When it comes to spending quality time under the duvet, the last thing you need is your dinner ruining a pleasurable sweat sesh with your S.O.
To our dismay, many foods that normally help you look your best naked can actually mess with your tummy or disrupt your hormonal balance, resulting in a serious lack of libido. That’s why we’ve curated a list of foods you should never eat before s£x. See them below.
Before you reserve a table for two at that new Spanish tapas spot, consider this: beans contain oligosaccharides (indigestible sugar molecules that the body can’t fully break down) that more often than not result in abdominal cramps and excessive gas—two things that won’t help you or your date get in the mood.
2. Cruciferous Vegetables
Thanks to the raffinose and sulfate in cruciferous veggies, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli increase the need to pass gas and can leave you queasing in pain rather than pumped up to get freaky. “Humans don’t possess the enzyme to break down raffinose, a complex sugar commonly found in cruciferous vegetables,” says clinical nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta, CN, MS. “So when these vegetables get to the lower intestine, they’re fermented by bacteria and produce methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen, which leads to gas.”
Much like you wouldn’t consider a Netflix and chill invitation to involve just movie bingeing, don’t expect alliums (like garlic and onions) to make you more irresistible to your bae. These pungent veggies, along with coffee and spicy foods, have the ability to mess with your body’s odors—and not in a good way.
4. Non-Organic Soy Products
Since soy contains estrogen-mimicking isoflavones called phytoestrogens, consuming too much could disrupt both men and women’s hormone balance—which spells out a low libido. In one rare occurrence, a case study in the journal Nutrition discovered that after adopting a vegan diet based excessively on soy products, a 19-year-old male experienced loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. The Rx? Soy isn’t on our list of foods to eat before s£x for a reason: Don’t eat excessive amounts of soy milk, edamame, tofu, and soy-based vegetarian/vegan meat alternatives—and always make sure they’re organic (which means non-GMO, too)!
You may crave a little buzz before you hit the sheets, but a beer-induced altered state of mind can also alter your libido. That’s because hormone-tampering phytoestrogens are present in the hops used to make beer. The moral? Crack open a cold one with the guys—not with your date.
6. Commercially Baked Goods
There are two grand s£x saboteurs in your favorite sweets: trans fats and sugar. The artery-clogging fats can bring your O to a halt while the sweet stuff increases levels of the hormone insulin, which can cause you to store belly fat and lose muscle mass—which often results in lower testosterone levels. And if you’re a man, the news doesn’t get any better: belly fat raises estrogen levels, causing you to experience low libido and erectile dysfunction..
Glycyrrhizic acid, the main compound in licorice that’s also responsible for the treat’s unique taste, can suppress testosterone production. In a study published in Diabetes Care, glycyrrhizin decreased testosterone levels in male patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic hepatitis.
Dairy is known to kill the libido, so the cheese course is best skipped if you want to get down to it later in the evening. Cheese can also make you produce more mucus and leave you bloated and gassy.
If you’re an avid asparagus eater, then you’ve definitely noticed the green spears’ odd effect on your urine’s scent. With that in mind, avoid this healthful vegetable before getting busy.
10. Processed Meats
If you’re buying cold cuts from the supermarket, it’s likely that their plastic wrapping is made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which leaches into fatty foods and causes hormonal shifts—a total no-go for your s£x drive. Besides for deli meat, processed hot dogs and hamburgers contain added hormones, preservatives, and antibiotics that can also cause a pesky hormonal imbalance. Grill up these best-ever proteins for weight loss instead.
New Research: Frequent S£x May Help Delay Menopause
Scientists have said that frequent s£x can help delay menopause beyond the average age since it keeps the body and the hormones active.
Menopause is usually diagnosed after twelve months without menstruation and usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 47, with the average age being 51.
The study conducted by the University College London and published by Royal Society Open Medicine suggests that if you have a full s£xual life, you will end up keeping your body and hormones active, which as a result will keep you fertile.
They further said that if a woman is not having s£x, the body will therefore ‘choose’ to stop secreting energy into ovulation and invest the resources into existing skin therefore resulting in menopause.
“During ovulation, the woman’s immune function is impaired, making the body more susceptible to disease. Hence, if a pregnancy is unlikely owing to a lack of s£xual activity, then it would not be beneficial to allocate energy to a costly process, especially if there is the option to invest resources into existing kin,” according to the researchers.
Scientists who conducted the study said they recruited 2,936 women aged 42-52, with the researchers tracking their s£xual activities for ten years, as well as their menopause status.
The researchers gathered that women of any age who had s£x each week had 28% less chances of experiencing menopause at the age of 52, while those who had s£x less than once a month have higher chances of experiencing menopause at the average age of 51.
However, when the British National Health Service (NHS) reviewed the research, it said the study does not prove having more s£x directly delay menopause.
“The study only shows a link between how often women had s£x and their age at menopause. It cannot prove that having more s£x directly causes a later menopause.”
Meanwhile, Vicky Rhodes, 59 said she still have periods and has never experienced a hot flush, nor a symptom of hormonal change, as she links it to her frequent s£x with lover jack, 49.
She told Daily Mail that the research has helped her to understand why she still see her menstrual flow despite her age.
According to her: “At last, I think I know what’s been going on, because the years when I might have expected to go through the menopause were taken up with a passionate affair.”
“I Bled Again, Is It Possible To Regain Lost Virginity” — Nigerian Lady Asks
A confused 26-year-old Nigerian lady has asked the possibility of a woman losing her virginity twice.
The lady who wrote to relationship expert, Joro Olumofin and begged to be kept anonymous revealed that she lost her virginity when she was 23 years old.
However, she had s£x for the second time a few days ago now that she is 26 and she noticed that she bled again.
In a confused state, she’s seeking to know why she bled for the second time after having initially lost her virginity some three years ago.
“Dearest Joro, God bless you for all you do. I lost my virginity to someone who doesn’t deserve it at 23…i regret doing it.. as I didn’t enjoy the sex. It was so painful I nearly passed out. Since then I developed phobia for sex.. 3 years later… I am 26 now… Three days ago I had sex again. It wasn’t planned… I didn’t really know how it happened… The issue is I bled again… like it’s my first time. It was so so painful yet again. Truth is, I didn’t see myself ever having sex again. It’s not worth all the hype.
My major concern is days… Why did I bleed again. Does it mean I regain my lost virginity only to lose it once more. Please keep me anonymous.”
‘I’ve Sinned Before God…My Side Chick Came To My Rescue When My Wife Refused To Help Me’ — Man Shares Touching Story
A man has shared a story of how his once loving and caring wife turned to a monster when he became broke after losing his job in 2018.
The man who wrote anonymously to relationship expert, Joro Olumofin disclosed that he pleaded with his wife to support a business idea he had, but the wife dismissed and turned his proposal down.
According to the man, his wife started maltreating him, continuously insulted him in the presence of their children and his friends, to the extent their five year old daughter onced asked him “why does mommy hate you so much?.”
His wife’s actions, according to him, pushed him to start drinking until one fateful day….
Read his story below: