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    8 Safe Ways to Increase Your Libido

    Updated 11 May 2022 |
    Published 29 November 2018
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    Experiencing low libido at some point in your life is extremely common. We’ve gathered some tips and recommendations that might help you boost your sex drive.

    Causes of low libido

    Decreased libido can happen at any time. A lot of people experience it after pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

    Your libido could also be low because of anxiety, stress, or a hormonal imbalance due to changes in your body. Sexual disorders can also cause a loss of libido.

    Whatever the reason for your decreased libido, there are things you can try to help increase it. 

    Tips for boosting your libido

    1. Exercise more

    One possible reason for your lack of sex drive might be a lack of exercise. Exercise is important for maintaining your health, and your health care provider might suggest you add it (or add more) to help increase your libido.

    Whether it’s yoga, jogging, or practicing your favorite sport, exercising is a great natural libido booster that you can get for free. 

    Lots of health care providers suggest exercise as a way to feel more at ease and confident in the bedroom.

    One exercise you might want to try is a boxing class. Learning to box can help boost your confidence, which may help increase your libido in turn.

    Kegels help strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor — the same muscles that contract during orgasm. Your health care provider might suggest adding Kegels to your workout routine.