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How to naturally boost your libido

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Do you ever stop in the middle of your daily life and wonder why you’re lacking the desire to engage in sexual activity? If yes, we got your back. Well, sometimes one just doesn’t feel like having sex or having a lower sex drive and honestly, it’s okay. It’s okay and it’s completely normal until it happens just “sometimes” because if this “sometimes” is happening a little more often, then you might be at the risk of running out of your libido. Even if that is the case, calm down as we’ve got you some natural ways to increase your libido. So, read on!

Treat yourself with dark chocolate

Dark chocolate for increasing libido

A study published in the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008 shows that consumption of chocolate leads to the release of phenylethylamine and serotonin which tend to have aphrodisiac and mood-lifting effects. Furthermore, dark chocolate has 70% cocoa which helps in increasing dopamine levels in the brain which is not only known to relax you and make you feel happy but also to improve the body’s response to stimulation.

Double up your iron intake

Iron for increasing libido

Iron deficiency in women has a negative effect on the ability to get aroused, produce lubrication or have an orgasm. Consider adding more green leafy vegetables to your diet as they are rich in iron. That would help you strike off these issues. But at the same time, keep in mind that too much of an iron intake is also not good for health as it causes constipation and other stomach issues. (20mg or less a day is the right amount.)

Fruits will also help

Fruits for increasing libido

As mama says, never underestimate the power of fruits! Fruits always find their way through and will always have the superpower to cure and make things right. But even in case of sex? Well, yes. There are certain fruits such as bananas, avocados, and figs which are very effective in triggering your libido. Not only that, but these fruits are also rich in vitamins and minerals and hence increases the blood flow to the genitals resulting in a healthy sex life.

In case you don’t like these fruits and looking out for some other fruit which is healthy and tasty both at the same time, you may rely on watermelon. A study at the Texas A&M Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in 2008 shows that watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the blood vessels.

Exercise

Exercise for increasing libido

As we all know, exercise is the key to literally everything. Getting your heart rate up has its own positive effect on your sex life. A 2008 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that intense work out significantly increases genital arousal in women. Additionally, it is also a great way to boost self-esteem and confidence which in turn triggers the libido.

Don’t be sleep deprived

Get enough sleep

In a world where people don’t even have time for their own self, it’s very hard to think about their sex life and ways to enhance it. For those who have a hectic lifestyle don’t always have the time to get the right amount of sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep, you open doors for stress. Stress is one of the major factors which decreases libido in your body. So, next time when you feel like binge-watching your favorite Netflix show over the night to compensate your office stress, know that you are worsening the situation.

Well, sex is all about experimenting and exploring. So, if you have any tips and tricks which you had tried and it surprisingly lifted up your mood, do let us know in the comments section below.

FAQs

  1. What’s libido?
  • A person’s desire for sexual activity.
  1. How to increase libido?
  • Consumption of dark chocolate, iron-rich vegetables, certain fruits, etc. (Refer blog)
  1. What are the causes of low libido?
  • Stress, insomnia, etc. (Refer blog)
  1. What is sex drive?
  • Sex drive is nothing but the synonym of libido, which means a person’s desire for sexual activity.
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