Exercises To Spice Up Your Sex Life

You might say sex is exercise enough and you would be right. Studies reveal that sex can burn about 4.2 calories a minute for men and 3.1 calories a minute for women. But it isn’t all about weight loss and being fit. Did you know that exercising specific muscle groups can help you build flexibility, strength and stamina, which can then help with a better sex life? Research shows that working out regularly can increase not just body awareness but bodily sensations as well. That’s always a good thing for your intimate life, right?

That’s not all. Exercising can help improve sex life as reduces stress, boosts self-esteem and enhances blood circulation. And, we know that blood flow to the right places at the right time is just what we need for arousal and orgasm. The best news is that some studies even show that regular exercise can help with more intense and more frequent orgasms. Now, doesn’t that make the effort worth it?

So, take a look at these exercises which can help strengthen the muscle groups that aid the most in sexual performance.


Cardio gets the heart to beat faster, makes breathing stronger and boosts blood flow. This is a good thing for both genders, leading to improved arousal for women and stronger erections for men. So, take a brisk morning walk, jog, or go to a gym. Just 20-30 minutes a day can make a difference.

Pelvic Thrusts

This is a no-brainer. After all, this is exactly what you will be doing regardless of whether you choose the missionary position or the cowgirl. With regular pelvic thrusts, you can build stamina for powerful thrusts during sex, while also enhancing flexibility to try different positions. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it tightens up the buttock muscles and gives your partner a great view!


Now, here’s a fun fact – researchers from Harvard found that both men and women swimmers in their 60s had sex lives that were as good as that of people 20 years younger than them. This is because swimming builds stamina and endurance, improves blood circulation, strength and flexibility, and it reduces stress. It also helps get rid of those extra pounds, which is great for the libido, given that being overweight is known to lower sex drive.

Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which brings a myriad of benefits. And it can help with more intense orgasms. Both men and women can practice this exercise. To ensure that you are contracting and relaxing the pelvic muscles correctly, women can place a finger in their vagina to check the pressure and men can check whether their penis rises slightly.


Planks are the most effective way to strengthen the muscles of your abs, upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Just 60 seconds of planks a day can help you see a noticeable difference. If you find it difficult to balance on your toes to do the planks, you can do them with your knees instead.

Bonus Exercise!

The frog jump has also proven effective in enhancing sexual performance. Stand with your legs apart. Bend down at the knees and jump up like a frog. That’s it. Repeating this for about a minute a day can give you strength and power for amazing sex.


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