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How To Increase Libido In Women?


Libido is a more advanced word that implies simple meaning as that of sexual urge or sex drive. All women have flows and ebbs in their sexual urges and thoughts during their lives.

It’s acceptable that some ladies like having sex more frequently than others. There is no wrong or the right amount of time to engage in sexual activities over the course of a week.

The difficulty arises when your sexual urges decline which results in problems and stress in your relationship.

Relationship dynamics, health issues, drugs, and hormonal fluctuations all have an impact on your sexual drive.

Possibly, your partner is always turned on, but you are not in the mood at all times because the frequency of your sex desires could fluctuate as a result of delivery or menopause.

However, if you’re having relationship problems because of your sex drive is slowly fading away, you could incorporate various ways to increase your libido.

In this article, we will be looking at some ways a woman could increase her libido.

Ways To Increase Libido In Women

The following ways may help a woman increase her libido:

  1. Learn About Your Body

    Many women are out of touch with their bodies. Only being compatible with your own body could make you learn more about your sexual sentiments or drives.

    The remedy? Grab a hand mirror and examine your appearance. You would be astonished at how you might not have examined your body in years.

    An excellent method to explore your sexual desires and needs is with vibrators, which a lot of women prefer to do.

    Masturbating is also helpful which could[1] hasten the onset of orgasm, increase arousal, and increase sexual desires.

    Becoming familiar with your anatomy could help you become more in sync with your sexuality. Flying alone through your body, therefore, helps to boost your low libido.

  2. Do Not Forget To Workout

    Exercise enhances your sexual performance, which in turn increases your confidence and enthusiasm for sex. However, stress often leads to a reduction in libido.

    Additionally, HSDD, also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or in simple words, poor sexual desire in women, may be significantly influenced[2] by anxiety.

    Exercise is a significant[3] way to get rid of some of the anxiety and stress that’s affecting your sex drive.

    Both long-term and short-term exercise help to increase sexual satisfaction and physiological sexual arousal. Your body image also could be improved by exercising regularly.

    A bad body image might lower your self-esteem, causing you to deliberately avoid sexual engagement as you will feel anxious about sex.

    To put it another way, working out boosts a surge in your sexual energy after a sweaty workout.

    Making a regular habit of staying fit may enhance your overall sexual happiness in the long run.

  3. Consult A Sexual Therapist

    You may address your problems that are impacting your interest in having sex by speaking with a medical professional who specializes in sex-related issues.

    By visiting a sex counselor or therapist, you and your partner could resolve problems that are making you feel less interested in sex or preventing you from having enjoyable sex.

    The sex counselor might suggest various exercises you could[4] do along with your partner and provide you counseling to help address the primary cause of your low sexual drive.

    They may also prescribe specific medications to increase your sex drive or refer you to another specialist for more help based on your expectations and needs.

  4. Keep Away From Stress

    Although sex works as a wonderful stress reliever.

    Stress may also make you feel distant from your partner, which could directly affect how much you want to have sex and the quantity of sex you are having.

    Certain types of stress are much easier for you to handle, while there will be moments when stress levels will be much higher than usual, and you may[5] not be able to change that.

    Establish your priorities and try to avoid overcommitting yourself. Sending the kids to your grandparents is a better method of foreplay and relaxation.

    Additionally, reducing your duties at home or work and looking for ways to make your regular work less demanding are also wonderful ways to reduce stress.

    Many women also try meditation or yoga to help them decompress[6]. Sometimes, they may occasionally need professional assistance to do so.

    Overall, if you suffer from stress, combining lifestyle changes, medication and therapy are all beneficial. Your sexual life will become more enjoyable over time.

  5. Decide To Make Nutritional Modifications

    Could diet impact a woman’s libido? Is it possible to eat your way to achieve a stronger sex drive? Maybe.

    Women’s metabolic syndrome and sexual function are linked[7], especially in younger women.

    Several symptoms, including high sugar, heightened blood pressure, increased cholesterol, and extra belly fat, are often present in women who have metabolic syndrome.

    You also run an increased chance of getting cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes if you have metabolic syndrome.

    Your libido might[8] increase from making modifications to your diet.

    Switch to whole grain pasta and bread to help lower your insulin and cholesterol levels, and limit salt consumption to prevent high blood pressure.

    These are a few easy changes you could make to get started.

  6. Use Oils Or Creams On The Vagina

    Vaginal dryness is a condition that may[9] lead to low libido among women.

    Hormone therapy and a vaginal lubricant like natural oils may treat the common symptoms of vaginal dryness.

    When administered daily to your vagina and surrounding area, vitamin E in vaginal lubricant could enhance vaginal lubrication.

    You could either open a vitamin E capsule to get the oil to your hands and apply it to your vagina or use a dropper bottle to apply liquid vitamin E to your vagina directly.

    These over-the-counter vaginal creams and oil include vitamins E and C, angelica root, and primrose oils.

    They are often claimed to stimulate libido in women more effectively than a placebo. Zestra essential oil could be an example.

  7. Try To Lead A Healthy Lifestyle

    It is doubtful that your sex drive could be healthy if you’re not in your best health.

    Lack of energy, which is crucial for doing anything, let alone having sex, could be a sign of poor health.

    You may not feel like wanting to have sex if you have certain bad behaviors. For instance, some women get knocked off instead of enjoying sex after drinking too much wine.

    Sometimes, medicines also have a comparable impact on a woman’s sex drive. Additionally, if you regularly skip sleep, try to reconsider.

    One element of low libido is not getting adequate sleep

    Women should[10] also abstain from smoking because it reduces the flow of blood and blood flow is necessary for physical arousal.

    Therefore, leading a healthy lifestyle helps to increase your sex drive and energy while also giving you a boost in your self-esteem.

  8. Communicate With Your Partner

    Poor communication with your spouse could[11] also be a reason for the cause of your low libido if you’re in a relationship.

    Anxiety and stress about your sexual connection might be relieved by honest communication with your spouse.

    Having honest and open communication with your partner could raise your interest in sex, improve your relationship, and make your sex life much more enjoyable.

    While discussing your sexual expectations and wishes with your spouse may feel awkward at first, doing so will improve your sex life and strengthen your relationship.

    Your sex desire is likely to fluctuate during your relationship if you and your partner have been together for quite some time.

    Try scheduling more time for evening dates or simply being more honest and getting closer to one another while at home are great ways to bond.

    Also, spending some extra time with your partner during the day might accomplish this.

  9. Know If Your Birth Control Drugs Are Affecting You

    Several women who are on birth control pills could experience a drop in their libido. The way the pill could[12] affect a woman’s body will vary depending on their body chemistry.

    Your body may change if you’ve been on birth control pills for a while and only recently begun to notice a decline in your libido.

    However, do not be hasty to dismiss your birth control pills. It is quite probable that there might be other unrelated reasons why your body has changed.

    Your doctor may assist you in determining whether your birth control pills are to blame by carefully recording your specific changes.

  10. Understand The Menopause Transition

    Age causes a decrease in sexual urges. Women in their late forties and fifties could often experience a decline in their libido, although the effects of age might[13] vary depending on the individual.

    Sex pleasure and libido are often closely associated. In postmenopausal women, loss of sexual urge and lack of lubrication are fairly prevalent.

    Consulting a sex therapist is the best way to help you get along with this transitionary menopausal phase and figure out ways to increase your libido.


Since low libido is a common issue among women, looking for solutions to it is crucial. Always consult your doctor before beginning any medication.

While there are many pieces of evidence that suggest some supplements could be beneficial, it’s crucial to keep in mind that there is little data on their efficacy and safety.

Talking to a sex therapist about your decreased libido is another great move. It’s possible that you may have a medical issue that is making your libido worse.

If so, your doctor will recommend medication or various other treatments that might help you have more libido and great sex life.


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