Everyone’s sex drive is different and changes typically occur over the course of one’s life. One of the main things that kills libido is stress, so being as relaxed as possible is essential. But there are a number of other natural ways a low sex drive can be boosted.
Get that blood flowing: Poor circulation and blood flow can lead to stagnant energy within the body. This is further going to worsen the problem of low libido. Good blood flow to your sexual organs is vital for arousal, sexual stimulation and pleasure. The more blood flow, the more intense the orgasm.
Boost with basil: Basil can help increase circulation, stimulate the sex drive and boost fertility. And supposedly, the scent of basil drives us wild with desire. Add some fresh basil to your meal to help get your libido going!
Communication is key: Relationship troubles can contribute to loss of sexual desire. If you don’t feel listened to, respected or important, it is natural to respond with resentment and that resentment can dampen libido. It’s important to open the lines of communication with your partner, so that anger can be expressed in places other than the bedroom.
Lower stress: Stress plays a huge role in libido reduction. The ingredients that our bodies use to make stress hormones are the same ingredients that are used to make sex hormones. Your body will always prioritize the production of stress hormones over anything else. Stress, sleep and anxiety are all related.
Loosen up those pelvic muscles: Addressing emotional or psychological issues can help to boost your libido. Any unresolved issues may lead to stress, mental anguish and anxiety. Boosting self-esteem is important for increasing libido.
Wetter is better: It is much better down where it’s wetter- and as we age, our sex hormones naturally deplete. The loss of estrogen can cause the tissues of the genital organs to shrink and for everything to become less sensitive. Although aging is inevitable, there are natural lubricants that we can use to make things a little more pleasurable.
Avoid an irritated vagina: Vaginal dryness can make your vagina feel dry, itchy and at times tender. It may take you longer to become lubricated during lovemaking, which can make sexual intercourse feel uncomfortable, or even painful. The vagina is self-cleansing and in most cases warm water is all that you need to wash it.
Vitamin intake is key: Ensuring that you have adequate sex hormone production is essential for maintaining libido. Once you have decreased your stress levels, and investigated any underlying cause, you can look at some foods and herbs that may be beneficial.
Eat more fish: Boost your Omega 3 levels and in the process you will reduce irritability, reduce inflammation in the body, enhance your mood, balance your hormones, and aid in the healthy production of sex hormones.
Get in the mood with the help of aromatherapy: Relaxing and sexually stimulating essential oils – such as lavender – can help put you in the mood for lovemaking.
Enjoy some chocolate: Simply nibbling a few squares of the good stuff after dinner, will help lift your mood enormously, going from stressed to sexy! Go for quality dark chocolate, which contains the potential to relax you, intoxicate you and give you sheer pleasure.