How to Boost Your Sex Drive
Do you enjoy having sex but find that you’re not often in the mood to initiate?
Do you wish you could get aroused more easily or desire your partner more often?
Put your seatbelts on because we’re going on a quick tour around the sex drive.
Sex drive or libido is basically how much or often someone desires sexual activity. It varies from person to person and there’s no such thing as a “normal” sex drive because everyone is different!
There’s nothing wrong with a lower sex drive as long as you’re happy, but if you decide you’d like to increase your sex drive there are a number of simple methods you can try.
Here’s my list of the best lifestyle changes you can make to put that sex drive into overdrive.
Here’s one more reason “go to the gym more” is a great new year’s resolution: exercise is one of the best ways to boost your sex drive.
One of the libido-boosting effects of exercise is the release of endorphins (one of our feel-good hormones), which makes us more likely to feel happy, horny and ready to get it on.
Another effect of exercise is improved blood flow, which can contribute to increased levels of arousal.
Studies have found that men who exercise frequently are less likely to suffer erectile problems. Moreover, regular exercise can increase your strength, flexibility and stamina, as well as your self esteem.
Feeling good about your appearance and abilities in the bedroom is a great way to boost your libido.
So to boost your sex drive, try hopping onto a treadmill before hopping onto your partner, or lift some weights to get ready to sweep them off their feet.
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Find ways to reduce stress
As a student sexpert, I know that uni life can be pretty stressful. Sex is often the last thing on my mind when I’ve got an upcoming deadline or a difficult assignment.
Because stress can have this effect on libido, managing stress can boost your sex drive.
Yes, “be less stressed” is easier said than done, but there’s no harm in practising breathing exercises or mindfulness, treating yourself to a relaxing bath or playing a favourite video game to find out which stress-reducing activities work for you.
And the best news? It turns out that sex can actually reduce stress because it triggers the release of more of those happy hormones.
So, just by having sex you can both reduce your stress levels and boost your sex drive. What a great excuse to get laid instead of worrying about uni work!
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Change your eating habits
When you’re looking to boost your libido, any foods that are good for your heart and blood flow are a good idea.
Foods that are thought to boost your sex drive for this reason include avocados, strawberries and watermelon, so load up on those fruit salads and avocado toast brunches!
Foods such as oysters, chocolate and hot chillies are often thought of as aphrodisiacs, or libido-boosting foods. However, there’s not much scientific proof to back up these claims, so there’s no need to go running to your nearest seafood restaurant next time you want to have sex.
These “quick-fix” aphrodisiacs probably won’t help (besides being super tasty), but switching to a healthier diet with more fruits, vegetables and nuts can give your libido a booster shot.
These three lifestyle changes are bound to increase your sex drive as well as your general health and happiness. Plus, they make great new year’s resolutions so that 2019 will be your sexiest year yet!
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Cara is a student blogger for Lovehoney. She studies English and appreciates grammatically correct erotica written in the active voice.
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