An Exercise to Increase Female Libido
While many people accept that a decrease in female sex drive is a natural byproduct of aging, others are not quite as willing to suffer in silence. Loss of libido can leave you feeling depressed with a general sense of malaise, which is hardly an ideal frame of mind from which to tackle life. Fortunately, there are exercises that can help. Performing a daily routine of Kegel exercises can reacquaint you with the wonders of a strong libido.
Kegel exercises are the brainchild of Dr. Arnold Kegel and were originally intended to help women overcome urinary incontinence post-childbirth. Kegels have seen a resurgence in popularity, however, due to their effectiveness at treating a wide range of conditions. In the case of lowered female libido, Kegels can help to jumpstart waning desire by stimulating bloodflow to the genital region. And as bloodflow is a key component of sexual arousal, Kegels can help facilitate the process. Additionally, performing Kegels will help you become increasingly aware of your sexual muscles, which will result in the development of a stronger desire for sex.
Before performing Kegels, first you must understand exactly which muscles are involved. The quickest and easiest way to do this is to practice halting your flow of urine midstream. So the next time you feel the urge to go to the bathroom, stop and start your urine several times until you feel able to mentally locate the muscles involved at will. You might need to repeat this procedure during several different sessions before you are fully “aware” of your Kegel muscles.
Once you know which muscles are involved, exercise them by sitting on the edge of a chair or lying down on your back. Inhale deeply, filling your abdomen with air. As you exhale, contract your pelvic floor muscles, drawing them upwards into your body. Maintain a moderate level of contraction throughout your exhalation, then release again as you inhale. Repeat this cycle five to 10 times. This constitutes one session–you should practice at both the morning and night.
You will likely notice an almost immediate improvement in your sexual desire. As the exercise draws extra blood into your genital region, it is not uncommon to become aroused. But even when you are not actively performing Kegels, you should still have an increased awareness of your sexuality, which will translate into a stronger desire for the act of sex. Just continue to practice your Kegels daily, aiming to increase the strength of the contraction over time, along with adding in additional sets and reps.