How to Jumpstart Your Sex Drive

When things are good and youíre regularly getting turned on, you donít think itís ever going to happen. But itís not uncommon to lack a little fire-in-the-pants from time to time.

Could be depression or stress. Or youíre too busy to find the time. Or maybe your relationship has grown a little stale. And sometimes thereís no real reason at all; youíre just not feeling it.

Again, itís pretty normal, so try not to worry about it. But if you do lose your sex drive and want to get it going again, here are a few ways to get your mojo back.

1. Work out together. 30-minutes of physical activity increases blood flow to your sex organs, releases endorphins, increases dopamine, and helps build self-esteem. Youíll feel relaxed, happier, and way sexy. Bonus: His sweat actually has a scent that can naturally improve your mood and trigger arousal. Skip the shower. Jump into bed.

2. Be naughty. Go on a date, go commando, and tell him what youíre not wearing while youíre out. Or buy some new lingerie that makes you feel like a sex kitten. Shaking things up adds excitement and that can get you hot.

3. Switch up your birth control. Does your method kill your mood? Consider upgrading to something easier or one that lets you be more spontaneous.

4. Go away together. Leave your usual routine behind and do something different. New surroundings can break you out of a rut and reactivate your desire. If you canít go away, try initiating foreplay in a room where you never have sex.

5. Make out for at least 5 minutes. You did it when you first hooked up and itís time to do it again. Long, passionate kisses elevate blood pressure, increase your heart rate, and transfer a little of his testosterone Ė all of which help you get hot and bothered.

6. Eat better. Try incorporating oysters, bananas, salmon, ginger, garlic, flax seed, high quality chocolate, celery, or figs into your diet. These arenít just mythical aphrodisiacs; they also support your sex hormones and increase libido.

If you play around with these tips and still have no interest in sex, you may want to consult a doctor. Sometimes our hormones get out of whack and that can decrease your sex drive. A doc can help you get back on track.

Related:
Erotic Everyday Activities
Erogenous Zones: Weíve Got the Map if Youíve Got the Time
Not Having Sex? 7 Ways To Start Again

Originally published on bedsider.org

49 comments

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik1 years ago

Thank You for sharing :)

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik2 years ago

Thanks for sharing:)

Boods Foo
Walter F.2 years ago

As usual stupid, love your partner and all else will follow.

Amanda S.
Amanda S.3 years ago

Zoloft and other SSRI's are well known to kick the sex-drive into total over-drive. Trouble is, it can make satisfaction impossible for the person taking the medication.

Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell3 years ago

Nice tips ;)

Melissa F.
Melissa DogLover3 years ago

TMI... but thanks

Anna Dayton
Anna Dayton3 years ago

Sleeping naked can help also exploring outside your comfort zone, whatever that means for you(new position, new location, watch porn together, toys...).

Mary T.
Mary T.3 years ago

will have to practice when my partner comes back home...thank you for sharing

ER C.
ER C.3 years ago

Sandi O. ______

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ER C.
ER C.3 years ago

Ron B. _____

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