If you consider having fun while losing weight to be the best way to lose it, then having sex is the best way to lose weight. A half-hour session of lovemaking will burn about 150 to 250 calories and up to 350 calories, depending on just how active you are, says Kerry McCloskey in her book, "The Ultimate Sex Diet."
Having unprotected sex is risky. When you do not use any type of birth control, you may end up with an unplanned pregnancy. If you do not know your partner's history and do not use a condom, you may end up with a sexually transmitted disease. While some diseases are treatable and curable, others are not.
You may be a mom now, but you probably still remember the first time you had sex. For some people, the first time can be a wonderful experience and for others, it can be awkward or even painful. The more physically and emotionally prepared someone is for sex, the more likely it will be for the experience to be a good one, according to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. When your children are old enough, you might want to talk with them about possible problems that can happen when having sex for the first time.
The ideal "magic number" of times a woman should engage in sexual activity with herself or a partner each week just doesn't exist, according to the Mayo Clinic. But when an adult woman feels little to no sexual desire, she might have lost her sex drive due to a psychological or physical medical condition. Most women can safely engage in sexual activity even while pregnant, but if they've lost interest in this natural behavior, it might be time to consider exactly what has caused a reduced sex drive.
The "Men's Health Magazine" website reports that as many as 30 percent of men have problems with premature ejaculation. This means a whole lot of quickies, which may translate into an unsatisfying sex life for you, especially when it happens so often. Women can also have problems with vaginal dryness, which can make longer lasting sex impossible. If you both want to have sex that lasts a lot longer, you need to work together to find solutions. Delaying orgasm could make you experience better intimacy in your relationship.
Many women experience periods of low sex drive, also known as low libido. Several things can decrease your sex drive, including relationship issues, parenting responsibilities, illness, exhaustion and fatigue. Although certain life events may temporarily reduce your sex drive, an ongoing decrease in your libido may require treatment. Your doctor may choose to treat you with a prescription-strength supplement or an over-the-counter ingredient to help revive your desire.
Sometimes, the sexual sizzle fades away. A variety of situations and conditions can cause a decrease in your appetite for sex. A decrease in your sex drive, also known as a low libido, can affect your relationship and may signal the presence of underlying conditions. Your sexual desires may fluctuate over the years, with highs and lows coinciding with life changes and experiences. Normal periods of low libido may pass by themselves, while other causes may require treatment.
About 43 percent of women under the age of 60 suffer from a low sex drive at some point in their lives, according to AOL Health. The good news is that most women eventually restore their sexual vigor either naturally or by using a variety of techniques designed to combat a low female sex drive, according to the Net Doctor website.
Good sex is extremely important for all couples. Though your libido may ebb and flow over the years, you should aim to make sex a priority, because the physical intimacy can make you feel mentally and emotionally closer as well. Most people have to work at having a good sexual relationship, so don't feel badly if your sex life isn't exactly what you want.
You created the perfect setting. The lights were low, the dinner was great and the mood was there, but when you got into bed with your partner, the stamina was gone. Being busy parents all day can often leave you too tired to play at night, but you and your partner still want to give each other all the attention you have waited all day to receive.