Lack of libido can make its appearance for many reason, most of which could remain unknown or with no logical explanation.Aging plays a role, though many older men have a robust interest in sex, Goldstein points out. Like most other human traits, the sex drive varies. Most men are in the normal range; some are extraordinarily driven toward addiction-like sexual behavior. At the other end of the scale are men with very low sexual interest. These are men who suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder.This situation affects both genders but thankfully, it can be fought with natural means. So if you have problems of such nature or whether you simply want to increase you libido levels, using the good old, natural ways, here is a list with 5 of those ways.
1)While little evidence supports the effectiveness of such substances, there’s no harm in experimenting with the much touted libido-boosting foods, known as aphrodisiacs.Figs, bananas, and avocados are just a few of the foods known to arouse both men and women simply by their suggestive appearance. But these foods also provide important vitamins and minerals that can potentially increase blood flow to the genitals and promote a healthy sex life.
2)Getting in the mood can be almost impossible if sex is painful for you—but it doesn't have to be. One of the leading causes is dryness. "If vaginal dryness is causing pain during intercourse, try using a silicone-based sexual lubricant or a vaginal moisturizer," suggests Dr.Millheiser. "Silicone lubricants are longer-lasting and more moisturizing than the water-based alternatives. If this doesn't improve the situation, you may want to check with a gynecologist to see if vaginal estrogen therapy is appropriate."
3)Following a heart-healthy diet could help you turn up the heat between the sheets. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between high cholesterol and women who have difficulty with arousal and orgasm. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, it makes it harder for blood to flow; in the pelvic area, that can lead to less sensation in the genitals, making it harder to achieve orgasm. Slash your cholesterol levels by loading up on fruits and veggies and cutting down on animal fats and whole-milk products. Try these easy food swaps for lower cholesterol.
4)Also, throughout history, chocolate has been a symbol of desire not only because of its delectable taste, but because of its power to improve sexual pleasure. According to an article published in the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, chocolate releases phenylethylamine and serotonin into the human system, which can produce some aphrodisiac and mood-lifting effects. However, according to a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the effects of chocolate on sexuality are most likely more psychological than biological.
5)And last but not least, the way you feel about your body affects the way you feel about sex. An unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can not only cause you to have a poor self-image, but it can discourage you from having and enjoying sex. So keep a healthy diet, get some regular exercise and with a bit of lack and a good mood, the rest will come on its own. Everything looks easier when you’re more confident.
So follow those easy 5 steps and rebuild your libido to get your previous sex life back!
Last Modified: Mar 25, 2019