Boost your libido, naturally
“I’m too tired tonight.”
“I have to get this report done for work.”
“I’m really not feeling well.”
“I can only have sex when it rains”
Soon you’ll run out of excuses and it’ll be time to face the facts: your sex drive just isn’t what it used to be. There can be many reasons for a low libido, but thankfully there are just as many tricks you can try to get your mojo back.
#1 Heighten your senses
Taking the time to really notice the feel, smell, look and texture of your surroundings will amplify your senses. The next time you eat a piece of fruit, pay attention to how it feels in your mouth; its taste, look and smell. A study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that women who focus on these details achieve higher levels of arousal and sexual satisfaction.
Whether it’s running, dancing, yoga or boxing, exercise increases blood flow in the body, leading to better (and easier) sexual arousal. Plus, staying active will boost your body confidence, meaning you’ll have higher self-esteem in the bedroom. Have you laced up those runners yet?
#3 Indulge in chocolate
So it turns out there’s definitely some truth about chocolate being an aphrodisiac. Yay! It contains a chemical called phenylethlamine to stimulate excitement and wellbeing, as well as methylxanthines, which increase the body’s sensitivity, so that even the slightest touch is felt. Go on, indulge – you’re bound to work off the calories…
#4 Hug it out
Next time you hug your partner, make sure it lasts for more than 20 seconds. Going in for a longer embrace will send the bonding hormone, oxytocin, skyrocketing. For us women, this feeling of attachment and closeness to our partner often ramps up sexual desire.
#5 Not-so-forbidden fruit
Figs, bananas and avocados are not only suggestively shaped, but they also contain important vitamins and minerals to increase blood flow and promote a healthy sex life. Eat up!
One of the most common causes of a low libido is stress. When you’re stressed, your body releases more cortisol, which can result in hormonal imbalance. Try taking five minutes out each day to meditate, or ask your partner to give you a massage. If you can relax, you’re more likely to be in the mood for some lovin’.
#7 Try something new
When you’re excited, your body shoots out adrenalin, making your heart race, your blood flow faster and your sexual desire rev up. Trying something new in the bedroom is a great way to excite both you and your partner. If you’re not sure how to spice things up, an Andracova pack is a great place to start. The erotic packs include everything you need to make your time between the sheets a bit more thrilling.
#8 One glass of wine
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who drink red wine have higher sex drives than those who prefer other alcoholic beverages. Having a glass of wine can also help you to unwind and initiate sexual desire, but try to stick to just the one. Any more may ruin your ability to orgasm and NOBODY wants that.
#9 Stop smoking
Besides the fact that nobody is going to want to kiss you with stinky ashtray breath, smoking causes the blood vessels to narrow, so less blood flows to your sexual organs. It can also reduce your stamina so even if you do make it into the sack, you’re not likely to be there for long.
Has your sex drive changed over the years? What are some of your tricks for getting in the mood?
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