Do you find your sex drive to be low these days? If you are, you’re not alone. According to researchers, one third of women and 15% of men experience a problem with low libido. All though in some cases this may be due to medical reasons, for most of us it’s a matter of making a few lifestyle changes.
If you’re looking to enhance your sexual desire and spice up your sex life, read on to learn about these five tips. Follow them and you may be ready to jump back in the sack.
Get More Sleep
If you are tired and aren’t getting enough sleep, don’t be surprised that you’ve lost that loving feeling. You can’t be exhausted and expect to be running on all cylinders! Lack of sleep messes with your hormones and it is especially detrimental to your testosterone production, a crucial hormone for libido.
Make sure that you’re getting at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. It’s important to have a steady circadian rhythm, so go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. Also, make sure to cut off technology at least an hour before bed time in order to make sure you are getting high-quality sleep.
Want to turn up the heat between the sheets? Change your diet! Follow a heart-healthy diet in order to feel good and prevent cholesterol buildup. In fact, studies have shown that there is a link between high cholesterol in women and difficulties in getting aroused and having orgasms.
Additionally, cholesterol and being overweight reduces blood flow to the pelvic area and genitals, which can negatively affect your sex life.
In addition to eating a heart-healthy and well-balanced diet, there are foods, vitamins and certain components that can enhance sexual function and libido. Strawberries, avocados, almonds, and oysters to name just a few of the foods that have been shown to increase desire and make for better sex.
Find the Right Supplements
There are various herbal supplements that can increase your sexual function. Depending on your needs, you can add some of these supplements to your diet in order to improve your overall health and sexual function.
Ginko and biloba can improve blood flow to the sexual organs and the brain. Epimedium Brevicornum is a supplement that has been demonstrated to have aphrodisiac potential and to boost testosterone. Ginseng can boost energy and the secretion of hormones. Another great libido-boosting supplement to try is Maca, because it helps bring your entire system to equilibrium, increases energy and libido.
Exercise has many benefits for your health including improving your mood, lessening stress, improving self-esteem, and improving the overall physical condition of your body. All of these effects can help to improve your sex drive. But doing as little as 30 minutes of exercise three times a week a dulled libido can be improved.
Regularly exercising will help to improve blood flow to your sexual organs. Additionally, working out will help you lose weight, which is important because being overweight can really be detrimental to your sex drive.
Get Creative in bed
Most couples’ sex time can become stale. They get comfortable with the same positions (like missionary, woman on top, doggy style, etc.), having sex in the same place or even always at the same time. But changing things up in the bedroom can go a long way to boost your libido and bring back fireworks in your bedroom.
A great way to change things up in the bedroom is to introduce sex toys. Sex toys can break up the monotony and spice up your sexual relationship. Start by searching out sex toys with your partner through an adult novelty website. It can be a sexy date that you and your partner can have from the comfort of your own home.
Introducing the idea to your partner and having them agree may not occur immediately. It can be tricky getting them to try something new, but if you put it out there and take the time to learn about sexy toys together, it will make it easier for the other person to appreciate and embrace the changes.
On the other hand, if your partner is an adventurous person, surprising him or her with toys while already in the sack can be a great way to change things up for the better.
It’s a lot of work to have successful. Once you have figured out all the big stuff, the little stuff may need some extra work. But keeping the romance alive should be a huge priority if you want to keep your intimacy and relationship healthy. By following the five tips listed above, you can increase your libido and not lose out on the intimacy and closeness that all couples crave.