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How to boost your sex drive

Couple laying in bed together

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.


Common causes

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

  • Stress

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Body image problems

  • Relationship problems

  • Illness

  • Medications and contraception

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Menopause

  • 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

Date again

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.

Use romance

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 powder

Maca consumption gives you more energy and for most people, a massive boost in their libido!

Wear lingerie

When you feel sexy, chances are, you are going to get in the right mood. No matter your size or shape, you will feel more confident and sexy in lingerie, lucky for you - we are a plus size lingerie boutique too! Do you want to go shopping?

Omega 3

Taking just 2000mg of omega 3 daily is known to increase a woman's sex drive by up to 30%.

Practise self-care

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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