Valentine’s Day is now long gone and the romance in your relationship may be fading again.
If you’re finding that your libido isn’t what you want it to be, try one or more of the things off of this list, compiled by Care2, all known to have libido-enhancing effects!
1. Spicy Foods
Spicy foods get your blood flowing and naturally turn up the heat in your body (which also fires up your metabolism).
Yoga is more than a flexibility-making om session. According to Beverly Whipple, PhD., certified sex researcher and Professor Emerita at Rutgers University of New Jersey, certain yogic positions, like the Eagle pose, directs blood flow to your pelvis, creating a warm and relaxed sensation, increasing desire and arousal.
3. Black Licorice
Huge in Finland… black licorice is the candy that just might get you in the mood to get randy! A study conducted by Alan R. Hirsch, neurological director, Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, revealed that women who were exposed to the scent of black licorice reported a 13 percent increase in blood flow to the nether regions compared to a1 percent reduction from the scent of men’s cologne!
You don’t have to travel to Japan (though if you can, why not…) to sample this stimulating root. Particularly revved up after a Sushi date? It may be the Ginger, which is a powerful circulatory system stimulant, sending blood to the sexual organs…
5. Chocolate and Walnuts
Stimulate even more of your senses with chocolate and walnuts. Chocolate instantly boosts production of phenylethylamine, a chemical that directly affects the brain’s pleasure center, increasing the intensity of orgasms! Walnuts are loaded with manganese, which can activate an increase in your body’s release of the “feel good” chemical dopamine.
6. Eat Bugs
According to ancient Chinese belief and herbalist Ron Teegarden, ants and male silk moths are effective sexual tonics. Ant, known as the “Herb of Kings,” improves sexual function and increases virility and fertility while easing anxiety and stress (which is often to blame for low sex drive). To up your guy’s ante, slip him a few squirts of male silk moth. Rich in protein and male hormones, male silk moth accelerates the growth of sperm.
Libido is both about a chemical and emotional high. More than mentally being in the mood, if you want to have better sex, you’ve got to get the blood flowing! How? Specific stretches, cardio, strength, and a lower back massage helps too. The great new is, you can do this libido lifter without leaving your house, or anywhere else in the world.
[Image via AP Images.]
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