5 ways to boost your sex drive
‘Tis the season of love…and lust, so we thought we would round up, and answer, 5 of the most commonly asked questions about boosting your sex drive. From CBD to flaxseed, we’ve got something for every bedroom woe. You’re welcome.
HOW CAN I NATURALLY BOOST MY LIBIDO?
Chocolate and oysters aren’t the only aphrodisiac foods. Healthy fats such as omega-3 are essential for keeping your hormones in balance, and can help boost the libido. Salmon, flaxseed, walnuts and avocado all increase the neurotransmitter and ‘happy hormone’, dopamine, which improves blood flow – this leads to a rise in testosterone.
These foods, like oysters and chocolate, are also rich in zinc and magnesium, enhancing their aphrodisiac status.
WHICH SUPPLEMENTS CAN HELP TO INCREASE MY SEX DRIVE?
Adaptogens (substances thought to help the body adapt to stress) such as ashwagandha and any stress-reducing herbs may have a positive effect on libido. Maca, an important food in the diet of native Peruvians for more than 2,000 years, has been said to improve sexual desire, energy and stamina.
Another adaptogen is Chinese ginseng, which has a long history of use as a male tonic. Clinical trials have shown it can improve libido.
CAN USING A LUBRICANT HELP RAISE MY LIBIDO?
Stress, fatigue and dehydration can all combine to lower natural vaginal lubrication, while the anticipation of discomfort during sex may lower your sex drive.
Organic lubricants without parabens and other nasties found in conventional lube can help. YES WB Water Based Personal Lubricant is non-sticky, has no smell and will add a smooth feel where it’s needed. It’s also safe for use with latex condoms and sex toys.
WILL USING A CONDOM LOWER MY LIBIDO?
The benefits of using these to prevent pregnancy or STDs most likely outweighs the risk of decreased libido. Look for non-toxic, vegan options. FAIR SQUARED Ultra Thin condoms are transparent, lubricated and made from Fairtrade latex.
CAN CBD INCREASE MY SEX DRIVE?
Many people find that using CBD lessens their anxieties, and can elevate your sex drive simply by helping you to manage your daily stress load.