With 2022 in full swing, it’s a good time to sit back, reflect, and think about what changes or improvements you want to make in the upcoming year.
Whether it’s about nabbing that promotion at work or traveling more with friends and family, there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate change in our daily lives – and that can also include life in the bedroom. Here are a few tips for making changes and improving your sex life in 2022.
While it might be difficult (and uncomfortable), the single most important thing you can do to improve your sexual relationship is to communicate with your partner, especially if there’s an issue.
After all, it takes two to work out a solution or come up with ideas to manage any issues, and the more open you both are - both in and out of the bedroom - the stronger your relationship will become with time.
They aren’t just for women! Kegel exercises are a popular and powerful way to train muscles around the genitals, and many report a noticeable improvement for their sexual capacity after just a few sessions.
Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel and can help with sexual function. With practice, Kegel exercises for men can be done just about anytime. To get started, try to stop in the middle of urination – this exercises the pelvic floor muscles. Once you know how it’s done, try out penile kegel exercises by flexing the muscles for about 5 seconds at a time, repeating this about 10 times in a session.
Performance anxiety is a common issue for many men. Sex is more than just a physical response – your emotions have something to do with it, too, and when your mind is too stressed to focus on sex, your body can't get excited either.
Lots of different worries can lead to the problem, including relationship issues, stress at work, and financial problems. Try relieving stress by exercising, taking a relaxing vacation with your partner, talking to someone about what’s bothering you, or deep breathing exercises. Determining the cause of your stress, and then taking steps to relieve it regularly, will help you get back to feeling your best - and in turn, improve your sex life.
Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or even if it’s fairly new, it’s common to feel like the relationship is stuck in a rut or seems to have less passion than it used to. You aren’t alone! This is a common feeling, and there are plenty of ways to get that spark back into your relationship.
The moment you realize the spark in your relationship is dimming, a date night will go a long way to reigniting the spark and romance. Pick one night of the week to schedule something special, and plan the whole evening out.
Whether it’s a simple, romantic evening at home with candles and your favorite album on deck, or a fancy dinner at your favorite restaurant, ensuring you both have special one-on-one time together can go a long way.
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can become an issue as men age; it can also happen for any number of reasons, especially with underlying health conditions. If you’re experiencing even occasional ED, it’s important to talk with your doctor. There are fortunately many ways to successfully manage the symptoms of ED, including medications, vacuum pumps, and basic lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.
When used, vacuum pumps such as VaxAid form a vacuum around the penis, which pulls in blood and quickly gives the user an erection. And unlike other pumps, VaxAid is designed to be used in water as well as air, which is much more convenient and more comfortable than other options. In the bath or shower, VaxAid can be filled with warm water, giving you a simpler and more effective way to regain an erection.
There are also several chronic health conditions, such as heart disease or arthritis, that can make sex and intimacy more challenging. Certain surgeries and many medications, such as blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants and acid-blocking drugs, can affect sexual function too.
There’s truly no better time to rekindle your relationship and kickstart your sex life for the new year! To help you get that spark back, we’re offering a special promotion: through January 31st, get 20% off all VaxAid products – including the VaxAid Trainer, VaxAid Deluxe, and all of our accessories!
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