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3 Ways to build a better orgasm

Haylie Pomroy is a celebrity nutritionist and the author of the Instant #1 NY Times Bestseller, The Fast Metabolism Diet and The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook.

Sex is a physiological experience, so I train my clients with food for better performance in the bedroom

Photo credit: Jessica Peterson/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Let’s get a little selfish here: no "how to please your man" tips in this article. This is all about you and how to maximize your own pleasure.

Your body is a beautifully complex machine, and if it's not healthy and humming, your sex life won't be all it can be. But there are some unexpected ways to keep your juices flowing.

In my clinics, I urge my clients to make food their foreplay. I'm not talking about whipped cream, I'm talking about incorporating healthy-sex foods into your regular diet. Sex is a physiological experience, so I train my clients with food for better performance in the bedroom.

Hydrate up top to hydrate below

When you're dehydrated, you're dehydrated everywhere. Vaginal dryness can not only make sex uncomfortable, it can impact your orgasm. When you climax, your cervix elongates to give you that wonderful "rolling wave" sensation. If you're dehydrated, your cervix lacks that ability to stretch and your desire for the big "O" can result in a big "no."

Aim to drink about half your body weight in ounces of spring water every day. For a 150-pound woman, that’s about 75 ounces. And try this hydration tea about 30 minutes before sex. Combine 1/2 cup prepared dandelion-root tea, 1/2 cup unrefined, organic apple juice and 1 cup spring water. Drink warm or chilled, once or twice a day.

Open up your blood vessels everywhere

Blood flow is key to a fabulous orgasm. When stimulated, blood rushes to the clitoris, engorging it and making it super sensitive.

Foods containing niacin (also known as vitamin B3) are wonderful vasodilators; they help with increased blood flow. Fish, including tuna, sardines and shrimp are great sources of niacin. Beef, pork, chicken and turkey also contain niacin. Non-animal sources include brown rice, sunflower seeds and mushrooms. So a nice surf-and-turf dinner before heading to the bedroom really can get your blood pumping.

Nurse those receptor sites

A hormone called norepinephrine helps boost the intensity of an orgasm. Your adrenal gland produces this chemical, which contributes to arousal, making you feel extra alert and stimulated. It also helps guide blood flow away from where it's not immediately needed, and towards the parts, like your sex organs, that need it right now.

You have receptor sites for norepinephrine located in your lower back, right where the epicenter of an orgasm can give you those deep, pleasurable spasms.

Foods rich in taurine are norepinephrine enhancers. Sashimi (raw fish) is a great source of taurine, since raw fish contains much more taurine than cooked fish. Other good sources include eggs, seaweed and brewer's yeast.

Have fun eating your way to a better orgasm.

About the author

Hailed as "the metabolism guru," celebrity nutritionist, wellness consultant and author Haylie Pomroy has spent two decades helping people lose weight, overcome health challenges and reach optimal health, while still enjoying real food and not going hungry. Her books, The Fast Metabolism Diet and The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook were instant New York Times bestsellers, and she is regularly featured on the Dr. Oz Show.

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