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Libido, also known as sex drive, differs from person to person.

A low sex drive doesn’t mean there is a significant sexual health issue at hand, but nobody wants a hard time performing.

Your sexual health is an important part of your physical and emotional well-being.

Today we’ll talk about your libido, provide suggestions for how you can increase your libido, and how to get the help you need to start enjoying sex again.

Libido Levels

Libido is the drive and desire a person has for sexual activity. There isn’t exactly a normal libido level.

Most people get worried about their libido levels if there is a big drop in their sex drive or a big difference between their sex drive and that of their partner’s.

If you have a lower libido it can be hard to enjoy your sex life fully.

A low sex drive may cause tension between you and your partner, which in turn, causes stress on your relationship.

If you have a high sex drive and your partner has a low sex drive, you may not feel as satisfied sexually … or even that you’re undesirable to your partner.
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Before you do anything to try and change your libido, you’ll have to decide as a couple what type of sex life you’ll want.

For some relationships, a few times a month will do, for other couples, it may be several times every week, others prefer to do the deed every day.

Talking with your significant other and finding a balance between your differing sex drives is important.

Taking the necessary step to match your partner’s libido levels is crucial ... so start with that.

What Decreases Libido

Many factors affect men and women alike and can decrease libido in both. These factors deal with biological, psychological, and social-cultural influences. Some of these factors include.

  • Age
  • Medications
  • Diseases
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Mental health issues (depression, anxiety)
  • Menopause
  • Fatigue

Many of the factors above may be out of your control, but not all of them.

Doctors can prescribe medications to help you overcome these kinds of problems.

If you would like to try some home remedies first, there are a lot of options out there for you … as people have tried a lot of different things to help boost their own libidos.

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If you have experienced a long-term decrease in libido and deal with several of the factors on the list, you may have a hypoactive sexual desire disorder and should talk to your doctor about it.

Now, let’s go in-depth on how to increase your libido levels.

How To Increase Libido - 8 Methods Worth Trying

There are many ways in which to increase your libido.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of 8 different methods other people have tried and seen success with.

Try experimenting with the different methods below and find which way helps you with your specific concerns and issues.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor.

It may take some time and patience before you start seeing results from these different methods, but it’ll be worth the wait.

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1) Develop a quality relationship with your partner

If you don’t have a great relationship with your partner, it can be hard to have the desire for sexual activity with them.

Relationship counseling or, “sex therapy” can help you get your partnership back on track and regain intimate feelings for one another.

If you have a good relationship, there are always ways to improve and show your significant other how much you love and appreciate them in your life.

2) Manage stress

Stress fatigues the body and mind. If your mind is constantly thinking about tasks, to-do lists, and everything else, it can be hard to let thoughts of intimacy slip in.

The body gets tired from all the stress it has to deal with, depleting it of the energy necessary for a healthy, sex life.

To manage this stress, you can try yoga, exercising, talking to a therapist, or try some positive thinking exercises. All of these tips can help you reduce stress in your life.

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3) Get some more sleep

Lack of sleep lowers testosterone levels (a key ingredient for a high sex drive - especially in men).

Sleep deficiency can also cause partners to misjudge sexual interest in one another, erectile dysfunction in men, lower vaginal lubrication in women, and add to sexual distress.

Getting enough quality sleep can boost libido and help resolve these issues.

Melatonin and other sleep supplements can help you get that sleep you need.

4) Change up your medications and eliminate drug use

Some prescription medications (such as antidepressants and anxiety medications) and illegal drugs (like heroin) can decrease your libido.

Talking to your doctor about alternative prescriptions that won’t affect your sex drive could help.

If you are taking drugs, like heroin, talk to a professional immediately and get the help you need to overcome it … which will help with more than just low libido.

5) Exercise more

Exercise helps boost your confidence and how you view your own body.

When you feel sexy, it is much easier to get intimate with your partner.

It also improves your sexual performance in terms of reliability and functionality.

Going to the gym, running, weightlifting, or participating in any form of physical activity such as rock climbing or going on a walk can help you increase libido.

In fact, a consistent exercise routine is going to benefit you in many areas of your life, including sex drive.

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6) Eat a balanced diet

Getting the nutrients your body needs can help you feel better about yourself, while also increasing libido.

Proper nutrition provides your body with energy, as well as improved circulation and heart health, by making sure you get the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy and have the energy for sexual activity.

A colorful diet of fruits and veggies, or a greens superfood powder such as Opti-Greens 50, can help you get the nutrition you’ll need for a fulfilling, sex life.

7) Incorporate some herbal remedies into your diet

There is little research regarding the effects herbal remedies have on sexual health, but there are some studies that show that herbs such as maca, tribulus, gingko, and ginseng can increase libido.

Talk to your doctor before implementing herbal medicines into your routine. The compounds in these remedies may interact with medications you are already taking.

8) Consider Medication

While a little blue pill doesn’t actually increase libido, it can help men get and keep an erection.

It can also help solve other problems with erectile dysfunction as well. When a man can perform, he feels more confident.

This confidence can also increase libido. It also helps his partner enjoy sexual activity due to his improved performance.

With that being said, if you are thinking about using this method, you should always consult your doctor before use to see if it is right for you.

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Get Busy Working on Your Libido

As you can see, there are many ways to improve your sex drive and increase your sexual health.

Get busy improving your sex life this week by trying some of the tips above.

It may take some patience and experimenting. It may take even longer to figure out how to solve them, but it will be worth it.

Here at 1st Phorm, we've always got your back and want to help you achieve all of your health and fitness goals.

We have a large amount of products that you may find suitable for your needs.

Feel free to reach out to our team for help at anytime. We're always here to help you out!

Will Grumke
Will Grumke

Will Grumke is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.



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