It is very common for women and men to suffer a low sex drive, which can be annoying for many reasons - you want to show your partner your love, your partner seems disinterested, you want to conceive but don't have the libido for it or you could just want to have a normal sex life but can't.
Before we get into how to boost your sex drive, we should cover what some common causes of low libido are - we will be focusing on women in particular here.
Lack of sleep
Depression and anxiety
Body image problems
Medications and contraception
Excessive alcohol or recreational drug use
These are the most common causes for a low libido however please be aware that it is very possible that there is something else affecting your libido too.
Ways to boost your sex drive
Yes, you may be married or in a long term relationship, but you should take some time to date your partner again. Book a table at your favourite restaurant, request your favourite bottle of wine and remember to enjoy your date.
Exercise has been proven to decrease stress and improve your mood. It can also improve your body image perceptions which all ultimately increase your libido.
Visit your doctor
If you believe that you have ruled out all options as to why your libido is so low, taking a visit to your doctor could solve all your issues. He may notice that your medication is known to significantly decrease and it is all fixed in one visit!
Lower or completely eliminate your alcohol and recreational drug use
This one is as simple as it reads - stop drinking alcohol and stop taking recreational drugs.
It may sound like such a small thing however something as small as lighting a candle or using scented candles could put you in the mood.
Maca consumption gives you more energy and for most people, a massive boost in their libido!
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Taking just 2000mg of omega 3 daily is known to increase a woman's sex drive by up to 30%.
I don't think many people have a high sex drive when they are extremely stressed. If you remember to practise self-care regularly, your stress levels will lower which can increase your sex drive.
These are just a few small things you can try to boost your sex drive but remember, there is nothing wrong with visiting your doctor for a checkup!
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