Following Ariana Huffington’s lead for getting more sleep is not just good for your concentration and focus, and not just good for losing weight and feeling more energetic. Spending more time in bed and getting more sleep can also boost your sex life!
At almost every multiple sclerosis event where I present a session on natural health and healthy eating, someone approaches me to ask what they can do to help improve their (or more often, their partner’s) sex drive. It makes me think that there are a lot of couples out there who are not doing it more often than they are doing it.
There are some easy, natural things you can do to increase interest in and desire for sex.
Brazil Nuts. Brazil nuts contain selenium, the primary ingredient in medications like Viagra used to stimulate blood flow to your nether-regions. Skip the little pink pill and its limited time window and potential side effects, and keep a container of Brazil nuts on your counter instead. Try eating at least three each day and see if you notice a difference after a week.
Just be careful not to do too many Brazil nuts. An overdose of selenium was what killed all those polo ponies recently. It would be hard to overdose on nuts, but 15/day would probably be an upper limit.
Pomegranate Juice. Pomegranates are so chock-full of antioxidents that just the feel-good boost might be what increases sexual desire and stamina. Or, it might be something else in pomegranates that we have yet to identify. Regardless, it couldn’t hurt to add this superfood to your regular diet, and many claim that it works better than Viagra in terms of increasing erectile function.
Natural Lubricant. OK, so this one is not for eating… necessarily. Well, maybe licking!
Most personal lubes on the market contain petroleum products. Since I won’t put petroleum on my skin, I hate to think about slathering it along the sensitive skin down there, and even worse, depositing it directly inside my body, where you want lube to be.
Forget all the mysogynists who insist that a “real woman” shouldn’t need artificial lube. When you’re looking to boost your sex life, a good lube can offer a lot of help by making things much more enjoyable a lot more quickly.
Good Clean Love offers a yummy tasting, petroleum-free lubricant in a cinnamon-vanilla flavor.
Emerita Natural Lubricant with vitamin E is another one that is free from mineral oil yet safe for latex.
Just do it. Mostly what I’ve found to be the key to increasing sex drive is to just do it more often. Seriously. Have sex even when you don’t feel like it because you’re too tired, etc. Tell yourself you’re doing it as a favor to your partner, whatever. Just do it. Because the more you do it, the more you’ll want to do it. It’s funny how it works that way.
Besides, now that you’re getting more sleep, it’s not about being too tired anymore, right?
And for women, too, get some fantasies going and think about sex more. There’s some quality female-centric erotic movies out there (check out anything by Candida Royalle) that can help get the mental juices flowing. Good sex can begin in your head.
Life is too short to go through it without good sex! So eat your nuts, drink your juice, and get going already!