6 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Sex Drive

by HelloMD Staff

Do you feel your sex drive is diminishing? Do you find yourself avoiding time in bed with your partner? You're certainly not the only one. The fast-paced life consisting of the never-ending deadlines and mounting work pressure can often leave you and your partner exhausted. Unfortunately, avoiding sex may get in the way of having a healthy relationship with your partner. If you're looking for easy ways to boost your sex drive, you are in the right place, we've listed 6 natural ways to help you rekindle your sexual life.  

How can you increase your sex drive?

From exercise to supplements, diet to herbs, there are plenty of ways to improve your sex drive. Here are some easy and effective ways to get more active in the sack:

1. Ginseng to the rescue

The Korean red ginseng is a herb that originated from the Asian subcontinent. People use ginseng root as a natural remedy and a supplement for increasing sexual drive. It can take 5 to 6 years to harvest the plant, and then it goes through steaming and drying processes before it is ready to consume. The plant is known to strengthen the immune system and keep you healthy.

The therapeutic effects of ginseng also extend to sexual drive and fertility. While it can promote sexual functioning in women, it may also help reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in men. 


DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone that the adrenal glands produce. It helps with the production of other hormones like testosterone. For those of you who don't know, testosterone is the primary sex hormone in males.

Today, DHEA is available in the form of supplements that can revive your sex life. It can help with increasing energy levels, sex drive, and sperm production. Some people even report a decline in the symptoms of erectile dysfunction by using DHEA.   

3. Run to the gym

We've all heard the benefits of exercising countless times. It can keep you healthy and diseases at bay. But did you know that exercising can also prove beneficial for your sex life? 

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Yes, you read that right. Working out can help you get rid of stress and stay in a good mood, and regular exercise can help get you in the mood for sex as well. Women especially are more likely to be turned on after exercising than those who don't. You may also lose some extra weight by hitting the gym, which will not only give you a confidence boost but also improve your performance in bed.

4. Go green, try cannabis

Cannabis is becoming more and more popular today. People are resorting to it as an effective solution for many physical and mental disorders. But, can it give a boost your lacking sex drive?

It turns out, your body contains an endocannabinoid system that regulates your mood, appetite, sleep schedule, immune system, and even reproductive health. It produces neurotransmitters called cannabinoids that interact with the receptors present in your body. The cannabinoids you ingest from cannabis are identical to the ones present inside you. The receptors are also present in the sexual reproductive organs, and the cannabinoids you get from cannabis interact with them. 

Cannabis may increase your libido and pleasure during sex. You can consume tincture or even gummies to enjoy its benefits. Alternatively, depending on where you live, you can also plant marijuana seeds and grow them at the comfort of their home.

5. Make use of Maca

Maca is a hardy plant that grows in the Andes of Central Peru. Also called the 'Ginseng of Peru,' the plant grows in high altitudes and extreme weather conditions. People have been consuming the root of Maca for centuries to increase endurance. 

Apart from being enriched with nutrients, Maca can significantly improve your sex life. It gives a boost to the sexual drive in both men and women. Maca can also increase fertility in men. A study has shown that Maca helped increase the sperm count, volume, and even motility in men. 

6. Reinvent your relationship

Do you feel connected to your partner? If not, no measures can help you reinvent your sexual life. If you have recently argued with your partner, it can take a toll on your relationship in bed. It's essential to resolve any conflict or disagreement as and when it arises. Focus on openly communicating with your partner to build trust and intimacy. Women especially need to feel emotionally close to develop close sexual intimacy, so keep that in mind while reinventing your relationship. 

Final Thoughts

Sex is important for everyone, to keep yourself and your relationship healthy. But your lifestyle can take a toll on it. If you feel you are not as sexually active as you used to be, it is time to focus on it. Since the problem can be different for everyone, the solution may also vary. There is no rule of thumb, but you can try following these easy solutions to increase the sexual drive.

Author: Kathy D

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