How the Scale Sabotages Your Sex Life
7 Libido DrainersYour Health
Certain medical conditions, from thyroid to immune-system disorders, can sap your sexual energy. One of the biggest culprits is depression. Do things that used to bring you great joy -- like your orgasm -- feel dull? Ask your doctor about therapy.Your Rx
Meds, especially birth control and antidepressants, can affect hormone balance and lubrication. Exercise may help override these side effects, so stay active.Your Schedule
When you're too busy or tired for sex, at least touch your partner while you're sleeping; spooning or sleeping back-to-back fosters sexual intimacy.Your Pet
Invest in a crate so that Fido or Fluffy doesn't sleep in your bed, especially between the two of you.Your Pregame Routine
Skip watching America's Next Top Model or reading fashion magazines before you turn in. Looking at superskinny women will subconsciously kill your arousal.His Hygiene
Suggest a steamy shower together to get into sexy mode.Too Many Cocktails
Alcohol is a depressant, and it can throw hormone levels out of whack. Cut yourself off after one drink.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2012.
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