Exercise isn’t just about getting in shape and slimming down. If you’re training for the bedroom Olympics, you’re far more likely to be focused on improving your stamina, flexibility and boosting pleasure. Not to worry, as there are plenty of perfectly innocent exercises you can try to secretly boost your performance in the bedroom.
Exercise is also a great way to boost endorphins, which is the good mood chemical that will have you bursting with confidence. By toning up your body and improving flexibility, you’ll be able to connect with your sexuality like never before. Here are our favourite exercises which are fun and functional for those who want to have more fun in the bedroom.
If you’ve never done a ballet class in your life, don’t worry! More and more people are taking up this dance as a way to sculpt a long and lean body, but this isn’t the only benefit you will see. Many ballet moves are dependent on core strength and he moves can help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are essential for good sex, for men and women!
They allow you to grip your partner in the most intimate way and will also boost your own feelings of pleasure. A simple plie is the best place to start. Stand with your feet more than shoulder width apart with your toes pointing to 10 and 2 if you were standing on a clock face. Put your hands on your hips and dip down, bending your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Pulse up and down for 10-15 reps. Rest for 20 seconds and then repeat 2-3 times. This move also helps to increase flexibility in your hips, which has never been a bad thing.
Yoga is a great way to improve flexibility and tone up your entire body. It also teaches you a lot about breathwork, which is more essential than you might think to achieve a strong orgasm. When we think of yoga, we often think of expensive wellness centres filled with stick thin models who can pop both ankles behind their ears. This doesn’t have to be the case!
There are plenty of YouTube videos you can watch to get your yoga on at home. Look for hip opener routines, which can be great for anyone who sits at a desk all day. These moves will help to increase flexibility in your hips which is helpful for bending into various positions or helping find the elusive G spot. The happy baby pose is a great place to start.
Often the simplest exercises are the most effective. Because of our largely sedentary lifestyles spent sitting at desks, we’re becoming more prone to lazy muscles. The biggest muscle in your body is the gluteus maximus, better known as the bum, but this muscle often gets very little exercise. Squats and lunges are the best places to start to help improve your muscle tone.
It isn’t just about giving you a perky derriere, it also helps to boost blood flow to your whole body, which is essential for strong orgasms. By getting back to basics with these simple moves, you can be confident that you will not only look good, but you will feel good too! Strengthening your arms will also help you to last longer in any position that requires you to hold your body weight.
For the uninitiated, Kegels is a kind of intimate exercise routine for your pelvic floor that can be performed at any time. Imagine you need a wee and have to hold it by squeezing. This is your pelvic muscles at work. Like any other muscle, if we exercise, it gets stronger, which can help you to achieve much stronger and more explosive orgasms.
You can exercise on your own by holding the muscles tense for 5 seconds, releasing, and then repeating 10-15 times. Do this every day and you’ll soon have much tighter muscles. You can also get an exhilarating work out with kegel balls, which are small weighted balls which are used to strengthen your most intimate muscles. If you’re feeling particularly saucy, you can wear them out and about or just get your workout in at home.