There’s no denying that what you eat has a serious effect on your mood, so it probably won’t surprise you that it can also impact on your sex life.
Fruit and veg like strawberries and asparagus can really get the blood pumping, but there are some seriously damaging foods out there too.
We’ve listed a few to stay clear of, just in case you were planning on getting lucky tonight.
Lets be honest, this is a bit of a no-brainer really.
Booze might help you feel more relaxed and confident chatting to people on a night out, but if you ever brought someone home in a in a worse-for-wear state, then it could fuck up your chances to impress in bed.
Too much alcohol dampens sexual desire, decreases arousal and sensitivity, and of course it may lower inhibitions leading to unsafe decisions about sex.
Imagine, you have a night of Netflix and Chill planned with your S.O and you want to put on a banging blockbuster (though you know in your mind that this won’t be the main focus of both your nights).
You think to yourself, what could be better than some warm microwave popcorn to get into that kinda movie feel?
Well, if you want things to get hot and heavy it couldn’t be worse. The Daily Star reports that a chemical found in the lining of the bag can kill libido and lower sperm accounts, according to a 2009 study.
If that isn’t already terrifying enough, apparently these Perfluoroalkyl acids could even cause prostate problems in the long term.
Out of all these foods, this one will definitely come as the biggest shocker.
It’s the go-to choice for a cheeky romantic gift and is often thought as an aphrodisiac, but you might want to hold off the boxes of chocolate in the future.
Apparently it can make women tired and less in the mood to get down and dirty and it contains chemicals which lowers men’s testosterone levels and their libido. In simple terms, avoid.
In yet another reason to not go vegan, apparently too much tofu or soy products can have a seriously negative effect on your hormone levels and therefore your sex life.
For men, it can slash sperm levels and it messes with the ovarian function in women.
If you’re out for a fancy romantic meal with your partner and it comes to your final course, you might want to ditch the cheeseboard in favour for something sweeter, that’s if you want to get lucky that night that is.
The cow’s milk in cheese contains synthetic hormones, which can mess with both oestrogen and testosterone levels.
So, there you have it, if you want a decent sex life you really need to watch what you eat- though it’s easier said than done.