Do fitter people have better and more sex? I don’t know if its better and if its more, but sex for sure is better for people who are in better shape.
There are plenty of reasons for this:
1. When you are fitter, it is easier for blood to flow through your arteries, to supply blood to every part of your body. Now, your genitals are part of that system. When you get aroused, the physical effects happen because of the increased blood flow to your genitals. So, if its easier for blood to flow through your arteries, it’ll be easier for it to flow to your genitals to get aroused. Erectile dysfunction is partly physiological, and is due to the reduced blood flow to penile tissue.
(Viagra, the world famous drug was concocted to help patients with high blood pressure. The goal was to increase blood flow to all parts of the body, but in clinical trials, it induced marked penile erections. And Viagra happened.)
2. For men, when you have more muscle in your body, your body produces more testosterone, the male hormone. This hormone is responsible for making you manly and attracting more women towards you. Its surprising, but hormones have a strong role to play in attraction between the sexes. When people talk about chemistry between individuals, it happens at a more primal level that most of us think.
Why are men attracted to women with a nice shapely butt? Sure its attractive, but its attractive because at a primal level, our brains look at it as prime property for making babies.
Why are women attracted to men with well developed shoulders? Because her brain at a primal level suggests that a man with muscle can not just protect her, but also has more testosterone and thus will produce higher quality semen and thus is a better baby making machine.
(Unfortunately, at a primal level, our brains are tuned to ensuring that we keep producing babies. Thank god for contraception!)
3. Last but not the least, fitter people are better looking. For the same individual, being in better physical shape makes them more attractive to their partners. So, even if you’re in a steady relationship, chances of your sex life sizzling are way more if you’re in better shape.
In a recent study, women were shown photos of men to rate based on their attractiveness. The highest rated men had the highest testosterone levels.
So crank out those push ups and crank up the sizzle of your sex life!Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo