Whether you’re just not feeling it this week, or your sex life has basically been in hibernation for months, there are simple steps you can take now to lift your libido. In fact, bringing back those sexy vibes could be as simple as tweaking your diet, or taking on some new healthy habits that have the power to change your state of mind. Ahead, we break down these and more expert sex tips to help you feel satisfied between the sheets (or where ever else takes your fancy!). Keep scrolling.
Participate in some self-love
“Masturbate, [because] sex begets sex when it comes to keeping a woman’s libido up. The flush of biochemicals in the brain and through the body help to regulate your body’s hormones so that you can become aroused.
Also, often when we are only having partnered sex, we don’t get to know our body’s responses to stimulation when we are concerned with someone else’s pleasure.
Research has shown that women that masturbate regularly have more confidence in general, are more likely to initiate, are more fulfilled in their relationship and age better when it comes to their gynecological health.” — Dr. Kat Van Kirk, licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist.
Get back in the mood by taking magnesium
“If you drink coffee, soda, skimp on sleep, exercise hard, and take birth control then you are almost guaranteed to be magnesium deficient. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramping, facial ticks, migraines, poor sleep, fatigue and PMS. Magnesium makes it harder for your testosterone to bind onto proteins and allows for more of it to remain ‘free’ in your bloodstream, which is exactly how you want it to be for a higher sex drive. Higher levels of free testosterone makes for more desire.
If your magnesium levels show to be very low, take 360mg a day in the form of a supplement, but if your levels are average, keep them up with a daily serving of dark chocolate and greens. Make sure to check on the quality of your period to see what else might be causing your libido to drop.” — Alisa Vitti, functional nutritionist, HHC, AADP