Are you not “doing it” in a stimulating way that takes your partner to the moon and back? If the answer is yes, take a deep breath and relax because you are not alone. Furthermore, this blog has a wealth of information that can help you boost your sex drive.

Are you looking for a way to improve your sex drive? Sex health can be a difficult discussion to have. Most individuals are embarrassed to ask for professional help concerning the changes in their sex drive. Or the individuals themselves don’t realize that their libido level is not normal. Either way, a change in sexual behavior should raise the alarm. But it doesn’t mean that nothing can be done about it. There are many ways of gaining back sexual drive, which has proven to be successful. Treatments are available; you only need to have more knowledge about libido.

How Do You Know Your Sex Drive Is Not Normal?

The only criteria of analysis whether your libido is normal or not is whether you or your partner has a problem with your sex drive. It’s possible to have higher levels than the usual levels or lower than what you usually have. Some factors can influence the sex drive, meaning that not everytime you ‘don’t feel like doing it is a red flag. You should only get concerned when the sex drive is too low for a long time.

What Controls Sex Drive?

Biological, psychological, and social-cultural factors can influence an individual’s sex drive.One can have more than one cause for your lack of interest or desire for sexual intimacy with your partner. So, the possible things that can make your libido go down are;

  • Medication
  • Abusing drugs and alcohol
  • Stress and depression
  • Illnesses
  • Too much tiredness
  • Life circumstances
  • Age
  • Quality and bond level between partners
  • Religious beliefs
  • Sensory stimuli

What Should You Do When Your Sex Drive Gets Low?

Before making an more, it’s important to find out the cause of your libido decline. Some causes like fatigue and stress are open and easy to tell, but some, like life experiences, may be difficult to point out. If after days of try you still haven’t found the cause, or you have but haven’t found a working solution for it, you’ll have to find strategies like;

Going for a medical check-up

The purpose of the medical analysis is to confirm if the reason for your low libido is an illness like diabetes, thyroid illnesses, cancer, or cardiac problems. From the check-up, the doctor can refer you to a specialist depending on what the cause is.

Discuss your treatments with your doctors

Medication, supplements, or herbs can interfere with your sex desires. Be open and tell your doctor the current drugs you’re using to make it easier for them to rule out the drug side effects. From there, the doctor can change the medication or give you alternative situations that’ll help improve your intimacy power.

Opt for libido-increasing medication

Drugs like Addyi have a positive impact on low-libido women, particularly those nearing menopause or past menopause.

Go for Viagra

This is a common option for men with erectile dysfunction. It has proven to increase the male’s sexual passion.

What Are Ways Of Maintaining Sexual Activity?

Everyone dreams that their partner will maintain sexual activity the whole night and keep up with the mood as expected. Sexual performance is something no one can train you. So what should you do if you want to make your partner happy in bed? Here are the easy ways of making your romance last longer and be unforgettable without having to go for pharmaceutical options;

Limit your stress

Stress is an all-around health destroyer, even in sex life. Being stressed affects your blood pressure, your mood and eventually reduces your sexual desire. This will make it difficult for you to reach an orgasm. Instead of allowing stress to make you fall into bad habits like alcohol and smoking, which would do nothing but reduce your sexual performance, it’s best to talk to your partner about the issue and find a solution for the stress.

Eat healthily

Being overall health will improve your sexual performance. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Particularly seal performance boosters like bananas, chilies, and garlic, and onion. They help with blood circulationand blood pressure, which finally benefits the sexual parts. Also, look for omega fatty acids, vitamin B1, and eggs, which help balance hormone levels.

Stay active

Being active ensures your heart is in good condition. This way, your sexual desire can last for a long, and you’ll be able to satisfy your partner.

Pay attention to your partner

Sexual activity is a two-way activity. Considering your partner’s desires make the act enjoyable to both you and your partner. Ensure your partner is comfortable, and if they want to slow down or have a fastersession, offer them that to ensure they’re enjoying it. After all, it’s your partner who can turn you on or make you slow down. So ensure they’re getting want they want.

What Can Foods Boost Your Libido?

You may want to try at-home methods that will increase your sex drive. Using libido-boosting foods alone without seeking professional help may not solve the problem. It’ll only have short-term results, and the next time your partner will still complain of your boring sex drive. The foods you can try include;

A chocolateSome claim that chocolate lifts the intimacy spirit, particularly in women. Still, this may not work for everyone.

Nuts– often, you’ll hear that nuts increase the libido levels in men, but this may not be entirely true.

Watermelonthis common fruit contains L-citrulline, an essential component for erectile dysfunction.

Chasteberrythis is assumed to act as a libido-booster because it reduces the effects of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Coffee-coffee does more than just making you awake the night. It can reduce the effects of erectile dysfunction, thus increase your libido levels

Oystersthis animal is claimed to boost libido, but it’s not yet guaranteed it can be of help in your lack of interest in sex.


Many individuals are concerned with their libido levels. However, only a few of them can dare seek help. If you notice your sex drive is becoming low, it’s important to discuss it with your partner and seek professional assistance. Some drugs like Viagra can help men to get an erection. Even so, it’s better to check out all the possible alternatives and opt for the ones that align with your circumstance and has minimum effects. Low libido is not a serious condition; however, it’s equally important as any other health issue. So, seek help when you have to!

Elena Ognivtseva
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Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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