A man’s testosterone levels peak in the morning. This, combined with nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) – also known as morning wood – makes morning a great time to have sex. We get the experts to suggest ways to make morning sex great for you and your man – from his point of view.
Do These The Night Before
Follow these steps the night before to wake up in a world all set for sex.
Make the bed with Egyptian cotton sheets
They’ll regulate her body temperature, which quickens the blood flow around her body, making her more easily aroused.
Get some peppermint oil to dab on your pillow
Researchers at West Virginia University in the US found its smell increases alertness – cutting the chances of a mumbled “Not now”.
Leave a gap in the curtains
“Melatonin lets us sleep, but blocks our sex hormones,” says Dr Mehmet Oz. “Sunshine causes a decrease, increasing sex drive.”
Place some mouth spray by the bed
“Women’s noses are more sensitive,” says sex therapist Dr Joy Davidson.
Wake Up With A Bang
The key is in getting the timing perfect. Learn to sync your early morning body chemistry to get the most out of your session.
Research from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US found that her wake-up cycle is six minutes shorter than yours. Set your alarm to 6.39am, so your brain catches up with hers.
Your body temperature is lowest at 4am and peaks in the morning at around 10am,” says physician Dr Kelly Travers. Research from Canada’s McGill University shows it takes 10 minutes for her body to heat up enough to become sexually aroused. So, pull her close and spoon to maximise contact. You’ll warm her up, literally and figuratively.
“Levels are 30 per cent higher in men in the morning,” says Dr Tammy Nelson author of Getting the Sex You Want. According to the American Journal of Clinical Chemistry, testosterone is highest in a man’s body between 4am and 8am. And the good news is, that goes for her, too. Top up her arousal by stroking her hairline. A study in Nature Neuroscience revealed this stimulates “C-tactile nerve fibres” that trigger the pleasure zone in her brain.
A word of advice: if you want to top-notch quality testosterone in the morning, go to bed early the night before. A US study found that sleep was one of the most important factors contributing to morning and overall testosterone levels.
It’s Too Early To Try The Helicopter
Choose the right sexual position for more pleasure and less work.
Although this requires considerable amount of energy and coordination, the good thing is, from here, you can encourage her to experiment. “While we’re half asleep, we can bypass our busy minds and experiment in ways she may normally resist,” says Dr Nelson.
This is one of the positions that require the most amount of energy from you, and minimal from her; not much coordination is needed either. The plus: This move puts pressure on her bladder. “When women tighten to control a full bladder, it’s the same musculature used for orgasms,” says Lou Paget, author of How to be a Great Lover.
This position requires some explanation. Get her to lie on her back and raise her knees. Slip yourself under her knees to enter her (your pelvis should be under her knee area). Your body will be perpendicular to hers, forming a T. This move requires minimal energy but a little more coordination. Nonetheless, the “T” shape is a great low-energy morning position, says sex blogger Betty Herbert. Lazy morning sex at its best.
This story was originally published on Menshealth.com.sg.