VALENTINE’S DAY IS JUST ONE DAY – HOW YOU CAN MAKE INTIMACY PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
Valentine’s Day is a prominent and noted day of romance and intimacy with elements that can seem forced on the day: flowers, chocolate, a reservation at a nice restaurant, and, of course, sex. These Valentine’s Day “musts” often cause partners to become stressed, and the fear of not being able to perform in the bedroom can be the added piece of heartbreak at the end of the evening.
Instead of focusing on one night, here are a few easy ways to help ensure your relationship stays hot and steady for the long run all year long.
Really. It helps. The National Sleep Foundation suggests keeping your bedroom between 60-67 degrees for optimal sleep. Turning that dial down allows your body to cool down for a restorative state of rest and simultaneously lowers the amount of cortisol released while you sleep, this means better zzz’s, less weight gain, and less anxiety the next day.
Sleeping in the nude is also shown to create a stronger bond between couples. Cuddling skin to skin releases Oxytocin, the “love molecule” that helps elevate mood, feelings of contentment, and bonding between partners. Not to mention, airing out while sleeping naked helps maintain vaginal health and increases male fertility.
HAVE MORNING SEX
You’re already naked. No reason to make it harder to get hard. Men are more physically inclined to morning sex. While sleeping, men’s bodies store up the testosterone needed for the next day, which makes the morning prime time for a good time. And even more so than cuddling, sex gives you a big boost of Oxytocin which helps form a bond with you and your partner that will last throughout the day.
SCHEDULE TIME TOGETHER
Sure, this doesn’t sound like a “sexy” or “spontaneous” part of the to-do list. However, studies have shown that having sex leads to… you guessed it. Having more sex. Partners who schedule date nights (and even nights to have sex) have better communication, which leads to a healthier, happier relationship. Couples that make an effort to set aside time for intimacy help give each other sexual confidence – and who doesn’t want that?
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER
It is estimated that 30 million men in the US suffer from erectile dysfunction. If you’re having issues with erectile dysfunction or performance, speaking openly with your partner about options is the first step. ED can lead to a loss of confidence in both partners, and openly communicating about options shows that both partners understand that the issue is fixable, that intimacy in the relationship is valued, and that together, the issue can be remedied.
HOW HEALTHWAVE CAN HELP
The GAINSWave® treatment at HEALTHWave Physicians Institute is a clinically proven treatment for erectile dysfunction that has long-lasting results without the scary side-effects of oral ed medication. The GAINSWave® is a painless 20 minute, in-office treatment that requires no downtime – in fact, we recommend you have sex the same day. Take the first step and contact HEALTHWave today to schedule your appointment and make every day Valentine’s Day with your partner.