Losing interest in sex and experiencing a drop in libido is certainly very common, but it can be quite distressing, especially if you’ve always had something of a high sex drive. It can be quite concerning if it seemingly disappears overnight.

But it’s important to remember that it can happen to anyone and is often related to what’s going on in your daily life, so if you are struggling in this regard, why not sit down and have a think about what’s been happening recently and if there are any changes you could make to your lifestyle that might have a more positive impact on your interest in bedroom activities.

Stress can be a huge libido killer, so if you have been feeling pressured or overly worried about something (which would hardly be surprising at the moment, considering the pandemic and the recurring lockdown situation we’ve been dealing with over the last 12 months), perhaps see if there are any ways in which you can relieve this stress.

A really effective way of dealing with stress is to practice some mindfulness techniques. This involves focusing on your breath and paying attention to how it feels.

Try square breathing – breathe in for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of four, breathe out for a count of four and then hold your breath for a count of four, then repeat for a few minutes. You might be surprised at how quickly you feel calmer and more peaceful. It’s all about anchoring yourself in the present moment, helping to quieten your mind.

Sleep is also a massive factor when it comes to your libido and if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends recently, it’s possible that this could be way your interest in sex has dropped a little. Setting yourself a proper bedtime routine can help you sleep better and staying away from screens after 8pm should also prove beneficial in this regard.

Getting some exercise can also help boost your overall mood, which may well help you when it comes to your libido. If you know you’ve been a bit sedentary recently (completely understandable because of the pandemic, so don’t be hard on yourself), why not try going for a brisk walk every day? You could then build on this and start running.

Or what about you and your partner exercising together? You could also use this as an excellent opportunity for some flirting and heavy petting, which could help give your interest in sex a real boost.

For those of you who have been struggling with erectile dysfunction, you might want to try cheap sildenafil, a form of Viagra that should start to work within 40 to 60 minutes of taking it, helping to give you the bedroom jumpstart you’ve been waiting for.

Have a read of this Harvard Medical School post to find out even more about boosting your libido.