Yes, sex is definitely about intimacy, but who doesn't want to have an explosive orgasm while we're at it?
5 exercises for the best orgasms
Engaging core muscles to the point of fatigue, doing reps of abdominal muscles until you feel tired, may be key to reaching that elusive 'coregasm.'
Having both parties climax can result in a steamy lovemaking session.
Obviously, what goes on between the sheets is a big part of that but we can prep for the big event with specific exercises that are great for a better orgasm.
"There is research indicating that exercising for 30 minutes directly before sex can boost your pleasure, and can be especially helpful for women who experience sexual side effects related to taking antidepressants," says Bianca Jarvis, a sex educator, artist and writer.
Researchers have also found that exercise alone can increase sexual arousal, and even induce orgasms!
The activities most frequently linked to exercise induced orgasms include climbing, weight lifting and abdominal exercises, says Jarvis.
Here's 5 ways to get physical.
1. Standing Hip Thrusts
Stepping forward with one leg keeping your toes facing forward and knees slightly bent, gently push your pelvis forward until you feel a mild stretch in your hips. Hold for 30 seconds then switch to repeat on the other side, says fitness expert Nadia Murdock.
Any move that helps to create a stronger lower body is needed in the bedroom, says Murdock. While lying on your side have your legs stacked in front of you at a 90-degree angle. Slowly lift the top leg while keeping your feet together and then release. Repeat this action for 25 sets then switch to repeat on the other side.
Kegels work the muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles are the same ones that contract and release during orgasm, says Dr. Laura Bennett-Cook, clinical sexologist.
Kegels consist of repeatedly contracting and releasing these muscles as if you were stopping yourself from peeing mid-stream. Kegels are beneficial for both men and women.
Consistently doing kegels has the ability to increase your sensitivity and intensify your orgasm.
What’s good for your heart is also good for your sexy bits! Regular cardio strengthens your heart and increases your lung capacity.
Both of these are ideal for increasing your stamina in the bedroom, says Bennett-Cook. Regular exercise has the ability to heighten your self-esteem and your mood, both of which help you feel sexier all over.
Many times erectile dysfunction is due to poor blood circulation. Regular cardio exercise gets the blood flowing better and can greatly reverse this (what can be embarrassing) condition.
Planks are great for upping the orgasm ante.
"Planking on an instable surface like the StrongBoard Balance forces you to engage more muscle groups simultaneously with a main focus on your mid-section," Mike Curry,StrongBoard Balance creator and ACE certified fitness trainer.
This exercise is also great for getting those arms nice and tone.
For men, plank variations are great for stronger shoulders and arms to help a man hold you in any and every position to make sure he hits your pleasure spot just how you like it, says Curry.
Men need that stamina to make sure they finish the job.
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