Marvin Gaye was on to something when he recorded his hit song Sexual Healing. While one in eight adults are having sex more frequently during quarantine, according to a YouGov poll of more than 24,000 US adults, there has also been reports of more conflict with couples who are living together during Covid-19. With the feeling of helplessness, job loss, and overall having little alone time, the quality of life has suffered as the world came to a halt.
All hope is not lost as health expert Myles Spar, MD, has uncovered a correlation between great sex and quality of life. Dr. Spar is Vault Health’s Chief Medical Officer and a leading authority in integrative men’s health. He is committed to empowering men to achieve their goals through greater well-being, and now he is giving us 6 tips to have better sex.
Up your melatonin: it may enhance men’s libido.
Reduce your sugar: copious amounts of sugar can lower testosterone, create leptin resistance (a crucial hormone that monitors sexual behavior), and reduce growth hormone (GH) production—another important hormone that improves muscle mass, burns body fat, and maintains libido.
Practice breathwork: as it is one way to help maintain stress. Chronic stress increases cortisol and epinephrine levels throughout the body, which in turn can affect testosterone production, suppress libido, and even cause ED.
Herbal Aphrodisiacs: some plants and herbs are scientifically proven to boost arousal and improve pleasure and performance in both men and women.
Kegels: practicing the exercise can help strengthen pelvic floor muscles, which in turn supports stronger erections, better orgasms, and ejaculations.
Regularly getting adequate sleep: or else your testosterone levels—and subsequent sexual performance—may suffer.