Ever wondered how you can boost your stamina to improve your sex life?
The great news is there are many ways to increase your fitness so you can enjoy a steamy romp for a little longer.
Often couples find themselves struggling to keep up with their other half between the sheets.
But now a sexpert has revealed the top exercises that will improve your stamina in the bedroom.
Megan Fleming, a certified sex and relationship psychologist at Lovehoney, enlisted a PT for further comments on each exercise.
So the top exercises for women include pilates and a plank, while a man should try swimming or Kegels.
Top exercises for women:
Pilates: Lovehoney rating 5*
This is great for strengthening, lengthening and endurance.
Also like yoga and other martial art practices, pilates has significant mental health benefits.
Pilates and other exercises that work the pelvic floor muscles, increase blood flow are all important in building sexual arousal.
It also boosts awareness and proprioception for greater sensation.
Stronger pelvic floor muscles contribute to improved sexual sensation and a better orgasm.
Plank: Lovehoney rating 5*
These are considered essential in core fitness programs, great for building core strength and endurance.
As it’s a full-body exercise, it will target the muscles of the upper body, core and even legs too.
Holding a plank is one most effective ways to increase your endurance and stamina at the gym and in the bedroom.
Planks give your arms staying power for missionary or other on-top positions.
Squats: Lovehoney rating 4*
A toned butt leads to better sex on many levels, as it looks and feels sexy.
Not to mention power in the legs and buttocks are helpful for women on top sexual positions.
It’s worth noting that squats increase blood flow to the pelvic region, which may energise your libido to make orgasms more intense.
They’re an incredible exercise for enhancing sex because doing squats will strengthen your lower body for a more powerful thrust.
Top exercises for men:
Cones: Lovehoney rating 5*
These are beneficial for both men and women.
They strengthen the pelvic food muscles and stronger muscles lead to stronger orgasms.
Kegels also increase blood flow leading to firmer erections and can help with ejaculatory control.
It’s important remembering that pelvic floor muscle exercises will help you improve your sexual experience.
Erections will be firmer as the flow of blood into the groin improves.
Swimming: Lovehoney rating 5*
This is a great exercise like yoga or cycling as it’s so good for building cardio and endurance.
Since it’s perfect for stamina and cardiovascular, this will of course improve all of that between the sheets.
Getting into the water for a refreshing swim gets the blood flowing and releases endorphins.
Yoga: Lovehoney rating 5*
According to a 2010 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, yoga improves all aspects of the sexual response, including orgasms.
Additionally, there are many physical and mental health benefits of yoga, including reducing stress and anxiety.
As for sex, it builds muscle strength and increases flexibility, all while increasing blood flow with deep controlled breathing.
Experts also say practising yoga can prolong ejaculation.
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