Sexual endurance, or sexual stamina, is a hit selling issue, especially among men. The longer a man can go on having sex without ejaculating, the higher the sexual stamina that man is said to possess. It is an important issue because people believe that a long session of romping between the sheets can melt the stress of the day away, and boost the feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

There are many reasons that can lower a man’s sexual endurance, including erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation or even the wrong mental and emotional state.

Let’s look at a few ways to improve sexual stamina.

#1. Going in for a physical check-up

Contrary to popular belief, sexual endurance is not dependent too much on how fit you are physically. After all, intercourse is the equivalent of going up just two flights of stairs. There might be another, hidden, physiological reason for the lack of performance, and that can only be discovered with the help of a doctor.

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#2. Slow down a bit in the bedroom

Don’t precipitate things. That is a sure recipe for disaster. Start off slowly, and don’t ramp it up too much. Also, keep a steady rhythm. Remember: it is not a competition. It is just you and your partner looking to have a really good time together. Dare to be playful and really engage with your partner. Take your time and don’t rush to the climax.

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#3. Variation is key

If you just piston your way through a few positions, don’t be baffled by your lack of endurance. The right way to do it is to keep things steady and, when you feel you are getting close to climaxing, change position. This way you can go on for significantly longer and, when you finally do orgasm, it will feel incomparably better.

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#4. Sometimes, a short break is OK

Another good way to go about it is to slow things down or even stop for a bit when the action gets to intense. You can go back to caressing, some oral sex, or just kissing, and avoid penetration until you manage to cool off a bit. Of course, you should discuss this with your partner, otherwise they will probably not be very happy about it.

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#5. A thicker condom

A good way to desensitize the genitals a bit is to wear a thicker condom. Also, consider adding more lube to further reduce friction.

#6. Food matters too

We are talking about avoiding foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats, because they negatively influence blood flow. A healthy circulatory system is mandatory for a good sex life. Also, you can make good use of foods with an aphrodisiac effect to spice up your love life.

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#7. Exercise!

We bet you are tired of hearing about all the good regular exercise does to your body. The truth is that, if you are not in fairly good shape, it is not only harder to do all the romping, but you are also lowering your self-esteem. Think about the difference between having a well-toned, healthy, agile body, as opposed to a sloppy, slow, fatty blob. You don’t have to go to extremes, but a regimen of regular exercise will greatly benefit you in bed.

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#8. Practice, even by yourself

You know the saying “practice makes perfect”. It is also true for sex. Keep practicing the above-mentioned techniques with or without a partner and your sexual endurance will greatly benefit from it.

#9. Stress is a no-go

If you keep thinking about what your partner thinks of your performance (or lack thereof), you are setting yourself up for failure. It is much better to actually ask for their feedback, and build on that, than wonder and assume. Don’t forget – it takes two to tango.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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