Your recipe for more sex? Pound pavement together. Couples who do so spend more time in the sack, according to a new survey from the Brooks Running Co...
Pound pavement together. Couples who do so spend more time in the sack, according to a new survey from the Brooks Running Company.
Roughly 66 percent of 1,000 survey respondents said they had more sex if they ran with their partner, according to the data. But does medical research back up those claims? Absolutely, says Tina Penhollow, Ph.D., an exercise scientist at Florida Atlantic University. “An active lifestyle is a potent aphrodisiac for both men and their partners,” she explains.
Penhollow’s research shows 44 percent of sexual satisfaction depends on your fitness level and exercise frequency—meaning if you and your lady aren’t healthy and active, you’re less likely to enjoy sex. Blood flow and circulation are essential to libido, Penhollow adds, and exercise improves it up to 30 percent, according to a University of Wisconsin study.
Even your sweat might play a factor: The chemicals in a man’s underarm excretions activate two regions of a woman’s brain studies have linked to sexual attraction, finds research from Rice University.
The bottom line: Science backs the idea that running together (or doing anything active together) boosts your sex life. Try to push yourself past those first few miles: Six miles was the magic distance when it came to heating up your sex life, according to the Brooks survey data.
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