Practice Pilates for great sex. It works. Let me share the many ways that Pilates can improve your sex life.
I would hope that by now, all human inhabitants of Mother Earth know the benefits of physical fitness on leading a healthy life, resulting in more energy, confidence and less muffin top. The prouder you are of your physique, the more likely you’ll want to show it off, especially between the sheets. I feel so confident in bed, I should be getting paid. Wait. Never mind.
Here’s a break down using several Pilates principles by way of example.
If the pelvic floor muscles, which are a part of the core, (see article on core) are strong, then you’ll be able to increase tension, master movements and orgasm upon your command. One of the many beautiful side effects is the ability to contract and release at will. Pilates sure is empowering!
If you’re not sure where or what the pelvic floor muscles are, then as you continue to read this, pretend you’re going to pee your pants and then stop the flow of your pretend pee. Those are them.
Pilates exercises involve coordinating the breath with each movement. Emphasis is made on expansive inhalations and exhalations, which brings oxygenated blood to the muscles faster. When we can do this correctly, it leads to an increased blood flow to the sex organs. Who wants to suck wind when you’re having sex. Wouldn’t you rather be sucking something else. Whoa, where did that come from?
Controlled panting is what you want, and Pilates is a perfect way to practice that control. Since the system calls for muscle control, so as to perform each exercise accurately and precisely, you become more aware of how your body moves and the function each muscle has within that movement.
Pilates is a mind body system, so there’s a mental component. In teaching, I use imagery to achieve correct form. This requires a great deal of focus and concentration from my clients. Pilates requires impeccable form without extraneous movement, just like sex. It’s maximum sexual efficiency.
I’m not saying that by doing Pilates, it will turn you into a contortionist, but I can guarantee an increase in flexibility. The hip joints are especially worked in many of the exercises. Being able to get your legs over your head, or splay them out like a wishbone, can be very erotic. N’est pas?!
Stability plays a vital role in Pilates, where one’s core and balance is continuously being challenged. Don’t you think it would enhance playtime, if you were able to stabilize yourself in certain sexual positions?
Mr. Pilates designed a piece of equipment called the Cadillac, which includes an attachment called the Trapeze. It allows for super fun mobilization (movement). I have a feeling that Mr. Pilates knew exactly what he was doing when he brought out the Trapeze.
I believe, or I’d like to believe, that he wanted us to practice on the Trapeze, so that we might take those moves into our bedrooms and hang from the rafters, if you’re into extreme sports, or that you may fulfill your childhood dream of joining the circus.
Practicing Pilates has been proven to help with erectile dysfunction. Nuff said.
Get into the Pilates studio, so that you can mount your partner with confidence, zest, and without the fear of pulling a muscle.