If you feel like your sex drive is on the decline then you can rest assured that you’re most definitely not alone. A great deal of individuals will, at some point in their lives, experience a reduction in their libidos and sex drives, particularly as they grow older. Now, in some instances a loss or a decline in sex drive could be the result of a medical condition, but in most instances, you’ll find that there are perfectly natural reasons behind your issues, with the great news being the fact that you can easily and naturally help rectify the issue without medical attention and without prescription drugs that cause more hassle than they’re worth due to the harmful side effects. A low sex drive and libido however, can have pretty damaging consequences as not only can it put a strain on marriages and relationships, it can also harm a person psychologically as it can make them feel inferior, and self conscious. It can even harm your partner as they may begin doubting themselves and wondering if they’re the problem and if their partner is perhaps not attracted to them anymore. A healthy sex drive and a healthy sex life for that matter, can provide numerous health and wellness benefits, so increasing your libido is most certainly something that you should make a priority. Here’s a look at a few ways in which you can naturally increase your sex drive.
Indulge in the “forbidden fruits”
If your sex drive is lacking and you just can’t seem to get in the mood, you may wish to consider indulging in a selection of fruits. Avocados, figs, and bananas are all prime examples of fruits which could prove beneficial, and whilst these fruits do contain a selection of vitamins, minerals, and, in the case of avocados, healthy fats, it isn’t actually the nutritional content that experts believe can help boost the libido. In actual fact, experts believe that the suggestive shapes of the fruit can provide aphrodisiac-like benefits. Combine their suggestive appearances with the fact that many of the vitamins and minerals, potassium in particular, can help increase blood flow and circulation, and it’s no wonder why these fruits can be considered so beneficial.
Eat some dark chocolate
Chocolate has a rich (pardon the pun) history of being able to provide libido-enhancing benefits, which is why you may wish to consider consuming more chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, to help increase your sex drive. Once consumed, chocolate actually releases pleasure hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine into the blood stream, which then makes us feel happy and relaxed and makes us more susceptible to becoming aroused as a result. It is worth noting however, that the main sex drive increasing benefits associated with dark chocolate are far more likely to be psychological as opposed to biological. You should always try to consume natural dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70% as dark chocolate is lower in unhealthy fats and calories than milk chocolates, plus, dark chocolate is packed full of antioxidants that help to promote general health and well-being. Don’t automatically think that gives you a free pass to stuff your face with chocolate however, as chocolate, milk or dark, is still high in natural fats and calories and so it can still promote weight gain, which if anything, is only likely to harm your libido even further.
If you’re looking for a way of really ramping up your libido and sex drive, you may wish to consider weight training on a regular basis. Just two or three weight training sessions per week will be enough to provide substantial increases in your sex drive, due mainly to the effect that it has on hormone production and secretion within the body. You see, when we weight train, the body naturally produces more hormones, including testosterone. Testosterone is the male sex hormone that plays a very important role in libido and fertility, amongst other things. Studies have found that men with lower than average testosterone counts, are far, far more likely to suffer from a low sex drive than men with average/high testosterone counts. Not only that, but weight training, and indeed any form of exercise for that matter, helps to stimulate the release of endorphins and dopamine into the system, which, make us feel happy, self confident, relaxed, and focused. If you feel confident and happy, you are far more likely to want to engage in sexual activity than if you feel tired and miserable.
As mentioned, as testosterone plays such a vital role in a person’s sex drive, it may be well worth your time to invest in a natural testosterone boosting supplement and use it continually for a few weeks to help get your test levels up. There are many natural testosterone boosters currently on the market, although one of the most common and popular supplements is one known as tribulus terrestris. Tribulus terrestris is a natural herbal ingredient which grows in the wild, particularly on the continent of Far East Asia. This herb has been found to greatly enhances testosterone production within the human body, and it is actually often included in many bodybuilders’ supplement stacks to help them build muscle. If you’re weight training and using tribulus, your testosterone levels should really begin to increase gradually with each passing week, so don’t be surprised to find yourself feeling much more aroused than usual.
Consume more garlic
Now, for people trying to get lucky, garlic is often an ingredient that is avoided like the plague, due to the fact that it can make your breath smell, shall we say, pretty pungent after you consume it. However, rather than avoiding garlic, you should instead be embracing it as garlic is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and various other nutrients that provide a number of health benefits for the body. One ingredient in particular, which has been found to be very useful for dealing with a low sex drive, is a compound known as allicin. Allicin has been found to help dilate the blood vessels and boost blood circulation flow. This is beneficial because as it allows more blood to flow through the vessels, it allows more blood to reach certain organs in the body, including the genitals. When blood rushes to the genitals and reaches erectile tissue, this then leads to increases in arousal and can promote stronger and harder erections in the process. For men dealing with erectile dysfunction and potentially even impotence, the allicin in garlic could prove very beneficial indeed. Rather than chewing on clove after clove of garlic however, we recommend an odourless garlic supplement, as that way you won’t need to worry about bad breath.
Yohimbe extract is another very popular supplement that has been found to be extremely beneficial. Yohimbe is of African descent and is actually a form of alkaloid which is found naturally within the bark of the West African Evergreen tree. It provides a number of health and wellness benefits, including those directly related to sex drive and sexual health. Yohimbe is so potent and beneficial in fact, that it is often referred to as ‘nature’s viagra’. Studies have found that Yohimbe can help stimulate blood flow to the genitals and can therefore help to stimulate an erection. Not only can it help stimulate erections, it can also prolong them so that the penis stays erect for longer. Nature really is a wonderful thing.
Drink a glass of red wine
Obviously you don’t have to drink a glass of red wine each night if you don’t want to, but if you’re partial to the red stuff, don’t be afraid to have one glass as red wine is loaded full of natural nutrients such as resveratrol and antioxidants, that help boost the immune system, dilate the blood vessels, and boost circulation. Most forms of alcohol actually restrict and reduce circulation, and whilst that would also be true if you drank more than one glass of wine a night, experts have found that one glass could prove very useful for anybody trying to increase their sex drive. One glass could help you to relax and put you more at ease, leading to you wanting to become intimate with a partner. Just be wary however, as anything more could hinder sexual performance and, as alcohol is a depressant, could actually turn you off, as opposed to on.
Clean up your diet
Finally, if you’re serious about really boosting your sex drive and your wellness in general for that matter, you will need to greatly clean up your diet and consume a wide range of fresh, healthy, and nutritious foods and drinks. If you consume junk food packed full of trans fats, sugars, salt, and artificial ingredients, not only will your health deteriorate rapidly, but you will also gain weight, will feel sluggish, tired, lethargic, bloated, and unattractive, which are hardly things you should want to be feeling when you’re trying to get intimate. By consuming foods full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats, you are filling your body full of goodness, and the healthier your body is, more efficiently it will be able to perform, including in the bed room.