You don’t have to be in menopause to suffer from a lowered libido, according to the Net Doctor website. Plenty of younger women, perhaps as many as 43 percent, suffer from a low sex drive at some point in their lives. While plenty of over-the-counter gimmicks claim the ability to cure a low libido, patience and a few classic tricks might naturally boost your sex drive again. If that doesn’t happen, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that an untreated illness, such as diabetes, isn’t causing the problem.
Avoid or reduce the amount of alcohol and drugs you use. Contrary to popular misconceptions, alcohol and drug abuse can throw your sex drive down the tubes.
Try a suction vibrator if you just aren’t ready to talk to your doctor about your low sex drive. The Food and Drug Administration approved EROS in 2001 to treat low sexual desire. Some women might find the cost of such devices too high and may instead want to try a traditional vibrator, according to the Net Doctor website.
Exercise regularly if you don’t already. The Mayo Clinic notes that regular cardio exercise can help boost your libido and, in general, improves your mood.
Try something new. Sometimes a lowered female sex drive is due to boredom with the same old positions, according to the Mayo Clinic. Literally changing your position, incorporating a new lovemaking environment, using toys and videos or openly discussing sensual fantasies can bring your sex drive back to life.
Perform regular Kegel exercises to strengthen those pelvic muscles, notes the Mayo Clinic. Basically, you clench your pelvic muscles like you’re trying to stop urine midstream. Kegels can increase sexual interest and pleasure. Doing those exercises at least a few times a day can bring the zest back to your sex life.
Talk to a doctor if you suspect depression might be causing your lowered sex drive. Counseling and medication can sometimes alleviate the underlying condition causing low libido and, in the long run, boost your sex drive.