Did you know that “better sex equals happier relationships”? Perfect sex sounds like the cherry on the cake, but chances are either you or your partner are just too tired or not in the mood. In reality sex is a fabulous stress-buster, a cardio workout, releases happy endorphins like oxytocin in the brain, is known to relieve pain, and brings back a wonderful intimacy to your relationship as well. Sure, stress, busy schedules and monotony all take a toll on our sex lives and libido as well, however, it’s worth the effort to rekindle and spice up your bedroom action. Here are a few wonderful tips, foods and exercises to help you relax, energize and enjoy the wonderful benefits of sex.
1. Releasing some stress in the bathtub or a good foot soak-
Whether you jump in alone or with your partner, a bathtub filled with therapeutic bath salts or bath-bombs is a fabulous idea. If you don’t have a bathtub you can soak your feet in some as they house all the nerve endings for your entire body. We suggest Lavender, cedarwood and chamomile for destressing and mental relaxation and to soothe your tired muscles go with peppermint, helichrysum, marjoram, yarrow and rosemary.
2. Sex and aromatherapy-
Not only does aromatherapy change the energy and add to ambience of a room, but essential oils like ylang ylang, clary sage, sandalwood are known to be aphrodisiacal and sexually benefitting. U can put a few drops in a diffuser or light an essential oil infused candle. Do make sure the candles are organic essential oil and not chemical.
3. Cool down your mind and the room temperature-
Not too high, and not very low, what is it we are talking about? The room temperature of course! The ideal temperature to set in the perfect mood is anything within 19-21 Degrees celcius.
4. Irresistible touch-
A sensuous massage can get your hormones flowing, be a great source or relaxation and arousal as you both get into some pampering foreplay, before the real match! Use massage oils infused with ylang ylang or lavender.
5. Music is the best therapy always
Music sets the mood, so whether you want to put on something slow and sensual or music which adds rhythm and pep to routine, switch on to whatever gets you both going!
6. Boosting libido with the perfect food
The wrong kind of foods make you feel heavy, bloated, lethargic and sleepy. Have you heard of aphrodisiac foods? Well, these are the ones that enhance your libido, and gets you going….!
Watermelon does the trick throughout the year! What? You don’t believe? Try having it during summers as well as winters and see the difference yourself. It brings down stress and lets blood to flow to the sex organs.
Juicy fruits making your sex life juicier! Sounds cheesy? Doesn’t matter because it sure does the work. Eating red grapes enhances estrogen as well as testosterone production.
One of the best sources of potassium, it helps in muscle contraction. Now, do we need to explain how important muscle contraction is during sex?
Now, this one has been a part of this list for years now. Oysters contain N-methyl-D-aspartate as well as D-Aspartic acid. Both of these boost sex hormones.
Studies have shown that men who eat chillies have higher than normal testosterone levels. Capsaicin found in chillies is said to release endorphins in the brain and have many bedroom benefits.
Do you know that Montezuma, the Aztec ruler drank almost 50 cups of dark chocolate before entering his harem? Don’t worry, you don’t need to drink that much, but dark chocolate sure gets the hormones flowing.
Herbal supplements for better performance
You want to go natural? Then the following ingredients can help!
The Chinese use this herb to help sexual dysfunction as well as enhance sexual performance in the bedroom.
Maca roots extract or powder
Maca root is like the herbal Viagra that is said to work almost instantly!
One of the best-selling herbal supplements for enhancement in testosterone and libido levels, try this for the best results.
8. Yoga for better sex!
Yoga is known to increase circulation to your pelvic region, resulting in greater desire, arousal, increasing energy and performance and better orgasms.
Here are few poses that can be most beneficial.
Marjaryasana or Cat Pose:
Bitilasana or Cow Pose
Balasana or Child’s Pose
Ananda Balasana or Happy Baby Pose
With a little experimentation you will find the right smells, flavours and techniques that get your hormones flowing, and ensure a renewed and healthy sex life for both.