About 43 percent of women under the age of 60 suffer from a low sex drive at some point in their lives, according to AOL Health. The good news is that most women eventually restore their sexual vigor either naturally or by using a variety of techniques designed to combat a low female sex drive, according to the Net Doctor website.
Stress can halt an otherwise healthy woman’s sex drive, according to both the Ask Men and Net Doctor websites. Meditation, yoga and talking can help, but if a woman’s libido has plummeted due to rape or child abuse, she usually needs professional counseling.
Sexual aids like desire cream and suction vibrators can greatly help some women reclaim their libido, according to the Net Doctor website. Suction vibrators might be too expensive for some couples; Net Doctor notes that standard vibrators can also do wonders for a woman’s sexual drive.
Exercising regularly helps keep a woman’s sex drive raring to go and also can make her periods much less painful, according to the Ask Men website. Additionally, women tend to suffer from fewer body image problems when they exercise regularly, notes MSN Health. Kegel exercises, where a woman clenches and unclenches her pelvic muscles regularly, can also enhance libido and erotic sensations.
Reduce or Eliminate Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol and drugs are just not sexual enhancers, according to MSN Health. These substances can alter the hormones and depress the entire body, thus reducing libido. Plus, a number of unwanted pregnancies–as well as sexually transmitted diseases–are a direct result of risky sexual behavior that happened while one or both members of the couple were under the influence. Drink as little wine as possible before engaging in sexual intimacies, especially if a low sex drive has proven problematic.
Get Medical Attention
Sometimes, mental or physical health conditions can reduce a woman’s natural sexual desires, according to the Net Doctor website. In such cases, a doctor’s appointment is essential. A doctor can prescribe hormonal treatments or antidepressants, depending on the cause of the woman’s sexual dysfunction. A low thyroid can also be responsible for lowered sexual interest, according to MSN Health.
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