A healthy sex life contributes a greater deal to our overall health, and it’s important that we take good care of our sex life. As you can see, living a healthy life isn’t just about the absence of disease, but also includes sexual and mental health.
There are certain habits that encourage good sexual health, which in turn promotes overall wellbeing. On the contrary, there are some habits that can destroy your sex life and put your health at risk of serious menace. Here are the lists of few habits you should stop or reduce in other to enjoy healthy sex life.
- You Eat Bad Foods
If you’re a junk-food junkie, you’re filling your body with lots of refined carbs, simple sugars, and saturated and trans fat. This can slow your blood flow and affect how well you can perform during sex. Cut out the junk and go for plenty of fruits, veggies, and plant-based protein (nuts, beans, and tofu). Bonus: A healthy eating plan will give you more energy for sex.
- You Consume Too Much Salt
If salty foods are a regular part of your diet, you’re more likely to have high blood pressure, which can lower your libido. Steer clear of pre-packaged foods, which often have lots of sodium, and watch how much you add at the table. Instead, add flavour with herbs and spices.
- You Consume Too Much Alcohol
One glass of wine or a beer might help you relax, but a booze binge can make you crash and burn in the bedroom. Men, especially, can struggle with performance issues when they have too much alcohol in their system. Keep your drinking in moderation is the key sound health while you still enjoy yourself.
- You Being Stressed
Constant stress and worry wear you out. When your body is overwhelmed with stress chemical substance for a long period of time, it hijacks your health and also reduces your sexual desire. Try to figure out what’s stressing you so you can think about the best ways to handle it. It’s also a good idea to make time for regular stress-relief activities such as massage, a walk in a park, a yoga class, or laughing.
- You Stick to the Same Old Routine
Sometimes an old sex spell is just a matter of being stuck in a cycle. You might have a routine and not even realize it. Mix it up: try new positions or have sex in a place or at a time you don’t usually do it. Or try adding new alternatives like massage or sex toys to your routine. These will to rekindle the dying sex fire in your relationship.
- You Don’t Open Up
If there’s something about your sex life that’s bothering you, or you have ideas about new things you’d like to try, talk about it. Worried about how your partner might handle the conversation? Try to frame it around your feelings and reactions, not your partner’s. It helps to start your sentences with “I” instead of “you.” A closed mouth suffers in silence alone.
- You Don’t Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is the natural way of rebooting our body. But if you don’t nap, you could lose your libido. Studies show that women who sleep more tend to have a better sex life.
- You Smoke
There’s a long list of ways smoking harms your health, and slashing sexual desire is on it. Chemicals in tobacco and cigarette can mess with blood flow, which can cause sexual problems, especially for men. Smoking as a habit causes erection problem, libido problem and even diseases that may affect your sex life.
- You Always Skip Foreplay
Science backs it up: Building up to sex can make it better. In one survey of almost 8,700 people, both men and women said sex lasted longer when they included more types of stimulation beforehand. Oral sex and masturbation or even kissing and cuddling before the penetrative sex help to build a strong bond between lovers. Also, it improves the overall sexual satisfaction and gratification, which is a major condition that promotes good sexual health.
- You’re Too Busy For Intimacy
When life gets hectic, sex can sometimes be the first thing kicked off your “to-do” list. But intimacy in your relationship should be a priority. Even when your work or taking care of kids takes almost all your time, scheduling sex, however awkward, can help you make sure you don’t keep putting it off. So mark time on your calendars, and stick to it. You’ll feel more connected, which will lead to better bouts in bed.