Many women are suffering with a low libido for a variety of reasons. The causes of a low female libido has been linked to hormonal changes during menopause and pregnancy, stress, depression and even medication side effects. Enhancing the female libido is important in sustaining fulfilling, intimate relationships. Unfortunately, a large percentage of women are unable to achieve a heightened level, or any level, of sexual arousal. Many lack the desire to even connect with their partner in an intimate manner. The intimacy shared in lovemaking is a necessary component in a relationship. It is so important to connect with your partner in this way. The daily stresses of life can rob a woman of sexual satisfaction. Many relationships can become strained and struggle because of lack of physical intimacy. Often times women are busy with the children, home, work and so much more, while unfortunately neglecting their own needs and desires, as well as their partners.
The popularity of herbal supplements in treating low female libido
Herbal supplements have become popular in treating low female libido issues. Many women suffering with a low libido are desperate to find a solution. Herbal supplements are known to boosts a woman’s sex drive, balance female hormones and decrease vaginal dryness. They also attribute to more satisfying and intense sex. The benefits of herbal supplements are responsible for awakening the sex drives of many women. The growing popularity of herbal supplements for low libido may be because of their ability to solve the issue quickly and with minimal side effects.
What herbal supplements do enhance female libido
Herbal supplements actually increase the hormones a woman’s body may be lacking, which can cause a lower libido. Lower levels of testosterone in woman will cause a low libido. The herbal supplements provide increased blood circulation to the clitoral area for enhancing stimulation. Herbal supplements are also cited as reducing PMS symptoms, relieving stress and improving your energy level and overall mood naturally.
Common herbal supplements on the market
There are many different herbal supplements on the market today to assist in improving female libido. Among the most common are Provestra and Her Solution. Both supplements are all natural and safe to take with most medications. These herbal supplements claim to enhance female libido and give woman sexual satisfaction. Provestra is doctor endorsed and claims to significantly revamp female libido and sexual desire. While Her Solution promises to improve female libido and create intense sexual encounters.
Safety of herbal supplements for female libido enhancement
Herbal supplements are a safe, natural way to increase female libido. Herbal supplements consist of 100% natural blends of herbs, nutrients and aphrodisiacs to relieve symptoms causing low female libido. They are safe to use with medication,including birth control. Through clinical studies and doctor recommendations, herbal supplements are a proven breakthrough in enhancing low female libido.
Herbal supplements are a great option to enhance low female libido. Herbal supplements allow women to overcome the challenges associated with low female libido. Herbal supplements will give women healthy sexual desire and enhance sexual experience.
The herbs discussed in the article were:
- Cannabis (!!)
Damiana will be familiar to those who may have been reading about the ingredients of Provestra – one of the most popular female enhancement products.
Both Provestra and Her Solution (the two most popular female libido products) contain a mix of herbs and natural substances with known aphrodisiac and general health benefits that contribute to female reproductive health and sexual stimulation. We have detailed reviews of both of these products here on the site:
Now as for cannabis, I’m not sure where you are in the world, but where I am, cannabis is illegal and so I’m not even going to go there!
When women suffer from issues with low female libido, it is tempting to immediately look for a female libido supplement to offer a quick solution and this can certainly be a good step forward. Lifestyle factors, however, can also play a part in the way you feel and whether you have a strong and healthy libido. Getting enough sleep in your life is one of these factors. Nothing kills passion quicker than one party falling asleep! Without enough good quality sleep there’s not a lot of energy left. Getting a good night’s sleep each night will help you to feel more energetic and lively and this will definately be better for your libido!
Of course, going to bed early is easily said, though of course, can be hard if you have a particularly busy lifestyle or young children or both! You are probably going to have to make some changes in your life and routine to make this happen but it would be worthwhile for your general health and well being and your relationship.
Here are some actions for you to try.
- For one week go to bed at least 1 hr earlier than you normally would. If you’re not tired, that’s fine – talk to each other!
- Commit to going to bed together. Often one party heads off to bed whilst the other stays up, perhaps finishing off some work or watching a television show. This isn’t condusive to spending quality time together, even if it is just for a quick cuddle and a chat before sleeping!
- Go to bed naked and snuggle. This is a ‘no pressure’ activity. Spend some time talking, laughing, cuddling, with some skin on skin contact.
There are quite a few positive outcomes of these activities:
- When you head to bed earlier you are far more likely to get to sleep earlier and more sleep means more energy and better health.
- When you head to bed earlier and together you get to spend a little quality time together talking about your day or whatever you wish to talk about together as a couple.
- When you head to bed earlier and together you get some time to spend together, physically close to each other which is more likely to increase feelings of sexual arousal and lead to making love.
As you can see the benefits of more time in bed are many!
Of course, making lifestyle changes such as this are just one of the proactive steps you can take to improve your health and well being and improve your libido. Another step can be to consider trying some natural female libido supplements, such as Provestra or Her Solution – both include herbal medications show to improve female libido.
Recently I came across two different articles talking about herbal supplements and their use in treating menopausal symptoms, including low female libido.
In the first article, published in a Jamaican newspaper named The Gleaner, Dr Monique Rainford, who is a consulting obstetrician and gynaecologist discussed the benefits and safety of several herbal supplements, including Black Cohosh, Ginseng, Red Clover, Kava, St. John’s Wort and Gingko. Several of these supplements have been shown to offer improvements in menopausal symptoms for women, including improvements in libido. You can read the full article here. Now if you’ve read some other articles on this site, some of these names will most likely be familiar to you as some of the main female libido enhancement products include some of these natural herbal elements. Our detailed article on the Provestra Ingredients in fact include Ginseng, Black Cohosh Root and Gingko.
In the second article, published on the Natural Products Insider website, the benefits of the French maritime pine bark extract were discussed. Although it’s the first time I’d heard of French maritime pine bark extract, a little internet research uncovered that this natural product, being manufactured as Pycnogenol, is a herbal medicine which has been shown to show a diverse range of health benefits. With regard to menopausal symptoms, this particular article spoke about a published clinical trial which found that Pycnogenol improved symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irregular periods, loss of libido and vaginal dryness.
Good news, this seems, with regard to treating low female libido with natural female libido supplements such as Provestra and Her Solution.
Of course, if you do have any prior medical conditions, particularly serious issues, such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease or respiratory disease and/or you are taking any regular medications it is always best to consult with your doctor to ensure that natural female libido supplements, such as Her Solution or Provestra will be suitable for you.
Communication, as we all know, is important in a relationship, but isn’t funny how you can share your home, your bed, your life with someone but still find it hard to talk about the important things in your relationship? Having an issue with libido can be one of those things. Often both partners can recognize that there is something not quite right, but no one wants to address the ‘elephant in the room’.
When a issue is left to simmer away, without being addressed then this inability to talk about the issue can sometimes just build it into something bigger than it needs to be. It can be very helpful if you and your partner get the opportunity to talk about it openly and without judgement. For some women, this may not be possible but if you think that some open communication may help, then here are some ideas to get the ball rolling.
Firstly, set the scene for your partner by telling them that you want to speak openly and without judgement. Tell them that you love them and you have recognized that this issue is impacting on the intimacy of your relationship and you’d like to work together to come up with some ideas on how to make it better.
Secondly, it helps to get on the same page. If you think that you can talk easily about the issue then go ahead, have a discussion, but if you think talking about it may be difficult then doing a little exercise of you both writing things down your feelings and exchanging notes can be really effective. The sorts of things that you should discuss or write down are:
- How do you/your partner feel about your low libido and the impact on your relationship?
- What are your fears?
- What factors do you think might be contributing?
- How often would you like to have sex?
- How often do you think your partner wants to have sex?
- Do you have any ideas you’d like to try out to improve you/your partner’s libido?
Sometimes you’ll find this exercise can help you clarify you and your partner’s expectations and come up with some ideas to try.
Thirdly, remember that the most important thing is that you and your partner can talk about and work out the issues together. So keep the communication going and remember to relieve a bit of the ‘tension’ by having a laugh.
There are lots of strategies that you can try, together with your partner and communicating about the issue is the first step. Other strategies can include female libido enhancement products such as Provestra or Her Solution and Her Solution Gel.
If you are one of the many women who have struggled with issues of low female libido then hearing word of a new treatment or potential solution can really get your hopes up and have you eager to jump on board and try it out. Female libido supplements are big business these days as many women finally step up and take charge of their health and well being.
I recently came across an article on a website singing the praises of testosterone therapy for women and how it was ‘the next best thing’ for boosting female sex drive. It really promoted testosterone as something that we should all give a try if we are finding ourselves with low libido. It worried me because the article had promoted all of the potential pros about using testosterone but really failed to inform the reader of the cons of testosterone and the fact that it is not available as an option for many women at all.
So in this article I’ll aim to provide a very brief summary of the pros and cons of testosterone therapy in women with low female libido.
First up, on the positive side, research has demonstrated that testosterone does produce a positive effect on sexual desire in certain groups of women who have sexual dysfunction.
On the negative side, however, what is unclear, however, is the long term effects and safety of using testosterone in women. Testosterone does have negative health effects, particularly in women with a history of cardiovascular or liver disease and in women who have had uterine cancer or breast cancer and so cannot be used in these groups. In most countries the use of testosterone therapy is only indicated where women fall into a very specific category, whereby they are premenopausal, do not have a history of any of the contraindicated disease groups, have sufficient estrogen leves and have sexual dysfunction.
The message here is, for most women who have low female libido, testosterone therapy is not going to be available, can potentially be unsafe and is not going to be their sex life saviour! For this reason many women look at natural female libido supplements, such as Provestra or Her Solution. These products are safe, offer little to no side effects and are readily available.
When it comes to testosterone therapy, this is a topic you are most definately best to discuss with your doctor if you wish to find out more or to pursue this course of action.
In the meantime, you can find out more information about low female libido, including potential causes and available treatment options, including female libido supplements such as Provestra or Her Solution and see if one of these products can assist you.
Does testosterone therapy help increase sex drive in menopausal women? When should this be considered? What are the pros and cons?
Mary M. Gallenberg, M.D.
Accessed 28th Feb, 2012
Testosterone for Women
Accessed 28th Feb, 2012
There are many women out there with low female libido. There are also men with low libido. It can be hard in situations where one isn’t all that interested in sex to turn that emotion around. At times like this many people tend to withdraw from their partner and their relationship. This can, in fact, be the very opposite of what you may need to do to get back some sense of spark, to get back a ‘kick’ in your relationship and find your mojo.
Picture this, you’ve had a hard day at work, or at home looking after the kids, getting meals, cleaning up. It’s the end of the day and so you finally get a moment to rest and you flop down on the sofa and turn on the television. Sound familiar? And it’s not just you, your partner too is tired and has had a long day. This is a common occurence in homes all around the country, all around the world! Television is a passion killer, it’s a motivation killer, it’s a time killer and if you are watching each and every night for hours on end then it can be a relationship killer too.
It’s time to turn the television off. You will be amazed at the time you can get back and the strength of relationship that you can build.
Sometimes bringing back your libido can be as simple as bringing back the time you spend with your partner communicating and enjoying each other’s company. Of course, we don’t play down the seriousness of issues of low female libido, however, it’s certainly will not harm your relationship to spend a little quality time!
Here’s some ideas for you:
- Play a game
- Talk – and listen!
- Go for a walk/run/other activity together
- Cuddle on the sofa
- Go to bed early and snuggle
Of course this is just a start. You may also want to consider other ideas which you can find on this site for increasing libido as well as trying out various female libido supplements such as Provestra or Her Solution.