Has your sex drive been on the low lately? Or are you looking for a way of preventing things in the bedroom department from getting to that stage? Then this article is for you.
Certain everyday activities people indulge in gradually takes a toll on their libido without them knowing. Experts in sexology have taken a look at this and outline some of things people do that kills their sex drive gradually.
Poor diet: A diet high in fat lowers libido. A diet of junk lowers libido. Think of healthy food as fuel not just for your body generally, but for your sex drive. Put in clean, green fuel and you will have a sexual system raring to go. Punish it with vitamin-poor, difficult to digest processes food and your libido will slow to a snail’s pace. Not sexy.
Lack of exercise: Your sexual response utilises your hormones, your muscles, your circulatory system and your nerves, to name but a few. If those areas of your body are in good shape and are performing well, then you will have a libido to match. If you’re a couch potato, then so is your libido.
Lack of sleep: Your libido is not classified as a life or death function by your body, so when it's tired, your body will put its limited energy resources into its vital body processes. Your body will tell your libido to wait until it has some energy reserves. So sleep. Can you have sex when you’re tired all the time? Sure. Will you want to? No and no and no again.
Stress: Most people know that stress lowers their libido, but do you know it’s not all bad? A little bit of stress can prompt you to have sex as a stress reliever, and that’s good for you! But chronic high levels of stress will lower your libido - and not just for a week but months on end, until the stress is taken care of.
Grumpiness: Isolated bad moods are normal. Taking all your frustrations out on your partner, or into your home environment is toxic, unhealthy and will dampen your libido and theirs. If you need to vent a lot, find a friend. And for every thirty minutes that you gripe, grump and vent, do thirty minutes of a happy, calming activity. Your mind and body needs balance.
Negative thinking: Libido isn’t just physical. A huge part of it is mental. If you tell yourself you aren't beautiful and if you’re silent and don’t tell yourself you’re hot, sexy and attractive, then that’s exactly what your body will reflect. Thinking about your appearance negatively makes you feel less sexy and kills your sex drive.