Your Cart is Empty

5 Surprising Causes Of A Low Libido (And How To Fix Them)

December 01, 2015 3 min read

A low libido is usually not something that happens naturally as you progress in your relationship, despite popular belief. It actually can be caused by certain dietary factors or lifestyle issues, which are easy to remedy. So fear not if you suffer from a lack of s*x drive, we are here to help!

#1 Coffee

coffee caffeine health issues "Caffeine from a cup or two of coffee a day may give you a bit of an energy boost, but regular over-consumption of caffeine can cause trouble in the bedroom. Too much caffeine causes your adrenal glands over-function and release stress hormones in your brain that can inhibit sexual desire and function." explains Dr. Kat Van Kirk, s*x expert. Try limiting your coffee intake to one 8-ounce serving per day. It can be hard to kick caffeine at first so try supplementing with green tea.

#2 Low Self-Confidence

women self confidence If you're constantly telling yourself that you're ugly or undeserving of good things, that can completely mess with your desire to get it on. Putting yourself down during s*x is also common among women. Worrying about whether your stomach looks big or what your partner thinks of your thighs is, sadly, a large part of making love sometimes. "Not only can this poor body image dampen your desire, but it can make you reluctant to have s*x in the future." says Dr. Kirk. Attempt to refocus your thoughts so you say loving things about your body instead of hateful things. Have your partner tell you what he loves about your stomach or your thighs. It takes time to rebuild confidence, but it is necessary.

#3 Birth Control

birth control side effects A low s*x drive can be caused by birth control pills, acne treatment medication and other prescription meds. These pills leave you less likely to lubricate and basically turned off the idea of intercourse all together. Try spicing things up with a romantic bath, a candlelit dinner or a spontaneous getaway to get your mind back into a sensual mood. Test out different lubes to make s*x more pleasurable and less painful.

#4 Your Partner's Smell

pheromones sex attraction "Research has shown that we tend to be attracted to people who have a totally different genetic make-up from ourselves in order to avoid mating too closely to our own family. Our pheromones are good indicators of these desirable differences. But with age, our sense of smell not only declines but pheromones can change. This means that we may eventually not only have less interest in sex but in theory, not be as attracted to our partners as we once were." says Dr. Kirk. Give some new colognes, body sprays or soaps a try to change up your partner's scent. You can even spray your bed with a light scent that gets you in the mood or use subtly scented candles. [bctt tweet="5 Surprising Causes Of A Low Libido (And How To Fix Them)"]

#5 Your Bedroom Carpet

carpet fibre health concerns Carpet fibers, microwave popcorn, paper ink and food dye. What do all of these things have in common? They all contain chemicals that contribute to health issues and a plummeting libido. "All of these chemicals that we either inhale or come into contact with our bodies can mess with our hormones." says Dr. Kirk. Limit processed food, look for organic, non-toxic household items and have a professional take a look through your home to ensure you're not being exposed to anything too dangerous. What are your thoughts on this article? What are your tricks for getting in the mood? Source: Shape [caption id="attachment_121550" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_121549" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 479 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 44 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read 2 Comments

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.

We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping (whichever is faster) with our partners at UPS. Once your order has been processed successfully we try to have your shipment prepared within 4-6 business days, and it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse.

We currently DO NOT SHIP to locations outside of the US and Canada. We DO NOT ship to a P.O. Box number.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sometimes delivery can be delayed by circumstances out of our control, like postal & custom delays, back-ordered products or incorrectly entered shipping addresses. If there is a delay at Customs, a representative of UPS may contact you to provide your identification in order to receive your package. Please do this ASAP: Customers will be responsible for any additional shipping fees for failure to provide the required information to release a shipment.

Make sure when checking out and paying for your order that all of your information entered is correct! If you notice a mistake in your address, please try to contact us before your order is processed for shipping to avoid any missed shipments or delays. As soon as we process your order for shipping, you will receive a shipping confirmation email that contains your UPS tracking number. You can head on over to the UPS Website to see where your products are. Note: tracking information may take 1-2 business days to be updated in the UPS system

If you are not home when your package is delivered, BodyRock is NOT responsible if it is stolen. Please contact us if this happens to you and we will provide you with all the information needed to take the next steps.
Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.