Yoga, Sex Life

Doing Yoga Together Can Improve Sex Life

A new study performed by researchers at Loyola University Health Systems (LUHS) shows that doing yoga together can improve sex life, specifically benefiting couples who suffer from sexual dysfunction or concerns like low libido. Based on these findings, the university's Sexual Wellness Clinic will debut a partner yoga class that will incorporate massage, special breathing exercises and yoga postures in a holistic framework geared towards building trust between couples.

The Psychology of Sex

Psychologist and yoga instructor Susan Walsh, PsyD, relates, “Distance and resentment can develop in marriage over time. Partner yoga can clear this negative energy and help a couple reconnect and become comfortable with touch and intimacy.” During the six-week program, the Sexual Wellness program's experts will also hold both group and private counseling sessions to address the most common issues that contribute to a couple's sexual health and may create the need to improve sex life. Those are erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, decreased libido, inability to have an orgasm and painful intercourse.

Partner Yoga is Just One Way to Improve Sex Life

Dr. Walsh, also an associate professor in Loyola's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, continues, “Our sexual wellness specialists recognize that there are many factors that affect intimacy. Partner yoga will be one way that we help couples strengthen their relationship emotionally, physically and spiritually to ultimately build a deeper connection and improve sexual health.”

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