I’m beyond excited to introduce you to my friend Kelsey who’s here to teach you some sexercises – exercises for better sex! She’s a foodie, homesteader, and workout fiend who’s passionate about helping others towards better health both mentally and physically. This week she’s here to show you the sexier side of working out.
Kelsey & I met at a conference and immediately bonded over our love of delish (vegan) food, the trials and tribulations of long-term relationships, and what to do when you have a crush on someone else. She also was my partner in crime for the conference’s closing party. I solemnly swear we were up to no good and totally blame Nick Cannon & DJ Spider for our shenanigans.
Here’s Kelsey with three simple sexercises you can do to have stronger orgasms and more intimate, exciting, & fulfilling sex.
Hey there everyone! I’m Kelsey from over at A Little Rosemary and Time. I’m a food and fitness enthusiast but today I’m here to talk about the sexier side of working out: strengthening your pelvic floor.
Wait wait- don’t click away yet! Your pelvic floor is made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves that support your lower abdomen and pelvic region. A commonly known term for exercises to strengthen this area is the Kegel. A Kegel is essentially an exercise in which you tighten those muscles, hold and release. You can check where these muscles are by doing a simple test while going to the bathroom. When you’re peeing, tighten the muscles in that region to stop the flow of urine and then release- voila!, you’ve established the location of your pelvic floor!
Strengthening these muscles can do wonders for your sex life but you also need proper core and back support.
Apart from just doing Kegels, there are a lot of other exercises that can be done to strengthen your core, lower abdominals and pelvic region. Together, these exercises have tons of benefits including stronger orgasms, preventing bladder control problems, and helping you have more rigorous, adventurous sex. This is because they strengthen the muscles responsible for orgasm (the pelvic floor) and the muscles that support those.
3 Exercises for Better Sex
These are some body-weight exercises that can be done at home. You don’t need a gym or extra weights to start getting a stronger pelvic floor and having better sex! Try to do these exercises a couple times a week and aim for 3 sets of 10 for each one.
For this movement, you really want to squat past a 90° angle to really utilize your lower abdominals. Make sure to sit back and do not let your knees pass your toes. You’ll want to pull your arms forward to counterbalance yourself though so it may take some time and practice to really get the movement down properly.
Lying on the floor with your knees bent and your hands at your side, use your glutes (butt muscles) to push your pelvic region up to form a bridge. Hold yourself there for several seconds before releasing and slowly lowering your pelvis back down.
Lying on the floor, place your hands behind your head and raise your knees and feet up at a 90° angle- almost like you’re sitting on an invisible chair. Focus on using your abdominal muscles to pull your legs and head inward- do not use your hands to pull your head in. Make sure to keep your core tight so that your lower back doesn’t arch.
Kegels + core work = the ultimate exercises for better sex
All of these muscles contract when you have an orgasm. So by strengthening both your pelvic floor and core, you can enhance the intensity of your orgasm. And maybe explore some new positions you didn’t try before.
Now that you know where your pelvic floor muscles are, practice tightening and loosening them throughout the day. It’s a great exercise to do while you’re sitting at your desk, watching tv, or, you know, having some sexy time.
PS For even more info on how to do your kegels, click here. The video is an oldie but goodie.
PPS Want to make your Kegels easier and work better? These are my fave kegel balls.