Hormonal changes in your body, such as going on the birth control pill or going through menopause, can cause your sex drive to dip. Other things, such as a lack of communication between you and your partner, your stress level and your emotional well-being can also decrease your sex drive. You may be able to boost your libido by making small changes in your lifestyle. If low sex drive remains a concern, talk to your doctor about other options.
Add exercise to your weekly or daily routine. Try to get some sort of aerobic training, such as walking or biking, and strength training, such as lifting weights. Both help to boost libido, according to the Mayo Clinic. Regular exercise increases women’s sex drive by releasing endorphins, hormones that make people feel good, and by improving blood flow and circulation. Working out also boosts the level of testosterone in your body, which helps to boost libido. Unfortunately, too much exercise can also lower your testosterone levels, according to a report by Deborah Kotz of “U.S. News & World Report Magazine,” so be careful not to work out too much.
Exercising with your partner, either by hitting the gym together or by going for a long run or bike ride will also help increase your sex drive. According to Kotz, trying new things raises the level of dopamine in your body, which in turn can rev up your sex drive.
Improve Your Relationship
Sometimes, a lack of communication with your partner or simmering resentment can lead to a decreased sex drive. If you feel dissatisfied with your sex life, communicate your feelings to your partner and attempt to work through any dissatisfaction you may feel. Seeing a counselor may help to improve your communication with your partner about your sexual needs and, in turn, boost your sex drive, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Schedule Time for Sex
You may need to pencil sex into your calendar a few nights a week to get your sex drive back up to snuff, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sex on a schedule may not sound like the sexiest thing, but it may be just want you need to get a sex life back. In addition to scheduling time for sex, set aside special one-on-one time with your partner at least once a week. Spending time together apart from your roles as mom and dad or homemaker and bread winner may help you to reconnect on a sexual level, according to WebMD.
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