Why not work with your partner to make lifestyle changes that might help increase your libido? You can enjoy being together and working toward a common goal—a better, more intimate sex life. Dr. J. Kyle Mathews offers these tips:
Exercise can do many things to help a woman’s low sex drive. When we exercise, we increase our stamina. The endorphins produced during exercise also provide people with feelings of happiness and well-being. Beyond the physical effects, there are psychological effects to consider. Exercise may improve your self-confidence and your self-image, making you less self-conscious about your body image. When you work out as a couple, you are enjoying each other’s company, in addition to supporting each other, which can promote feelings of intimacy.
Cook healthy meals together.
Like exercise, eating healthy leads to better health and possible weight loss, which can make you feel better about yourself. Cooking together can also be a fun way to work together to do something that will improve your lives. Research also shows that spicy foods raise your body temperature and stimulate blood circulation, so throw in some spices and peppers for a steamy effect.
Quit smoking, drinking excessively and using illegal drugs.
Look to your future by quitting these behaviors, especially if you both participate in them. All of these things can contribute to a low sex drive. It’s also important to quit so that you can be around to enjoy many years together. If only one of you smokes, for example, try to help your partner quit by working together to adopt behaviors that make it easier to stop these bad habits.
Compare calendars and schedule an intimate date.
You find time for everyone else—it’s time to schedule time for each other. Sitting down to make a date for sex can be exciting and give you something to look forward to as a couple. You might even want to look at some catalogs on-line to find items to spice things up in the bedroom.
Women can have a low sex drive for many reasons, both physical and psychological. The best way to deal with low libido is to see an experienced physician like Dr. Mathews to determine what is causing your sexual problem. Discuss your low sex drive with your partner, work together and contact us for an appointment so Dr. Mathews can help you return to the relationship you love.