I tried ice-cold water immersion to boost my sex drive after losing my libido – but did it work?

To get her sex drive back, a woman decided to take a plunge into ice-cold water.

Jana Hocking was so confused about her lost libido that she tried almost everything to get it back.

Jana desperately wanted her sex drive to return, which is why she began her icy ritual


Jana desperately wanted her sex drive to return, which is why she began her icy ritualPhoto credit: Instagram
She spoke to her doctor about her loss of libido, but didn't want to change her lifestyle


She spoke to her doctor about her loss of libido, but didn’t want to change her lifestylePhoto credit: Instagram

she said News.com.au that she even talked to her doctor about her lack of sexual appetite.

After trying lifestyle changes like eating more vegetables and getting more shut eye, Jana discovered something else she wanted to try.

She realized that she had found a video by a neuroscientist named TJ Performancewho talked about the benefits of cold water.

“He revealed that soaking in fresh, cold water for just two to five minutes every day helps clear the mind, increase dopamine levels and reduce inflammation in the body,” she explained.

Additionally, it can increase your dopamine levels by 2.5 times the regular amount, and the results can last well over an hour.

Intrigued and excited by the possibility that her libido might return, Jana decided not to take a real ice bath but instead try something similar.

One winter morning, she went to her local beach and was ready to take the plunge.

Wearing only a bikini, Jana ran into the water and despite the cold shock, she loved the feeling.

“You might think I sound a little delusional, but the high you experience when you get used to the water temperature is wonderful,” she joked.

And the results were so good that she continued every morning, looking forward to the freezing temperatures.

She gushed, “The other crazy side effect I discovered about this new, pumped-up me is that I started to look forward to it.”

“Yes, I crave the instant high and this has made me want to take a little more care of my health.”

“I started sleeping better, I have more energy, and with that – voila! – my sex drive returned.”

Ice baths are said to increase dopamine levels


Ice baths are said to increase dopamine levelsPhoto credit: Getty

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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