Morning Sexuality is one of the most popular topics among men and women alike. Most people are curious about it, but few know how to go about getting started with it. I’ve been asked many times what exactly makes me want to have sexual relations in the morning. So here’s my take on this topic:
I’m going to start off by saying that there isn’t just one way to approach this topic. There are so many factors involved. For example, if you’re a guy and you don’t have any problems with your erections at all (which is rare), then maybe you shouldn’t bother trying to wake up early. On the other hand, if you’re someone who does have issues with that issue, then perhaps waking up earlier would help. If this is something that interests you, let’s dive into it!
How to Wake Up Early?
The first thing you need to decide is whether you want to try to wake up early or not. Some people say that they’ll sleep through the night if they can, while others will stay awake until noon. Personally, I’d rather keep things simple and just wake up when I feel like it. However, some people might prefer waking up later than others. That’s fine too; everyone has their own preference!
How Can You Tell If You Should Wake Up Earlier?
If you’re not sure whether you should wake up earlier or not, there are a few signs you can look for. The most obvious one is if you have a hard time getting erections during the day. If this is the case for you, then I wouldn’t recommend waking up quite so late. The longer you stay awake, the lower your testosterone levels get. Since testosterone is what’s primarily responsible for your sexual desire and your ability to get and maintain an erection, it only stands to reason that you should wake up earlier!
I’m sure you’ve heard that saying: “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” While this isn’t entirely true (especially that wealth part!), there is some evidence that shows how sleeping less can lead to a decreased life span. If you’re sleeping all night and still not getting up early, then you might as well be sleeping past noon and just going to bed earlier. At least that way you’d have more energy during the day!
One more thing to keep in mind is that these signs are all based on whether you have a physically demanding job or not. If you’re someone who sits at a desk all day and doesn’t do much else, then chances are you can afford to stay up later. Of course, that’s still not a great idea, but it’s better than if you worked physical labor. If that’s the case, then you really should be waking up earlier so you can get your work done and still have time to enjoy other parts of your day.
Ultimately, I would recommend waking up at least an hour earlier than you currently do. This will give you plenty of time to do what you need to do without running around everywhere at the last minute. However, this is just a guideline. If waking up at 6 AM works better for you, then go ahead and do that. Everyone has their own rhythm, so just do what’s right for you!
How to Actually Wake Up Earlier and Reduce the Likelihood of Snoozing
Now that you’re decided that you should be waking up earlier, the next step is learning how to actually wake up. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll want to set an alarm for 5 or 6 AM, only to hit the snooze button a few times before dozing off again…and then repeat this process a few more times. The problem with this is that it doesn’t give you enough time to fully wake up and you end up rushing out the door without anything else.
A better solution is to set two or three alarms throughout the night. The first alarm should be set a few hours before you need to wake up, the second one an hour or so after that, and the third one when you’d normally wake up on a day when you don’t have class or work until noon or later (if this isn’t you, then just ignore this part). The first alarm should serve as your minor wake up alarm, while the second and third alarms should be your major wake up alarms. This way, you’re forced to get up no matter what.
If you really don’t want to deal with setting multiple alarms, then there are a few other options I can suggest. The first one is getting a phone with the ability to play music. Then, set your alarm as normal, but instead of the usual alarm sound, put on something like a cheesy 80’s song that you find particularly annoying (for me, this would be anything by Huey Lewis and the News). I guarantee that you’ll have no problem waking up when this starts playing!
The other option is to get a smart watch that has the ability to wake you up. These devices can monitor your sleep and will vibrate or make a noise when it detects that you’re in the lightest phase of sleep. In other words, it’ll know when you’re half asleep and will wake you up without fail (as long as your phone is fairly close to you).
Why You Should Be Waking Up Early
Hopefully by now you’ve managed to wake up earlier than you used to and have started reaping the benefits of the habit. However, I imagine that there’s a part of you still questioning the logic behind this advice. “
Why should I be waking up so early?”
I can hear you think. Well, let me explain.
The morning is the most valuable part of the day. You might be thinking that the evening is when you accomplish the most, but in reality, that’s when you do stuff that is the least important to you. If you think about, most of what you do in the evening doesn’t really matter all that much. You might spend time playing games, watching TV, browsing the Internet, etc. Even if you’re studying or doing homework, there’s a good chance that it isn’t something that interests you.
On the other hand, the things that are most important to you in your life are the things you spend the majority of your time on. Think about it; you probably spend more time with your friends and family than anyone or anything else, unless you have a significant other (or in the case of some of you out there, “Significant Others”). Your morning routine is an important part of your day and if you start that earlier, you’ll have more time to spend on things that are actually important.
Now this doesn’t mean that you should spend hours upon hours of your morning on these things. You need the rest of the morning to get other things done as well, such as school or work. However, you should still have more time to do these things since you spent less time on your morning routine. This means getting more schoolwork done or spending more time at your job since you’re leaving earlier in the morning.
If you really feel like you’re not getting enough time to do what’s important to you, well then this whole routine is going to be pretty pointless. However, I’m willing to bet that you’ll find that you have more time than you think once you get up earlier and get your morning routine out of the way.
Now once you’ve woken up early for a while and gotten used to it, it should become easier to wake up earlier. At this point you may even want to wake up earlier than you need to. I don’t necessarily mean going to bed earlier the night before, but instead going to bed later the next day.
For instance, let’s say you’ve managed to wake up at 6am every morning. On days that you have class, you might want to wake up at 5am instead. On the days where you don’t have class, you can sleep in until 7am. By waking up early on your days off, you’re essentially making up for lost sleep and not wasting sunlight.
This can apply to any scenario where you may find yourself with free time. For instance, you might find yourself with an entire afternoon to yourself. Rather than sleep in and spend your afternoon watching TV, you might want to wake up early and spend that time working on something you found interesting (like writing for College Info).
This habit can help in all kinds of ways, not just for the reasons I’ve mentioned. However, it really only works if you can get your mornings to be productive. If you find yourself routinely sleeping in or wasting the morning away, then this routine might not work for you. However, if you can manage to make the most of your mornings, then you’ll find that this has improved your quality of life.
This is something I wish I’d been able to do given how much free time I have and how early I wake up.
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