What is a normal sex libido, anyway? It’s difficult to pinpoint because everyone is different, and our sex drives all vary wildly. You have your own normal, and that’s the benchmark you should use. So, if you listen to your body, you know when your libido has stalled. There are several outside factors that can cause this drop. And there are things you can do to get it back.

The Most Common Sex Drive Suppressors

Medical conditions and medication can play a big part in why your sex drive has taken a dive. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort during intercourse, then clearly you’re going to be less interested. Plenty of other not-so-obvious issues can deter your libido, too. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more can all affect your desire to get down and dirty.

One of the well-known medications to cause your sex drive to plummet is the oft-prescribed antidepressant. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if there’s an alternative medication you can take that has less effect on your libido.

Stress can play a big part on whether you’re interested in sex, too. While sex can be a great way to relieve stress, you have to get there first. You may need to find ways to reduce your stress before you can delve back into a healthy sex life. Try meditation, exercise, eating healthier, and getting enough sleep.

Relationship issues could also play a big part in why you’re less than interested lately. Examine your relationship with your partner and up the communication. It could be that it isn’t just you who’s feeling the tension.

Turn Up the Heat

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It’s possible that you’re simply in a sexual rut. You may want to explore something new to spark new interest in sex or your partner. If that’s not it, and all your fantasies are fulfilled, then it could be that you need to add a little some extra.

To tackle the physical part of things, you might want to consider adding some spice to your life – not like, a sex swing, necessarily; literally spices. Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg are all shown to increase blood flow to your pelvic area, which is a good thing. The more blood you get flowing between your legs, the more likely you’ll be raring to go. Plus, they’ll increase vaginal moisture, which is super important.

A supplement like gingko biloba could also help. Once again, this is related to blood flow. So, if you have a desk job or a generally sedentary kind of life, then this supplement could help with circulation and getting the blood where it needs to go, faster, and where you want it.

Of course, you could also try foods that are said to help increase sexual appetite. Celery, of all things, is supposed to stimulate the endocrine gland in your brain that’s responsible for releasing sex hormones. Pomegranates also get a big thumbs up for upping testosterone in both women and men, which could lead to more romps between the sheets.

 

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