Stress and Your Sex Drive

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The Zoe Report cites stress as the biggest factor in low libido — and shares Rae’s In the Mood blend as an option for support.

The Zoe Report just published a post on how stress can impact sex drive and highlighted Rae’s In the Mood as one possible way to keep things rolling when life stuff takes a toll on your closeness. 

The article cited some surprising evidence that stress and sex are even more connected than previously thought. According to a new study by BBC Radio 5 Live, 45 percent of surveyed millennials said being stressed out was the biggest factor in their lowered libido. 

It all comes down to cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone. As Dr. Carolina Pataky, a sex therapist and the founder of South Florida’s Love Discovery Institute, puts it, “As the body prepares to ward off any dangerous stimuli in the state of fight or flight, sexual drive and arousal are highly impaired.” Makes sense. It’s hard to focus on getting it on when your body is setting off physiological alarm bells. In addition to the physical effects, stress can also make you cranky and tired, which is never great for intimacy or communication. 

There’s a lot of really good stuff in the piece, so be sure to check it out. And think about adding In the Mood to your wellness toolkit. It’s pure, powerful blend of ginseng, ashwagandha, Vitamin D, and maca are designed to stimulate and fuel desire all month long — to give you safe, natural support when the going gets stressful.  

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