Not tonight darling I have a headache

What do you like to do when you go to bed? Read? (Lovely.) Watch a film? (Sounds great.) Sleep? (Perfect!) Indulge in a little ‘bonding’ with your partner? (Erm … tomorrow?)

If you’re feeling a little less enthusiastic about intimacy than you used to especially after having children, you’re not alone.

According to a report from the WA Sexual Health Centre*, 33% to 43% of all women between the ages of 18 and 59 report some degree of sexual dysfunction, and 21% of these women name low libido as their number one problem. The first Sex in Australia study, which surveyed over 20,000 people, found that 55 per cent of women reported low sexual desire.

Doctors report that it’s perfectly normal for a woman’s libido to fluctuate as she moves through the different stages of life. While there are a range of factors that can contribute to a lack of interest in sex, external stressors are commonly to blame: worries about work, finances, the kids, the in-laws … the list goes on.

The truth is, you’re probably just too busy, sleep-deprived, stressed and tense to devote any brain power to getting turned on. You’ve lost your sexy somewhere – in the laundry basket or the kitchen sink or under a pile of dirty nappies.

Boring, isn’t it? Remember how much fun bedtime used to be?

The solution, according to the experts, can be as simple as taking time out to relax – and while the ‘time out’ part of that could be challenging for busy mums, a recent Australian scientific study by the University of Melbourne has revealed that women who are experiencing low libido due to stress and mild anxiety (aka being a busy mum) experienced a significant improvement in their sex drive when regularly consuming kava. (So that’s why you had so much fun last time you went to Fiji!)

Kava has been used by South Pacific Islanders for ceremonial and relaxation purposes for centuries, and it seems they were onto something: clinical trials have proven that kava can provide significant relief from stress, tension and anxiety.

Kava works because it contains active compounds called kavalactones, which work to reduce the amount of chemical activity in the brain and nervous system.

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RelaxMax™ Kava is listed with the Australian TGA as a complementary medicine. It is not recommended for use by pregnant or lactating women.

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