Men and women alike are quick to blame hormones when it comes to a struggling sex drive. Men tend to suggest it’s lower testosterone that’s causing a lack of energy and erection troubles, while women cite postmenopausal issues. But new research is suggesting that it’s much more than that, especially for women.
A news survey suggests that 40-percent of women 60 and up have a low libido, yet the majority also said that their sex life is very important to them. But low libido isn’t just about physical post-menopausal changes like vaginal dryness and pain during sex—it comes from a variety of causes including their partner(s), stress, fatigue, and body aches and pains.
That can actually come as some pretty good news if you’re looking to add a spark to your sex drive because there are plenty of natural and medical ways to treat those conditions.
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that an active lifestyle can improve energy, provide stress relief, relieve joint pain, and enhance libido. So, getting some exercise may be all you need to get things moving in the right direction.
An anti-inflammatory diet may also help with pain flare-ups, which can help boost the desire for sex. If you don’t have to worry about your lower back or knees getting sore, it’s a big-time boost for appeal. Calming the immune with food choices can be a big help in the bedroom.
Meditation and mindfulness, or activities like tai-chi or yoga, may help put your mind at ease, offer stress relief, and limit pain, as well. All of this may translate into a boost for libido.
Lastly, a partner struggling with ED can be a major turn off. The inability for them to achieve or sustain an erection can be a real shot to your libido. ED, however, has more to do with blood flow than almost anything else, and it is typically associated with high blood pressure and weight gain among men. If your partner follows your lead and embraces a more active life, stress relief techniques and tries to attack inflammation from a variety of angles, they may be better prepared to give you what you need!
When it comes to maintaining a healthy libido and satisfying sex life, it’s much more than hormones. Look at the factors you can control to enhance and build a quality sex life for the future.