Forget anti-wrinkle creams, research claims sex can make you look seven years younger and that's not the only benefit - here's our round up for National Sex Day. You probably don't need much convincing, but there's quite a few health benefits to a healthy sex life. There are quite a few benefits to having sex, from boosting fertility to looking young yes that's a thing , you even get healthier sort of. Semen health was found to be best when sex had last occurred less than two days before the sperm was tested and was greatly decreased after 10 days of abstinence. Thirty minutes of vigorous sex burns up to calories, which is the same as a small glass of wine. Varying your positions is also a great, fun way to tone different muscle groups and keep limbs lean and flexible.
8 Best Exercises to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor, According to a Trainer
Our pelvic floor muscles are crucial, not only for supporting our organs from the bladder to the anus and everything in between but they can also have a big impact on our sex lives. Much like a bicep, Amanda explains that there is only one type of contraction that you can do with your pelvic floor. Building up your pelvic floor muscle is not only going to make you feel more confident in the bedroom but if you suffer from a weaker pelvic floor this exercise also has the power to make a huge difference to your day-to-day life. Pelvic floor muscles kick in when we sneeze, pass wind or feel that our bladder might leak. By practising short, powerful squeezes we can improve their capabilities and learn to squeeze them in time to cough, keeping our wee in our bladder. Using the technique that you learned in exercise one Amanda explains: "Like all muscles in the body the pelvic floor muscles can perform in different ways. Christine explains that one thing that is incredibly important to remember is that releasing those muscles is just as essential as tightening them up.
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If not, it might already be time to reevaluate your goals for And like getting fit or climbing the ladder at work, a better sex life does actually take some work. So add these 12 new sex positions to your to-do list for Challenge yourself to try one each month. In fact, past research has found that women who had trouble reaching orgasm during missionary position were more likely to orgasm using the coital alignment technique.