Many women experience periods of decreased sexual desire and activity. Certain conditions, such as pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, illness, medications, relationship issues and fatigue, may all contribute to a decrease in sexual desire. While many of these situations pass naturally, some women experience ongoing disinterest in sex. Certain medications and professional treatments, as well as home remedies, may help treat this condition. Enhancing your sex drive may improve your relationship and increase your sense of well-being.
Enjoy adequate amounts of sleep. Being too tired for sex can put a damper on your love life. Go to bed a little earlier, learn to sleep in or catch a short nap during the day. Adequate rest may boost your libido, giving you the energy you need to enjoy sexual activities.
Sit down with your mate and your calendars. Schedule some time to spend together. Block out time for each other and spend it doing the things that you both enjoy. Include plenty of time to communicate and share your feelings regarding sex and other important aspects of your life together. Many couples get too busy with work, children, outside activities and other responsibilities, leaving little time for an enjoyable sex life.
Start an exercise routine. The Mayo Clinic advises that regular aerobic exercise can boost your body image, build your stamina and enhance your mood. Join your local health club or tie on your comfortable shoes and start walking around your neighborhood or a nearby park or track. Ask your husband to join you in some of your activities.
Examine your diet. A healthy diet can improve your overall health, as well as your sexual health. Eat a diet that includes fresh vegetables, such as spinach, carrots and broccoli. Include lean meats and dairy products, as well as a variety of fruits, grains and legumes. The nutrients in these foods may improve the health and function of your endocrine, adrenal and pituitary glands, the glands responsible for producing hormones that control your sexual desire.
- Toss out any possible libido busters, such as cigarettes, caffeine and alcohol. Although minimal amounts of these substances may not affect the level of your sex drive, too much may decrease your libido.
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