If you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, you likely know what the ebbs and flows of your sex life can be like. When it’s new, you go at it like rabbits in heat, but as things cool off, or you get a little older, sometimes it becomes a struggle to even get in the mood. If your libido is in need of a little, try one of these simple hacks.
Watching horror movies is a 8sure-fire way to get your adrenaline pumping, which is a great way to increase libido. Not a horror fan? Try an action movie.
The importance and impact of exercise on your health has been hammered into you for your entire life, so I won’t spend too much time on it except to say that it increases testosterone, which is the key to a strong libido.
This one is doubly important for women. Not only does not drinking enough water lower your libido, but it can cause vaginal dryness and headaches.
Moderate amounts of red wine have been shown to improve sexual health, but anything more than two glasses is detrimental. Getting drunk once can wreck your performance while drinking regularly can dramatically reduce libido.
The devil’s sauce may kill your sex drive, but your daily cup of coffee could increase it. Studies have shown that men drinking 2-3 cups of coffee per day of reduced level of erectile dysfunction due to that caffeine boost.
There are tons of foods out there that have at one time or another been considered aphrodisiacs, but one that’s gotten less publicity is fish. A Harvard University study found that couples who increased their fish intake had sex 22% more frequently.
Being confident and feeling sexy in your own skin is one of the greatest ways to boost your sex drive. Need a little more oomph? Wear something red—the color red has been proven to make men and women appear more attractive to their partners.
There are all sorts of natural remedies you can try—some are right on your spice rack at home including saffron and nutmeg. Others can be purchased from your grocery or drug store like yohimbine, zinc and ginseng.
As it turns out, making more money can get your laid more often. A study performed by the International Journal of Manpower in 2015 claims the more money you make, the more sexual activity you’re interested in.
Your bedtime routine could be destroying your sex drive. Put down the device and do something that helps you unwind, like taking a warm bath or reading a book. Researchers say doing something relaxing before bed can lead to increased desire for sex.
While watching too much porn and being on your electronics devices in bed can both lead to declines in libido and sex, a British study performed in 2014 showed watching a little skin flick with your partner while in bed could lead to more sex.
Perhaps the greatest assault to your libido comes from a lack of getting a good night’s sleep. With a Huffington Post study also saying clean sheets were a huge turn-on for men and women, a good night’s sleep on soft, clean sheets could be the key to upping your sex drive.
Now get out there and use what you’ve learned for good!