Fire Up Your Sex Drive

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The more often you have sex, the greater your chances of conception. So why are you still reading this? Get Busy.

Boost your hormones

If you feel your libido has seen better days, take zinc. “Deficiencies can impact on your body’s production of testosterone, making you feel lacklustre,” says Dr Sara Brewer, author ofBetter Sex. Zinc rich foods include seafood, cereals, beans and pulses.

Kick the bottle

Although the occasional glass of wine can undoubtedly do wonders for oiling the machinery, don’t overdo it. Studies from Newcastle University show that excess alcohol intake destroys the testicular cells that manufacture testosterone.

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Photo: tht

Cheer up

If the weather’s getting you down, boost your mood with some serotonin rich bananas or Brazil nuts. Some 30% of cases of loss of libido are caused by depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Chill out

Stress is one of the biggest suppressors of libido, so take time to work through the main worries in your life, and ask your partner for a massage before you sleep. “Continued tension without relief can stunt sexual desire,” says psychologist Dr Eamon McGann. And we all know where a massage can lead…

Make plans

Book in a five hour slot in around a week’s time with your partner to build up the anticipation. “Don’t expect to last a full five hours, just take your time over the whole process and definitely don’t stop short, even if you’re just post coital cuddling,” says sex therapist Phillip Hodson.

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Photo: uphillwriting

Go the distance

For an evening of lovemaking, you’ll need stamina. To build endurance before sliding between the sheets, your best bets are low impact aerobics, which will do the job without straining your body. Do three sessions a week of 20 to 30 minutes each, mixing running, swimming, stair climbing and rowing.  Read more fitness tips and motivation.

Practice makes perfect

Control your ejaculation by masturbating just shy of orgasm. Then stop until the urge recedes and start again. “You should reach the point where you can control your level of excitement,” says Dr Helen Kaplan, author of How to Overcome Premature Ejaculation

Keep cool with Snowballs.

Source: Men’s Health

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