Finding Your Lost Libido

Have you always enjoyed great sex with your husband or partner – since you guys met – but you cannot say the same anymore? Do you just do it with him to get him off your case? I know this is a sad situation, but you can rest assured that yours is not a hopeless case. Low sex drive is a common problem among women, and the problem may only worsen if you do not find a solution in good time. For you to determine the way forward, it is imperative that you establish the cause. This post is designed for helping you understand the various causes of decreased sex drive in women. From here, you can then decide the way forward.

Causes of low libido in women

Health problems

If you have an existing medical condition, it could be the reason for your low sex drive. The emotional and physical strain associated with such conditions or the side effects of their particular medications can cause low libido. Such conditions include cancer, heart disease, diabetes and an underactive thyroid. Some major surgeries such as the ones involving the removal of womb or ovaries may result in lost libido. If you have a health condition, or currently undergoing treatment, you may want to speak to your specialist or general practitioner – especially if you believe that it is the reason for your lost sex drive. He or she will assist you to establish the way forward, as far as reviving your libido is concerned.

Alcohol and drugs

Many women underestimate the impact of alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs on their sex drive. If you have been consuming a little more booze than usual, you need to take it slow. Cigarette smoking and other recreational drugs also have the potential to hurt your sex drive. Limit your alcohol intake to a maximum of 14 alcohol units per week. Women dealing with drug addiction problems, and at the same time struggling with lost libido should consider seeking help as soon as possible as drugs can also influence a person desire to engage in sex.

Contraception and medication

Birth control pills and other hormonal contraception methods can have a negative effect on your sex drive. Walk down the memory lane and determine whether this could be the reason for your lost libido – depending on when you started using your preferred method of contraception. Drugs for conditions such as hypertension, depression and those meant for treating seizures also affects your sex drive. Antipsychotics are also known to lower a woman’s sex drive. If you suspect any of this, present your concern to your general practitioner. He may offer a better alternative.

Pregnancy and everything that comes with it

If you are currently pregnant, look no further for something to blame on your lost libido. Childbirth and breastfeeding may also lead to lost libido. The changes in the levels of hormone, exhaustion (a baby in the picture means more responsibilities), the changes in your body (that links to body image), and changed priorities (the need to give more attention to the newcomer), are some of the causes of low libido or the lack of it during and after pregnancy. While these issues are bound to improve over time, speak to your doctor if your libido does go back to normal.

Kegels: The Secret to Better Sex

One of the characteristics of a healthy intimate relationship is incredible sex. In its absence, the chances of a relationship going down the drain increase with each passing day. As a result, it is imperative that each partner in a relationship play their part to keep their sexual experiences as exciting as possible. Sexual dysfunction is one of the challenges that couples have to deal with at some point in their relationships (although it is not necessarily a must). It comes in the form of difficulties obtaining orgasm, low sex drive, and problems with arousal among numerous others.

Today we look at one way of improving your sexual experience – Kegels.

These are easy clench and unclench exercises done for the purpose of strengthening the pelvic floor. The pelvis is simply the area between your hips. It is the part of the body that holds together your reproductive organs. On the other hand, the pelvic floor is a set of muscles and tissues that make up the sling/hammock and is found at the bottom of your pelvis. It is the slings that are responsible for keeping your sexual organs in place. You need a strong pelvic floor to have control over your bowels and bladder – and apparently, to enhance your sexual experiences. One of the advantages of Kegel exercises is that you can do them at anytime and anyplace. You do not any form of privacy – you can even do them while queuing at the bank or supermarket.

Where did Kegels come from? It originated from Dr. Arnold during the mid-1900s. He developed it to help who were suffering from urinary incontinence. When the patients went back to his practice for follow-up visits, they revealed that the Kegels had done more than its intended role. The female patients were excited to report that their vaginas had become more sensitive during sex. This revelation explains why we are here today speaking about the ability of Kegels to improve your sex life.

So how does it work? For starters, you must appreciate the fact that the PC muscles that are strengthened by Kegels are part of the muscles that usually contract when you climax. As a result, finding a way of toning these muscles goes a long way in improving the respective sensations and in turn, making it easier for you to orgasm. As already mentioned above, strong pelvic muscles also translate to a tighter vagina. In turn, you and your partner will be in a position to experience intensified sexual pleasure during those escapades. You just have to Google the different vagina tightening products and then analyze their demand, for you to appreciate how important a tight vagina is to ensure good sex.

One just has to learn how to do the Kegels, and then perform them on a daily basis. Try and start small and then increase the frequency. It might be a little difficult at the beginning, but when you eventually get used to performing the kegel, it becomes a norm. Whatever happens, do not give up. When you begin to realize results, you will have yourself to thank.

What Happens During A Female Orgasm?

There are a good number of women who usually experience reaching orgasm. However, we must appreciate the fact that a sizeable portion of the women population is blessed to enjoy good sex, and ultimately, orgasm! Described as the climax of sexual excitement, orgasm is usually characterized by feelings of intense pleasure concentrated in the genitals. It is almost impossible to describe how an orgasm feels like fully. In any case, different individuals have varying experiences – regarding intensity, the duration, as well as the frequency.

Today, we dig deeper into a woman’s experience during orgasm. What happens when she climaxes? A better way to look at this is to consider the various phases or stages of sexual activity referred to as the sexual response cycle generated by two sex therapists, Masters and Johnson. The sexual response cycle is divided into four stages. Since we are talking about female orgasm here, we will only focus on a woman’s experience.

The Excitement Phase

The excitement stage starts within ten to thirty seconds of sexual stimulation. Depending on the parties involved, the phase may last somewhere between several minutes to even hours. The vagina experiences natural lubrication followed by expansion and lengthening. The outer and inner lips of the vagina, the clitoris, and the breasts (although not always) begin to swell.

The Plateau Phase

The sexual excitement that takes place in the first phase continues in the plateau stage. If someone were to examine the vaginal lips at this point, he or she would tell you that the puffiness increases. Blood flow to the tissues in the vaginal walls improves significantly, causing it to swell, and in turn, causing the opening to become narrower. The inner labia changes color from pink to bright red or bright red to deep purple for women who have never given birth, and those who have respectively.

The Orgasmic phase

The third stage is the shortest – yet the most exciting – and the climax of the sexual response cycle. A woman experiences sporadic and rhythmic contractions of the anus, the uterus, and the vagina which lasts from about ten to sixty seconds. Note that the number and frequency of orgasms (during a sexual encounter) usually differ from one person to another. Also, it is imperative that women can enjoy multiple orgasms without the need for a refractory period after each one of them – like is usually the case with men. At the time of orgasm, some women would die for as much stimulation as possible that goes hand in hand with the contractions. The moment a woman orgasms her brain releases a chemical known as oxytocin. It is the reason some women love to cuddle after the act.

The rest phase

When the orgasms and the act are over, the contractions will stop, her uterus will go back to its initial position, and the clitoris will return to its shell. Slowly, her heart rate and flow of blood will normalize.

You cannot explain what happens during orgasm without paying attention to the female anatomy and the entire process of sex.

Why Do I Never Orgasm During Sex?

Besides everything else that makes up the entire process of sexual intercourse, many people look forward to climaxing. The ultimate beauty of sex is an orgasm. As a matter of fact, when a woman has difficulties reaching climax, it is enough to get her worried. It could be something that happens every once in a while, or you are worried because it has become a common occurrence. If this is your current situation, it is imperative that you try and establish why you have stopped climaxing – or why you never orgasm at all during sex.

The inability of a woman to climax even when she is sexually aroused, and she is sufficiently sexually stimulated is known as female orgasmic dysfunction. It is also referred to as anorgasmia. We must appreciate the fact that orgasms may vary in various aspects such as duration, intensity, as well as frequency. With little sexual stimulation, an average woman should be in a position to obtain orgasm – even though some women may need a higher level of stimulation compared to others. A good number of women experience challenges reaching orgasm when engaging in sexual intercourse with their partners even after what one would call an ample session of sexual stimulation. Nearly one-third of the women population has had to contend with female orgasmic dysfunction.

While the culprits of orgasmic dysfunction might be difficult to pinpoint without a thorough evaluation of a person’s case, they usually arise from psychological, emotional, as well as physical factors. As such, a woman may suffer from anorgasmia due to the following:

  • Existing medical conditions such as diabetes.
  • Older women say those that are past menopausal stage may have difficulties obtaining orgasms.
  • Particular medications or drugs such as antidepressants.
  • Women who have undergone gynecological surgeries like hysterectomy may suffer from female orgasmic dysfunction.
  • Some cultural or religious beliefs may also be to blame, especially the ones that tend to demonize sex in the eyes of a woman.
  • Some women are too shy. Unfortunately, this can hinder them from reaching orgasm during sex because of their inability to let loose and enjoy the whole process.
  • Guilt feelings during sex can prevent a woman from climaxing.
  • A woman who was sexually abused, and has had difficulties overcoming the trauma will hardly enjoy sex. Such a woman needs to be taken through counseling sessions, and if possible, get help from a sex therapist. Without this kind of assistance, it is almost impossible to move on.
  • A woman who is going through depression can hardly enjoy sex irrespective of how sexually aroused she is. Anxiety and stress are also to blame for female orgasmic dysfunction.
  • Do you suffer from low self-esteem? As an emotional being, a woman with poor body image will hardly feel sexy. With sex being the last thing on her mind, do we even need to talk about orgasm?
  • Poor relationship arising from issues such as infidelity, the absence of trust or unresolved conflicts may lead to anorgasmia.

The good thing is that all the above causes of female orgasmic dysfunction can be dealt with to restore a woman’s ability to climax. One just needs to establish the cause, and then pick it from there. It is better to speak with your doctor first – especially if you are currently on medication. A sex therapist or counselor may also come in handy.

Let’s Talk About Orgasms: 5 Fascinating Orgasm Facts

Often described as a powerful and the most pleasurable release of sexual tension, orgasm is undoubtedly the epitome of sexual pleasure for men and women. It is not unusual for people to talk about sex, yet, most of them hardly discuss orgasm. So, in this post, we consider five fascinating facts about orgasm. Here we go:

Orgasm can relieve pain

When having a headache, the last thing a woman thinks of doing is engaging in sex. However, maybe it should be the first thing on your to-do list. According to Lisa Stern, a nurse practitioner who works with LA’s Planned Parenthood, orgasm has the potential to relieve all types of pain including pain during childbirth, after surgery as well as pain from arthritis. During orgasm, the body releases a chemical known as oxytocin that promotes relaxation and a myriad of other emotional states.

Some women do not reach orgasm

Don’t worry if you have been having difficulties reaching orgasm – you are not alone. According to statistics from Planned Parenthood, approximately one in every three women has problems obtaining orgasm during sex. Perhaps this is the most interesting part; up to 80 percent of women have difficulty climaxing from vaginal sex alone. The female sexual dysfunction that includes challenges attaining orgasm is a common occurrence. Thankfully, the majority of FSD causes are reversible, and women are usually advised to see a doctor as soon as possible – particularly to eliminate suspicions of the presence of medical conditions such as depression, thyroid disease, or diabetes.

Sexual self-esteem and quality of orgasm

I bet you are hearing about this for the first time, but it is something of importance. Apparently, how you perceive your vagina dictates the quality of your orgasms. There is no definition of the perfect appearance of a vagina, and we must appreciate the fact that everyone is created uniquely. On the same note, as long as your vagina does not produce an abnormal discharge, it is free of sores, and you usually enjoy painless sex, there is no reason for your insecurity. Always think positively about your vagina, and it will surprise you how much doing so can impact the quality of your orgasms moving forward.

Women take longer to orgasm

As a woman, do not worry if you take longer than your man to reach climax – it is perfectly normal. A huge percentage of women take on average 20 minutes of sexual activity for them to orgasm. If your guy is always climaxing before you do, the both of you should collaboratively determine ways of slowing down. If it is a case of premature ejaculation, make a point of seeking the necessary treatment.

It gets better with age

Ask any woman to narrate her very first experiences with sex. One of the things she will admit is; her first experiences were pathetic, and she was always left wondering why people love sex. It is because they did not climax until a little later in life. Orgasm becomes better with age, and this may be attributed to a woman’s experience in matters sex over time. Besides, with the progression of time, a woman becomes more in tune with her body as well as more confident. With an improved body image and self-awareness, it is impossible for a woman not to enjoy incredible sex.

5 Sneaky Things That Might Be Killing Your Sex Drive

For as long as you can recall, your sex life has always been nothing short of amazing. Your partner has never complained about your performance in the bedroom or your interest in sex. However, things have not been the same lately. Your normal appetite for sex is declining, and sometimes you dismiss his sexual advances towards you. You are not easily aroused as before – sexually.

Just what could be happening? Let us take a deep look into your life and perhaps establish five sneaky things that could be giving your sex drive a dip.

Relationship problems

Have you and your partner been going through difficulties in the recent past?  Unlike men, women are emotional beings. As such, when they are emotionally stable, one of the things that suffer is their sex drive. Relationship problems may range from dealing with a cheating spouse (infidelity), poor communications as far as sexual needs are concerned, and when a woman does not trust her partner. Either of these challenges has the potential to kill a woman’s sex drive. If this has been the case with you, it is imperative that you initiate a healing process or any other practical solution to help you get back your sex drive.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Did you just confirm your pregnancy, or have you recently given birth? Pregnancy and breastfeeding are known to cause robust changes in your hormones and the same can significantly impact your sex drive. To this, add the numerous body changes, fatigue and the responsibilities associated with parenting. In such an instance, it is normal for sex to automatically (unconsciously) appear at the bottom of the list of things you need to do. It just happens without you realizing. You only get to notice when your partner points it out to you. If you are currently going through these changes, read and consult widely to help you understand how well to approach the whole scenario so that your sex life does not suffer.

Menopause

Menopause is yet another phase in a woman’s life that impacts her sex drive. The estrogen levels of a woman are expected to drop during menopause and consequently leading to the vaginal dryness that causes painful sex. No one enjoys painful sex, and as such, you would expect a woman going through this to shun or turn down any sexual advances from her partner. While not all women will experience a decreased sex drive when they hit menopause, we cannot entirely dismiss the possibility of its occurrence.

Low self-esteem

Never underestimate the role that self-esteem plays in a woman’s life. A woman with high levels of self-esteem can conquer the world – and this includes the bedroom too. She scores highly in almost everything she puts her mind and hands into including business, career, academics, as well as family and other relationships. On the other hand, a woman with low self-esteem hates herself and everything about her life – and her sex life is not spared. Poor body image is one of the leading causes of low self-esteem. If a woman stops feeling sexy, her sex drive suffers tremendously.

Are you in this situation currently? Stand before your mirror and look at the person facing you. What is it that you do not like about the person staring back at you? Is it the way you dress? Does it have anything to do with your body weight? Is it the level of your intelligence? Believe me; you can work on these things. Consider getting a makeover – even if it means engaging a fashion designer and body image consultant. Hit the gym and shed off excess weight. Start eating a healthy diet. Pursue that college diploma you have been dreaming off all your life! Invest in books and magazines that promote personal development. Before you know it; you will have become the woman you have always admired.

Examine your medicine cabinet

If you have been on medication such as oral birth controls, blood pressure drugs or antidepressants, right there is your culprit. Determine their side effects, and if decreased sex drive is one of them, speak to your doctor at your earliest convenience. He or she may propose another option.

Why Women Lose Interest in Sex?

Two sex researchers, Robin Milhausen and Sarah Murray, from the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada conducted a research study involving 170 participants – female and male undergraduate students engaged in heterosexual relationships. The findings were published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.

The participants were asked to rate their sexual health with respect to relationship satisfaction, sexual desire, as well as sexual satisfaction. In the case of sexual desire, it was determined using the Female Sexual Function Index model that ranges between 1.2 and 6.0.

The participants exhibited a general satisfaction in their relationships and sex lives. However, women participants reported lower sexual desire levels depending on how long their relationships had lasted. According to the research findings, for every additional month that the female students remained in a single relationship, they experience a decreased sexual desire by 0.02 – based on the Female Sexual Function Index model.

According to Daily Mail UK, studies in Europe, Britain, and America reported that approximately 30-50 percent of women of all ages have experienced extended periods of little, or non-existent sex drive. Going by these statistics, it is imperative to determine why women lose interest in sex. It is a good starting point to help you chart the way forward – if you are caught up in this situation.

Relationship problems

When a woman is no longer happy in a relationship or marriage the first thing that hurts is her sex drive. Women are emotional beings and can hardly engage in sexual intercourse with a person they are unhappy with. Poor communication, loss of sexual attraction, trust issues, unresolved conflicts and arguments, and over-familiarity with your partner are some of the relationship problems capable of hurting your sex drive. If this explanation is a description of what you are going through, consider seeking relationship counseling. Your general practitioner should be in a position to recommend a good sex therapist or counselor.

Anxiety, stress, exhaustion and depression

These almost, inevitable elements may be the reason you have been experiencing a dip in your happiness, and your sex drive too. Are you constantly exhausted, anxious or stressed? If yes, consider making some lifestyle changes. Alternatively, consult your general practitioner for advice.

Depression goes beyond the feeling of unhappiness, misery or just being fed up in the short term. It is a serious health condition that interrupts your normal life, and this includes your sex life. If you are always struggling with unending cases of sadness, hopelessness or you have completely lost interest in things that you used to enjoy, you are dealing with depression. See your doctor as soon as you can so that the problem can be dealt with before it gets out of hand.

Old age and menopause

Reduced sex drive is highly associated with aging. It is usually caused by decreasing levels of estrogen and testosterone, just before, during, and after menopause. Age-related diseases and the side effects of corresponding medications may also lead to low libido. Your general practitioner may recommend treatments for increasing hormone levels such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among numerous others.

Benefits Of Green Tea And The Libido in Women

According to an article appearing on ABC NEWS in April 2010, a young woman aged 30 was surprised that she did not have sexual desire – yet she was so much in love. She was greatly distressed because she was about to get married soon, and therefore worried that her low libido would cause much tension in her marriage. Among the factors blamed on low sex drive include stress and depression, bad relationships, and selected prescription drugs. In many instances, antidepressants and birth controls are usually the major culprits.

There are numerous ways of handling a sexual disorder. Green tea, for instance, is said to be highly beneficial when it comes to resolving libido issues in women. Here, we seek to understand how it works to alleviate a person’s sex drive.

In the ancient times, people swore by the health properties associated with green tea. For the longest time possible, it has been used by different communities and tribes as a powerful medicine against different diseases.

Green tea contains approximately 500 elements such as fluorine, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, about 450 organic compounds such as lipids and proteins, and nearly every vitamin known by human beings. With all this knowledge, we should not be surprised when we learn the very useful nature of green tea. Let us look at one of the major components of green tea components that come in handy, as far as raising female libido is concerned.

Caffeine

Caffeine is responsible for bringing out that surge of real strength and vigour. Present in green tea, this type of caffeine is not in its purest form. The one in green tea is known as theine, and it is known to enhance both mental and physical activity. Theine works much better and in a softer manner compared to the pure caffeine.

A report by BBC News revealed that a group of Southwestern University’s researchers discovered that consumption of caffeine goes a long way in heightening a woman’s sexual desire. Fay. Guarraci, a doctor, was the lead author of the research study. In her reports, doctor Guarraci said that green tea has the potential to stimulate the part of the brain that is responsible for controlling feelings linked to sexual arousal.

According to experts, the sexual benefits reaped from green tea begin to happen with the first cup that a person drinks. It, therefore, means that subsequent cups gradually increase its effectiveness in the body. Nevertheless, you should not drink too much of this amazing tea in one instance. It is always advisable to begin one with a small amount, and then increase the intake gradually. Additionally, do not take green tea if you have not consulted your doctor to determine if it is safe for you.   Individuals suffering from disorders of the central nervous system, cardiovascular problems, and low intestinal problems should not take green tea – it is not safe for them to consume caffeinated drinks. Also, since it is linked to insomnia, avoid taking it at night.

How To Increase My Wife’s Sex Drive

So, you have realised that your dear wife is not sexually excited nowadays, as she has always been. It is okay for you and her to be concerned particularly because good sex is a critical element if marriage is to last as it was intended. On the same note, there is no cause to go overboard with worry as something can always be done. Keep reading to gain an understanding of a few practical things you can do to revive your wife’s sex drive.

Find out if she is stressed or fatigued

The number one culprit for low sex drive in women is stress or depression. Today, the modern woman is overwhelmed with the things she needs to get done. Besides taking care of her family (husband, children and some members of the extended family), the modern woman is career oriented.

These women hold high and demanding positions in the corporate world. They also need to constantly improve their knowledge through conferences, while some choose to pursue further education to up their game in what they do. With so many things on her plate, it is impossible for her not to be stressed up – and some of them do not even realise it. Fatigue also creeps in, but they are too busy to realise.

Her sex drive will suffer significantly if she is dealing with both stress and fatigue on a daily basis. If you suspect that she is struggling with pressures from all the aspects of her life, find a way to help. Some great men help their wives with house chores (whenever they can) or even assist with taking care of the children. Also, consider taking her in an environment away from work or housework, every once in a while and just allow her to relax.

The modern woman tends to think that she is strong enough to handle or juggle between all her responsibilities, and still maintain a normal life – which is practically impossible. She must burn out at some point, and this will destabilise several areas of her life, including her sex drive. Help her to strike a balance in her life, and in due time, her sex drive will go back to normal.

Unresolved trauma

A lot of bad things happen in this life, and unfortunately, a good share of them are not within our control. For instance, consider a situation where you have lost a loved one, or your house was broken into, and your family members, including your wife, had the worst experience of their life – such as rape. Clearly, there is nothing you would have done to prevent such circumstances. An incident of this nature may leave your wife traumatised, which if not resolved in time, may affect her sex drive. If such a thing or another traumatising incident has happened, consider seeking the help of a professional.

High cholesterol

What has your wife been eating – even in your absence? When was the last time she had her cholesterol levels checked? An article published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine discovered a correlation between high levels of cholesterol and problems with sexual arousal and orgasm. Doctor Stephanie Buehler, a sex therapist and psychologist in Irvine, California, says that this is attributed to the fact that cholesterol may pile up on the arterial walls of the body, inclusive of the pelvic area.

According to experts, restriction of the flow of blood to the pelvic area may result in reduced sensation in the genitals – which ultimately leads to low sex drive. Also, achieving orgasms may prove difficult, and in turn, make sex frustrating for her. Encourage her to determine her cholesterol levels (via doctor’s visit), and also, to feed on cholesterol- friendly foods.

Foods To Increase Libido In Women

Just like men, women also experience low libido – every once in a while, or at some point in their lives. It could be due to specific medications, such as antidepressants, poor diet, stress or depression, hormonal imbalance, or an underlying health condition. There are numerous ways of enhancing female libido ranging from counselling, libido drugs, and diet among many others. Today, we concentrate on readily available foods that you can rely on to boost your libido.

Chocolate

I have never met a woman who dislikes chocolates. There is a reason why he brings you a card alongside a box of chocolate. Typically, this well-known aphrodisiac is in every sense of symbol of romance. Well, there is usually more than meets the eye. Chocolate contains magnesium which, when eaten, makes you feel very relaxed. You must already have recognised that you are in your best moods for sex when you are stress –free. Pay attention to dark chocolate because they have a unique benefit. They are said to release phenylethylamine; a compound said to release the same endorphins that are triggered by sexual arousal – making them your best bet.

Spinach

Rich in magnesium, spinach works by reducing inflammation of the blood vessels, and consequently, improving the flow of blood. Due to the increased blood flow, you are assured that blood gets to the extreme parts of the body – including the female genitalia. In turn, you experience little or no difficult to become sexually aroused, and most importantly, sex becomes more pleasurable, according to Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., a sex expert, and psychotherapist. Include spinach in your meals daily, and soon enough, you will experience the most natural orgasms. Spinach is also good for your man as erections will happen easily and more naturally.

Red wine

Cheers to a good reason for stocking your empty wine bar, or fridge with your favorite brand of wine – your libido! A study published in the journal of sexual medicine found out that women who poured themselves a glass or two of wine had increased sexual desire, compared to the ones who did not. Do not get it twisted, though; taking more than two glasses does not cause even a higher libido boost. In that case, you might as well stop as soon as you are done with the second glass. The wine has an antioxidant property that stimulates the production of nitric oxide in the blood, which is known to relax the arterial walls. In turn, more blood flows to the genital region causing heightened arousal and sexual pleasure.

Green tea

How about ditching your usual night time tea, and instead take green tea? Popular among women whose sole intention is to lose belly fat, green tea is apparently, an incredible aphrodisiac. It contains elements known as Catechins that elevate sexual desire by increasing blood circulation to the sexual organ. These compounds accomplish this in two ways:

  • Catechins destroy all the free radicals that hurt the blood vessels, and consequently, improving their blood transporting capacity
  • Catechins facilitate production of nitric oxide in the blood which expands the blood vessels, and in turn, allowing them to carry more blood to the nether regions.

Steak

Red meat from grass-fed animals is a rich source of zinc – a nutrient that is also present in oysters (known for its libido enhancing properties). Besides increasing testosterone, zinc counters the production of a sex-impairing hormone known as prolactin.