Low libido? Lifestyle changes to boost a low sex drive

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17th Oct 2022
By: Project Alpha Team

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Your libido will naturally fluctuate throughout your life. But if you have struggled with low libido for a significant period of time or have noticed extreme changes in your libido there may be a reason for this.


What is low libido?

Low libido describes a decrease in interest in sexual activity and desire. Low libido for a significant amount of time can be a cause for concern, sometimes being an indicator of underlying health conditions or low testosterone levels.


Low Testosterone

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There are many other reasons as to why your libido could be low including substance abuse, low self-esteem, stress or ageing. However, there are ways that you can naturally try to increase your libido back to its usual levels.


Decrease your stress levels

Stress can become an overwhelming distraction across all aspects of your life when it creeps up. Stress decreases your energy, attention span and can make it difficult to enjoy sex when so much if going on in your mind. There are many health benefits to managing your stress and reducing your stress levels. Regular exercise, meditation and relaxation techniques are ways you can reduce your stress as well as implementing a self care routine that works for you.

Other ways you can reduce your stress and anxiety include:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Exercising regularly
  • Talking to a therapist
  • Eating a nutritious diet


Improve your relationships

Peoples relationship dynamics can change from time to time, with some periods feeling more dull than others. This can happen if you have been with someone for a long time or there are intimacy issues in your relationship.

There are ways to get that spark back and improve intimacy resulting in improving your libido.

  • Spending more time together
  • Having open streams of communication
  • Setting time aside for each other


Rule out physical causes

Another reason may be a physical cause. A doctor will be able to evaluate your sexual health and determine if you have any underlying health issues. 

Going through these steps one by one can help you determine what may be causing your low libido and get you back on track to feeling yourself again.

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