Have you lost your sex drive? Take heart; it’s not lost! You just need to know where to look.
Loss of desire can happen in your 30s as well as before and during menopause. It’s not simply a matter of hormonal changes, though lack of estrogen and hormonal imbalances do factor in. Menopausal women may also respond less to touch, or experience painful intercourse. Who wants sex that feels bad?
Both men and women experience a drop in desire as they age. Aside from the natural aging process, the female sexual drive is different from a man’s libido. Furthermore, for some women (regardless of age), an orgasm is a rare occurrence!
Sometimes, with age, it’s normal for some women to have a lack of libido and require additional support to achieve optimal sexual arousal. A woman’s sexual desires and ability to get “in the mood” take second place to work, kids, social engagements, or prepping for a board meeting. At the end of a long day, the only thing on your mind may be climbing into bed to SLEEP!
While every woman is unique, most women need to be in a relaxed state to facilitate arousal and sexual pleasure. There are many phases and prerequisites to the female sex drive.
Regaining Your Sex Drive
Naturopaths prefer to take a holistic look at the individual. They consider diet, lifestyle, personality type, surroundings, and emotional elements. Naturopaths do so to support the health of the individual as a whole instead of just treating problems in isolation.
There’s a lot that can be done to help naturally awaken and encourage sexual desire. Keep in mind that there is a direct connection between nutrition and libido, as well as aging and sexual discomfort. A healthy diet with plenty of lean protein, limited saturated fat, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will have a direct impact on your sex drive. Regular exercise and psychological issues are also important factors to consider.
In addition, you can help set the mood by making sure your bedroom is your private Oasis and not doubling as your office. Don’t keep your Smartphone or laptop on the nightstand so that you’re tempted to check your Facebook updates one more time.
And remember; if you’re in a long-term, committed relationship be patient — with yourself and your partner. If your partner’s difficulties originate from past trauma, s/he may need to see a therapist on h/her own as well.