“Instinctual psychic energy that in psychoanalytic theory is derived from primitive biological urges (as for sexual pleasure or self-preservation) and that is expressed in conscious activity.” That’s fancy wordage, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.com, for Libido.

According to About.com: Marriage, “A study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in February 1999 stated that about 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men suffer sexual inadequacy.”

Too much alcohol is a well-known cause of lazy libido. Webmd has put together an entertaining and informative slide show illustrating “Sex Drive Killers.” Among them: Lack of sleep, stress and the pressures of parenting:


If you’re wondering if food can boost your performance, consider fish with Omega-3 fatty acids, granola, oatmeal or walnuts. Forbes has the article on MSNBC.com:


Food for thought, or in this case, libido. If you have any libido-boosting tips, or have recipes that perk up your love life, share them on this blog. But remember to keep them “family friendly.”