Medically reviewed by Jill Johnson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Written by Our Editorial Team
Last updated 6/7/2021
There are a few things we can all agree on: Pineapple belongs on pizza, the first Godfather remains the best, and when it comes to opinions about sex—well, we can all accept that it’s pretty darned great.
But while it can feel great, sex isn’t always the most delightful experience.
For a lot of people, sexual experiences can begin with some awkwardness and fumbling before some time passes to allow for a better handle on things.
And even then, there are circumstances that can interfere with your ability to bring your A-game during intercourse.
If you’re looking for ways to step up your performance in bed, or if you’d like pointers on overcoming sexual difficulties, read on.
Here are six sex tips for men that can make for more pleasurable encounters.
First, let’s take a look at possible behaviors you might engage in that could prevent you from getting the best from your sex life.
It may not always seem like it, but you can typically draw a straight line from the activities you engage in daily, and the satisfaction you derive from sex.
For example, if you have to squint and turn to the ceiling to remember your last exercise session, this may sometimes reflect between the sheets.
The same applies if you’re constantly juggling stressful situations in your personal life, work, school and more.
When it comes to sex, the following behaviors could negatively impact your enjoyment—and performance:
You’re probably tired of hearing how great exercise is for you, but the fact remains that going for walks or runs, hitting the gym or otherwise making it a habit to break into a sweat can positively impact your health in a big way.
Plus, it doesn’t hurt your sexual wellness either.
Studies have found that people who are obese and live inactive lives tend to have higher chances of developing sexual difficulties.
It’s one thing to take in a glass or two of wine or a beer every now and again, but generous servings of alcohol can sometimes drown your chances of enjoying sex.
Likewise, if you find it harder and harder to reach orgasm, this may not necessarily point to improved stamina.
Experiencing delays in achieving orgasm could also be a result of excessive alcohol consumption. Alcohol could also be responsible for your sudden lack of interest in sexual contact.
There’s a reason worrying about that unpaid bill, the price of gas or your school unfinished assignments always seem to coincide with a dry spell in your sex life.
Ice cream for breakfast and a double burger for lunch may sound like a great idea, but when a diet like this becomes routine, you may receive complaints about your sexual performance.
High blood glucose—a condition derived from eating foods high in salt, sweets and trans and saturated fat—has been linked to damaged nerves and blood vessels.
This damage can then lead to sexual and bladder problems.
When you make a lifestyle out of one or more of these behaviors, your libido and sex life may pay the price. Luckily, there are ways to fix these challenges.
No matter what you’re engaged in: school, work, a competitive game of rock, paper, scissors—it’s understandable to always want to put your best foot forward, and sex is no different.
To optimize your time in between the sheets, you may find the following sex tips for men helpful:
Swapping an hour of scrolling through Twitter for an afternoon walk can do your sex life—and body—a lot of good.
Making the effort to engage in physical activities like running, swimming and dancing has been shown to be effective in managing sexual difficulties like erectile dysfunction.
There are worse ways to improve your sex life than eating your way better.
Enjoying a diet rich in legumes, vegetables and fruit, while keeping low in red meat, sugary beverages and dairy products has been shown to correspond with a noticeable reduction in sexual complaints.
Talk may be cheap, but it can make all the difference in your sex life.
Learning from and sharing with your partner what works or could be swapped out during sex doesn’t just improve life in the bedroom, it can also help strengthen relations with your significant other.
Because everyone loves a multiple-trick pony, an easy way to improve and spice up your sex life is to try out different positions with your partner.
Exploring different angles can help to stimulate different body parts, and can lead to a more exciting experience.
Because life tends to happen, it’s never quite possible to avoid stress entirely. But reducing your exposure to stressful situations can help keep the intensity level down–while helping you get it up...
This can mean managing your time efficiently to avoid getting overwhelmed, saying no when you feel overstretched with requests, and/or simply taking time to relax and detach from potential stressors.
Should you feel like you need extra help with getting stressful situations under control, it’s always a good idea to engage the help of a healthcare professional through online counseling.
Sexual issues like erectile dysfunction can be a pain to live with, especially for how uncertain they can leave your sex life.
Luckily, science has made it possible to manage these conditions. Depending on your needs, it’s possible to connect with a healthcare professional who can prescribe Viagra®, generic Viagra, Cialis®, Stendra®, and Levitra®.
To learn more about erectile dysfunction and treatment methods, check out this guide: Most Common Erectile Dysfunction Treatments and Drugs.
Everyone wants a sexual experience that is adventurous, thrilling and of course satisfying.
What everyone may not be aware of,though, is that these features can be made possible through simple lifestyle changes.
Making the effort to eat healthy, exercise and communicate your desires to your partner can make all the difference in improving your sex life.
If you would like to take things to the next level, check out 11 Proven Tips To Get A Stronger Erection.