Want to have great mind, mind blowing sex? Then change your diet, balance your hormones and cur out the stress for longer, lasting orgasms. These days, despite all the tips and tricks for long lasting sex, the bedroom still lacks sizzle, leaving us frustrated and bored in our romantic relationships. Either we’re too tired, have lost our libidos, or have got stuck in a rut or boring routine, which makes sex with our partner a chore.
A poor sex life can be caused by hormonal problems, such as a thyroid condition, or because of the effects of the menopause/andropause which deplete and cause an imbalance of sex hormones. But lifestyle factors, such as eating poorly, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, stress and lack of exercise, can also have a massive impact on the general health and the hormones.
People who have lots of sex in their relationships had something else in common: their diet. All of them were eating extremely nutritious food. Good nutrition is essential for the healthy production of hormones which maintain the libido and allow for regular and fulfilling sexual activity.
The Super Sex Diet, an optimal nutrition, rather than a weight loss plan – which, when combined with regular exercise (and, if necessary, balancing natural hormones) should ensure that you not only have regular, great sex – just like you did in your youth – but you should stay looking and feeling younger too.
– Optimal nutrition. By far the biggest sexual organ is the brain, which produces the chemicals and hormones that trigger feelings of love and attraction, arousal and orgasm. We need to make sure we’re eating the right foods to ensure the production of these chemicals and hormones.
– Neurotransmitters, such as Dopamine, is essential for good sex because they increase the communication between the neurons, which create emotional feelings, stimulate thoughts and trigger memories. Dopamine stimulates the area of the brain connected to self-gratification and pleasure. Eating food, and drinking small amounts of alcohol increase the dopamine levels – one of the reasons that going out for a romantic meal as a couple is often a precursor to sex.
Foods to make your brain produce more neurotransmitters:
– Amino Acids, which are converted into pleasure-givers, Dopamine and Noradrenaline. Found in red meat, poultry, oily fish rich in Omega 3 (e.g. tuna, mackerel), eggs, cottage cheese, beans, peas and milk.
– Watermelon: contain vitamins A, B6 and C, which are important for the production of Dopamine.
– Make sure you get enough choline, which builds neurotransmitters that pass electrical impulses between the brain cells, increasing the speed of the response to your sexual stimulus. Opt for egg yolks and liver.
To boost your sex hormones:
Caressing and touching each other leads to the production of pheromones, sexual fragrances produced by the sweat glands. They help to create a state of arousal and intense sexual desire.The hormones responsible for these are the oestrogens, which are present in both men and women, testosterone, also in both men and women, and DHEA, which is just found in women. So, to ensure the production of pheromones, we need to eat foods which increase the production of these hormones:
DHEA – Animal protein and fat are the key here. Avoid dairy food. Spices and salty food make the adrenal glands work more efficiently to produce more DHEA. Eat: cod liver oil, spinach, rocket, watercress, parsley, salmon, eggs, lobster, oysters, anchovies
Oestrogens – Protein and healthy fats are essential. Avoid excessive amounts of fiber (like brown bread), caffeine and smoking, which can reduce oestrogen levels. Eat: lean beef, lamb, eggs, duck, tuna, halibut, salmon, tuna.
Testosterone – Essential for sex drive in men and women. Avoid coffee and alcohol, which reduce the efficacy of testosterone. Eat: beef, lamb, duck, cod-liver oil, prawns, salmon.
Stamina – For good sex, you need stamina and energy. Your body needs good levels of cortisol, thyroid hormones and growth hormones.
To boost cortisol, avoid coffee, refined sugars, alcohol and smoking, and try to reduce your stress levels – a good way to do this is to give each other a massage before sex or have a warm bath together with jasmine oil. Eat: animal proteins and healthy fats: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, duck, eggs, anchovies, cod, tuna, oysters, clams.
Human growth hormone (HGH) increases sexual desire and provides the stamina and energy needed for a sexual marathon. To increase production, eat organic protein from beef, fish, and chicken. Eat root vegetables and low sugar fruits e.g. berries. Avoid pulses and cereals and refined sugars.
Thyroid hormones are important for increasing the libido and maintaining energy. To work, the thyroid needs iodine. Foods to eat: kelp, seaweed, oysters, clams, tuna.
Avoid dairy products, cakes, biscuits, vinegar, hard cheese, white bread, flour, yeast and dry fruits. They all increase fermentation yeast growth and slow down the hormones. Avoid junk food and opt for freshly grown, organic vegetables and meats whenever possible. Don’t have too many “goitrogenic” foods, such as brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, because they slow down the thyroid.
Not many people know that what we eat ultimately affects our performance between the sheets. Far from a strict calorie counting diet (that starves you of essential nutrients for breath taking sex) the Super Sex diet will pump up your dwindling libido.