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How to Jumpstart Your Sex Drive

How to Jumpstart Your Sex Drive

When things are good and you’re regularly getting turned on, you don’t think it’s ever going to happen. But it’s not uncommon to lack a little fire-in-the-pants from time to time.

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

Again, it’s 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. You’ll 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 you’re not wearing while you’re 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 can’t 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 it’s time to do it again. Long, passionate kisses elevate blood pressure, increase your heart rate, and transfer a little of his testosterone – 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 aren’t 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: We’ve Got the Map if You’ve Got the Time
Not Having Sex? 7 Ways To Start Again

Read more: Health, Relationships, Sex, Sexual Health, Women's Health

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10:43PM PST on Dec 7, 2013

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

11:15AM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

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.

2:26PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Nice tips ;)

10:31AM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

TMI... but thanks

10:20AM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

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

10:16PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

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

7:28PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Sandi O. ______

OOO, WIPING THE TEARS OFF MY FACE B4 THEY HIT THE KEYBOARD.

I GET IT !

I GOT IT !

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD SO HARD, IT SPLIT THE 2 x 4 IN HALF !


WITH YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR, YOU COULD MAKE MILLIONS.

AWWWWW, NOW MY SIDES HURT !

7:23PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Ron B. _____

GOOD ONE. ! ! ! !

NEVER HEARD IT CALLED THAT BEFORE.

JOTTING IT DOWN NOW IN MY GRAY MATTER NOTEBOOK.

& CONSIDERING THE ARTICLE'S TITLE, VERY APPROPRIATE.

7:13PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

ok

every now & then I skim through the sex section to clear my mind from the madness of this world.

WHAT !

any how, all I can say about this article is,

JUST JUMP ON IT & RIDE !

SMACK THEM HIPS !

GIDDY UP !

6:57PM PDT on May 9, 2013

thanks

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