Dear Miss Annabelle,
I’ve noticed sometimes after a meal I’m just not in the mood anymore. It’s the oddest thing, and I don’t want to starve for sex! Could you tell me what it could be? Sincerely, Hungry for Love
Dear Hungry for Love,
What you’re describing is actually not all that unusual! What we eat affects almost every aspect of our health and mood, sex drive included! Sometimes it can be as simple as feeling sluggish and bloated after all you can eat sushi or as complex as hormonal influences. Here are some common culprits and why they do what they do!
A lot of foods included on this list are here because they zap testosterone, which is incredibly important for sex drive! Soy is one of the biggest offenders. Enjoy in moderation if you know you’ll wind up in the bedroom!
Mint is another food that suppresses your sex drive, thanks to it’s testosterone killing menthol content. Mint is an excellent medicinal remedy for a cornucopia of ailments, but skip it before sex!
Lactic acid can suppress the libido and dairy throws your natural hormones -both testosterone and estrogen- into flux. It can also be difficult to digest, leading to other more embarrassing reasons to turn down a mattress romp.
4. FRIED FOODS
We have two words for you: Trans fats. Sneaky trans fats cause sexual dysfunction in both men and women, and cause the libido to take a nose dive!
Alcohol is notorious simultaneously as a social lubricant and erection killer. Alcohol lowers testosterone and inebriation lowers overall sexual functioning for both men and women.
While chocolate can be great for libido in moderation, large amounts can leave you tired and brain fogged. Chocolate also lowers T levels, but tends to affect men more than women.
This sweet treat takes a swing at your T levels and the endocrine system. Sugar combined with natural testosterone reducing ingredients in licorice leave you feeling like you’d rather watch Netflix.
Steer clear of these sexual appetite killers and you should have better luck!