Maybe you weren’t “in the mood” last night, and that’s completely fair. We’re busy, we get tired, and above all, we’re getting older. Sex just isn’t a priority anymore. But it is a part of healthy living, so a constantly low libido could be a sign of an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.
Below you will find three fixes for low libido which you may want to give a try if you’ve noticed that your sex drive has taken a downward spiral.
3 fixes to ‘get in the mood’
Exercise: As we age, there are many conditions that can take a toll on the heart and circulation. A strong heart and proper circulation are important for a healthy libido. Unfortunately, if the blood isn’t reaching the necessary parts, you will not be up for sex and it may actually be an unenjoyable experience.
Regular exercise is important as it can help control many of the factors that hurt your heart and manage blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar levels. Furthermore, it promotes healthy blood circulation, which means your parts can perform their functions.
Check your hormones: As we age, the levels of estrogen in females and testosterone in males – which are both responsible for sex drive – drop. You may unknowingly have very low hormone levels which can only be confirmed with blood analysis.
If you’re not interested in sex regularly and experience other symptoms such as weakness and unintentional weight gain, you may want to book an appointment with your doctor to check your hormone levels.
Educate yourself: Another major problem couples may face is lack of communication and intimacy. Although sex is a physical act, the lead-up often involves intimacy and proper communication. If the connection you once had is lost, you may both need to work on becoming closer and building trust once again.
You may consider seeing a therapist or looking up other resources in order re-ignite that spark between you and your partner.
Intimacy is more than the physical action. It’s about trust, affection, and communication. And if you don’t have that, it can very much put a damper on your sex life.
If you have been struggling with libido, you can give some of these fixes a try in order to boost it once again.