Why pump weights alone when you could build muscle with a friend? Sex is a great workout, and by implementing a couple of these sexercise tips you can have a sexual experience that is not only better for your body but also more pleasurable for you and your partner.
Why pump weights alone when you could build muscle with a friend?
Sex is a great workout, and by implementing a couple of these sexercise tips you can have a sexual experience that is not only better for your body but also more pleasurable for you and your partner.
We’re not talking about vigorous pounding with tense muscles and impossible positions, just the sexual poses you’re used to with added tips to intensify your pleasure.
“Sex is great when you let go of any objectives,” said Anna Marti, a Portland-based intimacy coach.
“You’re not using sex to boost your self-image or manipulate a partner. You sense yourself deeply relaxing, connecting skin-to-skin with another human, and your mind gets quiet,” Marti said. “This kind of sex gives you energy [and] enhances creativity, and you feel light—a natural high!”
Proper breathing is key, as with most workouts. Finding patterns of breath with your partner will put you more in sync and bring your moments of ecstasy closer together.
“Our physical experience of long, slow breaths can lower our blood pressure and allow for a deep relaxation, while fast and full breaths with pelvic thrusting raises our heart rate, pumps oxygenated blood into our tissues and can give us a cardio workout that lengthens our stamina, burns calories and discharges stress and toxicity,” said Barbara Wynne, a Portland-based somatic sex educator, coach and sexological bodyworker.
Wynne teaches erotic and emotional skills to people who long to restore their sacred relationship with their own body, experience ecstatic connection in their sexuality and claim the sexually fulfilling lifestyle they desire.
“All forms of sex and intimacy—from cuddling, to solo sex, to ejaculatory orgasm during partner sex—have profound positive impact on the human body across the spectrum of physical, emotional and mental experience,” Wynne said.
Sex is a perfect way for us to get some interactive exercise while we strengthen our mental health through positivity. Changing positions during intercourse is a great way to cool down. Breathing in between positions prolongs your pleasurable sexual encounter.
This sexercise routine will help your muscles feel the burn while your body builds to orgasm.
The partner on top has better control over rhythm, so while you focus on your abdominal muscle core, vary between faster and slower rhythmic reps.
By lacing your arms at an L-shape, with your forearms tucked under the bottom partner’s shoulders, you will not only increase intimacy while thrusting but also achieve a better workout for your triceps while pulling up and into your partner.
Bottoms: Relax your back to relieve unnecessary muscle tension and focus on your abdominals and pelvic floor. These muscle groups will enhance stimulation and tighten your tummy.
For male couples, throw your bottom’s legs over your shoulders for ease in positioning. This will also add an extra muscular crunch and curl for the bottom partner’s abs.
Perform this position on the edge of the bed with the penis- or strap-on-toting partner sitting with his feet placed firmly on the ground. Partner Two will sit on Partner One’s lap, facing him, with legs resting in kneeling position on either side.
Seated partner, strengthen your trapezius and deltoid muscles by using your arms to assist in lifting your partner up and down. Top partner, focus your energy to your core and feel the burn in your quads and glutes as you elevate and drop your body.
This is a great position to practice relaxed breathing together because you can inhale and exhale simultaneously with chests pressed together as your bodies rise and fall.
Partners lie with their legs and genitals interlocked, propped up on their sides, holding onto the bed or legs of the other partner for stability. This position will give your biceps and triceps a workout as you use them to steady yourself while slowly grinding into your partner’s body.
Scissoring reps will strengthen your inner thighs and quads as you use them to keep your bodies locked together.
Partner One will kneel on the bed with arms at his sides. Partner Two then lies on the base of her shoulder blades and angles her hips up to connect pelvises with Partner One. Partner One will assist by holding his companion’s legs.
The kneeling partner will feel the burn in his quads and glutes, while gaining the most exercise in the biceps as he holds the legs of his lover. Partner Two should focus the majority of her energy on her thighs and glutes to squeeze and pull pleasure from the intercourse epicenter.