10 Natural ways to boost your libido during this pandemic
Living through this pandemic can be stressful because it’s affecting all areas of your life, including your libido. Some of these problems caused by the pandemic are out of your control but there are some that you can deal with. If your sex drive is suffering then it can cause additional problems for you, such as stress or embarrassment, but there are natural ways you can boost it. All you need to do is find out what natural remedies are available to you and incorporate them into your daily life.
1) Start an exercise routine
Having a regular exercise routine is not only going to help improve your physical health, which is especially important during a pandemic, but also your libido. Exercising helps you stay physically fit and gives you the energy you need to get aroused and engage in sexual activities. It can also help increase your stamina which is going to improve your performance in bed and help you last longer. Staying in shape is going to help your confidence levels because you look better and feeling good about how you look is going to make it easier for you to get in a sexual mood.
2) Get enough sleep
Feeling tired is going to affect your libido because your body isn’t going to have the energy it needs to focus on sex and you’re going to be in a lazy mood. Getting into a sleep routine by going to bed and waking up around the same time and making sure it’s enough hours of sleep that you need is going to help you feel more energetic because this is when your body does most of it’s hormone production. These hormones affect your sex drive so by getting enough sleep you’re making sure that your body is getting what it needs to perform.
3) Stop drinking and smoking
Alcohol and cigarettes are terrible for your libido they change your body’s natural functions and make them work less effectively. Alcohol slows down your bodily functions so your libido takes longer to awaken and you won’t be able to stay aroused for as long as you usually do. Nicotine affects your lung capacity which reduces your stamina and it reduces blood circulation so you have a harder time physically becoming aroused. By reducing or quitting drinking and smoking you’re giving your body a chance to heal itself and your sex drive will slowly come back.
4) Start doing Kegel exercises
Most people think Kegel exercises are something that only women can do but men can do them as well as a way of boosting their libido. Kegel exercises are an easy, quick and discreet way of building your pelvic floor muscles and making them stronger. Having stronger pelvic floor muscles make it easier for you to become aroused and they can help you have a more powerful orgasm. You can start doing these as part of your daily exercise routine and all you need to do is a routine of tightening your muscles for a few seconds then relaxing.
5) Change your diet
Instead, you should have a diet that’s full of nutrient rich food like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating healthy foods increase your testosterone levels and helps you feel more alert and energetic.
6) Eat aphrodisiac foods
Not only should you change your diet and cut out unhealthy foods but you should also start eating aphrodisiac foods. You can include them as part of your regular meals and eat some as part of a romantic dinner on date night. Aphrodisiac foods like honey, strawberries, peaches, chocolate, pistachios and watermelon are known for naturally increasing your libido because of the nutrients and vitamins they contain.
7) Drink more coffee
If you want to naturally boost your libido then you can start drinking more coffee because having one or two cups a day can help as long as it’s not decaffeinated. Caffeine increases blood flow which helps you physically get aroused and it stimulates the part of your brain that controls arousal so you’re also mentally improving your sex drive. You should try to drink no more than three cups a day because too much caffeine can overwhelm your system and have the opposite effect.
8) Try herbal remedies
Herbal remedies are a natural way to increase your libido as long as they’re medically safe for you to use. It’s a good idea to talk to a doctor or do some research into the ones you’re interested in trying to see if they’re right for you and they can be bought online or in store so they’re easy to buy. You can try taking red ginseng or L-Arginine because they improve blood flow and make it easier for you to become aroused. There is also saffron, which has anti-oxidants that help increase the production of testosterone.
9) Take a break from sex
Taking a break from sex can naturally boost your sex drive because you’re giving your body a chance to heal and replenish it’s stores of testosterone which helps with the physical aspect of sex. Not having sex for awhile can make you start craving it again and become a fun thing instead of a routine thing. This renews your excitement for sex and the eagerness for it will boost your sex drive. During your break from sex you can see that having a low libido now and again isn’t a big deal like you thought it was and you can spend time working on intimacy between you and your partner.
10) Don’t worry about your libido
Stress has a big impact on your libido and if you’re worrying about not having enough sex of think that you don’t want it as much as you usually do then you’re putting pressure on yourself. Some people try to fix this issue by trying to force themselves into getting aroused by spending hours watching porn, masturbating or making out with their partner and when it fails they get even more upset. The best thing you can do when your sex drive is low is to accept it and give yourself some time. Don’t worry about it because that’s just going to make it take even longer to come back.
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