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Easy tips to boost a low sex drive

Between The Sheets By Rachel Murugi
Stress contributes to low sex drive. If your mental health is not in check your sex drive will be affected (Shutterstock)

A low sex drive can be a menace and a headache for anyone irrespective of whether you are a man or woman. The effects of this are so many, ranging from potentially putting your relationship at risk, to you feeling shameful and losing your confidence.

Here are some easy tips to boost or maybe fix your low sex drive.

Watching what you eat

What you eat has a huge impact on your sex drive. Be sure to eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and plenty of fiber, healthful oils such as olive oil and sunflower oil seafood, nuts, and legumes. Cut down on meat products and anything that has a lot of saturated fat.

Managing your stress levels

Stress is one of the major contributors of low sex drive. This is because stress affects your moods making you feel low and uninterested.

Sex starts in the brain and if your mental health is not in check your sex drive will be affected.

Manage your stress by watching for triggers and engaging in exercise.

Avoiding excessive alcohol and drug consumption

Going easy on that glass of wine or that beer bottle will greatly improve your sex drive.

Some of the withdrawal symptoms associated with drugs can also cause loss of interest and unpredictable sexual behaviour.

Exercising regularly

Physical activity greatly improves your sexual desire and performance. This is because it enhances blood circulation in your body which is very vital to a good sex drive.

It also helps in balancing your hormones and of course, keeping you physically and emotionally fit.

Getting enough sleep

Any changes in your sleep pattern will most likely affect your sex drive. Make sure you get the recommended eight hours of sleep a day. It will ensure that your body gets enough rest to rejuvenate and cleanse itself.

Working on your confidence

A low self-esteem will most likely affect your sex drive. Try reading self-help material, believe in yourself and above all trust that you are the best version of yourself. This will reflect in your posture, body language and trigger hormones that will definitely enhance your sexual desire

If you are going through a low sex drive don't beat yourself up, it will not help. Instead, relax and try practicing the above.

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