Many physical and psychological reasons can be given for reduced sex drive including medication, particularly antihypertensive drugs and SSRI-type antidepressants, fatigue, and alcohol, among others.
While men should ideally consult their doctors about their low libido, these ten natural ways to boost your sex drive are a good way to start things going in the right direction.
It must be noted, furthermore, that low libido is a subjective matter – what may be low libido in your case may not exactly be so for another man based on relevant factors including desire for sex and its frequency, intensity and duration.
You should also feel distress, anxiety and pressure about your perceived low sex drive so that you can take action.
#1 Limit Your Alcohol Intake
Alcohol is a depressant, thus, too much consumption of it can result in reduced sex drive. Yes, drinking alcohol can increase your false sense of confidence during your date, thus, putting you in the mood for sex but too much of it will have the opposite effect.
#2 Consider Aphrodisiacs
Of course, there is no proven magic bullet for boosting sexual desire but the use of aphrodisiacs can be beneficial because of their nutrients. Examples include oysters with their high zinc content; chocolates with their abundance of antioxidants; and herbs like yohimbine and gingko biloba, which are considered as natural Viagra.
#3 Stop Smoking
The substances in cigarette smoke are known to constrict blood vessels, thus, reducing blood circulation to the sexual organs. Keep in mind that good blood circulation is a must for erections as well as for stamina, not to mention that your smoker’s breath will deter your partner from enjoying sex.
#4 Start Exercising
Regular cardiovascular exercises improve blood flow to the organs of the body – heart for better stamina, the brain for better sexual desire, and the penis for better erections. You will find that regular exercises will make you last longer in the sack, too, while also making your body more flexible for the various sex positions.
#5 Lose Excess Weight
Being overweight has many adverse effects on your sexual drive – reduced blood flow to the sex organs; lessened self-confidence especially when naked; and decrease feelings of sexuality. Lose excess weight and watch as your libido increases with the improved blood circulation and confidence.
#6 Eat Healthier Foods
Your consumption of too salty and/or too sweet foods is contributing to your reduced sex drive. This is because these types of foods have adverse effects on your health, such as increased risks for diabetes and hypertension, both of which have reduced libido as side effects.
Go for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, among other healthy choices, instead.
#7 Try Massage
When you are stressed, worried, and anxious, your sex drive decreases in the same way that fatigue does. You can fight off stress by going for a relaxing massage on a regular basis, which will also aid in your ability to use your senses in enjoying the feel of the therapist’s hands on your skin, the smell of the massage oil, and the soothing music.
Sex, after all, is also about enjoying the pleasurable sensations your five senses are subjected to during the session.
#8 Meditate For Stress Relief
Again, excessive stress is a sex killer, so to speak. You should then undertake stress relief methods including meditation, which will also be beneficial when you are engaged in creative visualizations for sex.
Other methods for stress relief include yoga and tai chi, two types of fitness activities also beneficial to increase sex desire.
#9 Boost Your Self-Confidence
You may be suffering from reduced libido because of your lack of self-confidence. Find ways to boost it then, such as accepting yourself for who you are.
#10 Engage In Foreplay
Keep in mind that your brain may require time to be in the mood for sex. Foreplay is a useful tool in boosting your libido until such time that you have achieved erection.
But when all else fails, consult your doctor for you may have an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction.