Male enhancement supplements, oysters, and dark chocolate are some of the best things that you can take before sex because they enhance your sex drive and allows men to maintain their erections for longer periods of time.
And while there are some foods that also provide nearly the same benefits, there are those that you should avoid because they are known to be detrimental to your sexual health.
Today, I am going to talk about the foods that you need to avoid hours before having sex.
Foods That Are Too Salty
There are some people that are always fond of eating salty foods and men who have the knack for eating the salty stuff should be wary of their consumption of such foods. That is because salty foods can lead to too much water retention and that could prove to be a problem during sexual intercourse.
According to Dr. Robert Kominiarek, too much salt in the body would lead to water retention and, therefore, bloating. If this happens, especially in men, it could lead to a man’s inability to maintain an erection long enough for both him and his partner to reach orgasm.
Soft drinks, sodas, and any other carbonated drink should be avoided. However, if you really want to drink your soda, do not drink it three hours before having coitus. That is because you do not want to get so much air stuck to your system since it will lead to belching, which is something quite embarrassing when it happens during sex.
Soy is one of the best sources of plant-based protein. Some men even take them as an alternative to whey protein. However, keep in mind that too much soy products in your system can lead to hormonal imbalances and that can prove to be detrimental to a man’s sex drive. If a man suffers from low T levels, for example, that not only results in lower libido but it can also lead to premature ejaculation or even erectile dysfunction if left unaided.
Contrary to popular belief, you want your body to be in a more relaxed state during sex so as to make sure that your bodily processes are primed for coitus. That being said, consuming coffee just an hour or two before sex is a huge no-no mainly because of its caffeine.
Caffeine is a known stimulant and since adults rarely drink a single cup of coffee (some even opting to drink 4-5 cups a day), that may result in higher levels of cortisol which can pose a problem to one’s sexual performance. If you absolutely have to drink coffee, consume it in the morning or early afternoon.
So, in the last section, you’ve known that your body should be in a more relaxed state to have better sex, right? To achieve that, you’re probably thinking about drinking alcohol prior to sex, but that also doesn’t do you any good.
You see, alcohol can increase your body’s level of melatonin- the sleep hormone. So if you are going to consume alcohol, your body gets too relaxed and is also not conducive to having sex.