There are several reasons your sex drive can be low. For example, it can be chemistry related like taking the wrong birth control or your body is low on vitamins. Another reason your libido can be low is you can be mentally sabotaging yourself. Thinking something is wrong with your body can restrict you from certain pleasures and foreplay. First step to increasing your sex drive is admitting there’s a problem.
- If you’ve recently begun taking the pill and experienced a dip in your sex drive, it could be time to talk to your doctor about making a switch to a different formula or another kind of birth control.
- According to Gloria Brame, Ph.D., sexologist and author of The Truth About Sex: A Sex Primer For The 21st Century, shame over our sexuality and our bodies can impair our ability to experience pleasure.
- Your testosterone and estrogen levels depend on your diet, says Castellanos, “and another common cause of fizzling sex drive is depriving the body of the necessary building blocks and nutritional factors to carry out its complex processes.”
“Get your body and libido back on track by finding time for some serious R&R.”