Ways to increase Libido
Everywhere you turn you can’t help but see the hearts and signs of love all around. February the month of love! I think every month should be the month of love and every day we should love more and spread more love to everyone we meet.
If you are in your 20s to 40s your libido should be at its peak but with all we have as women on our plate it can seem like sex is the last thing on your mind.
Some of the causes of low libido:
Being overworked. Most women have seems to be juggling numerous different roles and jobs at a time, whether it be running your own business, working a full time job, raising a family and taking care of a spouse or sick family member or all of the above at the same time. When we are overworked and over stressed we tend to have a lower libido.
If you feel you are over worked and stressed out all the time then it may be time to take some time for yourself. Is there a way you can hand off some of your responsibilities? Get a house keeper, buy already prepared meals for your family so you don’t have to cook all the time. Take a look at the causes of your stresses and being overworked and see if there are any ways you can manage it.
You may also want to work on improving he adrenals to help balance the stress. Be sure that you are controlling your blood sugar and eating every few hours to support the adrenals, getting enough sleep and participating in stress reducing activities like walking, yoga, mediation, or whatever help to calm you and lower cortisol levels.
Birth control pills and anti depressants. These are both very common causes of low libido in woman. The hormones and drugs in these pill seems to interfere with our natural desires for sex and intimacy.
If you don’t need to be on hormonal birth control then see if you can find an alternative non hormonal form of birth control that will not affect your libido. Also, if you are on a prescriptive anti depressant that is negatively impacting your sex life speak to your doctor and see if there is another alternative to the medication you may be taking.
Too much masculine energy. As a modern woman we tend to be a little exude a little more masculine energy. Some of us are the breadwinner in the family or are a powerhouse in business and have learned to be independent and be able to do everything on our own. This can sometimes throws off our sexual energy in bed.
We can balance our energy by surrounding ourselves with more feminine energy and increasing non sexual pleasure in your life. For example buy some pretty flowers for your desk, listen to music that makes you happy, use body lotions that make you feel good, get massages, etc.
Foods That Increase Libido:
Honey is an ancient aphrodisiac that contains boron which helps to regulate your hormones and help to increase libido.
Strawberries are the symbol of Venus, the Goddess of Love, and contain antioxidants and phytochemical that are great energy support.
Dark chocolate is filled with desire boosting magnesium and helps to boost energy and improves mood to help you feel happier.
Avocados are full of bioidentical testosterone, which will aid you at this time when your own testosterone is at its lowest ebb. Aztecs believed avocados had the power to incite sexual passion and, in this way, they were not wrong!
Almonds contain zinc, selenium and vitamin E which are important for sexual health and reproduction. Selenium can help with infertility issues and, with vitamin E, may help heart health. Zinc is a mineral that helps produce men's sex hormones and can boost libido.
Oysters and Sesame Seeds are high in zinc which is thought to be good for sexual health.
Watermelon contains lycopene, citruline, and beta-carotene help to relax blood vessels, and provide a natural enhancement for revving up your sex drive.
Supplements That Increase Libido:
Rhodiola can start working in as little as 30 minutes to change your energy levels and focus, pop one before you think you want to get frisky to help increase your natural desires.
Zinc helps to boost your testosterone production and prevents testosterone being turned into estrogen by blocking the enzyme responsible therefore increases your sexual desire.
Evening Primrose Oil will balance out your progesterone and estrogen levels, which in turn will increase dopamine, which will in turn help you produce more nitric oxide. This is absolutely essential for the dilation of blood vessels and tumescence that leads to bigger and better orgasms.
Magnesium also combats anxiety and prevents depressive feelings, helping you enjoy yourself more.
Now you are armed with a list of tools to help increase your libido not only for Valentines day but for all year round! Now, go get it on :)