Low libido is one of the factors that affect many relationships and marriages. People in intimate relationships always want to enjoy themselves by making love. However, this becomes problematic when one or both partners have no or little sex drive due to low libido. There are numerous causes of low libido including stress, depression, prescription medication, little exercise, overweight, low testosterone, and alcohol or drug abuse. The good news is that there are various ways you can boost your libido naturally. Some of these ways are discussed below:
How to boost your libido naturally
1. Libido-boosting diet
There are several natural foods that are considered to be libido-boosting (usually known as natural aphrodisiacs). The foods include bananas, figs, avocados, sweet potatoes, iron-rich foods, vitamin C foods, collagen-rich foods, dark chocolate, watermelon, almonds, Brazil nuts, herbs and spices. These foods are also important sources of minerals and vitamins that boost flow of blood to the genitals thus increasing your sex drive. You should also increase water intake to keep your body properly hydrated. However, there are some foods you should avoid in your diet. These include processed foods, fried foods, trans fats, conventional dairy products, caffeine, sugar, high-sodium foods, microwavable popcorns, food with poor quality proteins and alcohol.
2. Natural supplements
There are numerous libido-boosting supplements for men and women. Some of these include: Maca, L-arginine, Niacin, Tribulus and Ginkgo biloba (for men), and iron, Maca, Panax Ginseng, Yohimbine, and Ashwagandha (for women). When using these supplements, ensure that you follow prescribed the dosage.
3. Essential oils
Some of these include sandalwood, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose and cinnamon oil. All these are natural essential oils that boost libido and improve one’s mood and self-confidence.
This is very important in increasing your body strength, stamina and hormone level naturally. Exercises are very effective in stimulating the growth of hormones such as natural testosterones. However, you should be careful not to over-train because it can significantly lower your libido.
5. Stress management
Even when using any of the above techniques, you must avoid or manage stress because this is the number one inhibitor of libido production. There are many stresses in life, and we cannot avoid them completely, but we can manage them so that they do not affect our sex life. If it is an issue with your partner, talk about it and solve it for you to enjoy your sex life. You should also change your lifestyle and avoid habits such as smoking, overeating, low self-esteem, etc. If nothing seems to be changing, consult your doctor immediately.