Give Your Sex Life a Boost With These Simple Everyday Habits 

Give Your Sex Life a Boost With These Simple Everyday Habits 

You may be surprised to know that spicing up your sex life doesn’t involve drawing warm bubble baths, lighting candles or dropping a trail of rose petals (although that wouldn’t hurt). In fact, simply incorporating these every day habits can lead to a better sex life with your partner. 

Here a list of everyday habits you should practice for a better sex life: 

Divide up the chores.   A recent survey points to a more robust sex life for couples that share in the chores such as cooking, dishwashing and grocery shopping together. It doesn’t sound very sexy but apparently sharing means caring and can be a big turn-on for women. 

Stop stressing.   Sex may relieve stress but de-stressing before having sex means better sex. Work, bills, health issues, family…the list is endless when it comes to triggers that raise our cortisol levels and block the libido we want. Whatever allows you brain dump and let go some of life’s stresses should happen before you get busy between the sheets. A light walk, an upper body workout, walking the dog or sipping on a glass of vino can be effective to unwinding. 

A better diet.   You are what you eat and this applies to your sex life as well. Certain foods can block the libido you want and need. Foods such as mint, coffee, diet drinks and sodas can screw with your screwing. Consider incorporating vitamins and supplements into your diet. Here are 11 foods that will boost your health and stamina. But before you consider changing up your diet, consult with your doctor first. 

Exercise.   Not only is regular exercise good for your body but it’s integral to your sex life as well. Consider working out at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. In fact, try working out with your partner. Check out this list of exercises that every guy should do for better performance in bed. 

Consider your medications.  Anti-depressants high-blood pressure drugs have been linked to a lower libido. Consult with your physician about what medications you are taking any other options or alternative medications that work best for your body. 

Turn off the TV and turn up your sex life.  Multiple studies have shown that a TV in your bedroom can kill the mood. Television can be a big distraction from making love and that’s the last thing you want when you are trying to have a healthy sex life. If you must keep one in your bedroom, consider limiting what hours it is on. 

Lastly, if you think it’s more an emotional or commitment issue, consider seeking couples counseling. 

Boost Your Sex Drive With These 5 Foods

5 Foods That Boost Your Sex Drive

You are what you eat and if you are looking to perform better in the bedroom then you will want to start by eating these 5 foods.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Celery.  There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding celery juice and for good reason. The long, green stalky veggie contains androsterone and adrostenal which work to give you your sexy back or at least feel that way.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Spinach/kale. Dark, green leafy veggies are not just good for your overall health but are chock-full of vitamin A which helps keep your hormonal balance in check. If you are like me and hate kale feel free to go with a spinach salad or smoothie instead.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Dark chocolate. It won’t be hard to tempt your date or partner to eat some dark chocolate especially when it contains phenylethylamine. Phenylethylamine contains an endorphin that creates the same kind of high you feel when you believe you are in love.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Blueberries/strawberries. Berries are good for your health and sex drive. Blueberries contain antioxidants that are amazing for your circulation which travels “all over your body.” As for the strawberries, the benefits are also plentiful. Strawberries are packed full of vitamin c and potassium and more importantly, omega-3 fatty acids which keep your cardiovascular system healthy which means you can last longer.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Nuts. No pun intended but the whole nut family contains a plethora of fatty acids which boost endorphins and dilate those blood vessels which in turn, kicks up blood flow to your penis. You’re welcome.

Doing the Dishes and Grocery Shopping Leads to Sexual Satisfaction Suggests Study

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The number of heterosexual couples that go grocery shopping and do dishes together is on the rise since the 1990s and is leading to a more satisfying sex life, according to the Council on Contemporary Families or CCF.

Not to be confused with other menial housework tasks such as laundry or scrubbing toilets, there is something attached to doing the dishes, suggests the CCF study. Women that were elbow-deep in dishes every night or at least most of the time reportedly felt less connection and sexual satisfaction when compared to women that divided up the dishwashing with their spouses or partner.

Most men don’t care for doing the lion’s share of housework related to laundry and general cleaning any more than their female counterparts. However, they truly enjoy going to the grocery store and might even be considered a big turn on.

The biggest takeaway from the study is that not evenly splitting up or sharing household work and putting all the responsibility on just one person is not unfair but leads to resentment and a weaker relationship.

The study’s results also pointed to an uptick in today’s contemporary men and how they view their relationship and role.

Guys, the next time you are asked to wash a plate or pick out dinner ingredients remember that the payoff could be a better sex life. After all: happy wife,happy life.

For more ideas on how to take your sex life to the next level visit check out our blog on 6 vitamins to boost your sex drive and stamina.