Close View all gallery. Fuel your desire with these natural techniques guaranteed to get you in the mood. You've tried lighting candles and slipping into something lacy, but let's face it: After a long day it sometimes feels darn near impossible to get in the mood. But it's not a lost cause, she adds: Tune in and turn on: Women who regularly focus on what they see, smell, feel, and hear report higher levels of arousal and sexual satisfaction, reports a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
To get in the habit, choose one snack a day to eat thoughtfully, suggests lead researcher Lori Brotto, PhD.
Note the food's texture, taste, and aroma, as well as the emotions it evokes. By practicing being more present, you'll be better able to plug into the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations that get you hot and bothered, from the smell of his skin to the feel of the crisp cotton sheets on your body. We're guessing your daily dialogue with your man revolves around decidedly unsexy things, like who's calling the cable guy.
So even the slightest allusion to racy thoughts can put you in a more passionate state of mind, notes Yvonne K.
Shoot him a text from your desk that hints at some sexy moment: Unless it makes you feel sexy, that is. It will make a bigger difference to libido, she adds, if you rock these pieces outside the bedroom.
Don a silk blouse that feels like heaven on your skin or dangly earrings that graze your neck. Whether it's yoga or running, doing any exercise that kindles body confidence can boost your sex drive. A study in the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality found that the more often we work out, the more desirable we feel.
No time for that Zumba class? Even a brisk walk around the block can increase blood flow throughout your body, upping arousal.
In a Rutgers University study, MRI scans revealed that when people looked at a photo of their significant other for 30 seconds, it triggered activity in the area of the brain that produces the libido-helper dopamine. Pull out your camera phone on the way home and look at a favorite shot of him.
The feelings stirred up by that second act last long after you get home. While the average hug lasts for 3 seconds, a study showed that hugging for 20 seconds increases your levels of the bonding hormone oxytocin. Share the gallery Pinterest Facebook.
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