22 Reasons Why Working Out Improves Your Sex Life

Does your sex life need a tune up? Look no further than your local gym for a fix because working out improves your sex life.

At any age, there’s something to be said about an abundant sex life. Research shows that to have a mind-blowing sex life, you need to be or stay fit.

Have you ever wondered why fit people are better in the sack? I bet you could think of a few obvious reasons on this list, but here are 22 reasons that fit people are nailing it (all pun intended).

  1.  Your Girl Can Get Her Legs Around You!

If you’ve been bulking too long, your woman probably can’t get her legs around you. Losing a bit of that girth can create more opportunities for her to be creative – with her legs around you.

  1.  Confidence – You’ll Wanna Leave The Lights On This Time!

There’s nothing more attractive than confidence in your body. When you love your body, what’s better than being naked? Go ahead! Leave the lights on from now on and stroll around naked both before and after. When you love the skin you’re in, it makes all the difference in the world.

  1. Core = Powerful Performance

When your core is strong your performance will be too. Big strong glutes for pushing and abs that can do hundreds of crunches come in handy when you are “performing.” Those with rock-solid cores can deliver a powerful performance in the sack.

  1. Fit Bodies Attract Mates & More Opportunities

Fit people turn heads. Who doesn’t love a beautiful body? When you are fit, you are going to attract more mates and have more opportunities to get busy. Even better, find your mate in the place you love, the gym.

working out improves your sex life

  1. Keep Your Favorite Tool Long & Strong

Obesity in men can cause hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough of the testosterone hormone. According to a scientific review, it causes decreased the functional activity of the gonads.

Kat Van Kirk, Ph.D., a marriage, family, and sex therapist and author of The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life stated in her book, “Estrogen can actually cause the penis to shrink.”

You’re going to need to keep your tool functioning if you want to use it. The best fix – health!

Harvard Health states that you can avoid erectile dysfunction by caring for the body using these strategies:

  • Strengthening your pelvic floor – Kegel exercises
  • Cardiovascular exercise – at least 30 minutes per day
  • Eat right
  • Keeping your waistline trim
  1.  Increased Testosterone – For Both Sexes

Low-T equals lower sex drive and less pleasurable intimacy for both sexes. Exercise naturally boosts testosterone in both sexes!

After any kind of exercise, testosterone levels rise in both men and women. However, you must consistently exercise. Try to hit up the gym at least 4 days per week.

What type of training is best for increased testosterone?

Lifting weights and other strength-training workouts have an even bigger impact. Here are tips for trumping low-T and moving into the high T category:

  • Use more muscles! Use full-body workouts or compound exercises, like squats, because they affect testosterone more than isolation exercises, such as biceps curls.
  • Go heavy! Lifting heavy stimulates the release of higher amounts of testosterone than light weight, high repetition lifting.
  1. Stamina

Longevity counts in both round one, round two, and hell, maybe round three. Busting out 50 burpees in 5 minutes, running for miles, and hours of gym time all turn into bedroom stamina and endurance. When you’re fit, you know you’ll be able to go the extra mile in the bedroom.

  1. Position! Location! Position!

Missionary can get, YAWN, boring. You might be missing out on some great positions in some exciting locations if you can’t lift your girl! Wall sex, shower sex, or any other positions you’ve researched via kama sutra, where you are supporting her weight will keep her coming back for more. So, step up your position and location games with a strong upper body.

  1.  Physical Activity Releases More Sex Hormones – Dopamine!

Your body releases dopamine during workout sessions. It’s a feel-good neurohormone. That’s why you feel amazing after a run or training session. Regular exercise actually increases your dopamine levels. Dopamine is also linked to orgasms (another feel-good activity). So, work out with your woman and then you’ll both be in the mood for the next feel-good activity.

  1.  Improved Sensation

Routine moderate to intense exercise improves sensitivity and responsiveness of your autonomic nervous system, which is directly responsible for sexual arousal. Exercise releases endorphins which puts you in a good mood. It also improves sexual functioning and gives you better orgasms.

In addition, exercise provides superior sensitivity and responsiveness. What it comes down to is that fit couples have increased sensitivity and responsiveness, and both parties enjoy sex on another level.

  1. SEX – A Healthy Practice That Must Be Exercised Like A Muscle

Men have you ever heard the phrase, “Use it or lose it?” Well, it’s true. April Masisni, relationship expert and author, states, “Sex is like a muscle; if you don’t exercise it, it’s gone.” If you aren’t exercising in the bedroom at least once per week, you could be losing your ability to “do it.”

When you are confident in yourself, body and mind, you are more likely having sex, which is an also a healthy practice. That means you have to be healthy enough to partake in sex, think heart health. Regular exercise can help sex to become a regular exercise as well.

  1. Blood Flow To Your Woman’s Nether Region

Women have a million jobs in a day – career, mothering, chef, one-person Laundromat, and the list goes on. No wonder they sometimes view sex as one more chore. However, you need to give her time in her busy schedule for one more stop at the gym.

Exercise increases genital arousal in healthy women, likely due to increased sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity (Lorenz et al., 2012). The SNS is one part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates body function including heart rate and arousal.

Working out and arousal are correlated because getting your heart rate pumping also improves blood flow to all areas of the body including the nether regions.

  1.  Healthy Heart Required

Heart health is pertinent for getting horizontal. People who don’t have a healthy heart usually suffer from decreased sexual activity and function.

What can you do? – CARDIO!

Cardiac rehabilitation and regular exercise can be useful to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications with sexual activity for patients with CVD, or cardiovascular disease (Levine et al., 2012). Spending just 20-30 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week on cardiovascular exercise will make all the difference in the world now and into the future, even into your later years (we are thinking into your 80s here).

Start your fitness habits now.

  1. No Stress, No Stress, No Stress

Women’s libido is controlled stress, and her lack of libido has a huge impact on YOU. Women tend to be worry warts. Give her time to get stress free at your local gym. Gym time is the best-proven stress reducer because of the release of endorphins, a feel-good chemical.

When her stress is alleviated, a woman can re-focus on you in the sack. Sex can top the priority list again all because she was able to break a sweat.

Another suggestion: Tell her you’ll do chores while she works out and help her get clean in the shower when she gets home! That will score you even more points, and your chances of landing “quality” time will double.

  1.  Flexible – Sexable

It’s called humping for a reason. If you aren’t flexible enough to “hump” then what should we call it?

Have you heard of Magic Mike….?

We know your girl made you watch it. We also know she drooled the whole show. His flexible floor moves make all women have deep, secret thoughts. When a woman sees a man with moves like Mike, she doesn’t have to worry about the quality of sex that she is about to receive.

In her mind flexible equals sexable!

working out improves your sex life

  1.  She’ll Want To Lick Your Abs To See If It Hurts

Most women have never licked a washboard (or even used one), but if you build a robust 6-pack, things could change. She’s going to want to lick your body (which could start at the abs) to taste those delicious muscles.

Build them and she will come.

  1.  Slip – N – Slide ~ Sweaty Sex

Slip n’ Slides were fun when we were kids. Slip n’ slide can be more fun with another person in the bedroom. Yes! We are talking sweaty sex.

Get some of your cardio in the bedroom, and get sweaty doing it!

  1.  Stop & Stare – Visual Stimulation

Fit people know how much grit and grind it takes to stay fit and chiseled. The mutual respect for one another’s bodies might give you a stop and stare a moment. That booty….those traps. You are both already turned on.

Take a moment to pause, stare, and be visually stimulated before the deed.

  1.  Grindin’ Into Your 80s

Staying fit has never been more important for all of you who value sex.

“It’s definitely whether you’re elderly or “wellderly” that makes a difference,” said Dr. Virginia Sadock, director of the program of human sexuality at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, in an interview with ABC News.

How long do you want to be willing AND able?

  1. Excess Body Fat Contributes to Sexual Dysfunction

That spare tire isn’t helping your sexual health. Though it does cause erectile dysfunction, it does contribute lower testosterone levels.

A 2012 study attests that too much abdominal fat appears to interfere with testosterone production and low testosterone levels create more abdominal fat. You can see that it’s a vicious cycle.

The study went on to say that testosterone deficiency frequently results in loss of libido and erectile dysfunction.

Stay fit to stay out of this cycle, and keep your love life on fire!

  1.  Ejaculation Prevents Prostate Cancer

Who knew sex could save your life!

In a 2016 study, it was found that men in their 20s who ejaculated often (like 21 times per month) either manually, through safe sexual activity, or during sleep, were almost 20% less likely to diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Jennifer Rider, lead study author, stated, “Ejaculation frequency is, to some extent, a measure of overall health status in that men at the very low end of ejaculation – 0 to 3 times per month – were more likely to have other (medical problems) and die prematurely from causes other than prostate cancer.”

So, how does this relate to your fitness level?

Remember: You have to be healthy enough to have sex. If you don’t take care of your body through diet and exercise, you may not be healthy enough to have sex, and that could lead to a plethora of other problems – like prostate cancer.

Your body is the only place you have to live. Take care of it, and have fun doing it.

  1. Your Fit Chick Has Squeeze Power With “Those” Muscles (and so do YOU)

Kegel exercises are those that help your woman strengthen her pelvic muscles. It allows her to give you a “squeeze” during sex (look Ma! NO hands)! Women who are gym rats and love lifting weight use their pelvic floor muscles often and probably don’t know it.

When a woman engages her core, she is bracing her entire core musculature from the top of her abs to the pelvic floor. She will also have uncanny control of her sex muscles. So, if you are thinking about sex with a fit chick, beware, you could get yourself stuck a “Chinese finger trap.”

Now for the shocker – it works for men too. Kegel exercises will help you have better orgasms, and they have proven to help men avoid premature ejaculation.


As you can see, working out keeps your body healthy and ready for a spicy sex life. Your exercise habits today will be reflected in your future health or lack thereof and the longevity of your sex life. Stick with the gym and a fit lifestyle to reap all bedroom benefits! You can also try working out at night for an added strategy to get fit!

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