Naturally Increasing Libido
As men get older, we may notice a significant decrease in sexual appetite in ourselves or our significant other.
The loss of libido may signify loss of attraction, bad health, decreased testosterone and other hormonal issues, andropause or more serious problems such as erectile dysfunction.
For most men, a decreased desire for sex is a combination of poor habits, health issues and time-cramped lifestyles. The good news is that there are ways to help increase your libido naturally without drugs and without seeking medical attention. However, to naturally increase your waning libido, you'll need to commit to the necessary steps.
Improving Sexual Performance
The number one way to improve your sexual performance prowess is exercise. Unfortunately for you couch potatoes, it is true. Not only does regular exercise benefit your sex life, it helps you out in so many other ways as well. First of all, exercise gives you energy. Even if you are drop dead tired from the day's activities, you could spend a half hour to an hour at the gym and feel completely rejuvenated. One of the most incredible times to have sex is right after working out.....while you and your lover are washing off that sweat in the shower. Exercise also helps you to have a great night of sleep when you finally turn in for bed and being well rested is fundamental component for a healthy sex life.
Improving Your Sex Stamina
After exercise, diet is the next biggest factor in improving libido levels, if not it is the equal to exercise. As I have said before, testosterone production is necessary for sexual arousal as well as sexual stamina, but a bad diet can limit the production of this necessary hormone. For example, dehydration limits hormone production and therefore too much alcohol and caffeine can really do a number on your sex cravings.
Alcohol actually reduces the production of testosterone in men. Drunken sex might be fun while you are young but it just doesn't work as you get older.
Foods heavy in saturated fat can eventually clog arteries and lead to poor circulation which, as I stated above, plays a negative role in libido.
Let There Be Light
A surprising aid in libido increase is natural sunlight. Natural sunlight is detected by the body through the eye's retina. Natural light suppresses the production of melatonin in the body which is produced both in the retina and in the pineal gland of the brain. To make a long story short, melatonin produces hormones which suppress the natural appetite for sex in the body. You produce more melatonin in the winter months and less in the summer months when the natural sunlight is at a peak in volume.
This is why you seem a lot “hornier” in the summer than you do in the frigid winter. It could also explain why promiscuity and a heightened awareness of sexual activity is more prominent in the warmer and sunnier climates of the world.
Have you ever noticed that? Or perhaps its the great looking bikini's and thongs you see at the beach.
For couples that live in a colder and seasonal climate, you can still get boosts of natural sunlight with plenty of outdoor activities in the daytime such as skiing.