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Is a lack of sexual desire affecting your relationship?

Missing your desire? Call Lincoln Research!

If decreased sexual desire is affecting your connection, it’s time to take the next step to reconnect!

Decreased sexual desire is a real medical condition, known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). The Reconnect Study is a clinical research study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a take “as needed” investigational medication for women with decreased sexual desire.

Why Participate?

  • You will receive all study-related medical care at no cost.
  • You will be seen by a study doctor who understands decreased sexual desire.
  • You may be reimbursed for time and travel.

You may qualify if you:

  • Have experienced a decrease in your sexual desire over time;
  • Feel distressed about your decreased sexual desire;
  • Have been in a committed relationship for at least six months;
  • Have not yet gone through menopause.

Contact Lincoln Research to see if you qualify:
(401) 305-5200

Which Foods Could Supercharge Your Sex Drive?

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Low sex drive is a common condition among women, and it can occur at any age. There are natural ways though, that could help us boost our libido and supercharge our sexual desire. One way is through food. Here are some foods that may help:

  • Dark Chocolate: According to a recent study conducted in Italy, women who eat more dark chocolate tend to desire and enjoy sex more than other women. Moreover, cocoa can increase the blood flow through the arteries, which can help relax our blood vessels and distribute blood to the right regions. Blood vessels and the rotation of blood can play an important role in sexual arousal.
  • Coffee: According to studies, coffee has been proven to increase sexual arousal in women and it makes women more eager to engage in sex.
  • Pomegranate or pomegranate spritzer: Pomegranate is believed to have a positive effect on sexual dysfunction due to the antioxidants it contains, which help to support better blood flow.
  • Watermelon: Apart from being a delicious and refreshing summer fruit, watermelon is also a good libido booster. Red vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, and red peppers, contain lycopene. According to studies, lycopene is proven to improve blood circulation and the relaxation of blood vessels. These properties of lycopene could definitely help to boost your sex drive.
  • Pesto: The famous Italian sauce contains nuts, which is a key ingredient for our sex drive. Nuts are high in zinc, an element, which according to studies, can boost female sexual desire and libido.
  • Grilled cheese: Although it may sound strange, a recent study showed that 32% of grilled cheese eaters have sex at least 6 times a month. Moreover 88% of the people who eat grilled cheese reported that they are fairly or very adventurous. Why not try some grilled cheese then?


Do you suffer from low sex drive? See if you qualify for our clinical research study on Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) today!


Low Libido and Your Sex Drive

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Low libido is a very common problem, which troubles 43% of women. In most cases, it is an underdiagnosed condition, and many women ignore its symptoms.

The main symptoms of low libido are:

  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Lack of sexual thoughts
  • Lack of sexual arousal

It is important that you do not ignore such issues. In many cases low libido is connected with a clinically recognized condition called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). Do not hesitate talking to your gynecologist about low libido; HSDD can be treated once diagnosed.

What else could be affecting your sex drive? Although low libido can have natural causes, in most of cases it is connected with other factors, such as:

  • Depression, anxiety or psychological issues:

Your psychology plays an important role in your sex drive. Emotional distress can negatively affect your libido and sexual desire.

  • Family problems or relationship problems:

Being in a family can be stressful at times, and all relationships go through difficult periods. Both family and relationship issues can affect your sexual desire.

  • Menopause:

Low libido is a common symptom in menopausal women. Therefore, if you are in menopause, it could be to blame for your low libido.

  • Birth control pills:

The Pill, according to studies, can cause low sex drive in women. Hormonal contraceptives like the Pill can lower your levels of free testosterone, which can lead to HSDD.

If you have noticed that your sexual desire has been absent or low for a period longer than 5 months, seek help. Ask your doctor about HSDD and the treatment options you can choose from.


Do you or a loved one suffer from HSDD? See if you qualify for Lincoln’s clinical research study on HSDD today!


How can Depression Affect your Libido?

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Chronic depression can affect every part of daily life, from your work, to your libido. According to studies, depression could limit your sexual desire, meaning that keeping your sex life active and healthy can be particularly difficult when you have depression.

So how can you increase your libido when you are depressed?

The first step: deal with your depression:

Talk to your doctor about your depression to try to find a solution or a treatment suitable for you. Your doctor can propose several different ways for you to deal with your depression.

While chronic depression may cause you to experience a decreased libido, it’s also important to note that many times antidepressants may be responsible for the loss of sexual desire.

Break the pattern

“The big challenge for doctors treating patients with chronic depression is that the person has been thinking about himself or herself that way for so long that it becomes a habit,” Dr. Goodwin reports to

In order to “break this pattern” you should try thinking of things in a different way and stop returning back to the way you used to think about yourself.

“Just correcting the brain chemistry isn’t going to fix the problem,” Goodwin says. “Some things need to be unlearned with psychotherapy” Goldwin says.

Talk to your partner

The last but most important step is to talk with your partner about your depression and the ways it affects your libido. Let them know what you are going through and allow them to help you.


Do you or someone you love suffer from Depression or Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)? See if you qualify for Lincoln’s clinical study on Depression or HSDD today!


Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: An Underdiagnosed Condition


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5 Foods That Can Jump-start Your Sex Drive


Studies have shown that a balanced and healthy diet can be an effective way to boost your libido. Eating well has many different effects on you and your body. It can help you to be healthy, it can boost your self-confidence and make you feel good with your body.

On the contrary, a poor or unhealthy diet could possibly cause toxicity, inflammation, and sluggishness, none of which can help you boost your sex drive, confidence or health.

Apart from your eating habits though, there are several other aspects that affect your sexual health. Such aspects could be: weight fluctuations, communicating with your partner, sleeping schedule and psychological issues.


Here are some diet tweaks that will help:

  • Pine nuts

Pine nuts are high in arginine, which can effectively help increase your blood flow.  Moreover, arginine is converted by the body into nitric oxide which is found in Viagra.

  • Avocados

Avocados are rich in healthy , Vitamin B6 and folic acid. All those fats are considered to be effective body fuel which can boost up your energy and therefore your sex drive. Furthermore Vitamin B6 is responsible for hormone production, which is important for a resilient sex drive.

  • Black raspberries

Those types of berries are phytochemical-rich, and can enrich your libido as well as your sexual durability. According to studies, 10 berries are enough to endure your sex drive.

  • Watermelon

According to several studies, a nutrient called citrulline contained in watermelon can have an effect similar to that of Viagra on our body! This nutrient can help to relax blood vessels, which is the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it.

  • Oatmeal

Oatmeal, one of the most common breakfast ingredients is proved be a testosterone booster and also as far as women are concerned, it can help blood flow and is an ingredient in many lubes and love potions. So why not start off your day with oatmeal?

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5 Surprising Things that Affect your Sex Drive

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  • Fatigue

Sleep is a necessity, and it is essential for your sex drive. Sleeping less means that your energy throughout the day will be significantly lower; so will your desire for sex. Try setting a sleeping schedule, avoid exercising before bedtime, avoid caffeine after 2pm, cut down on alcohol, stay cool, turn off the lights, and avoid watching T.V. before bed.

  • Changing your contraception

Going off the pill might be the cause of low sexual desire. According to several studies, any contraceptive change can cause libido swings. If you notice a change in your sex drive after switching contraception, you should let your doctor know.

  • Stress

Stress and anxiety are two psychological conditions connected to your sexual health. Everyday life stress related to work or any other kind of events can interfere with a healthy libido.

  • Dehydration

It might sound simple, but keeping your body hydrated is related to sexual arousal. Dehydration could ruin your libido; it can also cause headaches and vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can make sex painful or unpleasant. Therefore keeping your body hydrated is easy and should be a priority.

  • Poor physical exercise

Taking time to work out during the week is important not only for your physical health but also for your sexual health. Exercising increases blood flow and makes you feel better in general. You may also feel more attractive, which could lead to an increase in your sexual desire.



Do you suffer from Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)? See if you qualify for Lincoln’s clinical study on HSDD today!


What is Killing your Sexual Desire?

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Katherine’s post- baby sex life was not what she expected. Although she was really happy being a mother and seeing her husband interact with his son, something was missing. At the age of 27, still very young and active, Katherine had no desire for sex.

“It was like a switch went off in my head,” she describes. “I wanted sex one day, and after that there was nothing. I didn’t want sex. I didn’t think about sex”.

She initially tried to convince herself that this was just a phase, something normal. After a few months though, worried about her absent sex drive she started looking for answers on the web.

“Women online were saying things like, ‘Be patient, you just had a new baby, you’re stressed… Your body needs time, give it six months.’ Well, six months came and went, and nothing changed,” recalls Katherine.

“Then a year came and went, and nothing changed. And it wasn’t just the sex,” she says. “I didn’t want to flirt, joke around, make sexual innuendos, that whole part of my life was gone.”

Although Katherine and her husband had occasional sex, she felt there was no significant sex drive. “It was something I did out of obligation”, she says.

Is hypoactive sexual desire (HSDD) a growing epidemic?

We can consider Katherine’s experience normal, since HSDD is a common condition. Nowadays, lack of sex drive alone is not a problem. In some cases women do not find themselves interested in sex often. Low libido can just be a temporary condition or it can be the cause of a stressful daily life. Although, if the desire for sex remains low for more than six months, then this might be a case of HSDD.

HSDD is not a condition concerning only premenstrual women. It is a condition that can affect women aging 20 to late 40’s.

If you are dealing with the condition of low sexual desire you shouldn’t feel alone. It is a common condition and there are ways you can improve it. It would be helpful to visit a doctor and talk about it. A doctor can advise you, and help you find a solution to your problem, such as different treatment options or clinical trials.


Do you suffer from HSDD? See if you qualify for Lincoln’s clinical study on HSDD today!



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Low Sex Drive: What’s Really Causing it?

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Lack of sexual desire is a common condition. It can happen when we are tired or when we have a bad day. But you should ask yourself: how often does your lack of desire stop you from enjoying sex with your partner?  Frequent aversion towards sexual intercourse could also be a medical condition called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).

According to recent surveys, nearly 50% of women between 30-50 years old have experienced a persistently low urge for sex, but only 14% were aware of the existence of HSDD as a condition. Several studies have identified HSDD as the most common form of female sexual dysfunction.

Symptoms of low sexual desire include:

  • Lack of sexual thoughts
  • Lack of sexual desire (Which cannot be attributed to any medication side-effects or other physical and psychiatric conditions)
  • Distress caused by lack of sexual desire
  • Strain on a relationship due to lack of sexual desire

If you have one or all of the symptoms mentioned above, you might have HSDD. This should not scare you or worry you since it is a common condition. According to several survey results 46% of all women experience low sexual desire.

You should not feel alone. You have several options to overcome this issue. Visiting a doctor can be helpful since the doctor can advise you and can prose a specialized treatment. You could also discuss it with your partner, who can help you find a solution to your problem.


Do you suffer from HSDD? See if you qualify for Lincoln’s clinical study on HSDD today!



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