Aphrodisiac Foods You Can Eat

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is called the virility vitamin for good reason. It is essential to the production of sperm, sex hormones, and gonadotropin – a pituitary hormone that stimulates the sex glands. In male laboratory animals, an inadequate supply of vitamin E resulted in a decreased level of sex hormones and in the degeneration of testicles.

Test tube studies have shown that vitamin E increases the fertility and motility (spontaneous motion) of human sperm. The potency and activity of sperm are in direct proportion to the amount of vitamin E in a man’s semen.

Food sources: Wheat germ, cold-pressed vegetable oils, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds, liver, eggs. If you have high blood pressure, do not take vitamin E without first consulting your physician. Large doses of vitamin E may increase blood pressure.

L-Arginine

L-arginine is one of eight essential amino acids. The term “essential” is slightly misleading because it suggests that some amino acids are nonessential to the body, which is not true. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot synthesize on its own, and therefore must be included in the diet. L-arginine works as a sex-booster by increasing the neurotransmitters that cause sexual arousal. It also plays a crucial role in the satisfaction one obtains from sex.

L-arginine is a favorite of body builders and athletes, who use it for increasing muscle mass and reducing fat. L-arginine causes  the release of growth hormone from the pituitary glands. Growth hormone stimulates muscle growth and at the same time boosts metabolism in the fat cells, causing them to burn up more body fat. Athletes say that L-arginine also gives them more energy, stamina, and endurance.

Recently L-arginine has been found to play a major role in a man’s ability to have an erection. When a man is sexually stimulated, it sets up a chain reaction in which an enzyme converts L-arginine in the penis to nitric oxide. Nitric-oxide, in turn, triggers an erection. The ability to have an erection is directly related to the amount of L-arginine and oxygen carried by the blood to the penis. L-arginine occurs naturally in many foods. It is also taken as a nutritional supplement by both men          and women. Although L-arginine supplementation is generally safe, one aggravating side effect can occur. If a herpes virus is present in the body, an increase in L-arginine can reactivate it. This can be countered by taking equal amounts of lysine and L-arginine. Lysine is an amino acid that reduces the growth of viruses, such as the herpes virus that causes cold sores and the herpes virus that causes genital herpes. The high L-arginine content in peanuts and in chocolate explains why some people get cold sores after bingeing on them. Anyone prone to out- breaks of cold sores or genital herpes would do well to take lysine supplements.

Food sources: Brown rice, peanuts, nuts, chocolate, poultry, raisins, dairy products, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, popcorn, carob, raw cereal, whole-wheat products. Because L-arginine releases growth hormone, it should not be used by young people whose bones are still growing. Supplemental L-arginine should not be taken by anyone with kidney or liver disease. L-arginine and other amino-acid supplements should not be taken by women who are pregnant or lactating.

Choline and Lecithin (Phosphatidylcholine)

Choline is usually classified as one of the B vitamins. It is crucial in the transmission of chemical messages between the nerves and brain, including those that elevate mood. Choline is essential for sexual arousal and may also boost sexual performance. Choline is the main component of lecithin, a fatty acid that protects cell membranes from hardening and being damaged by oxygen. Semen contains large amounts of lecithin, which must be replaced after ejaculation. Choline stimulates the brain to produce and release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine elevates mood and stimulates sexual arousal, especially for those over the age of forty, when choline levels in the cells may begin to decline. Acetylcholine also triggers the release of lubricating moisture from the mucous membranes of the vagina in preparation for sexual intercourse. It helps men maintain an erection and aids in hormone production.

When used to arouse desire, 100 to 200 mg of choline is taken a half hour before having sex. Choline also boosts brain power – especially memory – and aids weight-loss by emulsifying fats so they can be flushed from the cells.

Some people prefer taking lecithin supplements rather than choline because they say that choline gives them a “fishy” body odor. Lecithin granules provide a convenient way to take choline as a daily supplement. The granules dissolve easily in juice, tea, or soup, or they can be sprinkled over food or added to a bread mix. Some users say that lecithin makes tea more satisfying. This is probably because of its oil content. Two tablespoons a day of the granules should be sufficient.

Food sources: Egg yolks, liver, soybeans, fish, meat, milk, whole-grain cereals, peas, beans, peanuts, seeds, nuts, green vegetables, brewer’s yeast Megadoses of choline may aggravate depression.

Choline may cause diarrhea. Do not take choline supplements if you have gastric ulcers or Parkinson’s disease, or if you are taking prescription drugs such as atropine or diphenhydramine, which are meant to block the effects of acetylcholine.

Phenylalanine and Tyrosine

We have seen how choline enhances sex by increasing production of the sex-boosting neurotransmitter acetylcholine. The amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine increase levels of two other sex-boosting brain neurotransmitters, norepineph-
rine and dopamine. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that exists in two forms: D-phenylalanine (taken for pain) and L-phenylalanine.

Being overweight does not necessarily lower a person’s sex appeal. But while excess weight may not stand in the way of romance, it can adversely affect the body’s reproductive system.

It even affects production of sex hormones. This is particularly true when overweight is the result of a high-fat diet. Fat produces estrogen, the primary female hormone. For women, this inadvertent accumulation of excess estrogen can cause unpleasant side effects such as disturbed menstrual cycles and bloating. It can also increase the risk of developing breast cancer, since that cancer is estrogen-dependent. This risk can be reduced by avoiding high-fat foods.

For men, a diet that is high in fat leads to a body that is low in testosterone, the hormone responsible for sex drive.

A study at the University of Utah tested the effect of high fat on the testosterone levels of eight male volunteers. The results were astonishing. After drinking high-fat milk- shakes (57 percent fat, 34 percent carbohydrates, 9 percent protein) the men’s       testosterone  levels  dropped approximately 50 percent. When they drank low-fat milkshakes (1 percent fat, 73 percent carbohydrates, 25 percent protein) their testosterone levels did not decline at all. The researchers concluded that over a period of time a high-fat diet can deplete a man’s sex drive. Their conclusion has been supported by other studies.

In addition to lowering libido, a high-fat diet may con- tribute to atherosclerosis, the build-up of fatty plaque deposits in the blood vessels, including the numerous tiny blood vessels in the penis. When the blood vessels are narrowed by plaque deposits, they cannot supply the penis with the amount of blood needed to achieve an erection; nor can they respond to sexual signals governed by the sex drive.

A diet that is high in animal fats – especially fat found in red meat – may affect hormone levels of both men and women. Female hormones are frequently added to the food of grazing animals such as beef cattle and also sometimes to chickens to fatten  them   up more quickly for market. As women are well aware, female hormones cause the body to retain water and put on weight. Although the public has been assured that any resulting amounts of female hormones in the meat are insignificant, not everyone is comfortable with this assurance. American beef has been banned in some countries because of this practice.

This is not to say that you must eliminate all fat for the health of your hormones. To do so would be disastrous to your skin. It would also  prevent fat-soluble vitamins from being used by the body: vitamins A, D, E, and K. You need to have some fat in your diet, but the healthiest sources are vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fish oil. Included in these necessary fats are the essential fatty acids.

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids are fats the body needs but cannot manufacture on its own. It is essential that they be supplied in the diet. Essential fatty acids serve many important functions that include:

  • Strengthening cell membranes
  • Promoting growth of muscles and nerves
  • Reducing levels of cholesterol and blood fat

They are also crucial to your sex life. Essential fatty acids are needed for:

  • The normal functioning of your sex organs and glands
  • The production of sex hormones and adrenal hormones
  • Stimulating the production of prostaglandins – hormone-like substances vitalto sexual response (sometimes injected locally to treat impotence)
  • Improving circulation, which enables blood to flow into the genitals and aids erections

The two essential fatty acids that perform these functions are linoleic acid and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). The best sources of linoleic acid are cold-pressed oils of vegetables, seeds, and nuts. EPA is part of the omega-3    group of fatty acids, which are found in the oil of fish, such as salmon, that live in deep, cold, fresh water. The omega-3 fish oils are extremely effective in lowering cholesterol and blood fat levels, thereby improving circulation and thinning the blood.

Both linoleic acid and EPA produce prostaglandins, which are critical to sexual response and to male erections. In order to produce prostaglandins, however, these fatty acids must have an adequate supply of vitamins B3 and B6, vitamin C, zinc, and magnesium.

Food sources: Linoleic acid: Safflower oil, sunflower oil, evening primrose oil, black currant oil, soy oil, corn oil, sesame oil, walnuts, almonds, peanut butter.

EPA omega-3: Salmon, mackerel, menhaden, herring, sardines, flaxseed oil. EPA should not be used if you are taking blood-thinning medication. When excessive amounts of EPA are taken, it can reduce the ability of the blood to form clots.

In Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James F. Balch and Phyllis A. Balch advise diabetics to eat fish for its essentially fatty acids, but to avoid taking fish-oil supplements.

Vitamin B-Complex

Fast food, processed food, junk food – all seem to be an integral and perhaps necessary part of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Yet convenience and instant satisfaction have their price in less than optimal health and vitamin deficiencies. Among the most common of these are deficiencies of the B vitamins, deficiencies that were quick to emerge following that highly touted, highly processed innovation – white bread. Until that time, whole grains had been the main source of B vitamins in the average diet. But most of the B vitamins are removed in the process of making white bread. Without the basic B vitamins, bread is no longer the “staff of life.” There are, of course, other factors that cause deficiencies of the B vitamins, such as age and certain health problems.

If you are deficient in any of the B vitamins it is almost impossible to have a fulfilling sex life. The reason can be summed up in two words: energy and nerves. Without the B vitamins your body could     not convert carbohydrates into glucose – a simple sugar that is the body’s chief source of energy. Nor could you metabolize (break down) fats or proteins. In short, even though you ate, you would get no energy from your food.

Vitamin B deficiency can also result in irritability, even to the point of aggressiveness and nervousness, the feeling of being “on edge.”

Unless you eat a lot of wheat germ, whole grains, brewer’s yeast, or liver, it is almost impossible to obtain sufficient B vitamins from food alone. On the other hand, if you take supplements of a single B vitamin, the need for the other B vitamins is gready increased. A surplus of one of the B vitamins could cause a deficiency of another. Thus it is a good policy to take a balanced vitamin B-complex supplement.

Fix Your Low Sperm Count

As more men overeat, party hard, and expose themselves to chemicals, sperm counts are plummeting throughout the developed world—and it’s affecting couples now.
Some of the causes of infertility in men include lack of semen, low sperm motility, and sperm of low quality. However, the biggest cause of infertility in men today is proven to be low sperm count. Men dealing with this problem may wonder what causes this problem to occur. Various environmental and biological factors can lead to this problem. Here is a look at some of the most common causes of lower sperm count that you may want to consider.

Emotional & Physical Stress

Probably one of the most common causes of low sperm count in men is emotional and physical stress. Men often deal with stress in relationships, at work, or in other areas of life. This stress can cause problems with the hormones that help produce sperm, leading to a lower sperm count while men are under stress. While stress can never be completely eliminated, lowering stress levels and learning to deal with stress can improve the problem.

Smoking

Many men are unaware that their nicotine addiction could be causing them to experience low sperm count. Smoking can impair the lifespan of sperm and can reduce the sperm count as well. Studies show that the motility of sperm are also affected by smoking.

Aging

While you cannot change your age, age can be a cause of low sperm count. Men reach their peak fertility at up to age 35. After this age, sperm production begins to slow down over time. This means that sperm count will go down over time as men continue to age.

Exposure To Heat

When the temperature of the scrotum is increased, sperm count can be lowered. This can include spending time in saunas or soaking in hot tubs for a period of time. High fevers can cause low sperm count for life as well in some extreme cases. Even weight tight underwear and sitting for extended periods of time can cause an increase in heat in the testicles, reducing the amount of sperm being produced.

Medications

Certain medications that are commonly taken may end up causing sperm count to be lowered. Some antibiotics are known to cause low sperm count. Certain ulcer medications and cancer drugs may also cause this problem. Being exposed to power x-rays and having chemotherapy can also cause damage to the cells that produce sperm, which can temporarily cause low sperm count.

Obesity

Studies have shown that men who are obese also deal with low sperm counts in many cases. The reason this happens is that being obese can end up leading to hormone changes within the body. These changes can begin to decrease the amount of sperm that are produced by the body.

Nutritional Deficiencies

While being obese can cause low sperm count, being underweight and dealing with nutritional deficiencies can also cause this problem. Sperm production can be reduced greatly if men eat a diet that doesn’t include enough folate, zinc, vitamin C, selenium, and vitamin E. These are just a few of the common causes of low sperm count. Other causes may include genetic disorders, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, glandular abnormalities, testicular defects, and environmental pollution.

As everybody knows, sperm counts are down, due to environment, due to diet, and all sorts of reasons. Men are seeking fertility treatment more often than women. What can we do about it? Over the last 50 years, men’s sperm count has dropped dramatically.

Can you change the way you eat to improve your sperm count?

According to recent statistics, hamsters have a higher sperm count than humans pound per pound. A hamster has around 160 million sperm/ml of semen whereas the average man has approximately 60 million sperm / ml of semen. By changing your diet, you can boost your sperm count.

Laptops

According to a new study, men who use their laptops on their laps may be endangering their chances of fatherhood. When laptops heat up, they increase the temperature around the testicles very quickly. We know conclusively that a temperate increase around the testicles of 2 degrees Celsius is enough to damage sperm. That’s why your testicles are outside your body, to keep the temperature cool.

About 15% of couples in the United States who try to conceive will have fertility issues. Estimates are that 30-50% of those couples suffer from male factor infertility.

What are ways men can optimize their firepower?

A good multivitamin that contains some zinc, selenium, and folic acid are very important for men. You also want to try and live a healthy lifestyle. Exercise moderately, reduce your stress, enjoy your life.

Dealing With Premature Ejaculation

It’s interesting i couldn’t find any definite solutions posted on the PEGym forum despite many desperate calls “help me cure my PE” no answers like do this and that like I did and now my PE is cured – mostly its diaries of people struggling with uneven success of few minutes here and there with quite a bit of struggle to record any LASTING and SOLID cures…

The KEGEL / REVERSE KEGEL is discussed alot on PEGym but as I got it the user base cannot even decide if they help or worsen your PE and even big propagators of the technique haven’t yet said their PE is cured…

I don’t mean to sound unthankful or knock down efforts of PEGym users but I just feel hopeless that there is no definite solution to this problem despite years of studies, 100000 USD of money spent on various online manuals and treatment books, 100000 of discussion posts, 1000000 links on Google, everybody promising to fix this problem – and when you pay they tell you “you have to be aware of your arousal, boy and stop fucking when you are about to cum” wow what an advice…

I agree with the fact that watching too much porn and masturbate causes PE. You always go for the good stuff when you download/watch, the ones that turn you on, and you cum very soon. You don’t care much, but when it is time to go to bed with a real women and realize that you suffer from PE, the game is lost a long time ago.

So I would suggest hitting the problem both mentally and physically.

They say that a habit need approx. 30 days to build. So stop porn,”clean” your head from all that, do any other stuff you like and forget about porn and that you will never cure your PE. When I was suffering about PE, I searched and read almost anything, and learn anything about penis ,like I was studying for urology )

Kegels are ok to use ,but because you are anxious about this ,you might overdo any exercises and this will work as a draw back. If you want to do some exercises to help build up your pc muscles is ok,but try light. (I didn’t use any exercise to help with my PE)

Clean Your Diet

Try cleaning up your diet, and drink some water. Better lifestyle will also help.

After doing some time away from masturbating or sex, start slow again, masturbate alone but with no visual, only your mind, and try not to hurry. Build up time each time you masturbate, and then step by step add some photos first, videos last. The main think is to reprogram your penis on when to ejaculate. There are some products that look like a vagina ,that you can also use at later stages. Also you can use dry hand masturbation at first, then with some liquid, or in the bath etc. Get your penis a lot of “difficult” challenges before you hit the last one, going bed with women.

Then come the real stuff, real women ,real sex. It is a different think to play your dick solo and a different think getting inside a real wet pussy. Again start slow, take your time build up some time.

I hope you get my point. Think of it like a training program, like lifting weights. Start slow and light and then heavy stuff (you might get disappointed from time to time, that is ok, the main think is to stick to it, you’ll get through it at the end). It takes some time but consistent is the key.

Then hit the problem from the mental side. Get familiar with aft (emotional freedom techniques) and Sedona method and start clearing things out. You will be surprised how much this helps. There are many philological issues related to PE and you can clear some of your fears with these tools in my opinion. (how long will last, if my erection will stay for so long, anxious etc., you got my point)

Eventually you will reach your goal. And look back in the past and laugh about it. I talk by experience and not by reading one or two simple books out there.

Important Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

EFFECTS         The “morale” vitamin. Converts carbohydrates to energy. Combats fatigue anddepression. A deficiency of this vitamin drains your energy and sex life.

SOURCES        Wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, bran, legumes, nuts and seeds, liver, kidney, pork, fish

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

EFFECTS         Vital to energy. Helps metabolize carbohydrates and proteins. Essential for production of hormones by the adrenal glands.

SOURCES        Liver, dairy products, beans, eggs, fish, poultry, spinach, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

EFFECTS         Vital to energy. Helps metabolize carbohydrates and fats. Combats fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia. Enhances sex by dilating blood vessels to promote blood flow to the brain and to the sexual organs.

SOURCES        Chicken, liver, salmon, kidney, peanuts, brewer’s yeast, chickpeas, brown rice,seeds

CAUTION        May cause flushed skin. (Avoid by using “no-flush” niacin.) Overdoses may cause: liver damage, higher levels of uric acid, higher levels of blood sugar.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

EFFECTS         The anti-stress vitamin. Helps metabolize carbohydrates and fat. Combats fatigue, depression, and anxiety.

SOURCES        Beans, beef, eggs, pork, fish, vegetables, whole wheat

CAUTION        Extremely high doses may cause diarrhea or water retention

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

EFFECTS         Used in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter epinephrine, which is involved in orgasm. Combats depression, mood swings, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), water retention. Helps metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

SOURCES        Brewer’s yeast, chicken, liver, pork, fish, whole grains, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, potatoes, dried beans, bananas

CAUTION        Excessive intake may cause deterioration of sensory nerves (nerves that transmit information for sight, hearing, etc.).

Vitamin           B12 (Cyanocobal-amiri)

EFFECTS         Helps metabolize carbohydrates and fats. Essential for production of red blood cells. Prevents nerve damage. A deficiency of this vitamin decreases the sex drive.

SOURCES        Liver, chicken, beef, pork, fish, clams, eggs, dairy products (found only in animal products)

Folic Acid   

EFFECTS         Vital for energy and formation of red blood cells. Helps metabolize proteins. Combats fatigue, irritability, depression.

SOURCES        Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, liver, mushrooms, nuts, beans, bran, brewer’s yeast

CAUTION        Large doses may inhibit absorption of zinc. Epileptics taking phenytoin should not take folic acid, which inhibits absorption of that drug.

 

IMPORTANT MINERALS

 

Calcium  

EFFECTS         Combats nervous tension and irritability.

SOURCES        Dairy products, sardines, seaweed, green leafy vegetables, almonds, molasses.

CAUTION        Excessive intake of calcium may interfere with iron absorption. It may cause abdominal pain or calcium deposits in tissues.

Chromium

EFFECTS         Vital to energy. Aids in metabolizing glucose for energy and in regulating blood sugar levels.

SOURCES        Brewer’s yeast, liver, beef, potatoes, cheese, whole grains

Iodine

EFFECTS         Vital to energy. Essential to the thyroid gland which regulates basal metabolism, the speed at which body activities occur. A deficien- cy can weaken the sex drive and create fatigue.

SOURCES        Iodized salt, seafood, kelp, onions, pineapple

CAUTION        Excess iodine may interfere with thyroid function.

Iron 

EFFECTS         Vital to energy used in red blood cells to carry oxygen. A deficiency causes anemia, with resulting fatigue and sometimes depression.

SOURCES        Liver, egg yolks, dried apricots, raisins, fish, beans, legumes, dried fruits – especially apricots and raisins

CAUTION Excess iron can damage organs especially the liver and heart.

Magnesium  

EFFECTS         Involved in production of sex hormones. Increases levels of the female hormone progesterone. Helpful for women with PMS.

SOURCES        Soybeans, meat, fish, dairy products, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, molasses, brown rice, brewer’s yeast, figs

CAUTION        Excessive amounts may cause diarrhea.

Manganese 

EFFECTS         Helps maintain hormone production.

In male laboratory animals, a manganese deficiency causes loss of sex drive, lack of semen, and degeneration of the seminal tubules.

SOURCES        Avocados, nuts, seeds, kelp, whole grains, coffee, tea

CAUTION        Excess doses may cause nerve damage.

Selenium

EFFECTS         A mood booster and energy enhancer.

An antioxidant that may slow down the aging process. Helps prevent dandruff and acne. Males need more because of high amount of selenium in sperm.

SOURCES        Brazil nuts, seafood, poultry, organ meats, whole grains, onions, garlic, mushrooms (Selenium content of food is dependent on the extent of its presence in the soil.) CAUTION          Overdoses can interfere with assimilation of fluoride. Severe overdoses can be toxic.

Zinc 

EFFECTS         The “man’s mineral” – essential for health of the prostate and for active sperm. A deficiency may cause sexual dysfunction. Even a mild deficiency lowers testosterone levels.

(Symptoms of a deficiency: white spots on fingernails, prostate enlargement.)

SOURCES        Pumpkin seeds, oysters, fish, yogurt, legumes, whole grains

CAUTION        Overdoses may interfere with calcium and copper absorption.