More than anything else, it is the mind that is instrumental in determining sexual performance and sex drive in men and women alike. If men and women were to be given a placebo and told that it is a tried- and-tested sexual performance product, it is likely to have a positive affect upon performance.
Despite this, foods that we consume can play a vital role in determining sexual performance. A rich meal provides nothing more than calories, and is more likely to induce sleep and laziness rather than an active desire for intercourse.
The arousal of passions is far removed from the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. Drugs like Viagra are required to be taken before intercourse each time. Efficacy of aphrodisiacs like hippo snouts and hyena eyeballs are based more on folklore, with no backing of scientific evidence. Treatments like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation treatment are mostly transient in nature. Natural foods can help in improving sexual performance. They can also help in arousing passions and creating the desire for passionate love making.
Erection is obtained by a process that is closely linked to the circulatory system. Unlike popular belief, erection is not only a male phenomenon. Women have erections that occur in the clitoris and the tissue surrounding the vulva, the external parts of the female genital organs.
Arginine is an amino acid found in proteins. The absence of arginine from the diet can lead to a reduced production of spermatozoa. It is also necessary for proper nutrition. Granola, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, dairy, green vegetables, root vegetables, garlic, ginseng, soybeans, chickpeas, and seeds are all rich in L-Arginine. Consumption of these can go a long way in improving your long-term sexual health. Chili peppers and ginger improve blood circulation and also stimulate nerve endings, a process that helps in obtaining sexual pleasure.
One of the major factors that retard sex drive in women is vaginal dryness. This occurs naturally during menopause. Vaginal dryness makes intercourse painful, leading to a constant refusal to have sex. Soy in the diet helps in vaginal lubrication since it sticks to the estrogen receptors, which determine the amount of lubrication needed by the vagina. Additionally, it also helps in avoiding hot flushes associated with menopause. Soy is also good for prostate health and can help in restricting prostate enlargement, a common cause of lack of sex drive in men.
Obesity is considered to a risk factor for erectile dysfunction. It also causes a reduction in testosterone levels. Natural foods that reduce weight can also boost your sexual urge, desire, and performance.
Alcohol gives a temporary boost to self confidence. Caffeine and sugar provide a short term surge of energy, and like most of the other sexual performance products, only have short-term benefits.
Stress-free and healthy men and women are in a better position to have satisfactory sex. Natural foods and healthy lifestyles (which encourage smooth circulation of blood) eliminate stress and provide nutrition, as well can provide long-term benefits for your sex performance.