Stress, hormonal birth control, and diet can all affect sexual desire. Learn five ways to increase your libido and have more fun in the bedroom.
While drug companies continue their search for the 'female viagra,' we'd rather take a holistic approach and try to get at the root cause of why women might be experiencing low libido.
When it comes to sexual desire there are usually a lot of factors at play - from medications, to menopause, to sleep deprivation, and diet. It's also really hard to get in the mood if you're stressed out or harbouring resentment towards your partner.
One of the things we frequently hear from clients when they talk about low libido is that the sexual interactions they are having aren't all that pleasurable. So even if you ditch the pill, start meditating to deal with stress, and switch to a hormone-balancing diet, you still might not be rushing to jump your partner. That's why our #1 tip on today's episode of Red Tent Sisters TV is to increase communication with your partner about what turns you on. However we'll also cover:
- Why blood sugar levels impact libido
- The ripple effect of unresolved relationship issues
- What evolution and stress have to do with libido
- The surprising connection between libido and the level of darkness in your bedroom
- How environmental toxins impact hormonal receptors
We hope some of these suggestions will help you feel more in the mood, more often. We are passionate about helping women claim their best lives so if they're anything we can do to support you, please let us know!
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Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for people seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.