Today is National Orgasm Day, and I’m sure we can all think of more than a few ways to appropriately celebrate the occasion. It’s undeniable that sex is fun, but an orgasm at the end is always the cherry on top. Fortunately for you, here are some hints to help improve your sex life and help both you and your partner reach the "big O."
Make Yourself Comfortable
While high-heeled stilettos may look sexy on the red carpet and are sure to complete any Saturday night outfits, it’s probably best to leave the fancy footwear out of the bedroom. Time reported that high-heeled shoes create a contraction in the pelvic floor, preventing it from contracting further and therefore hindering a woman’s ability to reach an orgasm. An orgasm is usually like going from zero to 60,” explains Dr. Eden Fromberg of SoHo OBGYN. “If you’re already at 55 [from wearing heels], you’re not going to have a full experience.”
While we’re on the subject of comfort, you should probably leave your socks on, too. As unfashionable as it may be, BuzzFeed reported that couples who wear socks during sex are more likely to reach an orgasm than their sockless counterparts.
Think Like An Athlete!
As fun as sex may be, it’s still exercise. In order to ensure the best possible performance, it's important to think like an athlete. That means making sure you’re fully hydrated and keeping away from alcohol. Water not only keeps you on your A-game, but for women, can ensure sufficient natural lubrication. Alcohol, although intrinsically tied with sex, can lead to the ever-embarrassing erectile dysfunction, and nobody wants that.
There is no secret to mind-blowing sex, but being comfortable with your partner and your own body can help. One study found a woman is more likely to orgasm when she is confident about her vagina. Being secure with your partner also means having confidence to partake in a bigger variety of sex acts, and more sex acts means more chances to climax.