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Been feeling horny all the time? Here are 8 reasons for your high libido

Updated on:1 March 2021, 16:34pm IST
Been feeling horny all the time? Here are 8 reasons for your high libido
Aayushi Gupta
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There’s a reason why your libido is off the charts. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Have you been feeling horny all the time? Now, you’re probably wondering about the cause of this steady rise in your libido which is leaving you with the constant desire to have sex. Most of us start feeling horny upon hitting puberty and honestly, it is totally normal to have sexual feelings. But, if you’ve been judging yourself for it, then it isn’t good at all. 

You see, feeling horny is a natural function of your body. Your sex drive can be influenced by many factors which are biological, psychological, and social in nature. Overall, the desire for sex is absolutely normal but there can be certain causes that can cause a rise in such feelings.

Here are 8 possible reasons why you’ve been feeling more horny than usual:

  1. Hormonal changes

We all know hormonal changes play a vital role in your sex drive. Hormone levels vary at different stages of life, especially during puberty and when you’re experiencing menopause. Such changes in your hormone levels also cause changes in your libido.

  1. Aphrodisiac food

It might come across as bizarre to you but what you eat can affect your sex drive. You can blame aphrodisiac foods like avocado, mangoes, broccoli, and almonds because consuming these on a regular basis can boost your libido.

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You may feel horny before your period because of your hormonal cycle. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  1. Menstrual cycle

How horny you feel also depends on where you are in your menstrual cycle. As the level of oestrogen and progesterone changes, your libido also goes through its highs and lows. You end up feeling horny on days where you’re fertile. It is actually a positive sign regarding your reproductive health and nothing to be ashamed of.

  1. Alcohol and drug intake

Your alcohol and drug intake play a significant role in an increased libido. When you feel more relaxed, you might end up feeling ‘in the mood.’ You’re more open about your feelings and you want to feel close to the person you like. This often manifests as an increased level of libido! A 1995 review published in the journal Recent Developments in Alcoholism noted that alcohol influences your sexual desires, arousal, and pleasure. 

  1. A new relationship

Having a new relationship is extremely exciting and is often accompanied by a burning desire to have sex with your new partner. It is easy to feel constantly horny in the anticipation of the next time you both will get together.

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It is common to feel sexually aroused and horny all the time in new relationships. Imagine courtesy: Shutterstock
  1. Hypersexuality 

Sex addiction and hypersexuality sometimes point towards mental health issues that can be treated with medical help. Due to sex addiction, you can end up losing a lot of important relationships and be burdened with feelings of shame. So, in this case, you might want to take professional help to deal with a high libido.

  1. Masturbation

Most people think masturbation will be relaxing and relieve sexual desire. But, it may just cause you to be more aroused due to an increased interest in the ‘activity’. 

  1. Sexualised content consumption

If you’ve been watching too many R-rated movies and shows, containing a considerable amount of sexual content then it could lead to a boost in your libido. What we watch definitely influences us and it does so, often, in ways we don’t even realize!

Ladies, feelings of sexual desire are totally normal but if high libido is disrupting your life, you should seek medical intervention.

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.