Is your sex drive dropping? Well, most men and women feel, at some point of their lives, that their sex life isn’t what it used to be. There can be a number of factors impacting your sex drive – age, medical conditions, and other physiological and psychological conditions.
The good news is that you may be able to get back to your normal ways by following these tips:
- 1. Love Foods/Aphrodisiacs
Eat food that contains lots of zinc and antioxidants – for example: oysters contain amino acids that enhance sex drive. Zinc-containing foods enhance fertility in women and sexual stamina in men.
Lean meat contains proteins that increase dopamine production, which in turn increases sexual satisfaction levels. Eating oats for breakfast can balance out both estrogen and testosterone levels.
You can also consume natural aphrodisiacs such as ginseng and gingko. These aphrodisiacs act as vasodilators and, over a period of time, end up enhancing sexual desire.
- 2. Lead a healthy lifestyle
Smoking constricts the blood vessels and that reduces sexual desire. Drinking alcohol without moderation makes you put on visceral fat, which damages organs and as you know any health problem reduces your sexual drive.
You must include a lot of vegetables and fruits in your diet and cut out junk food from your life. Junk food clogs the arteries and reduces the flow of blood to the organs.
Get plenty of sun too – studies have proved that Vitamin D can enhance male testosterone by around 70%, thereby increasing his sex drive.
- 3. Exercise
We were meant to work out but modern-day inventions have made us lazy. Exercising regularly keeps you fit, boosts your sex appeal, and also increases the flow of blood leading to enhanced sex drive.
It also makes the brain release “endorphins,” which are feel-good chemicals. So, exercise, stay happy and fit, and lead a great sex life.
- 4. De-Stress
Stress has become a part of our DNA. We are always stressed – at work or at home. The only thing we do to drive away stress is gulp down a couple of whiskey shots, which add visceral fat inside us.
Well, some amount of stress is good, but being stressed all the time releases the cortisol hormone in our body. Cortisol drops our testosterone levels and that reduces our sex drive. The lesson is that we must do anything (meditation, exercise, new job, vacation, etc.) to cut out stress from our life.
- 5. Unleash Pleasure Hormones
When you drink alcohol in moderation (just enough to give you a mild high), it works by releasing pleasure hormones, which in turn de-stress us and increase our testosterone. Result: we move into flirt zone equipped with a galloping sex drive.
Likewise, chocolate contains phenethylamine, which boosts our mood and makes us all lovey-dovey. We must consume chocolate in moderation as well.
However, know that drinking too much will actually reverse your sex drive and it may turn you into an alcoholic. Too much chocolate may make you obese. So, stay well within limits.
- 6. Bedroom Adventure
Let your imagination run riot inside the bedroom.
Role-playing, making out immediately after a workout, perfumes, etc., can enhance the mood and multiply your sexual desire. Fantasizing always works in a big way. However, you must stay away from extreme kinkiness.
- 7. Spa makeover
Men and women must head for the spa if they want to get in the mood.
The steam baths in the spa unclog the blood vessels and rejuvenate the body. Result: you feel all sexy and are ready to make love.
- 8. Get Sporty
Playing a sport and then washing the dust and grime in the shower room makes you feel all macho and therefore ready for some great sex.
If you win the game, then the sex drive gets even better.
- 9. Aromatherapy
Wearing a vanilla wrist patch is a great turn-on and will get you in the mood faster than you can imagine. Consult an aroma therapist for other exciting fragrances.
- 10. Take a break
Taking a break (week, 10 days, or a month) from sex can help revive the animal spirits that had become dormant.
- 11. Give her or him a massage
A massage will turn her or him on in a big way.
The massage-receiver feels relaxed and gets into fantasy-mode after the massage. All the aromas, pressure and oils spark the good old sexual desire.