Sex drive fluctuates throughout adulthood, and many different factors impact it. Natural hormone fluctuations, certain medications, alcohol consumption, and exercise (whether too much or too little) can all affect your sex drive.
If you’re experiencing low libido, there are severe strategies that you can use to boost it. Here, we’ll discuss our top tips for increasing your sex drive and, as a result, improving your overall quality of life.
Manage Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can have a serious impact on your sex drive. Demanding work schedules, caring for a family, and other potential stressors may lead to low libido.
Managing your mental health can help boost your sex drive. Methods including meditation, yoga, exercise, and talk therapy may help you reduce feelings of stress and anxiety for improved sexual desire.
Get Enough Sleep
Missing out on sleep could be a detriment to your sex drive. When you’re sleep-deprived and exhausted, it’s generally more difficult to become aroused and have the desire for intercourse. So, to boost your sex drive, make sure that you’re getting ample high-quality sleep each night.
Work on Your Relationship
Problems in a relationship, such as an argument or a lack of emotional closeness, can lead to low libido. Communicating with your partner and talking out concerns or disagreements can make a big difference in your sex drive. By building trust and intimacy, it’s possible to make major strides in your and your partner’s sex life.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As people age, there are natural fluctuations in hormone levels that can lead to low libido. For women in perimenopause and menopause, it’s common to experience reduced sex drive, as well as less sensitivity to sexual arousal. In these cases, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective way to restore hormonal balance for a better sex drive.
Bio-identical hormone therapy works with pellets that contain the right balance of hormones for your needs. At the Visionary Centre for Women, we offer BioTE® hormone pellets, which administer natural hormones evenly and continuously. This provides consistent relief from perimenopause and menopause symptoms, including low libido.
The O-Shot® is a treatment in which platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is used to rejuvenate the vaginal tissues for increased sexual pleasure. It strengthens orgasms by restoring vaginal and clitoral function through the healing platelets. The PRP is taken from the patient’s own blood, making The O-Shot® a safe and effective solution for low libido.
To learn more about ways to improve your sex drive, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hayes today.