How To Prevent Annoying Muscle Cramps During Sex

July 9, 2015
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Muscle cramps are a painful experience and there’s nothing worse than having your body work against you when you’re in the throws of passion. It can be hard work reaching climax and when muscle cramps hit they tend to happen at the worst possible moment; so rather than putting up with the pain or halting proceedings, there are some things you can do to banish them altogether.

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What causes muscle cramps?

The best way to avoid any type of body complaint is understanding what creates them. However, while muscle cramps are fairly common in both sexes of any age group, the exact cause of this annoying pain remains unknown. Currently experts believe it’s due to some type of imbalance within the body and the following list has been recommended as some of the possible causes.

  • Dehydration.
  • Muscle fatigue.
  • Excessive sweating.
  • Electrolyte imbalance.
  • Nutritional deficiencies in: calcium, potassium, magnesium.

How to prevent muscle cramps

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size fits all solution because the exact cause could be a range of factors occurring simultaneously. Therefore, the best way to prevent muscle cramps happening is to think about which possible cause fits your scenario. For example, if you tend to get muscle cramps when you’re sweating you might be experiencing some dehydration. Ideally, prevention would be to drink more water, but if you find that this doesn’t solve the problem, try a few more of the following remedies:

  • Drink more water before, during and after sex.
  • Remember to warm up before sex. This can involve foreplay and beginning with less strenuous positions. As you feel your body becoming warmer it becomes more pliable, so work up to positions that put more strain on your body.
  • Swap positions regularly if they put strain on certain body parts.
  • If nutritional deficiencies are the possible problem, eat more foods from the following groups:

Calcium rich foods

  • Dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and milk.

Potassium rich foods

  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • Apricots
  • Nectarines

Magnesium rich foods

  • Leafy green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, kale and cabbage.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Wholegrain foods such as rice, quinoa and grain bread.

Essentially, muscle cramps occur as an indicator that something is lacking within your body. They are annoying and can be pretty painful, so if you find they persist despite trying out a range of remedies, it might be time to see your GP.

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