Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top 10 that can lower your sex drive

Every now and then I run across something that I think can have an impact on relationships.  The following tips are worth sharing and worth paying attenion to.

Here are the Top 10 That Lower Sex Drive from


1   White bread - Eating refined carbohydrates saps your sexual energy because these foods release sugar too quickly, which leads to an energy slump that can make you too tired for fun in bed. Too much sugar can also make you fat, which causes all sorts of problems, including an increased estrogen level, that lowers testosterone levels in both men and women, causing a lowered libido. People with extra weight also have reduced blood flow to the sex organs, which means less arousal and more frequent bouts of dysfunction.

2   Cold and Flu Remedies - Medicines that contain diphenhydramine or pseudoephedrine not only affect your sex drive but can cause erectile problems. Antihistamines can lead to ejaculation problems as well as low sex drive in both men and women.

3   Iron Deficiency - Low iron levels may reduce the quality of blood flow and sap energy.

4   Blood Pressure Pills - Because these medications reduce heart rate and blood flow, not as much blood gets to the genitals, and function and desire are deminished.

5   Baldness Cures - Men who take the hair loss drug Finasteride (Propecia) can have a significantly reduced libido. It's thought the drug alters levels of important brain chemicals that affect mood and other bodily functions.

6   Losing Pounds too Quickly - Taking weight off too fast can disturb hormones and affect fertility. If you lose more than 10 % of your body weight too quickly, your body goes into starvation mode and all unnecessary functions (such as sex drive) shut down. All you want to do is sleep...

7   Painkillers - Opiate based painkillers such as codeine and morphine can supress activity in the hypothalamus, which causes a release of hormones that suppress libido. If you're worried about your sex drive, stick with painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

8   Diabetes - Diabetes can cause nerve ddamage, which means you're less sensitive to touch. It also causes lowered testosterone levels, narrowed arteries and nerve damage which can lead to erectile difficulty.

9   The Pill - The hormones in the Pill trick your body into thinking you're already pregnant and don't need to reproduce. It also lowers testosterone levels, which prevents ovulation and horniness.

10  Antidepressants - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - a modern family of antidepressants including Prozac (fluoxetine), Seroxat (paroxetine) and sertraline - cause a loss of libido and delayed orgasm in the majority of people who take them. Older antipsychotic drugs such as haloperidol (Serenace) and chlorpromazine (Largactil) and some newer ones such as risperidone (Risperdal) also affect sexual desire in up to three-quarters of people tested. A new drug called agomelatine (or Valdoxan) does not cause these side-effects, nor does mirtazapine (Avanza, Zispin).

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