As you age, the drop-off of your libido is inevitable. The body's production of sex drive-fueling hormones begins to slow while men begin developing more estrogen and women more testosterone. A major breaking point for women is menopause, when the libido takes a sharp drop. Men, on the other hand, have an increasing likelihood to suffer from erectile dysfunction as they age. However, there are steps you can take to revitalize your libido and keep your sex life in full swing.
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Cut out smoking and minimize alcohol consumption. Both lead to a drop in testosterone levels, and smokers are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than non-smokers.
Eat foods that promote the production of hormones and pheromones while giving a boost to your libido. Celery, bananas, avocados, figs and nuts are all known to benefit the libido. Celery provides androgen, an odorless hormone that attracts women, and it can also ease some of the symptoms of menopause that can aid in a drop in libido.
Exercise frequently, if not daily. The exercise helps in the creation of hormones and improves blood pressure and circulation.
Talk to your doctor about possible medications you can take to improve your sex drive. Men have the option of Viagra and Prozac, among others, while women can improve their libido using water-based vaginal moisturizers, vaginal estrogen and Tribolone, a synthetic steroid used to mimic other hormones in order to stimulate your libido.