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5 Workouts That Could Help Your Sex Life

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5 Workouts That Could Help Your Sex Life

By Brie Cadman, DivineCaroline

It used to be that exercise classes were primarily concerned with helping you burn as many calories as possible; any fun or entertainment they provided were mere side benefits. Now a wide variety of classes want to help you forge a mind-body connection while making you work up a sweat. And one of the biggest trends in this arena are workouts that aim to help exercisers look and feel sexy, no matter what their body type or size. Although all exercise can help improve your sex life—think cardiovascular fitness and increased awareness and acceptance of your body—the following workouts go a step further. Designed to boost self-confidence, to tap into your sensual side, and to make sweating fun, these workouts will help you lose yourself in movement while shedding a pound or two.

Cardio Striptease, aka, Strip Aerobics
The idea of completely stripping during a group workout probably isn’t going to appeal to the masses, but despite its name, this workout won’t leave you buck naked in front of a bunch of strangers. Popularized a few years ago but still rife with devotees, cardio striptease focuses on stripper-like moves, using low-impact cardio moves to hone self-confidence and boost sex appeal, regardless of size or shape. Practitioners emphasize that the workouts are designed to be fun and that they help women lose not only their inhibitions but hopefully some unwanted wiggle as well. People can choose to exercise in heels and boas or in simple workout clothes.

Pole Dancing
A kissing cousin to cardio striptease, pole dancing’s allure is based on the slow, sensual moves of a paid dancer. In addition to having a risqué reputation, pole dancing is also a great workout. Think about it—holding up one’s own weight while straddling a pole takes some serious strength. And strength work and spinning around the pole not only burn serious calories, they’ll tone and sculpt, particularly your upper body. Even more, classes are intended to make women feel both sexy and empowered.

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12:12PM PST on Jan 12, 2012

Thank you

10:19AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Darly G., do not take offense if dancing for a man is the focus of women and men on this particular post. As long as we dance/exercise/yoga, what can the harm be? If we focus it on a man, our relationship grows warmer. It is a way to solidify our love by doing this for our man. So what if it originated through the fertility rituals possibly simulating childbirth, with the muscle control and undulations? (worldbellydance.com) If it makes me attractive to my husband, it is something I want to be involved in. Regardless if I dance for him or not.

1:25PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

I think that it is a great idea,I need to exercise but find many boring,I will have to look into these.

12:02AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Good article, and it's a way to feel good about yourself, and that self confidence is sexy to your man.

12:06PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

I took an intro belly dancing course a while back tha came with complete info and for those of you being silly here... grow up a bit. Belly dancing is of middle easter origin and was a dance done by women for women... and men were not a part of it. It creates strength and power for our internal organs easing the physical distress that comes with childbearing. It is not about being sexy for a man....

10:30PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

And where can we find these classes???

11:39PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

5 Workouts That Could Help Your Sex Life

Hand waving in the air - "I know some!"

Bill Clinton ---- You'll be famous.

Jennifer Lopez --- You'll trade fantasy for obsession.

Barack Obama --- You'll get promises but nothing will happen.
Oh, bummer!

9:33PM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

I'd like to try the pole dancing class personally. I know it takes great strength and I'd like to achieve that.

6:38PM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

you hear that ladies!!!!! hahaha just kidding just kidding... but how about for the guys???

9:18AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

thanks for shareing

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