Like any physical activity, sex is going to take a toll on your body, and whether you’re a top, a bottom, or a flip-flopping vers, there’s going to be a certain amount of work involved.
This is why it’s important to be as limber and flexible beforehand in order to be ready for action. And so that you don’t cramp up halfway through your all-night-fuck-fest, here are seven of the best stretches before sex:
Note: Be sure to warm up.
It’s important that you’re not stretching cold muscles, as they’re more likely to cramp, or worse, snap. If you’re boning at the end of the day, your muscles will have had some activity and are probably fairly warm. Power walking home from work or running up and down the stairs will be enough to get your muscles switched on.
1. Rag Doll
You’ll probably notice that you’re especially stiff first thing in the morning… and not in a good way. So start with a simple forward fold to wake up your lower back and your hamstrings. Start with soft knees, not straight, and simply fold down as far as you can go. First thing in the morning that’s not likely to be far.
Support your weight by placing your hands on your thighs or shins if you can’t reach the floor. Round and soften your back and just let yourself hang there like a ragdoll (hence the name). Roll the spine up and repeat a few times.
2. Downward dog
You could even use this one during your boning session 😉
Downward dog is the king of all stretches as it works multiple muscle groups and requires you to be active while you stretch. From a forward fold, place your hands on the ground and step both feet back a comfortable distance.
Think about sending your tailbone up to the sky, sticking your butt out like a slut dog. Again, keep the knees soft, and spread your fingers and press your hands into the ground. The guy above is super flexible, so don’t worry about getting your heels on the ground straight away.
3. Low lunge
Step out into a lunge, drop your back knee down to the ground and untuck your back toes. This will really help to open your hip flexors, vastly increasing your ability to thrust. Think about sending the front hip backwards, and the back hip forwards, keeping your hips nice and square to the front.
Sink down into the stretch as much as you can without collapsing onto the front hip, and make sure your front knee doesn’t extend past your toes.
4. Deep squat
It’s as simple as squatting down like you were taking a poop in the desert. Legs nice and wide (giggity), sink your bum down as far as it can go. Put your arms out in front of you for balance if you need it. If that’s easy, bring your hands together into prayer and press your elbows into your knees to open the hips further and deepen the stretch.
5. Lying deep gluteal stretch
If you’ve ever had a butt cramp during sex, then you’ll know it’s a real mood killer. So be sure to wake up and stretch those glutes before you get into it. Lying down on your back, bend your knees and rest your feet on the ground. Cross your right leg over your left knee, then grab the back of your left thigh and gently pull your legs towards you.
Keep your legs bent as your focus should be feeling the stretch in your butt rather than your hamstrings. Repeat on the other side.
6. Frog stretch
This one is a killer, but great if you really want to up your game in the bedroom. Not just for power bottoms, the frog stretch is an intensive hip opener. Improved flexibility there will mean you’re able to open your legs wider, but you’ll also have greater range of motion and stability when topping. Hard work, but worth it.
Start on hands and knees, bringing your knees as far apart as is comfortable. Rock back and forth in that position. Keep the balls of your feet on the ground, with toes pointed outward. Don’t feel like you should be flat on the ground, even ballet dancers can’t always get that deep.
7. Straddle stretch
I love a good straddle 😉
This one feels like a throwback to 1980s aerobics classes (for those of you who are old enough to remember the golden age of Lycra and leg-warmers).
Sit on the floor with your legs spread apart as wide as possible without hurting yourself. Lean forward toward the floor with your arms extended, dropping your head and neck slightly. Don’t hunch over in order to reach the floor, keep your back fairly straight (pointing your toes makes it easier and a little gayer… in a good way). Try not to tense up and keep your body as relaxed as possible. Hold for 15-30 seconds, increasing each time.
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