Date of the last update: 11.04.2022
For most of us, sexuality is an extremely important area of our lives. It can provide great satisfaction, but also be a cause of tension and stress. Estimates say that arousal disorders may affect from 8 to 28% of the female population and about 15% of men. Of course, these figures are just estimates, because sexuality is still a taboo for many people. But the fact remains that we are still – also on our own – looking for ways to boost our sex life. And diet can offer succour.
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Libido in men, libido in women
Sex drive is the desire for sexual gratification, which is influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. It is a complex concept, which includes self-esteem, romantic feelings, intimacy and of course hormone production, which is an individual matter that is regulated by age, among others. Many people believe that only men have sex drive. This is, of course, linked to the fact that women are perceived as potential mothers rather than sexual beings with their own needs. Fortunately, this approach to sexuality is slowly changing. As a result, we can talk freely about ways to enhance our sex lives, not only from a male but also from a female point of view.
How to boost our sex drive?
We need to remember that our sexual apetite is influenced by several factors. It is a complex matter that cannot be simplified by supplementing and a good diet alone. But it’s no secret that diet has a huge impact on how we perceive our body and how we feel about it – also in terms of sexuality.
Body weight can be one of the factors that reduce libido in both men and women. Indeed, too low and too high BMI translates into impaired desire, sexual anxiety and sperm count. Thus, the first step to increase libido is to achieve the right body weight.
What to eat to increase libido?
There are many foods that are recommended as libido boosters. These include:
But remember that the so-called natural aphrodisiacs cannot provide the desired effect if the overall diet is not balanced properly. This can lead, for example, to elevated blood cholesterol levels, which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. It makes sexual fulfilment even more difficult for both men and women due to poor blood circulation to the intimate body parts. So it is crucial to eat a balanced diet rich in minerals, rather than relying on single foods occasionally added to meals.
Human sexuality is extremely complex – in order to freely satisfy your needs, it is necessary to maintain physical and mental balance. It is worth bearing this in mind when composing your daily menu, but be aware that food is only one piece of the puzzle.