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5 Ways to Boost Your Libido during Menopause

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If you're single and you've hit menopause, loss of libido often means you have to rethink your dating life. Maybe you're still getting to know a new partner, or maybe you're still enjoying dating potential suitors. Either way, loss of libido is about the relationship between you and your body, so it is important to care for yourself while attempting to increase your libido. Read on and consider these five lifestyle changes that can help you recover your sex drive and your dating life.

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Hit the gym

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Not only does exercise increase blood flow and testosterone production, it can improve your overall health. Weight training and aerobics, for example, make you stronger, increasing your self-confidence and, in turn, your sex drive. As an added bonus, your new body may arouse interest in potential suitors.

2

Get a new look

Making subtle changes, such as getting a new hair style or buying a new dress, can significantly increase your self-image, which can increase your sex drive. Going on a date is a great excuse for showing off your new look.

3

Leave little love notes lying around for yourself

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Highlighting some of your best qualities about yourself can go a long way in boosting your self-esteem. Let those things become a reflection of yourself.

4

Become a social butterfly

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Don't get stuck in a social rut. Drive out of the way to a different coffee shop or check out that new restaurant you've wanted to go to. As human beings, we are intrigued by discovery, so it's beneficial to put yourself in the position to meet new people. Have conversations and explore your options. Feeling in control of your sex life will increase the chances that you want to actually have sex.

5

Have a night in

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There are many great dating activities that can boost libido, but this one has multiple benefits. Cooking with your date gives you the chance to spend time together and interact in a more comfortable environment, and there's no screaming over loud music and a fancy cocktail. In addition, cooking together will give you the chance to try some aphrodisiacal foods, like oysters, ginger, and dark chocolate.

More Information about Boosting Your Libido

In addition to aerobics and weightlifting to increase your sex drive, you can do soothing workouts like yoga and stretching to relax and improve flexibility. Click on the following link to read more about treatments for loss of libido.

What Is Low Libido?

Low libido is a persistent or recurrent lack of interest in sex that causes personal distress. Click here to learn more.

Treatments for Low Female Libido

Low libido is a common symptom of menopause. Click here to learn more.

Life After Menopause: How to Get Your Libido Back

Everyone's libido is different, and a person's libido varies throughout their life. However, low libido can be a problem if you desire a higher sex drive.

Sources:
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  • Sarell, Philip, M.D. "Psychosexual effects of menopause:Role of androgens." American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. March 1999. 180: 3S-II.
  • Studd, John. "Loss of Libido and Menopause." The Management of Menopause. Annual Review 1998. Partenon Publishing.