As you age, it’s common for your sex life to get a little bit less exciting. Whether it’s due to work stress, financial worries, relationship problems, or just the monotony of routine, many men (and women) experience a decline in their sexual activity or interest in sex.
However, just because it’s a common occurrence doesn’t mean you have to live with it. In fact, there are numerous ways to improve your sex life at any age, so you should never settle for a less-than-satisfying sex life.
In this post, we’ll discuss five ways you can get more fulfilment out of your sex life, including trying new things with your partner, looking after your physical and mental health, and seeking professional medical treatment. Take a look at our suggestions to start making your sex life better today.
Try something new with your partner
Sometimes, your sex life can decline just because you’re bored with the same old routine. That doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with you, your partner, or your relationship.
If this is the case for you, trying something new with your partner can be an effective way to break away from the boredom. While it could be something sexual (like a new sexual position or romantic getaway), it could also be something simple, such as trying a new hobby or baking something together from scratch.
Either way, make sure it’s something that neither of you has tried before. That way, the experience will bond you together and create a closeness that could boost things in the bedroom.
Communicate with your partner
At the same time, it’s essential not to overlook deeper relationship issues if they exist. If you feel a disconnect with your partner, you should have an honest conversation not only about sex but also the health of your overall relationship.
Discuss your concerns about your sex life and share what you feel is missing from it. Confirm that you’re on the same page in regards to your expectations in the bedroom. Vocalise what you need from your partner (as well as what you’re willing to work on). It’s also wise to seek professional help from a therapist or counsellor if you feel that you need a neutral third party to guide you through these conversations.
Improve your health
Even though sex is just one part of your life, there is some overlap between your sex life and your mental/physical health. For example, some sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction (ED) or premature ejaculation (PE), can be caused by health problems. In turn, these conditions can damage your self-confidence and wreak havoc on your sex life.
Staying on top of your overall health can help improve your sexual performance and satisfaction with your sex life. Your doctor can offer tips on how to be healthier, but in general, eating nutritious foods and getting the sufficient exercise will allow you to feel better in every facet of your life, mentally, physically, and sexually. However, make sure to talk to your GP before making any changes to your diet or workout regimen.
Try exercises to improve your stamina
If premature ejaculation is causing challenges in your sex life, there are a number of exercises and techniques to try at home to last longer in bed. Let’s look at two examples that you can attempt today.
Doctors often recommend performing Kegels to strengthen your pelvic floor and gain more control over your penis during sex or masturbation. To try them, find the muscles that you would use to stop and start the flow of urine. Contract them for 10 seconds and then relax. Do this 10 times per session, three times per day.
Edging is another popular technique to aid with PE. There are a few different ways to try it, but the general idea is to get close to climax and then stop all stimulation to delay orgasm. If you haven’t tried edging before, a good starting point is the squeeze technique. To perform it, begin having sex (or masturbating) as you usually would, and then stop when you feel like you’re about to climax. Squeeze the head of your penis until the urge to orgasm goes away.
Get professional medical treatment
Some men might feel intimidated by the thought of seeking out professional medical help for their sexual health worries. But in reality, it’s one of the most effective ways to treat sexual disorders and get your sex life back on track. And thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever before to get a doctor’s help.
These days, you can book a virtual consultation with an online medical practice (like Men’s Health Clinic) to discuss your concerns about your sex life and learn if medical treatment is right for you. This is particularly crucial if you’re dealing with an ongoing condition like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction since those problems typically won’t go away on their own.
If you pursue treatment with Men’s Health Clinic, our team of New Zealand licenced doctors will develop a personalised and affordable plan that takes into consideration your medical history and current symptoms. Your plan might include prescription medications and other doctor-recommended remedies.
Once you have received your diagnosis, our doctors will send your prescription directly to your door in discreet packaging. The team at Men’s Health Clinic will monitor your progress as you complete treatment, providing 24/7 patient care, so you’re always supported.
Overall, improving your sex life will likely require some combination of the five suggestions we’ve outlined in this article. Some effort will be required on your end (for example, communicating with your partner and living a healthy lifestyle). Still, it’s equally important to seek professional guidance if you need it.
There’s no need to suffer in silence. With Men’s Health Clinic, a better sex life is within reach. To learn more about how MHC can help you, visit our website or call us on 0800 807 444 today.