Better sex is something that many people seek. When it’s enjoyable, it’s good but it can even be better. For men, better sex can be achieved through a variety of ways. While people readily think of popping a pill or two, there are other methods to improving sex for men. Getting better sex isn’t really as hard as you’d think, either. Here are eight tips to try to improve your sex life.

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  • Take a chill pill

 

You’d be surprised by just how badly excessive stress can affect your life. High levels of stress have been shown to cause a condition known as “cortisol steal.” What happens is that your body reacts to the abnormal stress levels by producing more cortisol and less testosterone. This leads to an imbalance in your hormones, which can cause a change in your sex drive. Relaxing through yoga, meditation or simple breathing exercises can help restart your hormonal system and improve your sex life.

 

  • Try Swimming

 

Various exercises can be used to improve your sex life but swimming is one of the best options. The benefit to choosing swimming is that it will help your endurance levels. By being able to last for more laps in the pool, you’ll be able to last longer in the bedroom, too. Swimming for at least 30 minutes per session and up to three or four times a week can help give you the boost you’re looking for.

 

  • Naturally raise your testosterone levels

 

Low levels of testosterone can include fatigue, an increase in body fat, body pain and unfortunately, a lowered sex drive. But you don’t need to choose pills as the only option to making a change. Natural testosterone boosters can be found in herbs like Boron, Ashwagandha and Eurycoma root. The Eurycoma root in particular is used as an aphrodisiac in the Malaysian culture. One of the benefits of natural boosters is that they inhibit estrogen production. High estrogen levels in men can sometimes contribute to the development of prostate cancer and heart disease.  

 

  • Eat the right foods

 

You might not be aware of just how certain foods can stimulate your sex drive. To naturally achieve an erection, all you need to do is increase the blood flow. Two great options that increase your blood circulation are garlic and onions. Spicy peppers can also be used to get you hot in different ways other than your mouth. Besides helping with arousal, peppers can reduce any inflammation and hypertension, both which reduce the pleasure of sex.

 

  • Try some self-practice

 

Masturbation is a great way to improve your sex life. Because you’re in control of just yourself, you have time to explore what you like and learn about your arousal points. However, the main benefit is that masturbation can improve your longevity. You’ll find that your sex life will be improve just by extending how much more time you can go before the climax. However, all techniques are not equal. Be patient with yourself and don’t rush. Rushing will lead to lowered stamina.

 

  • Increase your outdoor time

 

Sunshine has been known to improve a variety of health conditions. But it can also help improve your sex life. You should be sure to check if your testosterone levels are at a healthy range before adding any supplements. Whether your testosterone level is low or you just want to raise them, sunlight can help you do this. Sunlight also suppresses the production of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps our body sleep but because its goal is to make you relax, it lowers your libido. Vitamin D supplements can raise testosterone levels and the sun is a natural stimulant for this vitamin. To get that sunshine boost, be sure to get a minimum of 15 minutes of direct sunlight.

 

  • Put down the booze

 

Everyone has their vices, but oftentimes they really do more harm than good. Having a nightly drink or smoking throughout the day have other more well-known side effects. But they also negatively affect your sex drive. Stimulants cause your blood vessels to shrink, leading to a decrease in circulation which can then lead to lower levels of arousal. Lowered circulation levels can also lower your ability to perform. Because of the limited blood flow, you may also experience some erectile dysfunction. One way to combat this is to cut back on the alcohol and cigarettes.

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  • Focus on the intimacy

 

The basic, physical parts of sex are undoubtedly a good feeling. But the mental aspects are also vitally important to how much better your sex can be. Intimacy can be expressed through very simple actions. Kissing, hugs and light caressing can all improve your sex life. You can help create tension and excitement before you even get to the main event. Having intimacy and addressing the needs of your partner will help both of you feel even better.