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Top Ten Sex-Drive Killers

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3. Alcohol

If you always require a couple of drinks before you can get in the mood for sex, thereís something seriously wrong with your sex life. Alcohol is commonly perceived as an aphrodisiac that breaks down barriers and inhibitions before sex, but all it actually does is numb your libido in the long term. Getting drunk might even put off your partner and you might end up having lousy sex. The same goes for recreational drugs and other so-called libido boosters.

Related: Is Wine Good For You?

4. Too Little Sleep

Lack of sleep is one of the biggest killers of sex drive. After all, if you start snoring as soon as you are under the covers, you are not likely to have a very active sex life. If itís sleep apnea or insomnia thatís causing all the trouble, you can get suitable treatment for it. Try and get rid of whatever it is that is interfering with your sleep patterns, because sleeping too little gives you fatigue and saps the libido.

Related: 6 Common Insomnia Cures

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2:30PM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Informative to those who don't know. I guess if your sex drive has taken a plunge you're likely to know why.

3:51AM PST on Jan 19, 2014

Thank yoiu

1:49AM PST on Dec 14, 2013

Teresa W, you obviously have some obsession with wanting to prevent people from enjoying sex. You seem to troll the sex articles about ways to enjoy better sex, and write your standard one word comment, "Disgusting." What you resist is what persists. It's called projection. If it weren't for sex, you wouldn't be here at all.

3:46PM PST on Nov 30, 2013

thanks, but could we have fewer pages???

2:14AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013


5:56AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

My urologist (who got rid of my kidney stones for good, congratulations to her) told me that obesity has the effect of chemical castration. I think of McDonald's, Coke, Pepsi, Nabisco, Nestle, etc as surgeons who would be willing to caponize anyone who approaches them with the Neville Chamberlain attitude of compromising with them and eating their obesity engineered food "in moderation". Making people obese is a sex crime, often committed against children and the executives who order the manufacture of the likes of Fruit Loops should be registered as sex offenders.

4:56PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


11:29PM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

yeah... OR you just aren't so much in sex at all and it's fine too XD

11:06PM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Thanks for the article

6:22PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Interesting facts. Thanks.

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