Let’s talk about sex drive!
Between working full-time, taking care of your family, and trying to have a social life, stress can become overwhelming. Unfortunately, the first thing to normally go it your sex drive.
With stress comes fatigue, low energy, and lack of motivation all which will kill your sex drive.
In reality there are a ton of things that can contribute to low sex drive but one of the main ones could be poor diet and low nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an important gas that is needed in the body to help promote blood flow to those “oh so important” areas.
If one has low nitric oxide levels then that person is more likely to have lower sex drive and issues with sexual dysfunction.
So how can you fix this issue naturally? Well, diet and lifestyle changes, of course!
Yes, there are medications out there to help, but lifestyle changes are always a healthier option that should be tried first.
Which is why I have come up with an amazing list of diet, activities, and mindset tricks you can try to boost your sex drive!
Up first is diet!
Foods to Boost Your Sex drive
What we eat is so important to our overall functioning level. So if you are suffering from a low sex drive, try eating some of these amazing foods to give that sex drive a boost!
It’s healthy, delicious, and pretty much natures candy! Watermelon is loaded up with phytonutrients, which is a libido-booster! Watermelon is also filled with lycopene, citrulline, and beta-carotene which helps relax blood vessels and acts as a natural sex drive enhancer.
Figs are great for boosting sex drive because they are loaded up with amino acids which help increase the level of nitric oxide in the body which is vital in sexual function!
Avocados are loaded with folic acid which helps the body metabolize protein and will aid in energy and stamina. These amazing fruits are also loaded with vitamin B6 which is great for energy as well.
Dark chocolate with a high content of real cocoa is rich in L-arginine, which is an amino acid that boosts the sex drive in both men and women by increasing nitric oxide levels and blood flow to the sexual organs. And increase blood flow equals increased sensation, libido, and overall satisfaction.
Oysters are considered a natural aphrodisiac since they’re high in zinc which increases testosterone levels. Plus this little food is filled with the “happy hormone”, dopamine which is known to increase libido and boost mood.
Better start indulging in more grapefruit, lemon water, and oranges to boost your sex drive! These citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C which has been shown to decrease the risk of infertility in both men and women. Plus citrus fruits are loaded with antioxidants and glucose which enhance your mood, lower your stress levels, and improve focus.
Next up, let’s talk about activities to boost your sex drive!
Our libido is directly linked to our activity levels. So the more you move the better off your sex life will be! Here’s a list of some helpful activities to boost your libido.
Catch some rays
That’s right, sun exposure plays a huge part in sex drive since it is rich in Vitamin D. Research has shown that after getting 30 mins of sunlight a day for two weeks people have higher testosterone levels and enhanced libidos! So grab those speedos and start boosting that libido!
Physical exercise is a huge endorphin booster which increases your sex drive and makes you feel happy! Exercise is also a great stress reliever, which is the number one killer of sex drive in women!
Yoga is an amazing exercise routine filled with deep breathing and stretching techniques that help relieve stress, which is why it is so great at boosting sex drive. The Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2009 did a study that showed people who regularly practiced yoga had increased sexual desires, better orgasms, and overall better sexual satisfaction. So grab your yoga mat and get to stretching to a better sex life!
Just by talking about sex with your partner, you can boost your sex drive and libido. By being open and communicating your wants and desires, you can improve your libido, and have some fun in the process too!
The power of touch is seriously under estimated. Just by holding hands or giving a soft graze of the arm or leg is extremely intimate and can enhance libido. Light, playful touching is so important in keeping that sex drive going! I mean hello, that’s why we have foreplay…
Last up, is Mindset to boost libido
Our mindset is so important in overall sexual function. Anxiety, depression, and stress are all huge libido killers, which is why it is vital to get the right mindset to boost your libido. Here’s a couple helpful tips on how to get the right mindset for enhancing your sex drive.
Fantasizing about having sex is actually a great libido booster. This is a mental exercise that many therapist use to help women boost their sex drive. Or if you are having trouble coming up with your own fantasy, try reading an erotic novel like fifty shade of grey to boost that sex drive!
Sometimes a good old fashioned role playing is all you need to get outside your head and boost your libido. Sometimes the easiest way to boost your sex drive is to pretend!
Set the mood
Sometimes just even buying some lingerie or putting on some music and mood lighting is enough to get you into that sexy mindset you need to boost your libido.
So there you have it, a complete list of natural ways to boost your sex drive!
One last thing
It’s all about creating a better, healthier lifestyle that will lower your stress levels and improve your mood, which will aid in your overall enhanced libido.
So next time your feeling stressed and you notice your sex drive is taking a huge hit, try out some of these things on this list to give you the boost you need!
For more advice on ways to lower your stress levels, check out this post HERE.
Until next time!
Disclaimer: This post is not suggesting medical advice. Please check with your health care provider before making diet and lifestyle changes.