The start of a new year is always a good time to sit back, reflect, and think about what changes or improvements you want to make in the upcoming year. Whether it’s about getting to the gym more often or giving up smoking or alcohol, there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate change in our daily lives – and that includes life in the bedroom. Here are some tips for making changes and improving your sex life in 2022.
Communicate with your partner
Talking with your partner about your needs and wants can be a great way to ease any existing tension and keep the lines of communication open. While it might be difficult (and uncomfortable), the single most important thing you can do to improve your sexual relationship is to communicate with your partner, especially if there’s an issue.
It takes two to work out a solution or come up with ideas to manage issues, and the more open you both are - both in and out of the bedroom - the stronger your relationship will become with time.
Try Kegel exercises
Kegel exercises are a popular and powerful way to train muscles around the genitals, and many report a noticeable improvement for their sexual capacity after getting started. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel and can help with sexual function. With practice, Kegel exercises for men can be done just about anytime.
Try to stop in the middle of urination – this exercises the pelvic floor muscles. Once you know how it’s done, try out penile kegel exercises by flexing the muscles for about 5 seconds at a time, repeating this about 10 times in a session. While it may take quite a while to build up to the point where you’re able to perform a full session, penile kegels can make a major difference for both sexual capacity and stamina.
Find ways to relax
Performance anxiety is a very real - and common - problem for many men. After all, sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but it's tough to have fun if you're constantly worrying about how well you're doing.
Sex is more than just a physical response – your emotions have something to do with it, too. When your mind is too stressed out to focus on sex, your body can't get excited either. Lots of different worries can lead to the problem, including relationship issues, stress at work, and financial problems.
Try relieving stress by exercising, taking a relaxing vacation with your partner, talking to someone about what’s bothering you, or deep breathing exercises. Determining the cause of your stress, and then taking steps to relieve it regularly, will help you get back to feeling your best - and in turn, improve your sex life.
Make a date with your partner
If you’ve been with your partner for a while, you may feel like the relationship is stuck in a rut, or seems to have less passion than it used to. You aren’t alone! This is a common feeling, and there are ways to get that spark back into your relationship.
The moment you realize the spark in your relationship is dimming, a date night will go a long way to reigniting the spark and romance. Pick one night of the week to schedule something special, and plan the whole evening out. Whether it’s a nice dinner and a show or simply a romantic evening at home with candles and your favorite album on deck, ensuring you both have special one-on-one time together can go a long way.
Don’t ignore sexual or health issues
For some couples, erectile dysfunction or ED can become an issue with age. This can happen for any number of reasons, especially with underlying health conditions. If you’re experiencing even occasional ED, it’s important to talk with your doctor. There are fortunately many ways to successfully manage the symptoms of ED, including medications, vacuum pumps, and basic lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.
When used, vacuum pumps like VaxAid form a vacuum around the penis, drawing in blood and quickly giving the user an erection. Plus, unlike other pumps, VaxAid is designed to be used in water as well as air, which is much more comfortable and convenient than other options. In the bath or shower, VaxAid can be filled with warm water, giving you a simpler and more effective way to regain an erection.
Poor health or chronic health conditions, such as heart disease or arthritis, make sex and intimacy more challenging. Certain surgeries and many medications, such as blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants and acid-blocking drugs, can affect sexual function. If you feel like any of these issues might be taking a toll on your sexual health, be sure to talk to your doctor about how to address them.
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