Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To boost your sexual health, practice these healthy lifestyle habits:

  • Avoid excessive alcohol. Drinking too much blunts sexual responsiveness.
  • Don't smoke. Cigarette smoking restricts blood flow throughout your body. Less blood reaches your sexual organs, which means you could experience decreased sexual arousal and orgasmic response.
  • Be physically active. Regular aerobic exercise increases your stamina, improves your body image and elevates your mood. This can help you feel more romantic, more often.
  • Make time for leisure and relaxation. Learn ways to decrease stress, and allow yourself to relax amid the stresses of your daily life. Being relaxed can enhance your ability to focus on your sexual experiences and may help you attain more satisfying arousal and orgasm.
Sep. 25, 2012