Sexual health is an often overlooked indicator of our overall health. But good sexual health is important for a happy, satisfying life. Before reaching for medicines, there are some lifestyle changes a person can make to improve their sexual health.
For example, reducing stress. Stress increases your heart rate, which reduces sexual desire. So if you want a good sex life, get rid of the stress.
Lower Your Blood Pressure
Elevated blood pressure can hinder sexual performance and can decrease desire. Neither are good for your sexual health. See your doctor for advice and solutions.
Exercise can boost confidence while it also boosts your libido. Turns out, exercise isn't just good for your health. It's good for your sex life, too.
Eat Some Peppers
Certain foods like peppers can help increase bloodflow, which in turn can help sexual performance. Spice up more than your plate!
Eat A Banana
Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and increase sexual performance. It's alllll about the blood pressure—in physical health and the bed.
It's All About The Omega-3's!
Omega-3 is a type of fat that can help increase blood flow. You can find it in salmon, avocado, tuna and olive oil. Eat up, brush your teeth and get to it.
Take Vitamin B-1
Vitamin B-1 helps the nervous system to respond more quickly, which is a win/win for your sex life. So find it in pork, peanuts and kidney beans.
Rich in Vitamin B, eggs help balance hormone levels that can also increase sexual desire and performance.
Go Easy On The Wine
While a bit of red wine can increase circulation, too much wine can hinder performance. That's never a good thing.
It may seem sexy to smoke, but cigarettes have been directly linked to impotence. Not so sexy now, right?
Catch Some Rays
Getting some sunlight on your skin tells the body to stop producing the hormone melatonin, which can kill sexual desire.
Practice Makes Perfect
If you find you're not lasting as long as you'd like—or as long as your partner would like—you may need to practice on your own. Yup, alone. But don't rush it. Take it slow and steady just like you'd want your partner to.
Listen To Your Partner
It may sound simple, but most don't do it. Your partner is telling you—and showing you—what he or she likes and doesn't. It's up to you to listen.
See A Doctor When Needed
Issues, like erectile dysfunction, are nothing to be embarrassed about. Go see a doctor when things aren't right down there. You won't be the first, and you won't be the last.
Eat Some Chocolate
Chocolate has long since been associated with desire. But it actually helps improve your sex life by releasing serotonin in the body, which increases sexual appetite.
Take Some Herbs
Certain herbs are associated with increased sexual desire. So consult an expert and get your herb on.
Boost Your Own Confidence
The more confident we feel with ourselves, the more confident we'll be with our partners. Depression and lack of confidence can only harm your sex life. So get to work working on yourself. Your sex life depends on it.
Get Enough Sleep
Fatigue is one of the leading causes of decreased sexual performance. So don't feel guilty taking a nap or sleeping. It's good for your sex life!
Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was a good sex life. So don't be afraid to try new things with your partner to figure out what you, as a couple, like.
Check Your Parts
One of the best ways to have a healthy sex life is to make sure all your parts are healthy. Guys, do a ball check every now and again. And gals, take a look. And make sure you're getting to the ob-gyn regularly. Those are precious parts down there and you need to keep them healthy.