4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Sex Life

4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Sex Life

When you enter your twenties, your sex drive has the potential to hit rock bottom, often due to stress and a busy work schedule. The wild-animal drive you once had in your adolescence can come to radical halt. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, sex is one of our primal needs. This means that it’s critical to pay attention to whether your sex drive is high or low.

Luckily, if your sex drive isn’t quite where you want it to be, there’s still hope to for you too! Meditation has the ability to turn up your sex drive, and there’s science to back this up.

People have been turning to meditation to increase their creativity and tune into their soul, but little do most of us know, there’s a wider range of benefits that come with this trending practice. If you’re curious to know how meditation can improve your sex life, I’d like to share with you four key ways in which meditation can turn you from reaching for your Viagra bottle to having some of the mind-blowing, crazy, energetic sex you’ve been yearning for:

4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Sex Life

1. Meditation reduces cortisol levels and increases testosterone levels

Cortisol is a stress hormone, so when you’re stressed out after a long day of work, your cortisol levels are probably at a peak for the day.

When you meditate, your cortisol levels decrease dramatically, and your testosterone levels increase. Think of testosterone levels as your “confidence-inducing” hormone, and yes, women have this hormone too.

Meditation can increase sexual desire and arousal simply because you’re reducing the amount of stress hormones in your body.

The main take away here is to reduce exposure to environments and circumstances that increase your stress levels, and increase your time spent doing activities that keep you balanced and happy.

2. Meditation gives you more energy and focus

According to the National Sleep Foundation, one-in-four married Americans claim to be too sleep deprived to have sex. When you meditate, you train your mind and body to rest and rehabilitate.

This training allows you to sleep better and have more resilience during stressful times. By knowing this alone, meditation gives you more energy and stamina for when you need to perform at your highest potential. This energy can help stimulate the excitement you need to get randy in the sack.

Meditation also teaches us to focus our attention on one object, whether this is a mantra or our breath. This training easily translates into a better sex life, because sex often takes a lot of concentration on the activity itself on the needs of our partner.

3. Meditation helps you be in the present

Many adults who participate in sexual intercourse, especially women, are distracted by something that happened earlier in the day or something they need to take care of later on. Meditation trains us to live in the here and now. It teaches us to reduce anxiety by concentrating on what’s in front of us at this exact moment in time.

The cycle of back-and-forward thinking between the past and future can prolong the time it takes to orgasm and have sexual satisfaction. Most people can only have an orgasm by being in the present moment. By meditating frequently, you can learn to stay in the present moment and increase the attention and awareness you need to have amazing, animalistic sex.

4. Meditation teaches you to be whole from the inside out

Sex is a close and intimate activity, and it’s natural for insecurities to come out. Unfortunately, we have the tendency to search validation externally from our partners, instead internally from ourselves.

Meditation challenges us to dig deep inside our hearts to become aware of what is true and what is false. Most of the stories we create about our circumstances and our environments are simply made up in our heads. Meditation teaches us to see reality for what it is. When we meditate, we learn that we are beautiful, complete, and sexy on the inside.

Meditation has the powerful opportunity to change your life in a variety of ways. These are a few insights I’ve gleaned from my research on the benefits meditation has on our sex lives. As mindfulness practices become more mainstream in our Western society, I’m positive that we’ll see healthier and happier people inside and outside of the bedroom when we stay consistent with our meditation practices. If you’ve been meditating for a while and have seen an increase in your sexual desire and performance, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

About The Author

Max DuBowy

Max DuBowy is the founder of Your Success Launch where he teaches ambitious young adults how to conquer anxiety and live with less stress. OutSmarting Life readers can get a FREE guided meditation from Max by visiting www.YourSuccessLaunch.com .

10 Comments

  • David Boe

    Reply Reply January 21, 2016

    Max: Congratulations, this looks thoroughly professional, just like you’d expect from a top-level magazine. I’ll bet this gets shared thousands if not millions of times. GREAT post!

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 22, 2016

      I agree, David! Great work Max.

    • Max

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      Thank you, David! The link in my bio doesn’t work :( Be sure to grab your free guided meditation at YourSuccesslaunch.com :-)

      • Nicole McIntyre

        Reply Reply February 5, 2016

        I know, I’m so sorry about that Max! I’m having a developer take a look at it to see if we can get it working properly.

  • Jordan

    Reply Reply January 27, 2016

    Very interesting! Meditation always helps me be centered, but I never thought of this benefit!

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      I hadn’t either! Very interesting indeed. Thanks for stopping by, Jordan!

  • Matt Arnold

    Reply Reply January 28, 2016

    Great post! Meditation has so many great and wonderful benefits!

  • Caitlyn

    Reply Reply January 28, 2016

    Hmmm never thought of that before!

    I meditate, but now may think about it differently.

    Thanks!
    -Caitlyn
    http://www.catonthemoon.xyz

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