When we think about achieving a mind-blowing orgasm, we often imagine our favorite positions and fantasies, or perhaps a session with the Lioness Smart Vibrator. But do you ever stop to think about how breathing affects your orgasms?
Breathing is a natural body function, so it’s easy to overlook. It happens without thinking, so why think about it?
The truth is, introducing simple breathing techniques into the bedroom can help ignite new feelings of pleasure that can result in a more powerful orgasm.
Feel like your sex life’s been a bit lacking lately (if not outrightnonexistent)? Yeah, that’s kind of a thing right now.
In asurveyby the app Mentimeter and relationship therapist Vienna Pharaon, 36% of people in the U.S. and Europe said the spark between them and their partners has dwindled since quarantine, and 41% were having less sex.
Anyone else surprised those numbers aren’t higher?
Racing heart, shallow breathing, tensed muscles, and goosebumps. Sounds pretty sexy, right? Not always.
If we look closely, the physical symptoms of anxiety can overlap with some things we experience during sex and arousal. Though they share these physical experiences, anxiety and sex are not happy bedfellows. “Anxiety is a major contributor to diminishing frequency of sex and diminishing capacity for enjoyment of sex,” says Colorado-based certified sex therapist Indigo Stray Conger.
Let’s explore some of the more common ways anxiety can impact your sex life (and some tips to find let go and enjoy sex again!).