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Whether you're a man or woman, take our quiz to see if you've got the 411 on libido-boosters for both sexes.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

How many married couples in the U.S. report being in a sexless marriage?

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The correct answer is: An estimated 40 million Americans report being in a marriage with no sex, even though the causes are usually easy to identify and treat.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these can cause your sex drive to take a nosedive?

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The correct answer is: The answer is all of the above. In addition, stress, anxiety, depression, drugs, menopause, birth control pills and psychological issues may all cause a low sex drive.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: Low sex drive and no sex are inevitable parts of aging.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Many people experience a drop in libido with age, but an unsatisfying sex life isn't inevitable. Good health habits, and a number of over-the-counter and prescription solutions, can help restore sexual pleasure for most men and women.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Which of these can make or break a woman's libido during menopause?

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The correct answer is: All of these can significantly affect a woman's sex drive around the time of menopause. But when problems in these areas, along with any hormonal or health issues are resolved, sexual satisfaction can even get better with age.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What can you do to increase your sex drive during menopause?

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The correct answer is: All of the above may help ease a low libido during menopause, as can getting to know your own body and what gives you pleasure. Discuss any drop in your libido with your partner and doctor, and remember that solutions are available.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What are some common causes of low sex drive in men?

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The correct answer is: A variety of factors -- both physical and psychological -- can lead to a loss of interest in sex for men. In addition to depression, stress, anxiety, hormonal issues and relationship problems, a drop in a man's sex drive may be caused by medications, erectile dysfunction, alcohol or drug use or another health issue.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of these can be caused by having little or no sex?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The less sex you have, the less you tend to want it. The solution? Have sex. Just as less sex leads to a lower libido, more sex can boost it -- and help you reconnect with your partner as well. Of course, talk to a doctor if your libido continues to languish.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which fruit may have a Viagra-like effect?

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The correct answer is: A compound present in watermelon (called citrulline) may have a Viagra-like effect, relaxing blood vessels and increasing blood flow.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

For both men and women, testosterone supports a stronger libido. Which foods aid in the production of testosterone?

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The correct answer is: All of the foods above are rich in B vitamins, which aid in the production of testosterone.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Garlic provides greater physical endurance in the bedroom.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Garlic contains allicin, a compound that thins the blood, thus improving blood circulation necessary for an erection by relaxing the arteries. Having strong circulation also allows for greater physical endurance in the bedroom.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

What is considered one of the best libido-boosting foods?

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The correct answer is: Asparagus is considered one of the best libido-boosting foods. That's because it's rich in folate, which regulates the production of histamine -- the chemical that is released during an orgasm.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What percentage of men report low sex drive?

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The correct answer is: Roughly 10 to 20% of men report experiencing low desire, compared to 20 to 30% of women.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: A low sex drive can make sex painful.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Low sex drive doesn't necessarily make sex painful, but painful sex may lead to a lower sex drive. Also, low libido may not cause physical pain, but it may be emotionally painful for you and your partner. If you're experiencing physical or emotional pain related to sex, talk to your doctor.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods may lower your sex drive?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Edamame contains plant estrogens that disrupt the balance of testosterone and estrogen. Too much coffee spikes stress hormones such as cortisol. Sauerkraut is high in sodium, which constricts blood vessels and reduces libido.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

A lack of sex drive in women over 40 may indicate . . .

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The correct answer is: A consistently low libido in women over 40 can be a sign of early diabetes. Heart disease, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure, an underactive thyroid, and neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, can also cause a lower sex drive. Pay attention to your low sex drive. If it persists, talk to your doctor.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Sex drive in women often drops after pregnancy.

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The correct answer is: This is true. It's normal for a woman's sex drive to drop off dramatically right after birth because of a dramatic decrease in estrogen. Your sex drive may remain low for several months if you are breastfeeding.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these snacks can give your libido a lift?

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The correct answer is: Pumpkin seeds contain zinc, the ultimate sex mineral. Zinc helps your body produce testosterone, the hormone that fuels sex drive in men and women.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Losing weight decreases your sex drive.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Healthy weight loss allows your hormones to work the way they are supposed to and reignites your sex life.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Oatmeal paired with what can improve your libido?

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The correct answer is: Oatmeal lowers cholesterol, and the polyphenols in unsweetened cocoa powder help to amplify oatmeal's properties and boost HDL. This creates a better blood flow, which boosts your libido.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Viagra increases libido in men.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Viagra increases the possibility of erection by allowing more blood to flow into the penis. But it doesn't increase sex drive or prevent STDs or pregnancy.

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Medical problems, stress and aging are just some of things that can lead to problems with sex drive, or libido. Female sexual problems are very different from male sexual problems (including penis disorders), but both men and wome...

n are influenced by hormonal changes that could affect their interest in sex. Your doctor can help diagnose low libido and work with you and your partner to determine the cause. Learn more about ways to improve sex drive with expert advice from Sharecare.
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