How To Increase Your Libido

The loss of your libido is a common problem that many of us face. If you’ve been feeling a little less frisky than usual, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Not everyone’s sex drive is the same; some of us get horny a lot more regularly than others. If you notice a change in your sex drive and find yourself never wanting to do the dirty, then it may be that you’ve lost your libido.  But fear not, it can be found again! Whilst your libido may find its way back of its own accord there are a few steps you can try to recover your desire for physical intimacy even faster.

What causes a loss of libido?

A loss of libido can be caused by a number of reasons, from troubles in your relationship to simply being too tired to function. In most cases it isn’t down to anything serious and will often return in time.

A decline of sexual desire for your partner may be the reason for your sex drive decreasing. Perhaps you’ve been in long-term relationship and have become over familiar with your partner and just need some extra excitement to be injected into your relationship. It happens to the best of us and keeping your relationship fresh and exciting may be all it takes to get yourself back in the mood.

Perhaps life has just gotten in the way of your sexual activity and you find yourself constantly too busy to even think about sex (I know it’s a crazy thought, but it can happen). If you’re constantly finding yourself rushed off your feet, lacking sleep and just a little bit stressed at life then it’s no wonder you have no energy left to feel aroused.

How to increase your libido

1. Aphrodisiac foods

Aphrodisiac foods refer to a certain type of food that is scientifically proven to ignite desire and boost your libido. Dark chocolate and oysters are perhaps two of the most commonly known aphrodisiacs. So, get fancy, slurp up some oysters before heading to the bedroom.

Food play in the bedroom can also be a great way to up the ante and get playful. Why not add in the addition of foods that are proven to heighten your sex drive? Give feeding your partner a strawberry covered in dark chocolate or even licking melted chocolate off your partners body parts a go.

2. Get a good night’s sleep

Let’s face it, sex can take up a lot of energy. To feel ready to dive into some love making you probably don’t want to be halfway to falling asleep. Adults typically need 7-8 hours of sleep to function properly throughout the day.

So, stop getting stuck in a TikTok or Instagram reels binge and get to bed earlier. That little bit of extra shut eye may be the helping hand to getting your libido back and send you well on your way to sex drive city.

If even after the extra hour you’re still finding your battery is pretty much on empty, then perhaps you need to change tactics and test out some morning or lunchtime sex instead. It’s just as good, I promise.

3. Get experimental in the bedroom

A decline of sexual desire for you partner may be the reason for your sex drive decreasing. Perhaps you’ve been in long-term relationship, become over familiar with your partner and just need some extra excitement to be injected back into your relationship.

If you’ve been feeling stagnant in your relationship and finding it hard to reignite the initial spark you felt during the ‘honeymoon’ period, it may be time for you to get a little more experimental in the bedroom. Yep, it’s time for some sex toys!

Contrary to popular misconception, sex toys aren’t just for solo masturbation. In fact, introducing sex toys into the bedroom is a great way to spice up your sex life, increasing the excitement in the bedroom could be all it takes to get your libido back. Choose from vibrators that satisfy both parties to toys that add a bit of extra umph to anal play - no matter what you’re into there is a toy out there for you and your partner.

Some of the top recommended sex toys to spice up the bedroom are the Satisfyer Double Joy Partner Vibrator, Love Egg Vibrator with Wireless Remote Control, Beginner Rechargeable Butt Plug Vibrator Set of 3 and the Classic Rechargeable Cock Ring Vibrator. Oh, and don’t forget the lube!

4. Exercise

Sex can often be a workout of its own, however if you’re feeling a little lacking in libido it may be an idea to increase your physical activity in order to try and boost your sex drive. Exercising releases feel good endorphins through your body which can actually help to boost your sex drive. Going for a quick jog or lifting some weights may be all it takes to start to feel more aroused.

Not to mention how exercising can help boost your stamina. Once your sex drive has been secured, you may even be able to continue thrusting for twice as long – result!

Final notes

In some instances, a loss of libido may not be as easy to get back as getting more sleep or experimenting with sex toys. If you think you’re experiencing other worrying symptoms alongside your prolonged lowered sex drive it is always best to seek advice from a medical professional.