Summer is a pretty sexy season. Everyone has a little extra skin showing, you’re probably sporting a golden glow and you’re just a happier, more carefree version of yourself. So the bedroom should be heating up as much as the temperature outside, right?
While it’s the perfect time of year to get outside, we think it’s just as ideal for slipping between the sheets for an extra mood-booster. We hope you’ve taken to heart our tips for biohack your libido, we know that there might still be a few things holding you back. If you’re not in the mood, there’s no need to stress. There are tons of ways to reconnect with your desires and rev up your sexual energy naturally.
Ready to romp? We thought so. Here are our top tips for getting dirty, the clean way.
Stick a pin in it. We don’t mean to put your desires on hold. Even though delayed gratification can be a fabulous thing, we know that sometimes you want something and want it now. Chinese medicine has encouraged acupuncture to increase libido for centuries. The stagnation of qi in the body, which results in poor energy and blood flow, can dim your sexual energy and response. A few acupuncture sessions will get your juices flowing.
Turn your mind off to get turned on. Reaching orgasm can seem an impossible feat. And the pressure of not achieving the big O will likely distract you from the beautiful experience you are having, making you less likely to feel up for it. The best thing you can do is to try to be in the moment. This may be easier said than done, but practices like meditation and yoga can help you find your inner Zen. Studies show that those who practice meditation increase their responsiveness. The extra flexibility you get from those sun salutations doesn’t hurt either.
Get moving to help you put the moves on. It may sound crazy, but sexual satisfaction is directly linked to fitness. Not only will a class at Rocycle or a jog in the Westerpark help release the qi that is creating your sexual stagnation but will also reduce stress and improve your body image. We bet you feel sexier already.
Put a sock in it. Or on it, rather. People have long made fun of those who keep their socks on in bed, but it turns out they might have been onto something. Dutch scientists have conducted studies that show that you are 30 percent more likely to experience an orgasm if your feet are warm, so slip on a pair of cozy sustainable socks and get down to business.
Just do it. So you’re supposed to have sex to have more sex? That’s right! The best way to improve your sex life is to actually have sex. The more you do it, the more likely you are to create an energetic connection, release the hormones that will increase your libido and feel bonded to your partner.
So, what are you waiting for?!