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5 Effective Ways on How to Increase Sex Drive in Women

If you have a low sex drive, it’s not a problem and many women have experienced it a few times. Fortunately, there are how to increase sex drive in women.

Read on to find out how to increase female libido with these natural methods:

1. Manage Your Anxiety

When you have higher levels of anxiety, it can affect sexual functioning and libido. It may be anxiety from life stress or sex-related, especially for those who have intense work schedules and stressors. Because of anxiety, you tend to feel fatigued and have lower sexual desire. (https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/libido)

That’s why it’s important to manage your stress and anxiety, which boosts both sexual and mental health. Follow these tips:

  • Have better sleep to improve your mood and energy, which also improves your sexual desire
  • Make time for rest and doing things that make you happy 
  • Talk to a therapist in case of anxiety disorders or when it gets too stressful (https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/loss-of-female-libido)
  • Work to improve the quality of your relationship to increase you and your partner’s sex drive. Plan date nights, practice open communication, and set time together

2. Focus on Foreplay

When you have a better sexual experience, it can increase your desire for sex and loose libido. There are many ways to enhance your sexual experience, starting with foreplay.

Spend more time on kissing and touching, performing oral sex, and even using sex toys. This is especially important for women, as research shows how stimulation of their clitoris is needed for a successful orgasm. 

3. Have a Nutritious Diet

Having a healthier diet can help with your sex drive, as it promotes better circulation and overall heart health. You can also remove foods that may decrease libido and cause metabolic syndrome or heart diseases.

Prioritizing meals filled with fruits and vegetables, while still being low in sugar, is a great way to feel good in your skin. Focus on increasing your intake of lean proteins to prevent disorders that affect your libido. The healthier and more natural your diet is, the better!

Furthermore, start lessening or quitting vices like alcohol and smoking. These harm your cardiovascular system, which is important for better sexual functioning and energy levels for sex.

4. Get More Exercise

Studies show have exercise can help cope with many issues, such as body image issues, low libido, as well as changes in the relationship. It can also help you become healthier and more flexible to make intercourse and foreplay more fun!

Make sure you get regular exercise, which can help your mental and physical health to get ready for better sexual experiences. For women, I recommend doing pelvic floor exercises, which is useful for women and their libido, as well as their abdominal organs that affect intercourse.

Furthermore, proper diet and exercise are helpful to maintain a healthy weight range, which is necessary to maintain a good sex drive. This is because being overweight or obese has been linked to low sex drive and reduced fertility, as wells as lower body confidence which affects their libido.

5. Try Herbal Remedies

There isn't much research that proves the effectiveness of herbal remedies in improving sexual function and libido. However, some people find them beneficial, making it worth the try.

A small review study has reported emerging data on how these herbal remedies can improve one’s libido and sexual function:

• Ginko

• Ginseng

• Maca

• Tribulus

However, it’s best to get your doctor’s approval when trying these herbal treatments before using them. 

Having a low libido is a complex issue that may be caused by various reasons, whether physical, psychological, or even within the relationship. Be sure to find the cause so you can find the best treatment and talk with your doctor about it.

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