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Dear @cyclesandsex,

Hello. I am a healthy 25 year old female with regular cycles. For the past year I have been experiencing very low sex drive. I smoke cigarettes and work shift work. Could this be effecting my sex drive? What could I be doing differently?




Dear #WheredMyLibidoGo

The first thing I would suggest is to quit smoking. I know it’s easier said than done, but the nicotine in cigarettes play havoc with your hormones, especially testosterones, which causes your natural sex drive to plummet. This can cause further complications down the road with infertility and cancer. Aside from that, other libido boosting tips would be to insure you’re getting enough sleep, try out natural supplements like maca, and review your diet to include more energy boosting proteins and nutrient-dense greens.

All the best,

Amy Boyajian

Amy Boyajian is the Founder and CEO of wildflowersex, an all-inclusive, online sexual wellness boutique. A former dominatrix, Amy created Wild Flower as an organic retaliation to the unethical and discriminatory practices in the sex and pleasure industries. Check out www.wildflowersex.com for more!


CYCLES+SEX is not providing medical advice! Check in with your practitioner and use the above as a conversation starter to figure out what is best for you and your unique health history and situation.

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