Low Sex Drive? Apparently You Can “Think” It Better
May 9, 2017
Having a low sex drive can suck. Maybe you used to have a hell of a libido and over time it has changed, or perhaps sex just doesn’t interest you as much as it does others. For many this becomes a problem. You want to feel the desire for sex, but making it happen is a challenge.
There are all kinds of tips and tricks that people suggest will help you to improve your low sex drive and make it amazing. Pills, toys, all kinds of products are pushed on to us. But it seems that there might actually be only one thing that we need to do.
Some causes of a low sex drive
Your sex drive could be low naturally, but there are also a number of other factors that could lead to a drop in your libido. For example, stress is one of the big issues people struggle with. When you are stressed your desire for sex isn’t the same. Some use it as a way to release stress and get rid of the tension of a tough week at work. Others just don’t want to have sex at all. If you are feeling stressed or upset, sex might be the last thing on your mind.
Your hormones could also have an impact. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for stimulating sperm production, as well as building muscles and bone mass. However, it also plays a part in just how horny you are. When this hormone decreases, so can your desire for sex.
Medication is another factor. Certain medication can actually decrease the levels of testosterone, as well as prevent ejaculation. This can, in turn, put you off sex, because you don’t want to experience this struggle in the bedroom.
The traditional solutions to a low libido included things like enjoying regular exercise, decreasing levels of stress, and swapping out your medication. Of course this is all a lot easier said than done.
It could take some time to deal with the different factors in your life that are causing your libido and desire for sex to drop. For example, stress caused by work isn’t so easy to fix. If it was, you probably would have already done it by now. It takes time, and while exercise can help, work can still be an issue.
It also takes your body some time to adjust to new medications, and if you naturally have a low libido it can be really tough to try and improve it. But it seems that there might be a simple solution we have missed all along.
Just think about it
A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin has discovered that there is a simple solution to your libido woes. All you have to do is think about sex. Yes. Really.
The research into this theory had participants looking at two different forms of stimuli. One was a serious of sexy scenes, while the other stimulus was simply dogs. Afterwards, the researches found that those who had been shown the sexy images were more likely to do certain things, like meet up with someone or even enter a chat room to talk intimately with others.
Basically, the theory is that thinking about sex or picturing sexy things puts us in the mood. We want it, so we will go and get it. But that seems too easy, right?
But will it work?
Honestly, it seems far too simple a solution for us. If you want to have a bigger libido and stronger desire for sex you just have to picture it? We aren’t sold on it.
Do you believe that you can simply think your low sex drive away or is it a little more complicated? We want to hear from you. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment in the box below.
Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.
In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.