During different phases in your life, you may experience a lack of sexual energy that isn’t necessarily related to a physical condition, such as pregnancy or menopause. Even women who love their partners deeply tend to suffer from some sort of sexual dysfunction during some point in their lives. In fact, up to 70 percent of couples experience some sort of low desire during their relationships. Learning a few tricks to spice up your sexual desire and finding out when you should seek medical help can go a long way toward bringing your sensual relationship back to life.
Eat plenty of grains, nuts and seeds rich in the nutrient L-arginine to boost your libido. Granola, peanuts, almonds and cashews are all great sources of L-arginine and available cheaply at most grocery stores.
Take Your Vitamins
Take those multivitamins, even when you don’t feel like it. Not only is this practice good for your health and a great example to set for your kids, but also it helps balance your body’s nutrients and perhaps cure any deficiencies causing a low sex drive, according to MSNBC.
Protein is Important!
Eat quality proteins that are also classic sexual enhancers. This advice potentially helps both women and men who are experiencing sexual desire disorders. Raw oysters, salmon, mackerel and liver all enhance circulation which can make sex seem more appealing and feel much more pleasurable. However, if you are pregnant, do not eat raw oysters or mackerel, warns the March of Dimes. You should eat salmon regularly to boost your baby’s development, but you should limit your intake of such fish as well as organ meats, like liver.
Do Your Exercises
Perform Kegel exercises regularly if you aren’t already doing so. This exercise strengthens your pelvic floor muscles which can enhance sexual relations. Basically, you clench and unclench your pelvic muscles as if you were trying to stop urinating.
It’s All About Cardio
Exercise regularly, especially focusing on cardiovascular activities like aerobics, advises the Mayo Clinic. You can get your partner involved as well. People who exercise regularly are far less likely to experience lack of interest in sexual relations.
- Stay away from over-the-counter products labeled as “aphrodisiacs,” warns Dr. John Mulhall, director of the Sexual Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and associate professor of urology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Most of these products don’t work; some are potentially dangerous.