We don’t really need reasons to have sex if we’re sexually healthy individuals. Without risking wasting your time, let’s just assume you enjoy it, it makes you feel good, and you think about it at least once a day (even if you blatantly deny it).
If you’re facing problems between the sheets or you simply want to rekindle the fire in your relationship, read on to know what you can do to get your libido gyrating to way more than ‘just satisfying’ levels. (You’re welcome.)
1. Eat Right
It all comes down to your stomach, doesn’t it? The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…and yours.
It holds true for men as well. Incorporating aphrodisiacs (read: foods that stimulate sexual desire) in your meals works like breath mints before a planned (or unplanned for the ‘always prepared’ sort) kiss with your lover.
- Wild Salmon – Rich in omega-3s, this mood-lifter works by helping your nerves and brain function the way they’re intended to.
- Raw Oysters – High in zinc, it protects your manhood (read: testosterone and
- Black Raspberries – Rich in eros-boosting phytochemicals, both the seed and fruit can make you feel a little, well…kinky.
- Dark Chocolate – This popular indulgence, especially among women, contains a chemical called phenylethylamine that makes you feel all twinkle eyed and cupid struck a.k.a. in love.
- Avocado – Known as the Aztecs’ “testicle tree,” avocados are rich in vitamin B6 (helps in the production of male hormones) and potassium (regulates the thyroid in women). Their energy-boosting folic acid help you go ‘One more time!’ without a second thought.
- Asparagus – Also rich in folic acid and potassium.
- Almonds – Their very smell is alluring, especially for the weaker sex. Rich in essential fatty acids, they help in male hormone synthesis.
- Broccoli – Its vitamin C gets your blood pumping to all your organs, including those of steamy discussions–the reproductive organs.
- Pumpkin Seeds – Rich in zinc and omega-3s, they boost the sexual appetite in both sexes.
- Horny Goat Weed (or Yin Yang Huo) – This Asian plant stays true to its name, stirring up concupiscence in both men and women.
2. Just Breathe
Take deep breaths. Focus
This helps you relax your muscles and reduces your performance anxiety. Tense muscles may cause you to come too early, quite the nightmare when trying to satisfy your partner.
3. Don’t Overtrain
People driving themselves up the wall to lose weight are not helping their cause in bed. Pushing yourself beyond reasonable limits while exercising may adversely affect your sexual stamina. So, you might want to keep the weight loss enthusiasm in check.
4. Do Yoga
It isn’t really difficult to imagine how yoga could possibly help boost your sex drive. The Kama Sutra and yoga are ancient Indian nonpareils that seem to naturally be associated with being carnal.
‘How long can you go?’ is a question that daunts many couples. The embarrassment and frustration from lack of stamina, inability to bend into poses, and climaxing prematurely can drive your self-confidence down the gutter. But fear not. Yoga can be the yang to your yin.