The human sex drive is a curious thing. For men, it tends to be at its peak when they are in the prime of their youth, while for women, their drive doesn’t peak until they are in their late twenties to mid-thirties. That’s not to say we don’t still want to have and enjoy sex beyond our sexual prime, but if you and your partner are in the same age-bracket, your level of sexual desire my be vastly different.
Overall good health and a well-balanced diet can make all the difference when it comes to finding not only the energy, but desire to have sex.
Couples who enjoy a diet high in natural fiber from whole grains, fruits and vegetables have more energy at the end of the day when they’re climbing into bed. So, the next time someone offers you a plate of broccoli or some delicious granola, maybe you should think twice about passing off on it.
Natural dopamine enhancers, like red meat, Omega 3s and cottage cheese can get you in the mood, so head out to the local steak and seafood joint for a romantic dinner. Omega 3s are also said to increase blood flow to the genital region, lowering chances of male impotence. While you’re out for your romantic dinner, be sure to pass on the alcohol. Alcohol, despite what you might think, is a known sex-drive killer.
Sensual massage with natural, essential oils, like lavender oil mixed with a base-oil such as olive oil, will relax you both, stimulate your senses, bring you closer physically and get you in the mood.
Anything that’s good for the heart, is especially good for the libido, especially when it comes to the male erection. A healthy blood flow increases the amount of blood in the penis, strengthening erection.
While many holistic health and pharmaceutical companies cash in on natural and chemical libido enhancers, taking charge of your diet and eating healthy, getting plenty of exercise and rest and learning how to unwind and relax together are just three natural tips to improve both the male and female libidos.
And before you start to groan because you’re not in the mood, think about this: couples who have healthy, active sex lives tend to be physically and mentally healthier. So go, eat a steak or a nice piece of salmon, then get yourself in the mood, and do it for your health!