Are you suffering from low libido? If you are, you are not alone. Almost half the women that you see on a daily basis are too. A low sex drive is common among women and you don’t have to settle with that.
Sex has so many health benefits from, get this, boosting your libido (yes-having sex makes you want to have more sex; win-win) to lowering blood pressure. It counts as exercise and helps reduce our pains. Sex also helps us sleep and alleviates some of our stress. And folks wonder why I like sex so much….
So what do you do when you have no desire to do it? It’s time to do something about it. These are natural things that you can do to help improve your sex life. Go ahead and try them, you deserve it!
Stress plays a big factor in our sex lives. If you are highly stressed, your libido can suffer from that. Meditation is great for eliminating stress from our lives. Set aside a specific time of day, preferably in the morning when the mind is more at rest. Mornings are usually quieter than the hustle and bustle of the afternoon as well. Choose a place where you won’t be interrupted.
Stretch before you start to relax your muscles. Breathe deep to slow your heart rate, this will also help relax your muscles. Focus your attention on one place and allow the calm to take over your body. It might take you a couple times to get where you need to be to get the full advantages of meditation. You may want to read a book or a couple articles on meditation to help you too.
- Get an adequate amount of sleep and take a daily nap if your schedule allows.
The recommended amount of sleep is between seven and nine hours. Be sure to eliminate any night lights as they can interrupt your circadian rhythm (our internal biological clocks), by sending a message to the brain that it’s time to be awake. If your schedule allows you to take a nap, a 45 minute to an hour nap is idea.
- Avoid synthetic estrogen or estrogen like products.
Birth control pills contain synthetic estrogen and they shut down your ovaries which produce testosterone. Testosterone is linked to desire, sex drive, and even to lubrication. Steer clear of plastics containing estrogen like properties such as Bisphenol-A (BPA). BPAs are used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins which are used to coat metal products like food cans and bottle caps.
I’m not telling you to throw your birth control pills out. I would talk to your doctor and see if there is a newer pill out that you could try.
- Evaluate your diet and choose better foods that support your sex drive.
Add foods that have a great source of zinc like oysters and steak; they help produce testosterone. Foods rich in omega-3s like halibut, herring, trout, and fresh tuna improve circulation in your body which will help get the blood flowing to your most sensitive areas of your body. Sunflower seeds, turkey, tuna, and bananas have a good source of vitamin B6 help regulate your hormone levels and libido. Chocolate contains magnesium in it which helps the body relax.
- Boost your self-confidence.
Diet and exercise will help boost your self-confidence. For some women this often plays a part in low sexual libido.
If you are suffering from depression or some sort of trauma, you may want to talk to your doctor about an anti-depression medication but make note that often times they add to low libido issues as well.
- Maintain a good relationship.
Women tend to need emotional stability with their partner before they can have sex with them. It’s important to have a healthy, stress free relationship especially if your sexual desire is already low.
If you’ve tried to boost your sex drive naturally, to no avail, it might be time to talk to a doctor to see if there is an underlying medical reason for your lack of lust.
I originally wrote this for livingloving.com.