We’re sure most of you have had those nights. You’re tired after a long day at work, kids driving you nuts, grand-kids driving you nuts, housework needs to be done, bills to be paid and the last thing you need is your partner giving you those ‘eyes’.
We all know ‘those’ eyes. NO WAY buster, it’s not happening. I’m dog tired and that’s the last thing on my mind. The only thing getting me in any type of mood is a good night’s sleep.
Today’s lifestyle has us all in a tail-spin and the first thing to go out the window is usually sex, and good sex at that. Both males and females suffer from low sex drive from time to time, or for some, for long periods of time (menopause/menopause anyone!).
It’s strange that, given all the research on how sex with your partner makes you feel good, helps stave off colds, boosts your immune system and your mental state, you’d think we’d take notice and do something about it.
You’d think we’d put having sex at the top of our ‘To Do’ list. Now, I am no shrink, so for this occasion I am staying well away from the reasons why we usually put sex at the bottom of our list (in a later post, we’ll talk to some sex experts and psychologists more about this).
But for now, I’m keen to try some simpler sex drive boosters – such as the below foods recommended by the experts.
I’ll get back to you on how it goes.
Have a handful of boysenberries and according to Drs Anna Maria and Brian Clemont, authors of 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality, this phytochemical-rich food enhances both libido and sexual endurance.
Broccoli is high in vitamin C and we all know that vitamin C increases circulation to organs. It’s a no-brainer really. Need we say more.
Listen up women, studies have shown that women with a higher sex drive have higher testosterone. Bananas contain Bromelain, which helps produce testosterone. Bananas are also a great source of potassium, a nutrient that helps muscle contraction, which is important for good quality sex
Figs are high in magnesium and zinc. These two nutrients are needed to make testosterone and other sex hormones; they are also considered fantastic stimulants of fertility and enhance the secretion of pheromones. Not only can you whip up a great dessert with these babies, but you’re going to work if off afterwards!
Eggs are super high in protein, and protein gives us stamina. Need we say more.
Ginger is widely known as an immune booster, but also helps with circulation and is a libido enhancer. Have it raw, in your tea, in some hot water, tablet form, whichever takes your fancy, but adding some to your daily diet may well help you heat things up in the bedroom.
My all-time favourite. Chocolate always puts me in a good mood, and let’s face it, if we’re in a good mood we are more than likely to want to get busy! The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that women who enjoyed a piece of chocolate each day had a more active sex life than those who didn’t. Dark raw chocolate is by far the best, as this has more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. Raw dark chocolate contains a stimulating chemical called phenylethylamine that stimulates the sense of excitement and wellbeing. It’s got to be good for you.