At a recent dinner party with friends, the topic of sex had come up. Not an uncommon topic, especially on a Saturday night, except my friends raised concerns this time. One friend, in particular, brought up how the stress from being a busy mom had diminished her sex drive. Another friend chimed in, saying her high-demand job sent her libido spiraling down the drain. I silently nodded as I, too, related to stress affecting my sex life. “It’s been months since I’ve wanted sex; I don’t even care anymore,” another friend said, waving off our uncomfortable looks towards her partner, who sat twiddling his thumbs in the corner. Another friend just chalked up her declining sex drive to aging.

The pile of reasons we were all adding to our unhealthy sex lives seemed bleak; I was no longer finding comfort in being in a similar situation as others. I wanted to find a solution.

Once I was out of one stressful predicament, I always assumed I’d feel back to normal–until a new stressor hit, and then I was back to square one. However, I learned that ongoing stress causes our adrenals to produce excess cortisol, which is what disrupts the sex hormones that give us a healthy libido. It made sense why this felt like a never-ending problem for a while.

Recently, my main stressors included moving across the country to New York City (moving is one of the most stressful things one can do) and dealing with a new job at the same time. With a new city to dip my feet into, I wanted to get my hormones and stress in line to prepare for the new people and experiences I wanted to have. After a few weeks of low libido and paramount stress, I realized this isn’t very Sex and the City of me. This isn’t what I had envisioned. This isn’t how I want to feel.

I had to do something.

I tried to take supplements that upped my sex drive, but it only took care of the sex and not the stress. I was still feeling the impending headaches and energy loss every day–the giant, unmoving claw of stress sucking the fun out of the life I wanted so badly to enjoy.

Enter Moon Juice’s libido supplement. Their Sex Dust is an adaptogenic supplements that solved my stress and sex predicaments. How? Adaptogenic Shilajit, Epimedium, Schisandra, and Shatavari help our bodies adapt to stress and increase hormonal balance. These ingredients also help women going through perimenopause who experience low libidos by helping the body relieve stress that contributes to hot flashes, moodiness, and dryness

Sex Dust doesn’t only help the ladies–the Adaptogenic Shilajit can also help optimize testosterone, which increases the sexual drive of both men and women.

Not only did it help ease my stress and improve my sex life, but it boosted my mood as a whole. It’s also easy to implement into my routine–I just sprinkle a bit in my coffee in the mornings, and when I want to get a little more creative, I like to make the Sex Dust Bark. As someone who’s extra health-conscious, I was also pleased to find that this seemingly magic dust was vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and caffeine-free. Just a win all around!