As you grow older, you’ll notice that your sex drive is declining too. While low libido isn’t necessarily a health issue, it could cause strain in a relationship, foster resentment, and even result in a decreased self-esteem.
Is your bed getting cold? Here are some things you could do to turn the heat up and get it going.
Sext Throughout The Day
They say, “absence makes the heart go fonder.” For some, that may be enough to keep the fire from blowing out. But do you know what could make your relationship and sex life jump from meh to mind-blowing? — Sexting.
If you don’t know what sexting is, let us help you catch up a bit. It is sending explicit messages with sexual content to another person.
Sure, sexting is commonly used as a form of flirting among people in search of a fling. Studies show, however, that couples in long-term relationships could greatly benefit from sending steamy messages regularly.
It’s foreplay for your imagination.
Just think about it. You spend the day apart from each other, yet continuously exchange hot, suggestive messages, videos, or photos. The anticipation of finally getting together to release all your pent-up excitement is enough to get you and your partner going.
Extend Your Foreplay
We get it. Sometimes, you really just can’t help but cut the foreplay and get right into the action.
If things are a bit slow down there, however, relax. Spend time on foreplay while waiting for yourself to be ready. Besides, women love foreplay. A 2017 study shows that only 18% of women experience orgasm from intercourse alone. Most prefer being stimulated through foreplay. So go ahead, take your time touching, kissing, and Dining at the Y.
Ditch Vanilla for Some Kink
Don’t get us wrong. Plain old vanilla sex is good — even perfect for some. But if you’re looking to improve your sex life, consider ditching your regular sex positions for a while to something kinkier.
No, we’re not saying to go all out BDSM on your partner (if it’s not your thing). Adding a little spice and surprise to your night is enough for starters. Consider turning one of your fantasies into a reality or try a sex position you haven’t done.
All the little changes that you do in bed could make a significant impact both in your performance and endurance.
Add Aphrodisiacs Into Your Diet
What you eat could help bring you in the mood for some action. Whether you’re dining out or eating in, think about adding these items into your menu:
They are rich in zinc, which helps keep your sperms healthy and aids in testosterone production. They are also rich in dopamine, the hormone responsible for boosting your sex drive.
These are popular aphrodisiacs as they get the blood flowing from your heart to the right places.
These greens contain folate, an essential B vitamin needed for producing histamine, a compound that keeps your sex drive healthy.
They contain L-arginine, which could help improve your sexual function. This amino acid is essential in making nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator that improves blood circulation. As a result, you get more blood flowing through your manhood.
This dark, green, leafy veggie contains antioxidants and trace minerals. They keep harmful environmental factors that could affect your libido from being absorbed by your body.
As they say, “you are what you eat.” When you eat bad food, you end up feeling — and looking— bad too!
A sense of well-being gives you confidence not only to perform great at work but also in bed. Focus on following a healthy diet that is good for the heart. When your heart is healthy, your blood circulation will follow.
In addition, studies have shown links between suffering from high cholesterol levels and struggling with orgasm and arousal. When you have a high cholesterol level, chances are you have cholesterol build-up in your arteries. The blockage makes it difficult for blood to flow and reach your extremities and pelvic area.
Try Testosterone Boosters
Testosterone boosters don’t just increase your testosterone level. They also provide more energy so you could perform better and do more throughout the day and night.
If you need help with your overall performance, consider taking a testosterone booster. Boosters often contain performance-enhancing ingredients that men particularly need. These ingredients include those that help block cortisol, boost nitric oxide production, and improve muscle performance.
When choosing a testosterone booster, make sure to choose one that has been scientifically tested and is recommended by experts.
Ready to start feeling frisky again? Try any of these tips to get your groove on!