How To Deal With Loss Of Sexual Desire
Learning how to deal with loss of sexual desire can be difficult for either gender, but there is almost always a reason. If there’s a reason, there is usually a way to counteract it. The following should prove helpful in dealing with loss of sexual desire. Remember, taking initiative to counter the loss of sexual desire is difficult for many, but things cannot improve if nothing is ever done.
- Try to determine the cause of the loss of sexual desire and, if necessary, consult your physician for possible triggers. In many cases, a loss of sexual desire is a “symptom” of some other problem going on, whether physiological or psychological. Knowing the cause can help determine what the best courses of action are to counter the “symptom.”
- Assess the current living situation if a physiological cause is not present. For example, if the person suffering from a loss of sexual desire works long hours, eats poorly, does not exercise regularly, and has little “fun” in life, sexual desire can be affected.
- Consider consulting a psychologist who specializes in mood disorders and sexual dysfunction. Sometimes the loss of sexual desire is from depression, anxiety, or stress. Through a little counseling, the causes or triggers for the loss of sexual desire may be uncovered and the person can move on to the next step which is finding ways to counter the causes of the loss of desire.
- Consider the current relationship status. If the person is married, how is the marriage going? How long have they been married? Are kids involved? Does the spouse work? Are their schedule conflicts that might be leading to sexual desire problems? If the relationship is stable, and does not seem to be a cause of the loss of sexual desire, this can make the loss of desire more difficult for the sufferer to deal with. Having an understanding spouse makes things a bit easier.
- Adjust nutrition to improve overall health. Something as simple as eating on a better schedule, including enough nutrients from fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates, and drinking enough water can significant improve overall health and well-being. Additionally, avoiding unhealthy substances like sodas and diet drinks, too much caffeine, high-sugar beverages, and too many sweets can increase the effects of the healthy changes.
- Establish a sufficient exercise routine. Exercise, or rather a lack of exercise, plagues the majority of adults in the US. Excuses seem to follow this plague and everyone has a million reasons why they can’t exercise regularly. Getting up an hour earlier than usual and working out with a home fitness program helps keep a schedule, improve appetite which helps improve nutrient intake, and also boosts mood, energy levels, and can boost libido or sexual desire. Home fitness programs can also help take the guess work out of “what to do?” for those who are not accustomed to exercising regularly. Not to mention, improving your physique will make you significantly more appealing to the opposite sex as well!
- Improve sleep patterns. Many have poor sleep habits, staying up too late, sleeping in, always being tired, pumping their bodies with caffeine just to get through the day. By improving nutrition and adding a consistent exercise routine, the sleep schedule should improve naturally over time, but a little help at improving it goes a long way too. Try to focus on getting between five and eight hours of sleep a night, something that feels “sufficient” but isn’t too much or too little. If you normally go to work at 7:00 and get up at 6:00, set the alarm for 5:00 am and get up to workout. Aim to go to bed around 9:00 or 10:00 pm to meet a seven to eight hour sleep pattern.