Female sex drive is not only influenced by physical factors but emotional factors as well. Low libido is called as hypoactive sexual desire disorder in clinical terms.
Have you experienced low sex drive as a woman? It is said that a woman's libido has an emotional connection and therefore the source of a woman's libido is tough to pinpoint. The female libido is not only influenced by physical factors but emotional factors as well. Low sex drive is called as hypoactive sexual desire disorder in clinical terms.
To increase sex drive in women, one has to understand the cause. Since the sexual drive in a woman is due to multiple factors, psychological factors can greatly reduce it too. Stress, anxiety, depression, over load and aging can be responsible for a low libido. Physical factors or a medical condition can also cause a low sex drive.
Hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy, post pregnancy and during menopause decrease the desire for lovemaking in women. When the estrogen levels decrease in the female body, it can cause the vaginal tissues to dry thereby making the act of lovemaking painful and undesirable.
There are different ways to increase libido in women. Some ways are by taking medication, using creams, introducing certain foods in your diet or simply by making few changes in your lifestyle. Some of the options available are as stated below:
Medical Checkup: This can be the first step taken so as to know if there is some under lying illness causing the low libido.
Estrogen Therapy: Estrogen can be locally applied in the form of creams and gels to the vagina which when applied release the estrogen hormone time to time. They lubricate the vagina and help in reducing the dryness. This in turn proves to increase sex drive in women.
Testosterone Therapy: Testosterone which is present in males is usually present in females too though in very small amounts. This is said to be responsible for having a sex drive.
Pumpkin Seeds and Nuts: Pumpkin seeds and some nuts are said to boost the sexual senses.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is said to be required for the body.
Onion/garlic: Pungent food like onions and garlic are said to boost the libido.
Chives: Chives also belongs to the onion family and is said to be beneficial to increase sex drive.
Ginseng: Ginseng is a common herb which has been used as a sexual stimulant. It is also beneficial for the overall health of the body in both men and women.
Damiana: This is a popular herb taken to stimulate the sexual feelings and to increase sex drive in women.
To increase sex drive in women, the woman must take out time for herself and indulge in relaxing activities. Having a relaxed bath with essential oils or massaging can enhance one's mood. Chocolate is said to boost one's mood too by relieving pain. Keep yourself fit and increase your stamina by exercising. You will feel better about your body and this will increase your confidence and esteem. Practice yoga for relaxation and toning of the body. Communicate well with your partner and indulge in romantic outings in order to strengthen the bond which will help to increase sex drive.
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