One of the thin lines that separate humans from the animal kingdom are their sexuality. While animal sexuality is instinctively used for reproduction, human beings also use sex as a form of pleasure and bonding with their mate. Just like other systems in your body, your sexual health is dependent on how you take care of yourself. Do you want to improve your sexual health and enjoy a better sex life into your senior years? Here are some tips and suggestions for you and your partner to consider.

Exercise Every Day

Since you use your entire body for sexual activity, it only makes sense that you keep it active and limber. Talk to your doctor about exercises that would benefit you the most. Even a brisk walk for fifteen to twenty minutes a day can strengthen your muscles and make having sex a little easier. Consider aerobics, yoga, or Tai chi to keep your body lean and limber.

Proper Nutrition

If you want your car to run efficiently, you keep it maintained and use the right fuel and oil it needs. Your body is one of the most intricately balanced machines in the world. To keep it going at optimal levels, you need a balanced diet that includes a variety of whole foods. Medical experts say that eating foods high in protein and low in fats may benefit your sex hormones. Specific vitamins and minerals may also contribute to good sexual health. You will see a difference if you keep alcohol drinking to a minimum too.

Kick Tobacco to the Curb

Do you need another reason to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco? Not only does it destroy your lungs and heart, but studies show that smoking can decrease your sex drive and contribute to erectile dysfunction in men. It is challenging to have a fulfilling sex life if you or your partner is constantly coughing and wheezing because of smoking-related issues. Besides, who wants to kiss lips that taste like stale smoke or snuff? Consult your doctor about a smoking cessation program.

Practice Makes Perfect

It stands to reason that the more sex you have, the better your sexual health will be. Remember that sex is more than just intercourse. Have meaningful conversations with your partner and discuss what each one needs. Be present and listen. Be spontaneous and don’t be afraid to explore ways that can increase pleasure for you both. Remember that emotional and mental well-being is also crucial for your sexual health. Have fun with it, and your intimacy and sexual energy be at its best.

Consulting an ED Doctor can also help you more specifically identify any difficulties you might have. Talking earnestly about your sex life with your doctor and your partner will help you more open and comfortable.
Times of intimacy are special times of bonding. Thankfully, there are things that you can do to enhance these moments with the one you love. By getting more exercise, watching your weight, and avoid toxic habits, you can improve and accelerate your sex life.

Author's Bio: 

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball. You can find her on Twitter @LizzieWeakley.