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Spice up your love life -- and learn how to handle any sexual situation that may arise -- with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A doctor's appointment
- Localized estrogen therapy
- Testosterone cream
- Erotic materials
- A sex therapist referral
Ask your doctor to test you for low thyroid function and iron deficiency; two disorders that can reduce your sex drive if left untreated.
Talk to your doctor if you think you may be depressed. Ask about switching antidepressants or lowering your dosage if you are taking one that may be affecting your sex drive.
Look into estrogen therapy
Ask about estrogen therapy localized to the vagina, which can help increase blood flow and sensitivity in your genitals. Choose between suppositories, creams, and insertable rings.
Consider using testosterone cream
Consult your doctor about compounded testosterone cream, which can increase sensation when applied to the vulva.
Apply water-soluble lubricants to your vagina before sex to help keep tissue moist and minimize any discomfort.
Enhance sexual desire by looking at erotic materials, such as videos or pictures, masturbating, and cultivating an active fantasy life.
Don't be ashamed to seek counseling if other efforts don't produce desired results. Ask your doctor for a referral to a sex therapist to get the boost you need to bring back desire.