How Supercharge your sex drive
Another way to give your sex drive a bit of a hike, explains Brewer, is to get your hands on supplements which can boost nutrients your body may be lacking. “Evening Primrose Oil is especially good; it contains the building blocks for your sex drive that 80% of us are deficient in.” Specifically the plant oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA) in the omega-6 family that cannot be made in the body. This EFA’s needed for maintenance of the reproductive processes, as well as normal brain function, growth and development and regulation of metabolism.
Ginseng supplements may also work. “Not only do they have properties which help the body adapt to stress, they can also have aphrodisiac benefits,” says Brewer. A standard multi-vitamin supplement with added minerals is also a good idea. Try Holland & Barrett’s ABC Plus (拢4.99 for 100).
Know your cycles
Though they’re not so pronounced as in women, hormone cycles also occur in men. Levels of testosterone, for instance, vary throughout the month. This may be due to a throwback evolutionary pressure on men to raise and subdue sexual activity in harmony with female fertility. Sex therapist Suzie Hayman suggests you look for patterns. “There may be an unconscious response to your partner’s sexual state and this can, unfortunately, be completely out of sync.” She recommends charting arousal states for both you and your partner over a few months. That way you can work out when in her cycle to get her on top of the washing machine.