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Natural ways to boost your libido for Valentine’s Day

Boost your libido for Valentine's DaWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems the pressure’s on to grab a partner, stockpile the chocolate-dipped strawberries and wipe the dust off that long-lost ‘mojo’.

Life in the modern world can be stressful. Magazines, tabloids and the Z-list elite convince us we all need to be young, beautiful and brimming with sexual energy to be worthy of a place in society. If you’re worried that on Thursday the whole world will be practicing complicated tantric moves to Enya while you sit on your sofa eating a take-away – don’t be.

All that pressure and stimulation can be a massive turnoff and you’re not the only one dreading Valentine’s Day.

Here we discuss the best way to give your loins a natural kickstart in three simple steps. We promise you won’t have to gulp down oysters, recite poetry or buy hundreds of tea-lights …

Step 1 – Diet and exercise

A lack of nutrients and activity can make you feel tired and sluggish. Who’s in the mood for seduction after a day of slobbing out on the sofa? Getting outside in the fresh air will stimulate blood-flow to those far-reaching places, and give the brain a little wake-up call too. A healthy diet will prevent weight gain, support a healthy immune system and keep you feeling confident – so no turning off the lights.

Step 2 – Cut down on cigarettes and alcohol

Smoking constricts the blood vessels and impairs blood-flow, which in turn saps energy and impacts libido. Not to mention the smell of cigarette smoke and the sight of stained teeth do little to get the heart thumping. Alcohol is a depressant, which again drains you and numbs those all-important senses.

Step 3 – De-stress with meditation and massage

Get in touch with your sensual side with an aromatherapy massage. The sensation of touch across your body will stimulate your senses and help you become more aware of your body. It will also relax your muscles and help you de-stress, leaving your mind clear for steamier activities later. Meditation can also help you centre yourself and block out anxieties and stresses from the outside world.

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Zoe Thomas

Written by Zoe Thomas

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