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Natural Ways to Increase Sex Drive

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author image Kevin Rail
I am very genuine and magnetic on camera, and have made numerous videos on my own for clients and other organizations that I'm affiliated with. I also have a degree in Sport Management, and multiple certifications to back up my validity. I've also been featured in three different exercise infomercials and had a speaking role in a National Lampoons movie.

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Natural Ways to Increase Sex Drive
When we first hit puberty, hormones do all the work in keeping out sex drive up and running. Photo Credit: Twenty20/@isr4el

When we first hit puberty, hormones do all the work in keeping our sex drive (also known as libido) up and running. As time passes, factors like aging, stress, diseases and drug use can affect this drive. This condition can affect anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Feeling a bit unenthused about getting intimate? Here are some holistic ways to boost your drive.

1. Get Your Fitness On
Working out has an infinite number of benefits for the body. Photo Credit: Twenty20/@criene

1 GET YOUR FITNESS ON

Working out has an infinite number of benefits for the body. From muscle tone improvement to elevated mood and self-image, a good workout routine can lead to a more fulfilling — and a more sexually active one. By getting your fitness on, you are increasing circulation within your entire body, including your newly awakened nether regions.

2. Chill Now (Netflix Later)
If you're under high amounts of stress, relaxation exercises are a great way to get to the root of this issue. Photo Credit: Twenty20/@stefiakti

2 CHILL NOW (NETFLIX LATER)

If you’re under high amounts of stress, relaxation exercises are great for getting to the root of the issue, which so often affects sex drive. While everybody relaxes in different ways, yoga, tai chi, Pilates, meditation and spending time in nature are all tried-and-true chill-inducing remedies.

Listen now: How to Calm Down in Under 3 Minutes

3. Crack Open a (Supplement) Bottle
A little herbal health never hurt nobody. Photo Credit: Twenty20/@doondevil

3 CRACK OPEN A (SUPPLEMENT) BOTTLE

A little herbal help never hurt nobody, and supplements are an easy and natural way to get your fix. Herbs that are known to increase sex drive include yohimbe, ginkgo biloba, dong quai, Siberia ginseng and maca. Plenty of supplements on the market are filled with these beneficial herbs. Don’t forget to ask your doctor before taking anything.

4. Fake It Till You Make It
While sex may sound less than appealing during a period with low drive, it might just be exactly what you need. Photo Credit: Twenty20

4 FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT

While sex may sound less than appealing during a low libido period, it might just be exactly what you need. Boredom can often result in a loss of sex drive, so taking a look at your current routine and spicing it up with an outdoor session or a new toy could get your drive back on track.

Read more: What Your Sex Sounds Say About You

5. Munch on Aphrodisiacs
Sometimes you don't need to look any further than your refrigerator for a little boost. Photo Credit: Twenty20/@stephbarcenas

5 MUNCH ON APHRODISIACS

Sometimes you need look no further than your refrigerator for a little boost. Oysters, bananas, figs, garlic, avocados, almonds, chocolate and celery are just a few of the foods credited with releasing sex hormones, helping with impotence and improving stamina.

6. Quit Smokin' Around
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6 QUIT SMOKIN' AROUND

Throw away the cigarettes! Smoking is already known for its damaging effects on the lungs, but here’s a little extra tidbit; it can decrease sex drive as well. When you smoke, your blood circulation is being depleted of essential oxygen, preventing it from functioning properly. This decrease in circulation affects all areas of the body — including your sex organs.

Read more: 9 Things You Should've Learned in Sex Ed

7. What Do YOU Think?
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7 WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Have you gone through a period with decreased sex drive? What helped you get through it? Would you try any of these remedies? Let us know in the comments section.

Read more: 12 Bad Things That Happen to Your Health When You Stop Having Sex

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