Kegel exercises for better sex!

Feature Jul 22, 2013

Try out the kegel muscle exercise to turn a good night into a great night

The benefits of working out extend far beyond honing a hot body − working the right muscles can give you a boost between the sheets, too. We’re not talking about the ones you can see – your pelvic floor muscles are the key to revving up your sex life.
These tiny muscles are located from your pubic bone at the front of your body to the base of your spine at the back and hold your bladder and urethra in place. They’re also responsible for those tingling sensations created during sex, and the more you train them, the better they work. That adds up to a bigger and better grand finale for you – it’s as simple as that!

By also practising your Kegel exercises on a regular basis, you’ll gain greater control over thesse pelvic floor muscles and get more sexual satisfaction. To do Kegels, first you need to locate your pubococcygeus (PC) muscles by interrupting your urine flow when going to the toilet. Once you are familiar with your PC muscles, you can do Kegel exercises anytime and anywhere. Simply contract the muscles for 10 seconds, then relax. Do as many reps as you can before tiring. Try them when you have spare time – waiting in a queue or on your commute!

Researchers at the University of Texas studied a group of 35 women aged between 18 and 34. On two separate occasions the women watched a short X-rated film. For the first part of study, the women cycled vigorously for 20 minutes before watching the film; for the second, they didn’t. The researchers found that the participants’ sexual response was 169 per cent greater after exercising. A huge increase for a short 20-minute workout!

FUN FACTS!

88 - the number of calories you burn per hour of sex – not bad for having a little fun!

20 minutes’ exercise is all you need to enhance your sexual arousal. Aim to keep your heart rate to a minimum of 70 per cent maximum heart rate during exercise for maximum benefits.

30% improvement in your immune function if you have sex every week.

4 main vitamins are proven to aid your libido – vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin C and zinc.

54% of men think about sex several times a day.

20,160 minutes is the average amount of time a person spends kissing during their lifetime. Yay!

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