6 Natural Ways to Boost Your Libido

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If you're otherwise in the mood to have sex, it can be immensely frustrating when your body doesn't seem to get the memo—and worrying why you're not enjoying it as much as you could be doesn't exactly lend itself to enhancing the moment. But just as there are many factors that contribute to a low libido, there are many ways to give it a boost—and a lot of them are quick fixes you can try at home.

To find out more, we spoke with Tara Nayak, ND, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in hormonal imbalances. Below she shares some of the common causes of a low libido, as well as her favorite natural ways to get your body and mind back on track.