I recently read an article in NYT, written by Daniel Bergner, called "Women Who Want To Want". The article outlines that more and more women are seeking out help because they don't feel any sexual desire, and the article discusses possible causes and solutions. Nothing new. But what caught my eye was this researcher, a woman who's teaching women to increase their libido through different techniques such as mindfulness, and yoga. She retells a story about when she was doing yoga one day, while telling herself like a mantra "I'm an especially sexual woman, capable of a high level of desire, a high level of response.", and it had a very powerful effect.
When I started practicing yoga ten years ago, it had a dramatic effect on my libido. After a few years of practice, I was suddenly horny like a teenage boy. I know many other women who've made similar discoveries. What I learned was that when I was OUT of my body, living out of my head, stressed, worrying about a gazillion things, my desire was more or less shut off. But as soon as I moved INTO my body, I discovered my senses, my sensuality, and then my desire knew no limits. Yet, it wasn't only my yoga practice. During the same time period, I allowed myself to live life on my own terms, for the first time in my life, which was definitely another powerful aphrodisiac.
I believe the author and the researchers over-complicate the 'enigma' of women and desire. We don't need a Viagra pill for women. What we need is to be more physical and sensual, living more in accordance of our inner desires and passions. And that would be good not only for women, but also for their partners and everyone around them. Because if our sexual energy is repressed, it means that our life-energy is repressed. And if we want to change the world, we need all the life-force we can get!