If you are like most women, you don’t exactly feel in top physical form since you gave birth. If you are not feeling comfortable in your body, this can affect your sex drive and your libido can become lower. Here are 8 easy exercises to strengthen certain muscles which will give you more strength and flexibility in bed. What better way to boost your libido!
For best results, repeat these exercises around ten times a day or every other day!
1) Kegel exercises
Kegel exercises strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which increases sensation in the vagina. They also help fight against urinary incontinence. After giving birth, your pelvic floor muscles are weaker, and require strengthening exercises several times a day.
Contract your pelvic muscles by squeezing as if you wanted to hold in your pee. Hold the contraction for 10 seconds and repeat three times. This daily exercise is great for increasing libido!
2) Stretch out your hips
Having wide, supple hips can lead to a fulfilling sex life!
Lying on your back, bend your knees and lie your arms by your sides. Gently part your knees outwards, pressing them as close as possible to the floor, with your feet together, planted firmly on the floor.
3) Strengthen your pelvic muscles
Pregnancy and birth weaken your pelvic muscles, and it is recommended that you exercise them to intensify your orgasms and avoid urinary problems.
In a standing position, balance your pelvis by making circular movements. You should feel your abdominal muscles controlling the movement of your pelvis.
4) Increase your endurance
For more endurance in bed, you need to strengthen the quadriceps, glutes and inner thighs. During sexual intercourse, these muscles will allow you to control the depth of penetration.
Standing up with your back straight and your feet apart (but not too much), place your hands on your hips and lower yourself gently, by bending your knees. Look straight in front of you. Hold the position for a few seconds before straightening up. Repeat ten times.
5) Strengthen your abs!
With stronger abdominal muscles, you can better control the movements and penetration during sex.
Sitting on a (solid) chair, bend your legs to 90 degrees. Raise your pelvis and hips by pressing down with your hands on the seat of the chair, keeping your arms straight.
6) Increase pelvic flexibility
Doing this exercise for one minute every day will increase your flexibility.
Standing up with your legs apart, gently bend your knees and lean back to put your weight on your heels. Turn gently from left to right and then from right to left, keeping your hips straight.
7) Strengthen your thighs
This exercise will allow you to move more freely in diverse positions.
Lie on your back, arms by your sides. Raise your legs to 90 degrees and make a scissors movement. Repeat 25 times in a row, without going too quickly.
8) Work your lower back
Working your lower back and hips will improve your flexibility.
Lying on your back, bend your knees and bring them up towards your chest, keeping your knees apart. Point the soles of your feet towards the ceiling, holding your ankles with your hands. Rock from left to right several times.
Source : Magic Maman