As men age, they often begin losing their sexual desire and ability, according to the Mayo Clinic. But whether your man is 31 or 71, he can usually boost his sex drive in healthy ways. The younger a man is when he suffers from a lowered libido, the more likely it is that it is an emotional rather than a physical problem that is causing his sexual dysfunction. If your man just doesn’t have his mojo anymore, and it doesn’t seem like a medical problem is the cause, then you both can explore a number of options to bring his sex drive back to life.
Swallowing plenty of appropriate vitamins can help recharge a man’s sex drive, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Supplements for boosting a lowered libido include vitamin B6, other B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc.
Ingesting gingko can help increase male sexual desire, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. However, this supplement isn’t necessarily safe if your man takes prescription medications. Your man should ask his doctor before taking gingko biloba supplements if he’s taking prescription drugs to ensure that the gingko doesn’t interact with his existing medical treatment.
Add libido-boosting foods to his diet. Raw oysters can especially help bring back his mojo, according to the Ask Men website. Bananas can also help boost that libido and reduce any physical sexual dysfunction like difficult achieving or maintaining an erection. Avocados, which also include plenty of vitamin B6, also can enhance a man’s sexual energy.
Ask your man to schedule a doctor’s appointment if all else fails. Untreated depression or low testosterone levels can cause his sex drive to plummet, and it usually requires medical intervention. Antidepressants like bupropion (Wellbutrin) and mirtazapine (Remeron) can treat depression and enhance libido, according to the Mayo Clinic. Counseling can also help in some cases of reduced male sexual desire.
- Never eat raw oysters or any other type of raw meat while pregnant, advises the Mayo Clinic. Also, don’t take any supplement without a doctor’s advice when you are pregnant. Failure to follow such steps can cause miscarriages, premature labor or children with serious birth defects.