Running and Sex – Does Running Affect Sexual Performance?
Our sex life plays a critical role in the way we feel about ourselves and our happiness. It’s why people do many things in order to keep it active and ongoing. Let’s face it, we are always trying to look the best to the opposite sex, trying to impress and display how good we are in bed, no matter how good we actually are.
If you worry about sexual performance, then you need to know if running can help you with that.
How running helped my sex life
Before I toke up running, I was really in a bad shape; I couldn’t climb the minimum flight of stairs without much huffing and puffing. This affected my sexual life tremendously; I was always getting tired, thus my performance and enjoyment suffered greatly.
But when I started running, things changed for the best. I started losing weight and liking my new look, as a result, my self-confidence and attractiveness increased greatly, thus improving my sexual life almost overnight.
Running and scientific studies
Many studies have been done on the subject and they seem to validate my conclusion. Running has been proven to enhance sexual performance for both men and women; this is believed as a result of the benefits gained in muscle strength, endurance, and cardiovascular power, these factors lead to better sexual performance.
One of the studies found that male runners are less likely to have erectile problems than inactive men. Runners have a better self-image, and are more positive about their physical abilities; as a result, they see themselves more sexually attractive, causing them to be more sexually active. Running can also have an anti-depressant effect.
Don’t run too much!
On the other side, too much running can have counter-productive effects; it can lead to excessive physical and mental fatigue, and a loss of sexual appetite, which can negatively affect your sex life. So beware when you feel you are doing too much.…