George Bernard Shaw said that dance is “the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.” Darwin proposed that dance was part of the mate selection process. Some research has suggested that there is a relationship between dance and the mating habits of humans. So, it’s plausible that dancing may improve your sex life in more than one way.
Brown and colleagues conducted a study to observe the relationship between physical symmetry and perceive dance quality in men and women. The authors concluded that the way humans dance may be influenced by hormonal and genetic factors which we use to promote ourselves to potential mates. Dr. Lovatt conducted a study in a nightclub at the University of Hertfordshire in which he and his team recorded people dancing. The authors concluded that social freestyle dance is used by individuals as part of the sexual selection process.
BENEFITS OF DANCE
Besides using dancing to select a mate, dancing offers many other physical, mental, and emotional benefits:
Dancing Makes Us Younger: Dancing improves our cardiovascular health and enhances our lung capacity. Moreover, dancing in a dance competition may require muscle activity equivalent to those of cyclists and Olympic 800 meter runners.
Strong Bones and Joints: Dancing aids in the strengthening of joints and bones, preventing osteoporosis and arthritis.
Burns Calories: Dance is a terrific exercise and increases circulation in our bodies, burn calories, and improves our stamina.
Increases Happiness: Dancing elevates endorphin production, thus enhancing our mood. Dancing helps to fight depression and reduce stress, building up our self-confidence, self-esteem, and improving the body/mind relationship, thus giving us a sense of well-being.
Dancing is therapeutic for me. I feel better about myself, and I am able to project that better self to the world. —Dana B., New York, NY
When I dance, I am whole. When I am whole, I can attract the same. —Cecilia V., Dallas, TX
Makes You Smarter: Studies have shown that frequent dancing stimulates the mind, which fights Alzheimer’s and dementia and increase cognitive acuity among all age groups.
Better Sex: As dancing improves your sense of well-being, gives you enhanced stamina and strength, better balance, and makes your body more fit, all of these benefits can add value to your sexual life. A happier, more self-confident you leads to better sex overall with all of its associated health benefits.
I met my husband on the dance floor. He was so good at moving his body! I fell in love with him instantly when I saw him dancing. And he felt attracted to me for the same reason. When we dance together, after all of these years, it is still magical! —Trisha C., Miami, FL
DANCE FOR SEX
These dances may be a fun way to reap on the benefits of dancing to enhance your sex life:
Bellydancing: Bellydancing is an old dance form that has evolved from folk Middle Eastern dances. Bellydancing is characterized by hip movements and undulations that are very sensual. The costuming and the props used by dancers (swords, veils, canes, etc), makes this dance extra attractive. Bellydancing is for all levels of dance mastery and body types. Check out this bellydancing for beginners video:
Latin: Latin dances are sultry, sensual, and sexual. These dances originated in Latin America and the International Latin dances are danced ballroom style. Some of the most known International Latin ballroom dances are Cha-cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive. The most popular Latin dances are Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton. Just tune into to Dancing with The Stars and you will see what we’re talking about. Check out this video for some salsa basics:
Country and Western: Country and western dance styles include several dance forms danced to country-western music. You can dance solo in line dancing or you can dance with a partner. Check out this video for some two-step basics:
There are many forms of dance that can improve your health and add spice to your sex life. Whether you dance by yourself, such as in bellydancing, or decide to dance with your partner by enrolling in a salsa class, your sex life can benefit from your enhanced confidence and physical well-being. And even if you decide to dance by yourself you will be able to celebrate yourself and love yourself more. Dancing to your own tune may invite others and make for a better dance.
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