5 Ways To Unlock Your Libido

Noticed your desire for sex ebbing of late? While it may not be a problem you want to admit in public, you may be surprised at the number of men and women who feel like their libido is low—one third of women and 15 percent of men surveyed have said they lack the desire to have sex regularly. What are some things you can do to help relight your own sexual fire?

1. Plan ways to reconnect.
Just because you are in a long-term relationship doesn’t mean that you should abandon date nights. In fact, couples that have been together for a while need this opportunity to reconnect more than dating newbies. You don’t have to do anything extravagant, a simple dinner and a movie on a regular basis can go a long way toward reigniting your spark.

2. Check your medicine cabinet.
Your prescription medications, even birth control, can affect your interest in sex. See if your drugs list a lower libido as a potential side effect. If they do, it might be time to discuss with your doctor your concerns and determine if any alternatives are available to you.

3. Divvy up the work.
Very few people enjoy household chores, which is why it is important to make sure that the full load of work isn’t falling to just one person. By dividing up the housework as evenly as possible you will help prevent any resentments that may be festering and putting a kibosh on your sex drive.

4. Romanticize your bedroom.
You know that you shouldn’t use your bedroom for anything but sleep and sex. And yet … if your bedroom has turned into a spot for a family pile on at night, including the dog, or if you find yourself working while lying in the bed, it is time to readjust how you approach this room of your house. Perform a little bedroom makeover, removing work stuff. Next kick the dog out at bedtime and close the door to the kids. It may take a while for all to adjust, but it should help your sex life.

5. Create a to-do.
You have a to-do list for what you need to accomplish each day at work and at home. Why not add sex to that list? After all if you are really interested in prioritizing your sex life, isn’t it important enough to warrant a commitment? No, this isn’t the most romantic approach, but sometimes it may be just what you need to refocus yourself.
Or you could stop by your local Adam & Eve Store and let our qualified staff help you come up with a few other ideas. Find the store closest to you.