbohydrates than simple ones.
Another research shows that a low intake of carbohydrates before attempting endurance exercise can limit your performance.
Get quality sleep
Sleeping well boosts libido in both genders just as it improves mood and energy levels. So you need to get a quality amount of sleep to improve your sex life.
A study has shown that getting enough sleep can boost the level of testosterone in men. While another study states that getting more sleep the night before (yesterday) tends to increase women’s sexual desire and performance the next day (today).
Avoid unhealthy habits
Habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol can be detrimental to your sexual health and performance.
Smoking can have a negative effect on your cardiovascular system as well as your sex life.
People who smoke cigarettes are at risk of impotence and low sex performance.
While a 2017 study urged people to drink moderately, it added that too much alcohol can have adverse effects on one’s health.
Avoid these habits and instead replace them with exercising; this is the most important step you can take towards having a better sexual performance.