If your sex drive is stuck in 1st gear (and you want put it in overdrive), read on! According to Celebrity Trainer and Fitness expert, Joy Di Palma, the female libido can be increased very easily with a few minor lifestyle changes, the right menu and regular exercise.
Ladies, here’s how to make it happen…
Kegels, Kegels, Kegels. Strengthen your pelvic muscles. Pelvic floor exercises (Kegel exercises) can improve your awareness of the muscles involved in pleasurable sexual sensations and increase your libido. To perform these exercises, tighten your pelvic muscles as if you’re stopping a stream of urine. Hold for a count of five, relax and repeat. Do these exercises several times a day. You can do these when you’re walking, resting, watching TV and even on a date or at your desk – Samantha Jones, Sex and the City style!
Be a Yogi. The Kneeling Core Plank pose is particularly good for the female increasing sex drive. Start on your hands and knees. Spread your fingers wide, fingertips firm into the mat to ignite the arm muscles. Keep your hips squared, inhale and lift your right leg high. Exhale and sweep your knee to chest, rounding your back to engage the abs. As you do this, squeeze and lift your pelvic floor muscles like during a Kegel exercise. Repeat this motion with a few slow breaths on each side. Press hips back to your heels in Child’s Pose for a moment, then switch sides.
Get Your Jog On. 15-20 minute slow paced job will get your hormones going. Scoping out some eye candy in fellow fit joggers never hurts either.
Bike It Out. Even a 10 minute bike ride on the road or stationary bike will increase your hormone levels and your sensitivity in certain private areas.
Eat For Sex. Cetrain herbs and foods can increase the female libido. Try adding horny goat weed and ginseng to your diet. And stock up on eggs, liver, figs, chocolate, garlic, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, raw oysters, bananas, celery and almonds.
Chomp on Chocolate. You heard correctly: chocolate is not the enemy here! Chocolate contains phenethylamine, a mood-enhancing chemical we produce in our brains when we fall in love. Don’t forget to pick up that Valentine’s Day heart filled with sweets this year for your special someone to heat things up!
Get Cool With Cucumbers. The smell of cucumber is one of the best scents to boost arousal in women, according to The Chicago Smell And Taste Research Centre. So, throw some cucumbers in your next salad to amp up your arousal.
Steer Clear Of Saturated Fat. Too much saturated fat can clog arteries and, in doing so, prevent blood flow from reaching the genital region. So, be sure to keep saturated fat in check.
Have a Spa Day. Get some spa time. Studies show that steam rooms boost blood flow and naturally increase libido.
Fantasize. Thinking about sex will boost your need for it and make you more likely to initiate it.
10 steps is all it takes to have you feeling like a teenager and get your libido running at marathon speed!