5 things that affect your sexual desire

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Did you know that your sexual desire is affected by a huge number of hormones? Yes, estrogen, testosterone, thyroid hormones, prolactin, insulin and many more influence the way you feel. But did you also know that scientists and doctors claim that a woman’s sexual drive is extremely sensitive to environment and context? That is to say, stress and emotional conditions all impact a woman’s libido to a great extent.

It’s amazing that you feel like your sex drive is high. It means that you are getting enough sleep and nutrition, are stress-proof and energetic.

Here are 5 of the most important factors that influence your sexual drive:


  1. Hormones: testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, thyroid hormones, insulin etc.

  2. Stress is one of the main contributors to the hormonal changes in your body - the more you’re able to manage stress and stressful situations, the healthier you’ll be.

  3. Sleep: the more sufficient sleep you have, the better you feel.

  4. Food: well-balanced healthy nutrition is what fuels your body.

  5. Context: Your well-being & mindfulness together with positive thoughts and self acceptance  contribute both to your physical and psychological health.


Stay healthy and happy to maintain the great levels of libido. Don’t forget to log all changes with the MIA app to learn more about what’s going on with your body.


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