5 Ways To Increase Sexual Desire After 40

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5 Ways To Increase Sexual Desire After 40

We have to remember that our main function on Earth is to procreate and perpetuate the species, just like any other animal. And our libido has everything to do with it. The sex drive is controlled by the limbic system, the most “primitive” part of the brain. This same system is associated with several functions, including smell, emotions, touch, pleasure.

It’s our more “animal” side, so to speak. As we age for procreation, the body may understand that this drive for sex is no longer needed (are you crazy, brain?). And that’s why it’s super normal for libido to drop.

The fact is that today our sense of vitality is closely linked to active sex life. Therefore, for those over 40, losing the desire feels like having reached the “end of the line.”

And those who are 50, or even more than that, today want a full life, which includes fun for two (or for three, I don’t know). But I bring you two pieces of good news: it’s not just you. And there is a solution. In fact, sex after 40 may be the best you’ve ever had, but it takes some effort.

Is it the hormone’s fault?

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The first thing we need to know is that libido has a direct relationship to our neurotransmitters. Hormones play a role in this, it’s a junction between the two (a neurohormonal function), but it’s not just a hormonal issue. It is worth checking the situation of testosterone and other hormones. But the solution will not always be testosterone supplementation. So to imagine that everything is resolved with hormones is a mistake.

But without a doubt, in the case of women near or after menopause, a lack of female hormones can cause vaginal dryness, and who wants to know about sex like that? Therefore, it is always important to check the possibility of hormone replacement and assess whether it is for you.

Recover or sensory side

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As we said, the limbic system that controls libido is also our most sensory side. That’s why it’s worth investing in odors, in touch, in flavors. It’s not bullshit to talk about investing in these things to raise the “climate”: all of this is processed in the same spot in the brain.

Invest in the right foods

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Although there are no studies showing that foods have the direct power to increase libido (aphrodisiacs), some nutrients can help in mechanisms related to sexual desire. Cinnamon and cayenne pepper foods are great for sensitizing our limbic system (again, the source of our craving in the brain).

In addition, pepper contains capsaicin, which improves circulation and helps with erection. Vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli can play a role in naturally boosting testosterone, as can Brazil nuts, mussels and oysters. Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) promotes the release of phenylethylamine, also known as the “passion hormone.”

Assess the use of natural supplements

 

Some herbal medicines can also help: Maca, Tribulus, Ginkgo biloba, and Ginseng are some of those indicated. But always consult your doctor first, especially if you take any routine medications; it’s not because they are natural that they can be taken indiscriminately. It is important to know that studies indicate the effectiveness of some of them, and others are ongoing. But they are not a panacea. It’s no use taking supplements thinking that this alone will solve the problem.

Bet on aromatherapy

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I have already said here that I am a fan of essential oils. And since the limbic system is highly affected by smell, it’s worth investing in them (think how blunt it is to get close to a partner who smells bad).

Some that can be used in an aroma diffuser in the bedroom: cinnamon, ylang ylang, patchouli, rose, jasmine, neroli. You can also increase sensory stimulation even more by dropping a few drops of the essential oil (or a combination of which you like best on this list) in a little vegetable oil (from avocado, almond or grapeseed) and using it for a massage for two ( who resists this?).

Do physical activity

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Being physically active helps to increase testosterone levels. Furthermore, it makes us feel more willing, self-confident. And on top of that, it helps us feel better in our skin. A body that doesn’t move is more lethargic. In addition, physical activity activates the part of the brain that controls serotonin and dopamine, which play a fundamental role in the matter of pleasure.

Reduce stress

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Balancing work, caring for young children or teenagers, managing personal finances and the home, etc., is a huge source of stress. And stress is one of the biggest killers of libido (and weight gain and a host of ailments). Look for relaxing activities like meditation, yoga, or even deep breathing several times a day. Really. This will change your life as a whole.

 

Stacey Chillemi

staceychillemi@staceychillemi.com

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