The benefits of sex are well established! Having an active and fulfilling sex life can improve physical health and fitness, reduce stress, and even lead to improved sleep. Celebrate Valentine’s Day and the season of love, this year #ForgetDiamonds and give a gift that you and your partner will be sure to remember. The makers of Trojan™ Condoms, Lubricants and Vibrators have tips on how to maximize the benefits of sex, and enhance pleasure and intimacy in relationships.
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Mix it up. Monotony and routine are common sexual concerns in relationships. In a recent Trojan™ survey, most participants agreed that they are more interested in trying new things to enhance pleasure than they were ten years ago. So go ahead – try something new!
Give Lube a Try! Haven’t used lube in a while? Or never? Personal lubricants have come a long way over the past decade. Innovations in lubricants include Trojan™ Arouses and Releases™ and Arouses and Intensifies™ for a whole new kind of orgasmic experience. Purchase a variety of lubricants, including water-based and silicone and explore what you like best for oral sex, vaginal sex, and manual stimulation.
Get some exercise. Even a little. Cardiovascular exercise before sex gets your blood flowing – and enhanced blood flow can lead to enhanced orgasm. Also, you’ll feel good about yourself for being active – being active increases self-esteem and body image and makes you a more confident sex partner.
Don’t neglect your sexual health. Research shows your sexual health impacts your overall well-being. In a recent Trojan™ survey, 87 per cent of women and men agreed that their sexual health contributes to their overall health and well-being. That means taking time for you!
Snuggle a little longer. Though sex is relaxing enough to send us all to a blissful sleep, don’t nod off instead of sharing a few extra moments together. In a recent Trojan™ survey, individuals who reported over 20 minutes of post-sex affectionate behaviour were the most likely to report that their encounter was “very pleasurable.” And this was especially true for men! So go for it – bask in the after-glow!
Don’t underestimate the value of foreplay. Kissing and hugging before sex is associated with a more pleasurable experience! In a recent Trojan survey, for men, 11-15 minutes of foreplay was most strongly associated with “very pleasurable” sex. For women, 16-20 minutes was the “sweet spot.” So don’t rush into sex. You’ll enjoy it more if you build up the passion and feel more connected to your partner.
This Valentine’s Day, go ahead and try something different! How are you celebrating?