If you don't feel gorgeous, it's hard to feel comfortable being naked in front of someone. Stop insulting yourself, and learn how to love your body by reading this article.
Turns out those "little things" you're not resolving are getting in the way of a lot of pretty big things. The state of your relationship with your partner is one of the biggest factors on whether you want to have sex. Over time, those little things can create resentment, leading to a sexless marriage.
Hiding your texts
Secrecy within marriage develops into mistrust. If one of you is being too secretive about things like your phone, your sex life will fall casualty from all the building suspicion.
An unhealthy love of french fries
As amazing as pizza is, it (and any other food high in trans-fat) is slowly eating up your libido. Not only do you feel less attractive after you eat fatty foods, but trans-fat clogs your arteries, restricting blood flow. Similar to smoking, this can lower your ability to be aroused.
Any type of exercise can help improve libido, because it improves your blood flow, improves your mood with the release of endorphins, gives you more energy and helps you feel more attractive.
If you are looking at pornography, studies show you will be less and less satisfied with actual sex. When your spouse is looking at porn, it kills your self-esteem, your confidence in your ability to satisfy them, and your desire to be intimate.
Scrolling through hundreds of perfect beach-body photos can definitely leave you feeling unsatisfied with your body. Refer back to the point "hating on your body."
Hormones are extremely complicated, and any changes to them could affect your libido – sometimes by increasing, and, more uncommonly, by decreasing. If you think this is the case, talk to your doctor.
High blood pressure
You'd be surprised at what non-sexual diseases affect you. From cancer to diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, these illnesses could be sapping away your drive.
Not getting enough zzzz's
Exhaustion overcomes any desire for sex. This explains why parents with small children can have such a struggle with intimacy.
Too much screen time
Do you spend more time on your phone than you do with your sweetheart? Most likely, you do. A technology-heavy lifestyle can prevent the emotional intimacy you need in order for your body to crave sexual intimacy.
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