Low sex drive or low libido is something that can affect people at any stage of life.
While for singles this problem is not as severe, a mismatch in sexual desire between two partners can pose a serious threat to a relationship. Fortunately, with the help of natural methods, you can get the urge for sex fairly quickly.
Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies from person to person. Low sex drive does not necessarily have to be treated as a problem, but if two people are significantly out of tune in terms of libido for a long time, it can generate problems in the form of mutual unfulfilled expectations, misunderstanding and feelings of guilt.
Our desire for sex can be affected by many characteristics and situations: anxiety, relationship difficulties, health problems or age. In this article, we will look at the best ways men and women can increase their libido using natural methods.
High levels of stress are a common barrier to sexual functioning and libido for both men and women. It can be generalized stress, caused by our lifestyle and the situations we have to deal with, or in some cases it can be specific anxiety related to sex.
Some good practices for dealing with anxiety include good sleep hygiene (at least 7-8 hours), having a hobby, regular physical activity, proper diet, and in severe cases, the help of a psychotherapist.
At certain stages of a relationship, many people experience a break in the intensity of sexual desire and a decrease in the frequency of sexual contact. This can happen after being with someone for a long time or when a person notices that things are not going well in their intimate relationships.
Focusing on improving the quality of the relationship and increasing closeness between partners can increase sexual desire in both partners. To do this, it’s a good idea to: plan date nights, spend active time together outside of the bedroom, try to keep communication as open as possible, and try to be as attentive to each other as possible.
Having the best possible sexual experience can act as a self-perpetuating mechanism and increase the desire for sex, thus increasing libido. In many cases, people can improve their sexual experience by spending more time touching, kissing, using erotic toys, and performing oral sex.
For women, foreplay can be especially important. According to a 2017 study, only about 18% of women reach orgasm during intercourse alone, while 33.6% of women say clitoral stimulation is necessary for them to reach orgasm.
Finally, there are also many herbal preparations that can increase the desire for sex in both sexes. A 2015 review study. Trusted Source states that there is evidence that the following herbal remedies can improve sexual function: maca, tribulus, ginkgo, ginseng.
A 2011 study found that consuming 100g of pistachios each day for 3 weeks caused men to experience stronger erections and increased blood flow to the penis, so these nuts can be considered a remedy for low libido.
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