If you suffer from a low libido, Midwest Matchmaking thinks your home might just be the culprit! Our Omaha matchmakers know from our own research that the physical environment in your house can have a big impact on your libido and how attractive and sexy you might feel. That’s why, from unmade beds to invasive technology, here are 7 ways your personal space might be affecting your sex life:
1. Your phone is distracting
It’s no secret that technology can be a buzzkill. It distracts us from real life, consuming a bulk of our time that can otherwise be spent, well, having more sex. You are likely filling sex and romance time with technology without even realizing it. And of course, consuming your time isn’t the only reason the smartphone on your bedside table can lower your libido. Technology can cause Omaha singles feel isolated and kill confidence, according to a University of Maryland study. All of that certainly impacts your sex drive as well. When spending time with your partner, Omaha matchmakers recommend having a strict no-phones policy – you can even make a game of it by hiding each other’s phones from each other so you two aren’t tempted to sneak a peak at your IG stories.
2. Your messy bed is unwelcoming
Great sex has a level of spaciousness involved with it — giving yourself time and space for foreplay and to connect with your partner, building up the sexual desire. This is harder to achieve when your home environment is cluttered. People who make their beds have more sex per week than those who don’t, according to a recent OnePoll study on the 2,000 Americans who participated. Forty-two percent of those who make their beds report that their partners make them more likely to do so; in fact, a third of people said it would actually be a turn-off if a potential partner didn’t make their bed in the morning. Perhaps that’s why on average those who do make their beds have sex far more often than those who leave their beds unmade.
3. Poor diet = poor sex life
Foods rich in ingredients that benefit sexual health is essential. The wrong diet can be incredibly damaging to libido as well as sexual function. Getting the right nutrients can help maintain the right sexual hormone levels and even help maintain the pH balance of the female reproductive system. This means keeping dark chocolate and peanuts in your snack cabinet; strawberries and citrus fruits in your fruit bowl; and items like eggs, tofu and chili peppers in your fridge.
4. Unsanitary living conditions are a definite mood-killer.
A dirty house that smells bad could increase concerns about contracting sexual infections which can lead to having safer sex according to a 2011 study. The research found that if you’re in a home environment that feels dirty, you’re more likely to use condoms as a line of behavioral defense. The researchers told participants that the pipes in the building were sporadically emitting unpleasant odors as a result of plumbing issues. They then asked them questions about their sexual behaviors and attitudes toward condoms. Before responding, half the participants were given a whiff of the foul smell. The half exposed to the odor was significantly more likely to report intended condom use. Of course, when you’re anxious or apprehensive about bacterial infections and diseases — whether you use condoms or not — you’ll be stuck in your head instead of enjoying the moment too.
5. A drafty home can mean less sex
One study from the University of Groningen found that couples with cold feet (literally) had more trouble reaching orgasm than those who were given socks. In fact, the success rate skyrocketed to 80 percent when they warmed their toes. This is partly because the area of the brain that’s associated with genital sensation is right beside the part of the brain associated with feeling in the feet, neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen writes in his best-selling book, Unleash the Power of the Female Brain.
6. Nasty teeth do your orgasm a disservice
Men with dental health issues like gum disease are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction than those with cleaner mouths. The study is the first to demonstrate the associations between clinical periodontal parameters and erectile dysfunction. And it’s important because if your partner isn’t cleaning his teeth properly, he might have a harder time staying erect during intimacy.
7. A dusty space creates an unsexy mental place
Libido can also be impacted by allergies, environmental factors or even chemicals in your environment, according to Omaha matchmakers. Believe it or not, a decreased sense of smell because of the allergens in your home can affect your sex drive. After all, you’ll have a harder time picking up on your partner’s pheromones, the chemical substances our bodies secrete that attract one another. To add fuel to the fire, common over-the-counter medications to help combat allergies can lead to adverse sexual side effects.
How Midwest Matchmaking can Help Bring a little Love in Your Life
At the end of the day, there are plenty of obstacles to finding singles in Omaha love, and your homes, teeth or phones shouldn’t cause more undue strain. Give us a call or visit us at www.midwestmatchmaking.com and let our Midwest Matchmakers find you someone who gives you a reason to make your bed every morning.