Your libido, otherwise known as your sex drive, normally fluctuates over time. This is the nature of modern day living – things are never constant, and we adapt and find ways to create balance and achieve good overall health and wellbeing. Keeping your sex life alive and well, has a direct effect on the health of your relationship. So let’s have a look at what has an impact on a lacking libido.
Everything from daily stress to hormone fluctuations can affect it. Age can be a factor, too, but people can maintain healthy sex drives well into their elderly years. We take a look at some important things to consider when you are trying to increase and boost your libido.
It’s hard to feel in the mood when you’re constantly feeling stressed. Everyday stress can affect your sex drive due to an increase in cortisol levels. Cortisol can have a negative impact on your libido and having low libido can exacerbate stress by causing relationship issues or lowered self-confidence. Improving the way you manage your stress is important because it will not only help your health overall, but it may also improve your sex life as well.
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There is no shortage of the benefits our bodies reap by being physically active. You can add an improved sex drive to the already-long list of rewards.
Exercise has been proven to increase libido. Think about it: having a positive body self-image, improved cardiovascular health and mood, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, and improvement of one’s endocrine system. Need we say more?
Limit Libido-Lowering Foods
We’ve all heard of aphrodisiacs, which are meant to improve our sex drive, but with every pro, comes cons. There are certain foods that can lower your libido, and they are known as anaphrodisiacs. Similar to how aphrodisiac foods can’t magically put you in the mood, anaphrodisiac foods are equally unlikely to make you totally disinterested in sex.
The foods you should avoid include:
· Food items high in saturated fats aka fried foods. These lead to clogged arteries and reduced blood flow
· Polyunsaturated fats, such as vegetable oil, can reduce testosterone levels
· High sodium, which increases blood pressure
· Foods that require insulin to process, such as white flour and sugar, can reduce testosterone levels.
Work on Your Relationship
The longer you’re in a relationship, the more common it is to feel like your sexual chemistry is dissipating. Not feeling as sexual or excited about your partner is less than ideal when you want to nurture intimacy. It might be easier said than done but working on your relationship together, such as going to couples or sex therapy, scheduling date night or going on holiday together are just some ways to focus on the good stuff and fun times! The better your relationship feels to you emotionally, the more likely you are to want to be intimate with your partner.
Limit Alcohol and Other Substances
It should come as no surprise that alcohol and recreational drugs can have a negative impact on your sex drive. While alcohol may feel like a libido enhancer in the moment, it’s actually a depressant. So, the initial boost in your desire for sex is just temporary.
Alcohol can have a negative impact on parts of your body that are important for sexual function and drive. If you experience an increase in libido from drinking, do your best to keep your intake to a single glass of wine or cocktail. More is not better when it comes to alcohol and sexual function.
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