Believe it or not, a good sex life can have good health benefits, from reducing stress to improving your circulatory system. On the flip side, a good sex life becomes much easier to attain by incorporating healthy habits and self care into your daily life. Self-care can positively influence various aspects of your life, but it’s not always easy to suddenly work multiple new efforts for wellness into your existing routine. It can feel overwhelming to make changes to improve your overall wellbeing, especially in a post-COVID era, but here is a checklist to start with. Try to focus on one part of this list per week, then one of these each day, and take the approach of building habits exponentially, one small step at a time.
1. Move Your Body
Exercise supports heathy body functioning in plenty of ways, so it would only make sense that it can, unsurprisingly, help with your sex life too. Some of the main findings are the positive influence it has on blood flow and strengthening key body parts such as the pelvic floor. Blood flow is crucial as the more blood you have pumping through your body, the easier it’ll be to get or maintain sexual arousal.
Additionally, although the pelvic floor isn’t often talked about, it plays a significant role in sex. How? Because when your pelvic floor is weak, it can cause sexual dysfunctions, like erectile dysfunction or reduced libido. Some common workouts you can do to improve your pelvic floor and overall health are kegels, squats, and glute bridges. You can even incorporate some of these positions during sex! If you’re up for some light strength training to get started, try our 10-minute sexercise workout designed by our co-founder, Dr. Britney Blair, and San Francisco-based personal trainer Brian Thompson.
2. Indulge a Little
Pamper yourself; you deserve it! Get a haircut or style it yourself, buy yourself something you “want” more than you “need,” have a spa day at an actual spa or at home— whatever feels luxurious and makes you feel better than you did before. Confidence impacts your sex life. When you’re not feeling your best, this can prevent you from being present in the moment with a partner. You want to focus on the moment and enjoy yourself instead of worrying about how you look.
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