Increased stamina, improved flexibility, and stronger, firmer muscles — all great fitness goals that also happen to have long-lasting (ahem) benefits outside of the gym. Yep, we're talking about your sex life.
You’ve heard that kegels are key to your sexual pleasure, and that’s because they engage and strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor
. This area is your sexual foundation. It provides support for your pelvis and organs, and when strong, it can enhance your orgasms
. But, kegels aren’t the only way to train these muscles.
This routine, developed by Roya Siroospour, the regional fitness Director for Miami Crunch Gym
who is known for her sexy-and-strong classes, focuses on exercises that will maximize your pleasure. “These moves strengthen your pelvic floor, allowing for more control over your orgasms, while also engaging other important muscles used during sex,” Siroospour says.
Sex itself is a physical activity. But, no, it doesn't count as your only workout; you still have to log some exercise hours outside the bedroom. Still, focusing on your “sexy-time muscles” — including your hip flexors, abs, inner thighs, and butt — can have big payoffs in the sack (or wherever you find yourself) by creating body awareness, building strength (to support your weight and your partner's), developing the stamina to reach orgasm, increasing confidence, and improving your flexibility. Plus, exercise just sounds like more fun when you know it leads to better sex.
This routine doesn’t require any equipment, and you can do the exercises at home or at the gym (don't worry, they don't scream "I'm working my love muscles!" or anything). Ahead, your six-move workout that’s both simple and
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