Making sexual health a priority sounds pretty easy, right? Unfortunately, close to 50 percent of women suffer from vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and trouble, or inability, to reach an orgasm. This has left countless women living their lives without satisfying sex, an essential part of a woman’s overall physical and emotional wellbeing at any age and a crucial component to fostering relationship’s bonds.
Low libido can impact relationships, obviously, but it can also have a negative effect on body image. It’s hard not to feel frustrated and inadequate and to feel as if your sexual life has ended. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve your libido.
Particularly for menopausal women, hormonal therapy can improve vaginal health and lubrication.
If you’re tired and run down, your libido can suffer. Make sure you’re getting enough rest, and address the stress in your life with stress-busters like meditation, instead of alcohol. There are also scientifically proven health benefits to kissing, so pucker up often!
Eat for libido
It’s true: the foods you eat can improve your sexual desire. Oysters have long enjoyed a reputation as aphrodisiacs, largely because of their high zinc content. Since zinc improves blood flow, it’s thought that sexual organs will experience increased blood flow. If you’re not a fan of oysters, other foods high in zinc include beef, cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Chocolate is another food frequently cited as an aphrodisiac, but research hasn’t found much evidence to back this up.
Supplements for libido
Damiana (Turnera diffusa) and chrysin are natural inhibitors of the aromatase enzyme, which converts testosterone into estrogen. By reducing activity of this enzyme, these compounds help promote a healthy balance of testosterone and estrogen, which may be helpful in supporting sexual desire.
Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris) and deer antler (Cervus nippon) may help with healthy female libido by supporting the natural production of androgens.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a naturally occurring compound in the body that converts into hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, and which may help support healthy sexual function in post-menopausal women.
Tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia), a Southeast Asian plant also known as Malaysian ginseng, helps support testosterone levels and may help bolster occasionally low libido.
Chinese ginseng, horny goat weed, and ginkgo biloba are herbs that support blood flow and adrenal health, which are also important factors in positively influencing sexual desire.
Regular exercise boosts libido in several ways. Intentional movement enhances mood, improves body confidence, boosts blood flow, and reduces stress. Strength training is one of the most effective forms of exercise, because it can raise testosterone levels and improve confidence. In addition, many women report increased desire as a positive side effect of a regular yoga practice.
By improving your body’s qi, or life force, acupuncture can improve libido. It’s also effective treatment for many factors that impact libido, such as chronic pain or depression.
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Start feeling sexy again
While many of us blame kids, bills, or work and say we don’t have the time or energy to get sexual, we’re actually missing the real root causes. One of the main reasons I’ve found that women don’t want to have sex is that they don’t feel as sexy as they used to. Yes, our body does go through changes, but sometimes we just need to re-learn and reconnect with our bodies again. Sexiness isn’t something you just turn on and off. You must cultivate it, get in touch with your body. Once you tap into your sensuality, a great sex life—and a positive new outlook—are just around the corner. One way of tapping into this sexy feeling is to upgrade your underwear. Throw away those ripped, faded, you’ve-had-them-for-four-years granny panties and invest in some new underwear. The sexier, the better!
Get good sleep and remember to breathe
Mindful breaths enhance and reinforce the mind-body connection. For a few minutes each morning, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Clear your thoughts and focus on being calm. When you’re relaxed, it’s easier to get in touch with your inner sexiness.
A lack of proper and restful sleep can also negatively affect your libido. Sleep is so important, and you should aim for seven to nine hours each night.
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