Updated: 2019, Jul 30

Here’s 4 natural ways to improve your sex life

Here’s 4 natural ways to improve your sex life

Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in the general population, affecting 43% of women and 31% of men. The causes of sexual dysfunction are varied, ranging from psychological factors, medical conditions to natural aging.

Because sexual dysfunction can create problems in interpersonal relationship and reduce a person’s quality of life, it is important to address this problem in the best way possible. Most people are reluctant to discuss problems in this area with their physician which is why they turn to natural ways to boost their sex life.

Luckily, natural remedies are very efficient in treating common problems such as erectile dysfunction and low libido. If you want to learn more about natural ways you can improve your sex life, then keep reading.

1. Natural Aphrodisiacs

Natural Aphrodisiacs

Natural aphrodisiacs have been used throughout human history to boost sexual performance especially during ages when fertility was held in high regard. Studies on natural aphrodisiacs in the form of herbs have found that a lot of these traditional remedies work for men and women in treating various sexual disorders.

Aphrodisiacs function by either increasing one’s libido, potency or sexual pleasure. Panax ginseng is a fairly well-known herbal remedy used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction among other things.

The herb has antioxidant properties which help increase nitric oxide levels helping with erectile dysfunction caused by poor blood flow. Other popular herbs used in the treatment of various sexual disorders are Tribulus Terrestris, Tongkat ali, Pausinystalia yohimbe, and nutmeg among others.

All these herbs were extensively studied for their ability to improve sexual functioning by either improving blood flow to the genitals and raising serum testosterone levels.

2. Improve Your Sexual Health with Yoga

Sexual health and yoga

depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can be addressed with yoga.

Studies on yoga and its effects on sexual functioning in both men and women show that this ancient practice improved overall sense of well-being which translated to sexual functioning.

A study on the effects of yoga on sexual performance in men of all ages found that yoga positively impacted all aspects of sexual functioning from desire, confidence, performance, erectile functioning, ejaculatory control, orgasm, and even partner synchronization.

Another study found that yoga also had a positive effect on reproductive health, improving fertility in men.

Yoga had a similar effect in studies on women who reported overall better sexual satisfaction after taking up a yoga class.

3. Consider the Role of Nutrition

Role of nutrition

Our sexual health largely depends on our overall health which is why maintaining a healthy weight and eating enough nutrients is so important. Research on the effects of weight loss on sexual functioning clearly shows that being overweight has a negative impact on all aspects of sexual functioning that can be greatly reversed once you achieve a healthy weight.

But studies also show that nutritional supplements may help with various sexual disorders such as those caused by menopause and other age-related changes.

A study on the Mediterranean diet explains how important the role of a healthy diet is for not just your sexual health but for your overall health as well.

The Mediterranean diet is praised for its ability to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity all of which can easily contribute to the development of sexual dysfunction.

4. Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

In some cases, intimacy issues and relationship problems can be the culprit of poor sexual functioning. Men and women who have been battling debilitating diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and depression might experience a decline in sexual functioning which may strain their relationship.

Talking to a therapist may help you understand your current situation and change your ideas about intimacy.

You could also try encouraging each other to open up about what you are going through which can in itself improve your intimacy levels. Communication and intimacy are frequently at the heart of sexual dysfunction in women.

In fact, one study shows that up to 73% of women report a loss of intimacy, poor communication, and hostility as the main reason for their sexual dysfunction which included desire, arousal, pain, and ability to achieve an orgasm.

Conclusion

Sexual health largely depends on your overall health. Because underlying physical and psychological disorders may impact your overall sexual functioning, treating the underlying cause will also lead to a better sex life. Sometimes, the underlying cause is simply natural aging where overall physical functioning starts to decline.

Herbal and nutritional supplements, like Kangaroo, also supports for increasing levels of physical fitness, was found to improve sexual functioning in such cases.

In cases where psychological or interpersonal troubles are the cause of sexual health problems, relaxation techniques, psychotherapy or changing communication levels may be beneficial in treating sexual dysfunction.

But no matter what may be the cause of your sexual health problems, there is definitely a natural way to address it.

Author

Dr. Ahmed Zayed

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandri

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