Low Sex Drive? The Natural Way To Increase Sexual Desire In Women

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Increase sexual desire with bibliotherapy, a natural way to improve libido and cure low sex drive.
 
Increase sexual desire with bibliotherapy, a natural way to improve libido and cure low sex drive.
Traditional advice suggests "spicing things up" with toys or bedroom games, but it's hard to imagine finding the enthusiasm to browse at a sex store when simply thinking about doing the deed exhausts you. Sexuality coach Pamela Madsen suggests an unusual approach: reading.

"Low Sex Drive? The Natural Way To Increase Sexual Desire In Women" is sponsored by Zestra.

What's a girl with a low sex drive to do? The answer may surprise you.

"Low Sex Drive? The Natural Way To Increase Sexual Desire In Women" is sponsored by Zestra.

What's a girl with a low sex drive to do? The answer may surprise you.

Traditional advice suggests "spicing things up" with toys or bedroom games, but it's hard to imagine finding the enthusiasm to browse at a sex store when simply thinking about doing the deed exhausts you. Author Pamela Madsen suggests an unusual approach: "Consider using a book as a sex toy."

Before you twist your brain into a knot trying to imagine how that might work, relax; Madsen is speaking figuratively. She advocates an approach known as bibliotherapy, and it was a key factor of the sexual awakening she describes in her memoir Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure... and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner.

"Bibliotherapy works." Madsen says. "It reassured me that my desires were not unusual or abnormal in any way, and it supported me on my way to shamelessness."

What Is Bibliotherapy?

Dr. Susan Kellogg, a medical sexologist and reproductive health expert, explains: "Bibliotherapy is a fancy name for something simple: promoting sexual behavior through reading."

"Research suggests that women experience increased spontaneous arousal and desire if they have ready access to a library of arousing images and associations. When you read erotic literature, you create a little library in your brain, and sometimes you need to 'check something out' to get yourself in the mood. You can very consciously choose to focus on a passage you read and found stimulating when you want to increase your sexual arousal."

Kellogg notes that in addition to helping women actively increase desire, bibliotherapy also has physiological benefits. "There's some research out there that suggests that fantasizing increases pro-sexual chemicals such as dopamine and testosterone, so bibliotherapy can be a powerful tool on multiple levels for a woman who is experiencing low sex drive."

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