Yoga Enhances Sex and Sexual Health for Men and Women



It is not clear if spending time on a yoga mat can prolong your sex life, but it is said that it is. Even better: you don't have to have sex outwardly, Kama Sutra style poses that relax you, or otherwise boost your mood, will work for both men and women.


Yoga relaxes the body and mind

One of the most beneficial things that yoga does, especially for women, is to reduce stress levels which can reduce sexual arousal. As an ophthalmologist observes, "Men have sex to relax, but women need to be comfortable to have sex."

As a dynamic meditation, yoga helps to calm the body and mind, says Dr. Sadati. "Women's sexual interest is partly linked to their hormonal balance but, more importantly, to their stress hormone balance levels," she says, noting that when stress hormones are low. It opens the door to more sexual thoughts and desires.
Although many men do not need that level of rest to be sexually aroused, resting can help them enjoy it more.


Studies show that yoga helps reduce premature ejaculation

Although there are a limited number of studies on the effects of yoga on sex, a small study involving 68 men with premature ejaculation (PE) published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that Interesting results were found. The study compared men with PE who were taking a common medication, Prozac (fluoxetine), with people who were starting regular yoga practice.
Both groups made significant statistical improvements in their PE, leading researchers to conclude that "Yoga is a viable, safe, effective, and acceptable non-pharmacological option for PE."


A look at excitement, desire, lubrication, satisfaction, and more

The women completed a sex act questionnaire at the beginning and end of the 12-week program. After doing yoga, the average score of desire, excitement, lubrication, orgasm, less pain, and overall satisfaction increased. Nearly two-thirds of women claimed to be more satisfied with their sex life, with women over the age of 45 showing the most improvement in excitement and lubrication.

Practicing yoga, and certain positions, can improve chronic pelvic pain and sexual function
What's more, a study published in the journal Pan Medicine in October 2017 shows that yoga can help women with chronic pelvic pain. Researchers have concluded that teaching women with chronic pelvic pain to practice yoga for pain management may help them improve their quality of life as well as their sexual function.


Yoga is especially beneficial for sexual and reproductive health.

Alan Barrett, a yoga instructor, and author of the book Sexy Yoga, recommends the yoga poses, especially for women and men who want to improve their sexual health.