Now that you’re older, it may take a bit more time and effort to ignite that spark you once had. With more health problems, business, and stress as you age, your libido can be bogged down. But getting it going again doesn’t have to be complicated and you don’t need to pop a blue pill either. Instead, try some of these useful tips to get those engines revving once again.
Talk: When was the last time you and your partner had a real conversation about your relationship? It’s important to touch base on a communicative level to get into an intimate level. You can discuss fantasies, needs, and even any issues either of you has. For many couples, communication is a barrier to libido, so opening up the lines of communication can re-open your intimacy doors too.
Drink tea: Mainly of the green variety, as it offers several health benefits due to its antioxidants. Green tea also naturally boosts energy and endurance, which means it can get you going and keep you going. Lastly, green tea calms you and with stress being another big inhibiting factor for libido, it’s important to feel calm to feel in the mood.
Take a bath: Riding the calming train, taking a bath is a nice way to unwind and relax. You can up this by sipping on a glass of wine too. Baths are also very sensual and can help clear your mind and get you in the mood.
Use eco-friendly products: Typical cosmetic products contain parabens, as they help keep unwanted bacteria away and keeps your skin looking its best. On the other hand, parabens are linked with hormonal imbalances, which can lower sex drive in both men and women. Check your product labels and start opting for paraben-free products.
Get some sun: Sitting out in the sun can increase sexual desire because it increases serotonin, which makes you feel happy. But it also decreases melatonin levels, which can be responsible for lowering libido.
Dress the part: If you’re constantly in baggy clothes, maybe with some holes or stains, you may be comfortable, but you aren’t very sexy. Sometimes you have to dress the part to feel differently and playing dress up can really put you in the mood.
Aromatherapy: Lavender and vanilla can help promote relaxation, and as we mentioned, when you’re relaxed, you can be more in the mood.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been intimate, then you may want to try some of these tips to reignite that old flame.
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