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Natural Ways to Boost Libido

It’s not unusual for women to notice a decrease in their sex drive around the time of menopause.

As your oestrogen levels drop and your hormonal balance changes, your libido can plummet. At the same time, uncomfortable and embarrassing menopause symptoms like night sweats and vaginal dryness can mean sex is the last thing on your mind.

Love is in the air every way you turn this week with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, which means your libido - or lack of it - is likely to be on your mind more than usual. But there are natural steps you can take to boost your libido after menopause, letting you enjoy a fulfilling sex life comfortably and confidently.

Libido-Boosting Foods

Oysters have long been regarded as an effective aphrodisiac, but did you know that foods like dark chocolate could also help to boost your sex drive?

Eating chocolate can lead to an increase in serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain, which lowers your stress levels, making you feel happier, relaxed, and more ‘in the mood’.

Spinach is another food that could give your libido a boost in menopause, as it’s a great natural source of magnesium, which encourages an increase in blood flow around your body, making you feel more aroused.

Pine nuts may also help, so consider serving up pesto as part of your romantic Valentine’s night meal; these are naturally packed with zinc, and people with a higher level of zinc in their systems are believed to have higher sex drives.

Another healthy yet libido-boosting option is asparagus, which is a good natural source of the B vitamin folate. This is known for its role in the production of histamine, which is the chemical your body releases during orgasm.

But for women experiencing vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping in menopause and night sweats that are affecting their ability to feel sexy, adding more dark chocolate or pine nuts to their diet may not be enough. However, there are more natural ways to increase libido after menopause.

How Do I Get My Libido Back After Menopause?

For many women, a sudden loss of libido in menopause is due to a drop in their oestrogen levels, so they need to find a way to rebalance their hormones in order to remedy this symptom, as well as any others they may be experiencing.

Menopause supplements containing ingredients designed to replace natural oestrogen in your body can help with this - the soy derivative DT56a, which is found in Femarelle® supplements, is one such option.

Finding a way to manage vaginal dryness - one of the main barriers to a comfortable sex life in menopause - is especially important, and Femarelle® Unstoppable supplements, designed to be taken during post-menopause, could help with tackling this symptom.

Taking natural supplements could also help you to sleep better and they may reduce your risk of night sweats too, meaning you’ll feel more like your old self again, and subsequently more comfortable and confident in yourself and your relationship.

If you are struggling with your libido and are concerned that it might affect your Valentine’s Day plans, make sure you’re open with your partner about what you’re going through. Communication is the most important part of a happy relationship, so let them know what you’re dealing with and suggest other ways you could enjoy being intimate together while you work on managing your symptoms.

For example, giving each other a massage can be very sensual, while enjoying a bath together would give you some lovely, relaxing time for just the two of you.

Find menopause supplements to help you to manage your symptoms here.