libido

  • Revive Your Sex Life

    Low libido is the No. 1 complaint of women experiencing sexual problems, and studies show that struggles with arousal are not rare: Between 30 and 43 percent of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction.

    How testosterone replacement therapy could help
    By Michael Buckley, MPS, CD
  • 5 Ways the Brain Affects Sex

    It takes more than functional sex organs, appropriate hormone levels, and the ability to become sexually aroused to guarantee good sex. Below are five areas where your mind can play tricks on you when it comes to getting in the mood.

  • 9 Natural Ways to Get Out of Libido Limbo

    Many women confide in me that they have deep negative or anxious feelings about their sexuality. The number one question I get is, “Why do I have so little desire?”

    In several recent studies, roughly one in three women reported low or no sexual desire. Other studies have found even higher percentages of low libido among women, particularly women over 50.

    If you're in libido limbo, take heart. There are many ways to regain the sexual excitement and desire of youth, no matter how old you are.
    By Laurie Steelsmith, ND
  • Beating Libido Limbo

    If you experience diminished sexual energy at some time in your life, you’re not alone. Many women who are perfectly capable of sexual fulfillment find their potential held back by low sexual energy, or common symptoms that interfere with their ability to become fully aroused. Female baby boomers in particular report low sexual desire in numerous health surveys.

    The best natural secrets for enhancing your sexuality
    By Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, and Alex Steelsmith
  • Balancing Act—Finding Your Inner Sex Goddess

    I have a sacred spot. It’s not in Sedona or near the shrine, adorned with deities and religious medals, that I keep in my bedroom. No, this spot is internal, south of my navel, north of my thighs, in the vicinity of what others refer to as the G-spot.

    By Barbara Hey
  • Ask The Doctor: Low Libido

    It’s common for our sex drives to dwindle as we grow older—and the numbers tell the story. The Kinsey Institute notes that while 18- to 29-year-olds have sex an average of 112 times per year, the 40 to 49 set has sex just 69 times a year—that’s a nearly 50 percent decline over a 20-year period.

    I'm in a healthy, happy relationship, but my sex drive has started to lag in recent years. Why is this, and how can I revive my libido?
  • Bringing Sexy Back

    Nothing surpasses it on the Richter scale of pure pleasure (except perhaps chocolate). Not many women can live without it. And the mere mention of it can silence a cacophonous cocktail party (“You slept with whom?”).

    Sex with the same partner can lose its luster after you've been at it for decades. How do you transform the perfunctory into the passionate? One writer bares all in her quest to liven up her libido.
    By Susan Moran
  • RX-Low Libido

    If you find yourself thinking more often of shopping lists than bedroom trysts, it might be time to tune up your sex drive.

    By Elizabeth Larkam