You Binge on 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 Eat Too Much Salt
When 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 prepackaged foods, which often have lots of sodium, and watch how much you add at the table. Instead, add flavor with herbs and spices.
You Stay Stressed
Constant strain and worry wears you out — everywhere. When you flood your body with stress hormones for a long periods of time, it hijacks your health and also tanks your desire to have sex.
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 — a walk in a park, a yoga class, or laughing at your favorite comedy.
You 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. The real engine revvers? Oral sex and masturbation.
You’re Too Busy
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. Scheduling sex may sound like a buzzkill, but it can help you make sure you don’t keep putting it off. Example:
- “Wanna get together?”
- “Sure, how about two o’clock?”
So mark time on your calendars, and stick to it. You’ll feel more connected, which will lead to better bouts in bed …