When you want to turn up the heat in the bedroom, there are various things you can try. Firstly, let’s say you don’t have to consume a dozen raw oysters or a drink made from powdered rhino horn. Modern science has pretty much debunked all the old wives' tales and claims about things that have been used for centuries as aphrodisiacs – like, for example, Spanish Fly. The same modern science, however, has proved certain substances can boost your sex life and they’re included in this list alongside other natural ways.
A cup of coffee can stimulate and help your sex drive in two ways: the first being that the caffeine content wakes you up and makes you more alert; and the second being that it increases the levels of dopamine within your body. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for managing and regulating the part of the brain that controls pleasure. Coffee has also been known to increase blood flow, which helps both men and women when it comes to achieving orgasm.
Saffron is not only a delicious food ingredient, it is also a historic aphrodisiac that can be dated back as far as the times of Cleopatra! The most expensive spice in the world pound for pound, when ingested it is argued that saffron can boost estrogen levels in women and help to naturally rectify erectile dysfunction in men.
Ginseng is an even older natural aphrodisiac, dating back to ancient Chinese times. Ginseng root, in particular, has been proven to have improving qualities with regards to erectile function, but it is not for everybody. Experts recommend that you have a consultation with a health professional or holistic specialist before trying ginseng as a sex life booster.
4. Ginkgo Biloba
The leaves of this ancient tree species have long been used by herbal specialists as an antidote for low sex drive. It is especially effective at improving blood flow and circulation, which is a great help for encouraging stronger and longer-lasting erections and more satisfying orgasms for both men and women. Ginkgo Biloba should be used sparingly, however, as one nasty side effect of overuse is diarrhea – the very opposite of a turn on!
Yoga is a great low intensity exercise that can help to improve your sex life in a large number of ways. A study conducted on 40 women who engaged in a 12-week yoga program found that the women reported sexual improvement with regards to orgasm, desire, lubrication and overall satisfaction, leading the study to conclude that the better a body feels internally, the more sexual pleasure it can receive.
Stress has been labeled as one of the leading non-medical causes for a bad sex life amongst adults. With worries about finance, employment and family clouding your mind, there is no wonder that sex takes a back seat. Try to de-stress yourself by meditating or taking a trip to a spa. You may be surprised by just how amorous you feel after a day of clear-headed indulgence.
7. More Body Contact Throughout the Day
Try to be more touchy feely with your partner throughout the day in order to build up some desire that you can share when the time is right later on. Small gestures like cuddles and slow arm touches as you pass each other can ignite something within a person that builds through the day and provides a starter course that has the potential to turn in to a juicy main in the evening!
Have you tried anything in the past when your sex life needed a bit of a boost?