If you want: To want it again
If you want: Something more than missionary
Do: 30 minutes of cardio
Never in the mood?
"Stress is a huge libido-blocker for women,"
says Mandel. That's where cardio can come to the rescue. Physical
activity releases tension and boosts testosterone, the hormone that
creates sexual arousal. What's more, the average woman takes at least
12 minutes to reach climax; because working out regularly improves
stamina, you'll feel less inclined to speed things up.
Try this move: Walk fast on a
treadmill or outdoor track for 30 minutes three times a week. The
repetitive motion will relax you and allow your mind to wander (or you
can daydream about a steamy encounter!). Expect a libido jump-start
within a week.
Do: Ashtanga or hatha yoga
Try swapping your same-old bedroom routine for new sex positions once in a while. "A regular yoga practice
will increase the flexibility in your hips as well as your limbs, so
you'll be more comfortable bending your body in ways you haven't
before," says California yoga instructor Marlon Braccia, creator of the
hit video "Yoga for Absolute Beginners."
Try this move: Cat pose loosens your
spine and hips. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands just in
front of your shoulders and your legs about hip-width apart. As you
inhale, tilt your tailbone up and let your spine curve downward; lift
your face up to look at the ceiling. Exhale and reverse the position,
tilting your pelvis down while pulling your chest and stomach in.
Repeat three times once or twice a week as part of your regular yoga
routine; your flexibility and posture should improve after a week or two. For best results, combine with a weekly yoga routine.