Boosting Your Libido Naturally

couple-holding-handsIn general terms, any passionate interest or form of life force is considered as “libido”. However, today, most of us know it simply as “sex drive” and have at least a passing interest in the topic. Libido is part of a healthy human life and just like any other wellness topic, it deserves attention. Fortunately, for those whose natural libido is not as strong as it could be, nature has provided help in the form of various herbs, formulae and certain everyday vitamins and minerals offer support. There are also male health care products that can help instigate or enhance exercising your libido. However, before know how to naturally increase one’s libido; we should first understand what actually causes decrease in our libido.

What causes reduced libido?

The causes of reduced or lessened libido can be categorized into two main categories:

Physical causes:

Physical causes for reduced sex drive may include:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Inability to orgasm,
  • Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Certain prescriptions—antidepressants, antihistamines and blood pressure or chemotherapy medications
  • Aging can naturally affect libido, too, with menopause or the decline of testosterone hormone

Psychological causes:

Mental and emotional reasons for low libido are numerous and complicated such as:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor body image
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and cultural factors
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues such as lack of connection with a partner, unresolved conflicts and poor communication of sexual needs and preferences.

It should be noted that, at times, there are also physical issues with strong “mind” components such as infertility, genital or breast surgery and history of physical or sexual abuse.

Tips to naturally boost our libido

Exercising / increased physical activity: Regular aerobic and strength-training is a time-tested libido-boosting practice. Exercise can not only increase stamina, improve body image and reduce stress, but it may also elevate mood via release of endorphins. Yoga and stretching exercises can stimulate blood flow and provide increased flexibility.

Don’t worry, be happy: A positive attitude and  optimistic outlook on  life are always a good  thing for mental health  and personal well-being,  not to mention it’s  attractive. Similarly, learning to manage stress has uncountable benefits to health overall and can positively affect sex drive.

Eat good foods: Just as with most health concerns, deficiency in certain nutrients may result in less-than optimal functioning of organs and levels of hormones, stress and energy. Go for a healthy everyday diet with a variety of whole foods providing nutrients as well as essential fats and fiber. Steer clear of artificial additives and hydrogenated fats.  You must also not forget that throughout history, specific foods have been linked to sexual performance. According to the experts, some may be on the list for increasing blood flow, others for containing high levels of nutrients that benefit sexual function and still others for the simple fact that their “treat” factor makes you feel good.  some of the examples of such foods are asparagus, chocolate, oysters, white onions, coffee, parsley, mustard, cola, fennel, anise cayenne, sage etc.,.

Counsel & communicate: Conflict is a natural part of relationships, so practicing honest, open communication can help maintain a stronger emotional connection and thus  intimacy. It is also important for partners to communicate about sex itself, with or without the guidance of a third-party professional.

Choose a safe, natural libido-boosting supplement: With so many male health supplements available in the market, it’s important to purchase supplement from a trusted source because studies of commercial products have revealed that you may not always get what the label promises. You should, therefore, choose a supplement that contains the best ingredients that are strong enough to benefit the male system. The supplements should also come without the unwanted side effects of drugs.

Based on the above discussion, it can be concluded that many men complain of sexual performance problems or low libido, especially as they age. A man’s libido absolutely depends on the state of his health. A healthy diet and lifestyle have the greatest impact on a man’s sexual function and enjoyment. Every man can develop his sexual potential to its utmost no matter what his age. A man’s sex drive is dependent on testosterone and a good blood supply to the erectile tissue, factors that rely on good nutrition and regular exercise.


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