Stretches and simple exercises can increase your flexibility for enhanced sex and improve blood flow. Do not push, listen to your body and adjust, slow down, or stop.
Exercises for Better Flexibility & Sex
- Loosen up those hips for missionary
If the missionary pose is your favourite, a knee-to-chest stretch will do wonders for your hips. Try these options on for size: keep one leg flat while holding the other knee to your chest for a deeper stretch, then switch; or hold both knees to your chest.
- Cat-cow pose in case it’s going down doggy style
The Chakravakasana yoga pose, or cat-cow stretch, helps bring flexibility to your spine and back. Plus, being down-on-all-fours literally puts you in the right position for hanky-panky!
- Frog pose for the next time
Also known as the Mandukasana, the frog pose targets your hips and groin muscles. Hanging out in frog pose for 10 seconds—or as long as you comfortably can—will get your muscles loose and ready for practically any sexual position.
- A gentle side split to get ready for the main event
A side split can be achieved by either lying flat on your back or seated upright against a wall for greater support. This stretch works your hamstrings, hip flexors, and abs.
- A Kegel a day
Kegels definitely counts as an exercise. Stronger pelvic floor muscles can improve the intensity of your orgasms, as well as contribute to bladder control. Best of all, you can do kegel exercises anywhere or anytime, as often as you like.
These exercises and many others can act as a flexibility warm-up before sexual intercourse. Cramps during sex are no fun; a quick stretch daily helps prevent those annoying twinges in the heat of the moment. Don’t feel pressured to achieve greater flexibility solely for someone else’s comfort.
Sex is all about maximizing your pleasure (alone or with a partner) and feeling confident in your sexiness.