Even young men sometimes lose their interest in sexual activity, according to the Ask Men website. In some cases, natural hormone changes can cause highs and lows in a man’s libido. If the man in your life isn’t just that interested in sex anymore, the first key to restoring his sexual vigor successfully is not to blame him or yourself. Keep in mind that sometimes a lowered sex drive can result from an undiagnosed illness or lingering chemical imbalance. Also, sometimes even trying a new sexual position, modeling a new sexy outfit or getting away from home for an evening can bring his sexual spark back.
Prepare your man some classic aphrodisiac foods like Brazil nuts, celery and almonds. If you want to make your efforts to increase his sex drive even more passionate, perhaps you can feed each other items like raw oysters, avocados and bananas. But if you’re expecting, please don’t eat raw oysters while trying to up your partner’s libido; pregnant women cannot safely eat any type of raw seafood or meat, according to the March of Dimes.
Talk about the issues with his sexual energy. Open and honest communication can sometimes go a long way toward relieving a problem with low sex drive. Be sure not to judge him during such conversations.
Give him some vitamins if he’s not already taking them. Supplements that can help a low male sex drive include vitamin B6, the B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. He should also take a daily multivitamin if he isn’t already doing so.
Ask him to make a doctor’s appointment if your efforts don’t work. Sometimes, untreated depression or other physical ailments can sap a usually virile man’s libido. On occasion, prescription medications and psychological therapy can bring his sex drive back to your bedroom.
- Don’t drink a lot of alcohol or use drugs, especially before engaging in sexual activity. These substances can lower male and female sex drive and also create erectile dysfunction. Also, women and men who use alcohol or drugs before intimacy are far more likely to take unnecessary sexual risks, such as having intercourse without a condom.