Pilates has become so popular over the past decade because it simply works better than most fitness regimes at creating functional strength and flexibility. Strength and flexibility go hand in hand with better sex. Stronger abdominal muscles (as well as all of your other muscles) will actually help to sustain the action of sex. Stronger muscles equals stronger movements for a longer period of time. I promise that your experience will be enhanced when you are able to stabilize yourself in certain sexual positions :)
And what about flexibility? Pilates improves your flexibility and overall range of motion….try some poses you never dreamed possible, you will be pleasantly surprised with the results!
But the real secret is that pilates strengthens your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in your pelvis that supports your bladder and uterus. Learning how to consciously control and relax these muscles allows you to increase sensation during sex in many ways...need I say more?
However, for sex, it’s not enough to simply know how to control your pelvic muscles, but the use of this skill in combination with total body strength and flexibility that creates the ability to have the best sex. Pilates is empowering and can offer maximum sexual efficiency.
The prouder you are of your physique, the more you will want to show it off between the sheets. Pilates will help you to feel more confident about your body by focusing on what it can do as well as what it looks like, because pilates is going to help you achieve a rockin’ body. Let’s be honest, feeling hot yourself is as much of a turn on as thinking your partner is hot. Make sure to get your partner to take pilates with you. When two people are in sync while having sex, well, it just doesn’t get better than that.
There are some less obvious benefits of pilates and sex that have to do with oxygen. Pilates requires very deep and sustained breathing and coordinates the breath with each movement. This oxygenates your blood and sends oxygen to your muscles faster, including the sex organs. And this increased blood flow that comes from Pilates exercises is particularly helpful to men, if you know what I mean. Improved breath will enhance stamina as well.
Pilates is a mind body system, so there is also a mental component and sex is many times more mental than physical. Mental imagery helps to create the right form and feeling while doing pilates exercises and requires a great deal of focus and concentration. And we all know what a little mental imagery can do to enhance our overall sexual experience.
So be the master behind your mind and body and you will have control in all aspects of your life...and the ways this can transcend into your sex life are endless. By practicing Pilates you will want sex both morning and night and will be outstanding at it!