Stress does so many horrid things to our bodies… including decreasing our sex drives. And boy, have we all been really stressed lately due to the state of the world. It’s ironic, really, as sex is meant to help us release stress, and according to Bustle, often the opposite happens.
Kiana Reeves, somatic sex educator and Chief Brand Officer of “Foria,” describes it to Bustle perfectly by saying, “Heightened stress impacts your nervous system, and sex and libido are de-prioritized on a biological level. Your stress levels can impact your level of arousal, lubrication, desire, and more — so addressing stress levels is key.”
Trying to force yourself to simply be less stressed won’t work. But, the good news is there are ways you can increase your sex drive, even when you are feeling stressed. Bustle says they include:
- Wine and dine yourself.
- Take note of what makes you happy.
- Remember that there’s no “normal” when it comes to your sex drive.
- Learn how to ask for what you want during sex.