Top 11 Things That Are Destroying Your Sex Drive
Sex drive is mostly mental, even an unhealthy, alcoholic stressed out person can still get it up and be active without an issue; however diet, alcohol and stress play a great part in your sex drive and in large quantities, can potentially almost permanently damage your ability to perform.
“Getting older” is not an excuse or real condition for a loss of sexual desire unless ‘getting older’ is combined with long term stress, alcohol consumption, poor diet and/or steroid use.
With proper diet, exercise, stress reduction and lifestyle habits, there is no reason you should not be getting it on even when you are at the age of 70.
- Mental Conditioning
- Diet & Overweight
- Sitting down or riding a bicycle
- Lack of use
- Low Self Confidence
- Relationship Issues
- Lack of Sleep
Drinking large amounts of alcohol can reduce your sex drive
How much alcohol is considered too much?
About more than 6 glasses of wine or 3 shots of hard alcohol per day for around 5-10 years; there is no exact study on this since it depends also on all the other factors. But if you are a heavy drinker that drinks beer all day or hard alcohol every night before bed or in the morning; you will very likely develop some extremely hard to reverse erectile dysfunction within 10 years from the time you started.
How long does it take to reverse alcohol induced erectile dysfunction?
Depending on your exercise, eating and stress reduction habits along with massively reduced or eliminated alcohol consumption, it could take anywhere from 2-8 years to get your libido back.
Like all things in life, there is a balance. If you take, you must give. The amount of time it takes to heal from your bad habits is directly proportional to the amount of effort you put into reversing it.
Sex drive is almost 50% mental conditioning. What you think about comes about. Where your thoughts go, energy flows. Lack of sexual desire could be related to simply not thinking about sex enough, a lack of imagination or self esteem.
There are a lot of ways for diet to affect your sex drive or libido. Here are some of the foods to avoid and to start consuming.
What Foods Cause Lowered Sex Drive?
- Anything deep fried
- Rice – Rice increases estrogen, which is a female hormone, an over consumption of rice over long periods tends to lead to more female characteristics
- Processed Food – anything with over a dozen unknown chemicals or ingredients
- Carbonized Drinks (Soda)
- Popcorn – One bucket of popcorn has enough saturated fat to equal 3 days of your total fat intake that should be consumed in one day
- Sugar – Overeating of sweets such as cake, candy, ice cream
- Fatty meat – Do not eat the fat from meat, even if it was baked
- French Fries
If you are a deep fried chicken lover who eats rice and drinks soda and coffee and popcorn or sweets like candy and cake often, this could be a major cause of a lack of sex drive, as well as lead to diabetes.
Most people who have diabetes eventually develop some form of erectile dysfunction.
How long does it take to reverse lowered sex drive due to overeating sugar, soda, fried food and rice?
It can take months or years, depending on your ability to stick to a healthier diet. The speed with which your sex drive and health returns is directly related to the effort you put into changing your diet.
What Foods Help Increase Sex Drive?
- Sweet Potatoes – Highest testosterone boosting vegetable
- Garlic & Onion – Increases circulation and longevity, healing, improves eyesight, heart and amazing for cardiovascular system
- Leafy Greens – Kale is the best, lettuce, spinach, and celery is great
- Fruit – Watermelon, grapes, peaches, nectarines, berries, cantelope, mango, bananas
- Saffron – An amazing yet expensive flower powder used as a spice
What Vitamins Can I Take To Help Sex Drive?
Below are a great list of vitamins you can buy and take to help with regaining or boosting your libido, in order of importance.
- Horny Goat Weed
Coffee & Chocolate Aphrodisiac Myth
- Coffee Hype & Myth: There are some people spouting that coffee increases sex drive, while this may be true in the short term, because the caffeine is a stimulant… in the long term coffee will assist in destroying your sex drive.
- Chocolate Hype & Myth: There are some reports stating that Chocolate increases your sex drive. It’s really important to know that yes, chocolate does; however the sugar and salt coated candy you find in stores and online do NOT help sex drive, they destroy it over time. Chocolate is actually a bean, and in its pure form does not taste good at all.
Most of these positive reports on coffee and chocolate are greatly opinionated desperate reaches for people addicted to coffee and chocolate to continue the habit without feeling guilty.
Prolonged use of steroids such as testosterone or trenbolone will cause your body to develop less of its own natural testosterone. There is a way around this by taking HcG along with the testosterone, most hospitals or clinics do not offer this combination so going to a specialty testosterone clinics will really help.
How long after taking testosterone does the sex drive start to decrease?
If you are regularly using testosterone for about 4-7 years, once you come off it, you will likely notice a loss of energy, sexual desire and libido. Erections may be harder to come by and last much shorter in duration. Sperm count will go down as your balls begin to shrink.
If You Are Much Older & Already Had Kids
If you are older, don’t care about your balls shrinking and already had children, you would likely benefit a lot from prescribed testosterone treatment program. Testosterone is medically prescribed because it has been clinically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Sitting down or riding a bicycle
Sitting down for long periods of time where there is pressure being put on your nethers, such as a desk job, working from home, a poorly designed office chair or riding a bicycle. If there is pressure being put on your nethers
Lack of Use
When you don’t use it, you lose it. Like all things such as muscle gain… if you are not going to the gym often like you used to, your muscles adjust to your new lifestyle and gradually decline.
If you have stopped thinking about sex and/or stopping having sex, gradually your desire for sex will decline.
Low Self Confidence
If you don’t like the way you look, or feel embarrassed to see yourself naked. If you have mental hangups about your belly fat, arms, legs or are afraid you will seem like you do not know what you are doing, constantly worried about what the other person is thinking.
These kind of thoughts and mental barriers can prevent you from getting turned on, performing well or at all, and even slowly over time cause you to lose your desire in sex overall.
If you feel disconnected from your partner, if there are unsaid issues that need to be discussed. If there is resentment or anger you feel toward your partner.. These can cause a lack of interest in sex, and having sex while you feel or think this way, will actually make you even more distant.
Can You Have Mental Erectile Dysfunction?
The mind can destroy your sex drive. Feeling a disconnection to your partner can cause mental erectile dysfunction just as much as a bad diet and alcohol.
Yes, a bad relationship where you felt completely disconnected, physically or verbally abused can cause you to develop a mental block regarding sex, the ability to perform or even the ability to have a sexual desire for that or other people.
Lack of Sleep