Sex is an important aspect of marriage, we have heard of news of marriages breaking because of lack of satisfaction from partners. Libido is a term used to describe sexual drive or desire in sexual activity. Some people are faced with this challenge of low libido and will always shy away from talking about it. Mind you you will not always be in the mood for sex, it depends on both your physical, emotion and psychological well being. Are you looking for ways to spice up your sexual life? below are some simple steps.
One of the most effective ways to boost your libido is by exercising. Exercise helps to increase your testosterone levels as well as augment confidence and desirability. Research has shown that 80 percent of men and 60 percent of women who exercise two to three times every week feel sexier, those who get their sweat on four to five times per week rate their sex lives as higher than average. The exercises to include to your routine include sit-ups, planks, high knees, Lower back, bench press, chest dips, push-ups, squats,bridges and glutes.
If medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease are affecting your sex drive, exercise—and the weight loss that accompanies it may help. Weight loss in obese diabetics—and non-diabetics as well—has been shown to not only to improve blood sugar control, but also libido as well.
2. Limit Alcohol intake
Alcohol can be used for relaxation, drinking one glass of wine can put you at ease and increase your interest in becoming intimate. But too much alcohol can ruin your ability to perform by affecting erectile function. Too much alcohol can also inhibit your ability to orgasm.
3. Boost your self confidence
The way you feel about your body affects the way you feel about sex. An unhealthy diet and lack of exercise may cause you to have a poor self-image. These things can discourage you from having and enjoying sex.
You can boost your self-esteem and your sex drive by shifting the focus from your flaws to your attributes. You can also focus on the pleasure experienced during sex.
4. Get plenty of rest
As a popular pidgin adage goes “Body nor be firewood”. No matter how healthy you are, being stressed out is going to affect your sex drive.Those with a hectic lifestyle don’t always have the time to get the right amount of sleep. When you are feeling stressed out, it’s extremely difficult to get aroused. Is it not true? Inability to get aroused even stresses someone out more. Being busy also makes it difficult to make time for sex. Women are particularly susceptible to the effects stress can have on one’s sex life while Men, on the other hand, sometimes use sex to relieve stress. Take time to meditate and relieve stress, boost your energy and sex drive by taking naps when you can, participate in sports activities, practice tai chi, or take a yoga class.
If you want to have a happy and healthy sex life, you have to create the space in your life for it. Spend 20 minutes of uninterrupted, electronics-free quality time with your partner every day—no work emails, no Instagram, distractions, just make out that time for the two of you.
5. Include chocolates to diet
Throughout history, chocolate has been a symbol of desire. Not just because of its delicious taste, but because of its power to improve sexual pleasure. According to a study conducted, chocolate promotes the release of phenylethylamine and serotonin into your body. This can produce some aphrodisiac and mood-lifting effects. According to another study, the effects of chocolate on sexuality are more psychological than biological
6. Work on diet
Nutrients that are necessary to improve sex life include carbohydrates,proteins ,vitamin B,vitamn D,minerals like potassium,magnesium, calcium. Example of these foods includes salmon and sardines, egg yolk, shrimp, fortified milk, cereal, yogurt, and orange juice, bananas, and avocados, for example, are considered libido-boosting foods, known as aphrodisiacs.
These foods helps to increase blood flow to the genitals and promote a healthy sex life.