Today, i am going to be sharing with you on ENERGY LEVELS AND GREAT SEX .
However, high energy levels doesn't mean having sex in a rush. High energy levels do, however, allow you to enjoy vigorous, extended sexual intimacy that is the key to satisfaction for both men and women.
One of the best ways to ensure that you have high energy levels is to get enough rest. Enough rest is approximately eight solid hours of sleep per day every day of the week. If you have kids, are a light sleeper or have health issues that make sleeping for eight hours difficult, you may simply have low energy levels which decrease libido and enjoyment in sex. Try to change your schedule and talk to your doctor about how you can safely and naturally get the recommended sleep level per day. In some cases herbal teas, yoga, relation techniques or just adding a bit more exercise to your day can really help out in getting a better sleep.
It is also important to avoid a few things as well. For at least four hours before bed avoid the following:
• Caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea and most types of soda
• Avoid tobacco or
• Chocolate – in large amounts
• Sugary drinks including fruit juices from concentrate
• Eating heavy meals
• Stimulate types of medications
• Heavy exercise
• Avoid watching television or playing on the computer for at least an hour before bedtime
Instead, of these types of beverages, foods and activities that can help you get a good night's sleep so you are relaxed, refreshed and energized:
• Drink warm milk or herbal teas
• Take a warm bath
• Listen to soft, relaxing music
• Read a good book
• Eat some fresh fruit or protein at least three hours before bedtime
For some couples sleeping together is not the best way to get a good night's sleep. Snoring, someone that wakes up often or moves constantly in the bed or someone that talks in their sleep can often prevent the partner from the relaxing night they need. Not only does this lead to tension, stress and even anger but it will decrease energy levels and reduce the chance for intimacy.
Sleeping in different beds or different rooms doesn't mean giving up those intimate interludes. Plan and talk about how your sexual relationship can grow and prosper even if you aren't right next to each other in bed each night. Many couples find that having to think about moving to another room for sex is a great motivator as well as a way to ensure that they do have regular intimacy.
OPTIONS FOR ENHANCING SEXUAL EXPERIENCES
There are a variety of medical and psychological factors that can decrease sexual drive, performance and enjoyment. For many couples this is a never discussed topic but one that certainly should be addressed within the relationship.
It is estimated that approximately 35% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have moderate to severe problems with impotency, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED. An additional 15% have mild forms of ED that cause feelings of inadequacy in their sexual relationships. Men also can have a decrease in their libido or desire for intimacy, but this is less common with approximately 15 to 16% of the male population estimated to have a loss in their interest in sex.
Women, on the other hand, tend to have more problems with low desire for intimacy or loss of libido. It is estimated that approximately 30 to 40% of all females over the age of puberty will have some time in their life where they have little or no interest in sex. Often this is hormonal in nature and may coincide with pregnancy, lactation, perimenopause or menopause.
For both men and women stress from work, financial problems, relationships or family can all lead to a period of time where sex just isn't seen as important, desirable or worth the effort. However, research shows that couples that work together to redevelop their sexual relationship and intimacy are more likely to stay together, report being happier and also work through the problem that is causing the lack of desire for intimacy.
Men are actually more fortunate than women when it comes to being able to take a pill to help with erectile dysfunction or other sex related problems. Unless there is a health concern with sex or a possible conflict with other medications men tend to tolerate ED medications very well. Of course there are side-effects to these medications and it is very important for both partners to understand the signs of a reaction to the medications.
Common mediations that are prescribed to help with ED include:
All of the medications work to increase the blood flowing to the manliness, allowing for a full, lasting erection. While the medications are different they do work very much the same, typically with good results for men. There are variations in how long the medication is effective as well as how quickly the results from taking the medication will be noted.
Women with low desire for intimacy or loss of libido will soon be able to take their own versions of Viagra. While there are currently no specific prescription medications on the market to deal with the physical side of women's sexual experiences many doctors find low dosage antidepressant medications have a positive impact on female libido.
There are a wide range of herbal, holistic and naturopathic remedies marketed over the internet, in health food stores and even in drug stores. Most of these so called "natural stimulants" or "natural sex enhancers" are not tested in any type of controlled setting so their effectiveness is typically a claim made by the company trying to sell the product.
With that being disclosed, there are some treatments that have been used for many years and in a variety of different cultures around the world. It is essential to talk to your physician before using any herbal supplement as they can have side-effects. It is also important to check there isn't a medical condition that is impacting your sexual pleasure and enjoyment before starting on any of these types of treatments.
Some options for natural sex enhancing treatments include:
• Acupuncture – for both men and women
• Arginine – used to increase blood flow and circulation
• Ginseng – more commonly associated with male performance
• Pomegranate juice – high in antioxidants
• Ginkgo biloba – may be suitable for men and women that have low desire for intimacy or libido without sexual functioning problems
• Zinc supplements – may increase testosterone in both men and women
• Vitamin E – essential precursor to the development of the sex hormones in both men and women
• Don quai – for women a traditional treatment for all types of female reproductive disorders
• Yohimbine and Yohimbe – perhaps the oldest treatment for male ED it is potentially dangerous to men that are sensitive to the alkaloid found in the herbal preparation
It is very important to know exactly what is in the supplement before considering ingesting the pill, capsule or even drinking a tea made with the herbs. Some of these herbal combinations are very powerful stimulants that may be fatal to individuals with heart conditions, high blood pressure or other metabolic disorders. Avoid any type of herbal supplements until consulting with your doctor.
Foods That Enhance Sex
There are some foods that are just romantic and associated with intimacy and desire. Chocolate covered strawberries are probably the first food that comes to mind, but there are foods all over the world that are believed to enhance desire and stimulate sexual activity for both men and women. These so called aphrodisiac foods are found all over the world, some which are actually very common.
Whether or not these foods really can increase sexual desire and get you in the mood is not really the issue. A lot of sexual excitement and anticipation is in the mind, so if eating some of these foods gets you in the mood, why not give them a try?
Foods from different cultures that are believed to enhance sexual desire include:
• Dark Chocolate
In most countries red wine is also considered to be an aphrodisiac, especially when combined with dark chocolate. I would be happy to have you views, comments or reviews on this topic.