If you're a menopausal woman suffering from low libido, now is the time to take charge and light the fire back into your life. Just because you are transitioning into a new life phase doesn't mean your romantic life should suffer. Read on for four activities that you can do to get your libido back.
What Causes Loss of Libido?
While the leading cause of low libido in menopausal women is fluctuating hormone levels, other underlying factors can include: stress, feelings of undesirability, and relationship problems. Fortunately, you have some power over these environmental factors, which may leave you feeling undesirable or unattractive. Here are some suggestions for things you can do to get your libido back.
All too often, the word “sexy” is used to describe young women with hourglass figures. Thus, as a woman ages and her body shape changes, she may begin to feel less sexy. One easy way to get rid of those feelings of “lost youth” is to throw out old clothes that are not flattering. Replace them with ones that hug your body in all the right places.
Practicing meditation or yoga can go a long way in relieving the stress and anxiety you may feel as a result of work, relationships, and your changing body. Yoga also helps increase flexibility, strengthen pelvic muscles, and increase blood flow, leading to a leaner and more limber you.
Plan a special night for you and your partner where you can be alone, away from the stresses of everyday life. Rediscover how to be intimate with your partner in a non-physical way before trying to heat things up in the bedroom. A good conversation and a few gazes can go a long way in making you feel desirable again.
Do Kegel exercises
The great thing about these simple exercises is that they can be done virtually anywhere - in the car, at the office, or even at the dinner table. They are done by slowly contracting and releasing the muscles of the vagina. Doing Kegel exercises for a just few minutes each day will strengthen and tone pelvic muscles and increase sexual desire.
It is important for women suffering from low libido to understand its causes to properly address the symptom. Low libido is caused by diminished levels of estrogen and progesterone, but may be aggravated by many environmental factors.