4 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Sex Life

Ariane Marder, Glamour magazine

Despite the fact that I've never had a coregasm (and I'm still waiting for it), going to the gym has done wonders for my sex life.

Lately, I've been sluggish and felt out of shape so I've been hitting the gym harder to make myself feel better. And, ooh boy, the payoff has been more amazing than I could have imagined. Here are four ways exercise has improved my sexy time.

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I feel sexier.

I love to be naked, but in the last few months, let's just say I haven't been so psyched about the texture of certain body parts. There's nothing worse than being in the middle of hooking up and being distracted by a dimple of fat you swore wasn't there last year. For those of you who know what I'm talking about, I have one word for you: Yoga. I'm not sure what it is about this ancient discipline that produces immediate results, but it's a freakin' miracle as far as I'm concerned.

I've got moves.

I'm stronger and more flexible, so assuming positions where I have to "work" isn't nearly as hard as it's been in the past. There have been many, many times where I've pulled a muscle in bed. And I can tell you from experience, nothing makes you feel like a sexual cripple like screaming "My BACK!!" mid-thrust. The lesson here? Core strength is NOT to be underrated.

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I can last longer.

I never thought of myself as the lazy type in bed, but I was headed that way. I can't tell you how much I detest running. It hurts my knees and makes me want to puke, but after consistently upping my cardio, I'm not panting and sweating after ten minutes of hooking up. (Yes, I was probably more out of shape than I wanted to admit).

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My head is clearer.

Cardio isn't just good for endurance, it's good for my overactive noggin'. I know I'm not present when I'm obsessing over what people may have said behind my back or when AMC plans to replay this week's episode of Mad Men. Working out and breaking a sweat puts my mind at ease and let's me actually enjoys the precious minutes of sexy time.

Does working out help you in bed? If so, how?


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