10 Most Common Causes of Low Sex Drive and How to Boost Sex Drive

Welcome to the modern life, when you’re getting so busy, agitated, and stressed up that you may start noticing that you are less and less in the mood for… sex. What happened? What are the causes?

10 Most Common Causes of Low Sex Drive

We all deserve a happy, healthy and fulfilled love and sex life. What happens when you lose it? What are the culprits?

1. Stress

This is the most frequent cause of a low sex drive. Whether it’s your boss driving you crazy, some family matters, the loss of someone dear, a breakup or divorce, bad news, momentary financial problems, or loss of job, these things affect your life more than you think. Your mind is agitated, your levels of cortisol go up, you feel tired, exhausted, lacking energy, unable to focus and perform at work and… ultimately, in bed.

2. Birth control pills (contraceptives)

Hormonal contraceptives, such as the pill, patch, or ring, the progesterone pill, the contraceptive implant and injection mess up with your hormones, drastically reducing the sexual appetite. This is one reason why many young women abandon the hormonal contraceptives and turn to other healthier alternatives.

3. Dehydration

Even if it sounds like it’s no big deal, dehydration can cause lack of energy, fatigue, a decrease in your cognitive functions, headaches, low libido, erectly dysfunctions in men and vaginal dryness in women.

4. Sedentarism

Lack of physical exercising, whether it’s just walking to work (for 20-30 minutes), doing physical work around the house (like gardening, cutting wood, trimming the trees, cleaning the house), or 2-3 times a week of workout (at home or at gym) leads to weight gain and even obesity, low energy levels and low sex drive, depression, and apathy.

5. Depression

Worse than just sadness or feeling low, depression is a severe illness that affects all aspects of your life, including your sex life. You become completely disinterested in having sex.

As a down-side, also anti-depressant cause the loss of libido, so that is why you need to find natural and safe methods without side effects.

6. Medication

Medication for high blood pressure, seizures, prostate, antidepressants, antipsychotics, etc. affect your sex drive.

7. Alcohol and Drug Use

Excessive drinking and of course, the use of drugs, affect your cognitive functions, body control, and many body functions, including sexuality.

8. Different Health Problems

Diabetes, heart diseases, hypothyroidism, cancer, and other medical conditions (like a major surgery you suffered recently) can lead to sexual problems, due to the condition itself or the medication prescribed.

9. Lack of Sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep (maybe you stay late up at night to finish work or you go out in clubs, you suffer from insomnia (due to other health problems), or some medication keep you up all night, you might face another problem: you witness your sex drive decreasing.

10. Excessive body weight

Extra weight is not only unappealing and causing you misery, but is also affecting your estrogen and testosterone production. This will lead to a lower sex drive.  

Is there a natural, safe, and effective treatment for this?

Thanks to our Nurturing Mother Nature, yes, we have many natural methods to get your libido back and up.

9 Ways to Boost Sex Drive Naturally

1. Relax and Chill Out

Take it easy. Find various methods to relax like massage, a hot bath, relaxation techniques, watch comedies, walk in nature.

2. Express Emotions through Art and Creativity

Whether it’s painting, drawing, pottery, gardening, landscaping, writing, sewing, scrapbooking, composing music, singing, playing an instrument, photographing, speak to a TED conference, find your own and unique way of transposing your emotions, thoughts and life experiences in a creative form. This will help you sublimate and transform your negative or troubled emotions into something beautiful, it will help you get over them and turn them into art. And it may help others, too.

3. Improve your Sleep Quality

Read our extensive article on how to improve your sleep naturally, without medication or sleeping pills. 

4. Acupuncture

After a couple of acupuncture session, you can regain your sexual energy.

5. Manage Weight With Garcinia Cambogia

Using a healthy diet, exercising, and natural supplements like Garcinia Cambogia, you can get a healthy weight and a healthy sex drive.

6. Yoga

There are many dedicated yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mudras that can help you increase your well-being, relaxation, satisfaction, desire, arousal, and even improve your orgasm.

7. Meditation

Meditation will calm your mind, release your tensions and stress, help you open up, and harmonize your entire body and being.

8. Tantra

Tantra is a 6,000 old system that has a spiritualized view on lovemaking and couple relationship. The tantric practices include many exercises and techniques that improve your libido, create more pleasure, help you attain orgasm in an expanded, blissful manner, and offers many fulfilling sexual position and techniques.

9. Boost Sex Drive With Horny Goat Weed

horny goat weed

Natural herbal supplements such a NutriFlair Horny Goat Weed with Maca Root, Saw Palmetto, Muira Puama and Ginseng is specially designed to increase libido, sexual energy, sexual performance, and stamina.