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Could Exercising More Really Improve Your Sex Life?

I have yet to meet an individual who likes to exercise, myself included. Let’s be honest, it’s a practice which is menial, exhausting, and downright mundane. But what if I told you that exercising could actually improve your experience in the bedroom? I’ve got your attention now haven’t I?

While scouring an issue of Shape, during a boring session of laundry, I came across an article which caught my eye. The article claimed that the more you exercise, the more changes you’ll have at having a better sexual experience. I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. I mean how could an hour of cardio really heighten my chances of arousal? Curious, I read on.

Kat Van Kirk, author, PHD, and marriage therapist extraordinaire, explained that exercising increases blood flow throughout your body, including our womanly friend downstairs. She went on to explained that swelling of the vaginal walls, labia, and clitoris leads to increased sensitivity, [which] can result in more intense orgasms. My eyes were now wide with wonder as I continued to read.

For all you Yogi’s out there, listen up. Kirk also explained that toning moves, similar to ones featured in yoga, can tighten your pelvic-floor muscles, which can increase the contraction associated with orgasm.

Exercising can also improve hormone levels, which play a huge part in the way we experience sex. Basically, the more fat we carry on our body, the more estrogen we produce, leading to lower arousal levels in woman.

Interesting indeed.

Looks like I’ll just have to make exercising a priority in the future.

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