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15 SEX FACTS TO IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE
SEX MAKES YOU SMARTER.
Turns out reaching an orgasm stimulates more than just one part of your body. Getting to a climax can boost your brain activity, as it increases the amount of blood flow to the brain.
TOP UP LIPSTICK FOR ATTENTION.
Want more attention from your date? Well pop some red lippie in your clutch because research shows that men are more attracted to women who wear red lipstick. But if you’re more of a nude lip girl then fear not. The study also showed that men showed the same reaction to a women wearing red.
GET YOUR MAN TO GROW A BEARD.
Or if he already has a long one, give it a little trim. Apparently, the average woman finds 10 days of beard growth the most attractive. Though of course, if you’re completely smitten you might not care about facial hair at all.
HAVE SOME ALONE TIME.
Struggling to reach full satisfaction during sex? Well, spend some time alone in bed because women who masturbate are less likely to struggle to reach the big O during sex. A survey showed that of women who struggle to climax during sex, 91% of those don’t masturbate at all.
TAKE A BITE.
An apple a day keeps the pleasure in play. Okay so that might’ve been amended just a little bit, but you get it. Researchers found that eating apples can increase your sexual satisfaction. The study found that women who increased the number of apples they ate a day by one, had a higher level of sexual function and got aroused more easily.
SEX CAN DESTRESS.
Research has shown that regular sex can lead to lower stress levels. The study showed that participants who had penetrative sex were less stressed than those who had non-penetrative sex, masturbated or didn’t have sex at all.
IMPROVES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Researchers have found that people who have sex once or twice weekly have better immune systems than people who have sex less than once a week. The study shows that levels of immunoglobulin, the chemical in your body that fights illnesses, was 30% higher in the people who had sex a couple of times a week.
HUG MORE FOR GOOD HORMONES.
Start a day with a 20-second hug. A long hug releases the hormone oxytocin, which produces feelings of trust and attachment. Research shows that not only do those who hug more have a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure, they’re also better able to deal with stressful situations.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT.
Struggling to get aroused? Load up on bananas (yes, actual bananas) for higher levels of B6, the vitamin that helps boost the production of sex hormones. Try eating chilli peppers as well, as they contain the chemical capsaicin, which will encourages the stimulation of the nerve endings that help you get aroused.
DON’T GIVE IT ALL AWAY.
Keep it subtle. Research shows 32% of men find x-rated texts a turn-off. Mystery is sexy.
GET IT ON OUTSIDE.
This will awaken your senses and the fears of getting caught will add an extra thrill.
START STRENGTH TRAINING.
A study shows that resistance training improves arousal and sexual desire in women. So double your strength session and get working your pelvic floor.
UPGRADE YOUR FORM.
Sex experts suggest adopting ‘the stretching cat pose’ which involves pushing your bum upwards, making thrusting feel deeper and helping you reach the big-O.
BUILD UP TO A CLIMAX.
Good sex comes to those who wait. A study shows men and women get the best orgasm when the build slowly and pause before climax.
Try tearing off your PJs and jump-starting the action on a Saturday night; it could leave your man more aroused and have you both rating your relationship higher in terms of satisfaction, stability and communication.