Low sex drive, often known as low libido, is more prevalent than many of us realise. In reality, most individuals (of all ages and genders) will have low sexual desire at some time in their life, although it’s frequently disregarded. Perhaps we feel embarrassed for not wanting sex, or we feel guilty as if we are failing our relationships. In any event, it’s important to normalise changing sex urges and keep in mind that there are things you can do to restore them.
To regain control of your sexual desire, do a mental inventory of any recent changes in your life. Often, our sex drive varies as a result of a lifestyle change, such as medicine (including birth control or antidepressants), a new job or job loss, pregnancy or parenting, or any other life situation that interferes with our mental health.
Once you’ve identified the elements that are producing your low sex desire, you’re then free to tackle then conciously. However, you can also adopt methods to improve your libido in general and get it back on track. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Connect With Your Body In Different Ways
There are many ways for us to connect with our sexual selves, and sex is only one of them. So look for ways to integrate pleasure (of any kind) into your life. This might involve dancing, doing yoga, purchasing new clothing, or going on a date with yourself. The trick is to discover what gives you pleasure and confidence. Breaking up your routine or investing in your personal pleasure can often generate desire, which you can then bring back home to your partner (or yourself).
Make Time For Sex
While it may not seem to be the most enticing thing in the world, scheduling sex is a wonderful method to prioritise pleasure. Consider it comparable to vacation planning; the anticipation of what you’ll see, the thrill of a new setting and so on. Scheduling sex serves a similar purpose here. If you’re feeling low in your sex drive as a result of stress, scheduling sex may help alleviate anxiety by incorporating it into a new pleasurable routine.
According to Marie Kess from the Köln-based website Erobella, you can also use the time to help you get in the mood, whether it’s with candles, aromatherapy, viewing porn, or reading erotica. If you’re still not feeling up to your planned sexy time, find another method to connect with your spouse or yourself. This could involve taking a long bath, cuddling, getting a massage, or meditating.
Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
You’re not alone if your sex desire is reduced due to childbirth, hormonal changes, or incontinence. Many women suffer from a weaker pelvic floor at some time in their lives, which may undoubtedly contribute to reduced sensations of arousal (especially when you consider other factors, life stress, or lifestyle changes).
By carrying out exercises, you can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in more control over one’s body and a higher quality of life. Plus, included in the benefits are better, more powerful orgasms.
Low sex drive is aggravating, but it isn’t something you have to deal with indefinitely. Begin by experimenting with some of the methods listed above to discover what works best for you.