5 Little Known Ways to Increase Libido

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5 Little Known Ways to Increase Libido

In the words of Elton John, “Can you feel the love tonight?” 

If you’re thinking, “Not so much.” I’ve got some easy tricks for you!

Having sex as little as one to two times a week can have wide-reaching benefits including:

  • Boosting the immune system
  • Improving heart heath
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Decreasing pain
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Reducing stress

Below are 5 unconventional yet effective ways to increase your libido:

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.03.27 AM1. Eat more Avocados

Avocados are full of nutrients and healthy fats which help you get it on in the bedroom.

Rich in vitamin C and potassium, avocados provide a natural sex boost by aiding in the synthesis of sexuality and fertility hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.

Heart-healthy fats help to improve cardiovascular health, ensuring and encouraging healthy blood flow to the right places during those crucial times.

2. Regular Exercise

Exercise, especially high intensity aerobic exercise, helps to improve cardiac output and strengthen the ol’ ticker. 

Increased blood flow to the sex organs combined with mood-boosting endorphins and elevated levels of testosterone one hour after a workout will leave you feeling ready to get your groove on.

3. Get acquainted with Horny Goat WeedScreen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.11.07 AM

Several herbs have been used for centuries by ancient cultures to boost libido and combat sexual fatigue including Maca root, Panax Ginseng and Gingko Biloba.

Horny Goat Weed, however, deserves highlighting here, least of all because of its name. It aids in arousing sexual desire in both males and females.

Like many herbal tonics, HGW works to gently increase libido to give you satisfactory results without undesirable side effects; so expect to consume this herb, either in supplement form or as a tea, for approximately 1-2 weeks before the effects are in full swing.

4. Meditation

When considering ways to add a little oomph to your evening, meditation may not instantly spring to mind. But it should. There are several reasons why regular meditation is highly effective in boosting libido.

The connection between meditation and sexual desire is stress. When the body experiences elevated levels of stress, cortisol, the stress hormone, sky rockets. This causes testosterone to plummet.

Additionally, when the body is in the ‘fight-or-flight’ response, feeling sexy can be the last thing on your mind. Managing stress levels with meditation or breathing techniques can work wonders between the sheets.

To learn more about meditation and try some of my favourite guided meditations, be sure to take a look here.

5. Dry Skin Brushing

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.18.16 AMDry skin brushing is one of those regular self-care routines that we should all be practicing daily. The benefits of dry brushing are far reaching including helping to detoxify the body, improving lymphatic drainage, promoting skin exfoliation and improving circulation.

Improved circulation is where the libido-boosting properties come in. With increased blood flow throughout the body, the sex organs get a boost too. 

In addition, dry skin brushing will leave you feeling energized and tingly all over. With regular practice, self-care routines have been shown to increase self-esteem and leave you feeling more desirable overall.

How to practice dry skin brushing: You’ll need to obtain a good dry skin brush. These can be purchase at any health food store or online for about $15. Gently brush arms and legs in a circular motion upwards towards the heart, promoting circulation and waste elimination in the body.

When it comes to your sex drive, many factors play a role. The recommendations above promote mental and physical well-being, which goes a long way to increase libido.

But because we are all different and unique, pinpointing the underlying causes that could be contributing to your decreased sexual desire is important. If you’re unsure of where to start, get in touch, there’s nothing I love more than talking about your health.


About the Author:

Kate Ortak is Certified Holistic Nutritionist and health writer. She is the founder of KO Nutrition Wellness. She focuses on clean living, healthy eating and detoxifying naturally through the Slim Down Detox program, her hands-on cooking classes, private nutritional counselling and her all-natural beauty line.

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