No it’s true, these 7 things are killing your libido.
Our libido is far more complex than most of us think and there are things we do every day that lower our libido. Libido or sexual desire is much more than just being attracted to someone, there is far more to it than just that.
Certain chemical that are introduced in our bodies through food, gels and sex toys are messing with our hormones and plummeting our libidos.
Get your libido back in track by eliminating the list below.
1. Soft drinks
Some soft drinks like Mountain Dew, list brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, as an ingredient. Bromine products are linked to male infertility, impotence, and decreased libido.
2. Cash register receipts
According to a study published in Fertility and Sterility, discovered that men with higher BPA levels in their urine experienced low sperm counts and lower sperm quality than men with lower levels. To keep your sperm—and sex drive—levels healthy, turn down unnecessary receipts and avoid another huge source of BPA, canned foods, including soup.
3. Not enough sleep
Your libido is not classified as a life or death function by your body, so when it’s tired and chronically so, your body will put its limited energy resources into its vital body processes. Your body will tell your libido to wait until it has some energy reserves. So sleep. Can you have sex when you’re tired all the time? Sure. Will you want to? No and no and no again.
4. Sex Toys
Certain sex toys and other vinyl- containing products can harm male and female libidos. Everything from that plastic vibrator, your shower curtain can affect your hormones and lower testosterone, killing the desire to have sex in both man and women. Look then for glass or medical grade silicone vibrators for your bedroom play without killing your libido.
5. Scent Candles and Air Fresheners
Aren’t candles supposed to set the sexy mood? Yes, but if you are using the artificial scented candles you are propagating sex drive killing chemicals into the air. The fake fragrances in candles and air fresheners also act as fake sex hormones, which can put a damper on testosterone levels. Choose beeswax candles.
6. Microwave Popcorn
Popcorn is a favourite snack among many people but not a friend for your libido. Nonstick chemicals that are used I the inner lining of microwave popcorn bags and in non-stick cooking pots often contain perfluoroalkyl acids, PFOA or PFOS. These chemicals can really damage a man’s libido and worse. Small doses of them are linked to testicular tumours, male infertility and lack of libido. Opt for untreated stainless steel cookware and stay away from microwave popcorn.
I’m sure you’ve all had one of those nights where alcohol fueled a pretty unforgettable one-night stand, right? Drinking does let your inhibitions fall and provide for you to become, well, the other you, but it also does a number on your insides. Long-term use of alcohol and binge drinking will not only result in menstrual irregularities, but will rob you of your libido — not to mention what it does to your liver.
Put down the supposed aphrodisiac and reach for a lobster roll. Oysters are high in zinc which is what we can thank for that elevated libido, but the reality is that oysters also full of parasites and toxic ocean substances which, of course, are absorbed by your body upon consumption, and actually negate any positive effects of that zinc you’re trying so desperately to get in your blood stat for the good times. Leave the oysters in the ocean to play with their fellow toxic friends.
Another factor that affects libido is negative body image. Anyone who struggles with body image will detract from sex and not feel desire or desired. It is our body imperfections that make us unique and sexy.