23 Jun How can I increase my libido after a dry spell or period of not wanting sex?
It is important to first identify any medical or psychological reason for decreased libido and address it. For example, is your thyroid level too low? Are you not sleeping properly? Are you depressed?
If these types of causes are ruled out, and it is more a matter of getting over a dry spell — there are many ways to boost your sex drive. Erotic literature or videos can help get you in the mood, or even investing in some sexy new lingerie. Feeling confident about your body is essential, so focusing on what you love about your body and working on what you don’t — more exercise, better diet choices — can help.
Masturbation is also a great way to remind yourself of what turns you on. And if you are in a relationship, start by reestablishing intimacy with your partner before diving into sex. Cuddling, kissing, and even just holding hands can boost those feel-good hormones like oxytocin that will ultimately lead you to a more satisfying sexual relationship.