It’s no secret that great sex can boost people’s happiness. Sex brings with it the benefits of touch, emotional connection, love and unsurprisingly, it’s a healthy thing to do. Sex is said to contribute to a longer life, boost your immune system, relieve stress and keep you fit. Sex is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and this is confirmed by science, with findings revealing that sex is ranked first in all three categories measured in the survey: pleasure, meaning and engagement.
Here are a few ways to spice up your life with sex and feel the ultimate happiness:
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1. Keep the spark alive
Having a satisfying sex life makes you feel energetic and more connected to your partner, and all of the things that relate to being happy. Even the smallest ways to stay connected with your ‘significant other’ can do wonders in turning on your partner and keeping the flame of your relationship alive. So steal 5 seconds from your busy routine to hug or kiss your partner. This will get your spouse’s feel-good hormones bubbling and boiling and boost a sense of trust, connection and bonding.
Don’t forget that foreplay is a 24/7 process that should take place both inside and outside the bedroom. In the bedroom, that could mean playful warm-up moments and dirty talk as soon as the lights go off. Outside the bedroom foreplay can be manifested in many ways, from texting your spouse that you can’t wait to see him/her, to sending him/her a thoughtful birthday card and flowers on his/her birthday.
2. Cherish freedom; banish inhibitions
As with many things in life, sex begins with thought. Thoughts control our minds and can prevent us from enjoying sexual happiness, freedom and joy. In order to break down inhibition walls, it is important to try to understand what drives your sexual inhibitions and become utterly open and aware of your likes and dislikes. Set your boundaries and share your fantasies and turn-ons with your lover, and let them know about your desires, fears, needs and wants.
3. Make your lover feel wanted
Self-esteem is at the core of sex for both men and women. In order to boost sexual connection and improve your sexual experience you need to go the extra mile and make your partner feel good about themselves. You need to transcend your ego and provide some support to help make your other half feel sexy like she/he is the “erotic focal point”. Reminding your partner that they look sexy, even if you don’t feel like they are, it gives them a little ego boost and this in turn helps improve satisfaction.
4. Add a few thrills
Well, after a few years together, it’s easy to get lazy in bed. Nothing will give you the energy you need to revitalise your relationship and enjoy sunny days in your sexual life. Studies have shown that new and adventurous activities can stimulate the brain that in turn produces dopamine, the hormone that fuels sexual desire. Dare to engage in new exciting activities that will invigorate your lives and recharge your sexual batteries.
5. Practice rituals of pleasures, not routines
Routines are what threaten romance and meaningful relationships. In order to trigger the fires of passion, you must willfully embrace rituals of pleasure, that is particular actions, thoughts and activities that enhance, animate and stimulate your sensual and emotional pleasure centers.
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On the whole, happiness isn’t exclusively found in sex, but it is created in satisfying relationships, and it is deeply rooted in the creativity regarding sexual activities and the emotional intimacy between two people. Follow these tips to take your happiness and personal development to the next level.
What other methods have you resorted to in order to boost your happiness with sex? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.