Sometimes, the thought of sex holds no appeal. Like many things in a woman’s life, your sex drive can fluctuate over time. Some changes in libido stem from medical or emotional conditions, while others result from boredom and exhaustion. Although your feelings of lust may not cause your husband to complain, a decreased sex drive can create tension and affect other aspects of your relationship. Non-medical treatments and home remedies may boost your flagging libido and increase your appetite for sex.
Not only do certain foods improve your health, some contain ingredients that may help your libido. According to Caring Medical, a Chicago medical and rehabilitation clinic, certain foods can help revive your sex life. Foods high in vitamin B, such as eggs, fish and asparagus, can increase your libido and improve your reproductive health. Eat foods that contain folic acid, such as whole wheat bread, nuts, sprouts and oranges. A deficiency of folic acid may cause a decrease in libido. Asparagus contains high levels of vitamin E, considered by some to stimulate the production of sex hormones. Bananas and avocados both contain plenty of potassium, a nutrient that may help regulate the female thyroid gland, enhancing libido levels.
Exercise Your Love Muscles
Known as the Kegel exercise, tightening the muscles along your pelvic floor may increase your desire for sex. Locate this group of muscles by focusing on the sensation you feel when stopping the flow of urine. Practice squeezing and releasing these muscles a few times every day. Hold the squeeze for about five seconds, and then relax. This home remedy may improve your pleasure and help you focus on sexual sensations that boost your libido.
Exercise the Rest of Your Body
Regular exercise, such as strength training and aerobics, can enhance your libido. According to the Mayo Clinic, physical exercise may improve your stamina, self-image and lift your spirits, all things that can lead to a more pleasurable sex life.
Enhance Your Relationship
This home remedy involves your husband’s cooperation. Working through conflicts and disagreements may lead to better sex. The Mayo Clinic recommends developing a stronger emotional connection because a durable emotional intimacy may lead to better sexual intimacy, especially in women. Enhance your relationship by communicating your feelings. Prioritize your love life by scheduling time for sexual and emotional intimacy. Build a resilient emotional connection by voicing your sexual likes and dislikes, as well as your feelings on other important issues.
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