Differences Between Sexual Arousal and Desire

Much of the population often conflates libido with arousal. After all, if you feel satisfied with your sex life, these aspects of your sexuality can be difficult to separate from one another.

In actuality, libido refers to your baseline interest in sex, and may also be referred to as your sexual appetite.

Arousal, on the other hand, refers to your physiological response to sexual stimuli. Physical manifestations of sexual arousal include vaginal lubrication and increased blood flow to the labia, clitoris, and vagina.

Increasing Levels of Sexual Arousal
One of the symptoms of decreased sexual arousal in women is a reduced amount of vaginal lubrication. Over-the-counter vaginal lubricants can augment lubrication.

If a decrease in vaginal lubrication has been caused by menopause, hormone replacement therapy is often prescribed. While this is an approved drug therapy for this problem, however, newer research shows that this treatment also carries great risk. For …

10 ways to boost libido

Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies between individuals. Having a low sex drive is not necessarily a problem, but if a person wishes to boost their libido, they can try a range of effective natural methods.

Anxiety, relationship difficulties, health concerns, and age can all affect libido. While a low libido is not usually problematic, it can affect a person’s relationships and self-esteem.

In this article, we look some of the best ways that males and females can increase their libido using natural methods.

Natural ways to boost libido

Both males and females can boost their libido using the following methods:

1. Manage anxiety
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Regular exercise and open communication can help prevent anxiety affecting libido.
Having high levels of anxiety is a common barrier to sexual functioning and libido for both males and females. This may be anxiety due to life …

What causes a low libido?

Low libido, or reduced sexual desire, can affect both men and women. It is not unusual for a person’s interest in sex to fluctuate over different periods of their life due to hormonal changes, age, and stress.
However, low libido can be a problem if it causes stress, affects a person’s overall well-being, or leads to anxiety about their relationship.

Low libido can have an underlying medical cause, or it may be due to lifestyle factors. In this article, we explore the causes of low libido in men and women, the potential treatments, and when to speak with a doctor.

Low libido causes in both men and women
Causes of low libido in males and females include:

Chronic conditions
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A person’s libido can change throughout their life.
Several chronic illnesses and diseases can affect sexual function. These …

10 Sex-Drive Stealers for Women

You used to want to tear your husband’s clothes off. Now? Not so much. If you’ve been suffering from “honey, not tonight” syndrome (a.k.a. low sex drive), health experts say you’re not alone. It’s estimated that as many as 40 million women in the United States suffer from a waning libido. Here are 10 of the most common—and surprising—reasons why your sex drive may have taken a nosedive, and how to get your groove back.

Sex Drive Stealer #1: Messy Bedroom

What does your bedroom look like right now? Is the bed unmade? Are your dressers piled high with books, magazines and dust? Past research has linked bedroom clutter with unhappiness and mild depression, but some experts take it a step further and say that a messy bedroom could be the cause of a lackluster sex drive. “We do know that women, more so than men, are prone to cognitive …

Can a Pill Increase a Woman’s Libido? 5 Things That Affect Female Sex Drive

Women with low libido could soon get a “little pill” of their own that aims to improve their sex life. Last week, an expert panel voted to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve a drug called flibanserin, which is touted as boosting women’s desire for sex. If the FDA decides the drug is safe and effective, it could soon find its way into bedrooms across the United States.

Unlike Viagra, which causes more blood to flow to a man’s penis, flibanserin doesn’t just aim to improve a woman’s physical readiness for sex. Instead, the drug purportedly works by amping up the brain’s levels of dopamine and serotonin — two chemicals known to induce sex-related feelings, such as motivation, appetite and desire.

However, sexual desire is complicated, and some experts aren’t sure that a pill is really the cure for an ailing female mojo.

“I’m skeptical [about flibanserin] …