Wanting to experience a better sex life is a normal desire. When you have a healthy sex life, it translates to improved emotional and psychological stability. When your nights are filled with intimacy and passion, you become a healthier person physically and mentally.
Unfortunately, not everyone is satisfied with how they’re performing in bed. The good news is that you can improve your sexual performance in various ways. You can learn Kegel exercises, you can consult a sex therapist, and so on. The best thing you can do is to quit those destructive habits that impair your sex life.
#1 You Don’t Watch What You’re Putting Inside Your Mouth
What you consume will influence how you perform in bed. It’s not just about eating healthy foods, it’s also about not eating unhealthy foods. For instance, too much salt intake can elevate your blood pressure. You wouldn’t want to develop hypertension because that’s one of the known risk factors for erectile dysfunction.
If you really want to eat food with strong flavors, season your dish with herbs and spices instead. Many herbs actually contain antioxidants, so they’re healthier for your body. In addition, antioxidants are known to help improve semen quality, so they help make you more fertile.
If you’re a junk food addict, you’re probably aware already that junk food is bad for your heart. The carbohydrates and fat content in junk food can damage your vascular health by causing plaque to build up in your blood vessels.
This will lead to constricted blood vessels and impaired blood flow to your sex organ. In short, junk food can destroy your erectile functions. Instead of snacking on junk food, try replacing them with healthy nuts and fruits.
Walnuts, cashew, almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts are healthier snacks compared to junk food. In addition, these nuts are all known to help improve erectile functions and sperm quality. While you’re at it, try eating more fruits and veggies – they’re not just great for your overall health, they’re also good for your erectile functions and sperm quality.
Aside from junk food, alcohol and cigarettes are also known risk factors for erectile dysfunction. If you don’t want to lose your erectile capabilities later on, try cutting down on your alcohol and cigarette consumption. Better yet, try quitting smoking altogether.
And if you feel you really need alcohol in your body, stay away from liquor and go for red wine instead. Red wine is known to contain healthy antioxidants which can help improve your overall health. Even if you’re drinking red wine instead of beer, limit your intake if you don’t want to crash and burn in the bedroom.
#2 You Don’t Make Time
Many people are no longer having sex with their partners simply because they’re too busy to enjoy the pleasures of sex. The thing is, if you want a better sex life, you need to make the time for it.
Schedule a sex date with your partner, if you have to. You should be there on the appointed date and time, and you should bring your A game. Just like you would do when you have an important business meeting or deadline. In short, you need to prioritize sex, too, if you’re really serious about wanting to improve your sex life.
And when you’re finally naked in between the sheets with your partner, do invest some time on foreplay. Foreplay does make sex better. Plus, it’s one way to earn some points with your partner – it will make you look cool, considerate, and gentlemanly.
And if you didn’t know yet, foreplay is also another form of exercise – you get to stretch your tendons and muscles. In addition, you get to flex your joints. If you can’t think of any reason why you should spend more time on foreplay, just think of it as a calorie-burning exercise.
The longer and more intense you do it, the more calories you burn. And, of course, it also means more pleasure for you and your partner.
#3 You Bring Negativity To Bed
Not all men are satisfied with the way they look or with the way they’re equipped. That’s a reality of life we all have to contend with. But that’s not an excuse to diss your own body.
An unhealthy sexual self-image is a sure way to make yourself dissatisfied with sex, your sexual performance, and your relationship in general. Instead of focusing on what you lack, find out what you can do to overcome or compensate for your perceived sexual weakness.
That means if you feel you’re an inch or two short, try making up for it in terms of your stamina or oral sex skills. If you can’t last more than three minutes in bed, consult with therapists or specialists to find out how you can control your orgasms and last longer in bed. When you’re too focused on your penis size, sexual performance anxiety can gradually sneak up on you. And that’s another sex life destroyer.
Another thing that can ruin your sex life is when you bring stress to bed. Worrying too much can cause a lot of stress. In addition, when you’re too worried about something, it can distract you from what’s happening in the bedroom.
Stress not only destroys the mood, it can kill your erection as well. This means that you need to find ways to de-stress. You need to get rid of the stress hormones that are flooding your body because when you let them stay in your body for a long time, your health suffers and so does your libido.
One way to relieve stress is to let it all out while you’re working out. Whether you’re just taking a walk, going for a run, or lifting some serious weights at the gym, just let your stress go.
The great thing about exercise is that not only does it help you reduce stress, it also makes your body more conditioned for sex. Your cardiovascular system improves, you increase your stamina, and you improve your blood circulation – all these things help to improve your sexual performance.