Here Are 7 Natural Ways To Last Longer In Bed
Not lasting long enough in bed is a common worry. Find out how to last longer in bed, using natural methods. Here’s a guide for regaining control over sex life and making sex last longer.Everybody wants to be (and be with) flash, until it comes to sex. It’s probably one of the territories, where the rabbit and the hare story proves true. When it comes to sex, slow and steady takes home the trophy. Whether you’re nodding in agreement or wondering if you have the 'virility' to be someone's fantasy, we want you to keep reading.
First up, let’s understand what is the average length of a sex session? According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, for a heterosexual couple, the average sex session lasts about 5.4 minutes (minus the foreplay). However, another survey, conducted by Lovehoney pointed out that while 75% of men climax every time they have sex, only just 28% of women are that lucky.
Fortunately, ‘climax gap’, unlike the ‘wage gap’, isn’t impossible to fix. There could be various reasons behind a low sex drive, but fortunately, there are solutions and there are many ways to make sex last longer.
Here’s how to last longer in bed and get an orgasm each time you have sex.
1. Masturbate before sex
Men, masturbation isn’t only for lads who can’t get laid. Masturbation not only works wonders for your health, but also helps you last longer in bed. Masturbating before sex could delay the ejaculation. In fact, this technique is recommended to men who suffer from the problem of premature ejaculation. As per NHS, masturbating 1-2 hours before sex can prolong the session.
2. Use condoms
Not only condoms ‘shield’ you from unwanted pregnancies and STDs, but can make sex last longer. You must have heard men saying that sex isn’t the same with a condom, well, that’s because condom reduces the sensation on the penis. This, in turn, increases the length of the sex session. Additionally, since with the use of condoms, one doesn’t have to worry about STIs or unwanted pregnancies, both the partners can concentrate solely on sex and enjoy the moment.
3. Don’t miss out on the foreplay
Lasting longer during intercourse doesn’t always solve the purpose. One of the major reasons behind many women not being satisfied with their sex lives is the lack of foreplay. As reported by ABC news, about 75 per cent of women never reach orgasm from intercourse alone. Foreplay is essential for a woman to get fully aroused. The more aroused the woman is, the ‘wetter’ she is, and the more pleasurable is the sex for both the man and the woman. Remember, foreplay is to intercourse what appetizers are to the main course. It stimulates the ‘hunger’. You’re able to have more and more and more.
4. Take breaks
Probably, we could call it inter-play? So, the trick here is you take intermission(s) during intercourse and indulge in cuddling, kissing, touching, teasing, licking; everything you would do during foreplay. This would heighten the pleasure, prolong the sex session, and make sure she cums.
5. Refractory period to the rescue
The refractory period is the length of time between when a man ejaculates and his ability to achieve and maintain another erection. It’s said that many men experience less sensitivity during the second (or if you’re lucky the third) erection, which makes them last longer during intercourse.
6. Don’t skip your workout
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Working out not only boosts your stamina, but it also improves your blood circulation. Not only to your heart or lungs but also to your ‘magic wand’. Moreover, you could also try kegels exercise. It could strengthen the pubococcygeus muscle (PC muscle) which could help you control ejaculation. In women, it could help to improve the quality of orgasms. According to a study published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, where the effects of Kegels were examined in an 8-week program for post-partum women. It was discovered that 8-week pelvic muscle exercises increase the sexual self-efficacy in women after delivery.
7. Take a healthy diet
It’s not for no reason we emphasise so much on the importance of a healthy diet. Eating a nutritious and wholesome diet keeps your hormones balanced and your energy levels high.
The American Heart Association recommends a diet that includes:
- a wide range of fruits and vegetables.
- whole grains and plenty of fibre.
- healthful oils, such as olive oil and sunflower oil.
- seafood, nuts, and legumes.