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Sex: Four Healthy Sexual Habits Men Should Practice!

Let’s be honest, a man’s penis is one extraordinary organ. In fact, it’s the only bodily organ that can literally change its size, shape, and structure in the blink of an eye. However, when it’s not taken care of properly, it doesn’t “perform” quite as well as most men would like for it to. More specifically, a variety of factors can impact a penis’s ability to function properly. Moreover, years of neglect can also lead to its decline. The good news is that with a little effort, you can keep your penis and sex life healthy and happy for many years to come.

Why is adopting healthy sexual habits crucial for a balanced and happy sex life?

Remember when sex used to be simple, well, if you exclude unplanned pregnancy concerns and STDs that is. As you grow older, most people adopt some pretty gnarly sexual habits, and when that occurs it’s your libido and sexual performance that ultimately take the “hits.” And, even if you were once a sexual dynamo with a sex drive and penis that were always raring to go, time and “bad sex habits” have probably taken a toll, causing your sex life to take a serious nosedive.


So, why is adopting healthy sexual habits crucial for a balanced and happy sex life? Well, primarily because unhealthy sexual habits can tank your sex life, before you even have a chance to say, “Wait!” On the other hand, healthy sexual habits can ensure that all of your “parts” are functioning at an optimal level. And, if all of your “parts” are working as they should, you are bound to be happier – in and out of the bedroom.

Furthermore, unhealthy sexual habits can even cause turmoil in your personal and career lives, while healthy sexual habits can actually improve your job performance, relationships, and self-esteem. So, what is the best way to combat “bad sex habits” before they cause you and your partner a whole lot of misery? Well, by acknowledging your “bad sex habits,” and replacing them with healthier ones.

What are some “good sex habits” that can help you achieve a happy and balanced sex life?

Listed below are 5 healthy sexual habits that can improve your sex life:

  1. Reduce Stress

The truth is nothing can destroy a healthy and balanced sex life like stress. In fact, high levels of stress can wreak havoc on your health and zap your sex drive. More specifically, stress can elevate your heart rate (in an unhealthy way) and raise your blood pressure – both of which can negatively impact your libido and sexual performance.

In addition, psychological stress can prevent you from becoming or staying erect and/or experiencing an orgasm. Moreover, stress can lead to self-medication with nicotine, drugs, and alcohol – all of which can be deadly on your sex drive and performance. Therefore, the most unhealthy sexual habit you can adopt is to allow stress to overtake (and dictate) your life. So, if you want to have good sex, reduce your stress level.

  1. Cut Back

 Vices can really cause a lot of problems in the bedroom. So, if you want to have healthy and balanced sex life, you will need to reduce your consumption of booze, nicotine, caffeine, and illegal substances. And, although a beer or a couple of glasses of wine may appear to be the perfect solution for a low sex drive or an annoying sexual performance issue, in reality, it may actually make everything worse, instead of better.

How? Well, alcohol is a “depressant,” which means that it “slows you down” instead of “hyping you up,” during sex. Caffeine can cause bodily stress, leading to lower levels of cortisol, the hormone that produces your “fight or flight” response. And, low cortisol levels can stress your adrenal glands, preventing them from producing hormones that are crucial for a healthy and balanced sex life.

  1. Sleep & Exercise More

A sexual habit that can cause your sex life to become unhealthy and unbalanced is not enough sleep or exercise. The truth is, not snoozing long enough can tired you out – in and out of the bedroom – causing your sex life to suffer. So, a healthy sexual habit that is important for “good sex” is a good night’s rest. FYI: Most, but not all, men need at least 8-hours of sleep to feel rested and prepared for any sexy “activities” that could arise throughout the day.

Exercising more is another healthy sexual habit you will want to adopt. Regular exercise is beneficial for your sex life as it triggers additional blood flow to your penis. In addition, it can lift your mood, improve your self-confidence (especially in the sack), give you more energy, and reduce your stress level. The good news is all you need is 30-35 minutes of exercise a day (to take your sex life to another level).

  1. Practice Healthy Masturbation & Stay Sexually Active

Lastly, if you want a healthy and balanced sex life – use your penis. Did you know all you have to do to keep your penis in good shape is to use it regularly? It’s true! When you don’t use your penis much, it can lead to a host of sexual issues. In fact, men, who masturbate and/or have sex on a regular basis, have fewer sexual problems – i.e. erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

So, if you’re not lasting as long as you’d like in bed, you may need some practice. And, although sex is the best practice for sex, masturbating can also help improve your sexual performance (i.e. longevity). It is important to note, however, that improper masturbation techniques can negatively affect your sexual performance. In other words, if you rush it, you could unintentionally cause an early ejaculation, the next time you have sex with your partner. The good news is there are healthy ways to masturbate, so the sex just keeps getting better and better.

In Summary…

Both men and women ask a lot of the “penis,” but most men do not spend nearly enough time caring for its well-being. The best way to keep your penis and sex life in peak condition is to banish “bad sex habits” in favor of “good ones.” In other words, adopt healthy sexual habits, such as reducing your stress level, cutting back on vices, getting enough sleep and exercise, and becoming more sexual active – either through masturbation or by having a boatload of sex. Remember, practice makes perfect and with a little extra effort and an understanding partner, you’ll be back on the saddle having the best sex of your life in no time at all!

Author’s Bio: Andrew Wise is a health writer for the Between Us Clinic. The Between Us Clinic provides sex-therapy online programs for men and couples experiencing premature ejaculation.

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Andrew is a health writer for the Between Us Clinic. The Between Us Clinic provides sex-therapy online programs for men and couples experiencing premature ejaculation.
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