5 Foods to Avoid Before Sex

Posted by on August 13, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 5 Comments

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By | Lelo.com

If you’re anything like us, you’ve Googled the likes of “foods to boost your libido” or “food aphrodisiacs” on at least one occasion.

However, in the search for the diet to double our desire, we often lose focus of nature’s anti-aphrodisiacs – common, everyday foods that lower our libidos.

So what should you look out for before you start chowing down?

Here are five foods that can lessen your mood before you get busy:

Hot Dogs

It’s no secret that hot dogs are high in saturated fat.

However, a little known fact is that foods high in saturated fat can clog penile and vaginal arteries, preventing proper blood flow. Try substituting your next frankfurter for a fish taco—a handheld treat rich in omega-3 fatty acids that will help improve cardiovascular flow.

French Fries

Literally and figuratively, your heart knows the answer to Do you want fries with that?

On the laundry list of negative health benefits of fried food lay some sexual side effects; for example, the trans-fat in fries can lower testosterone levels and decrease blood circulation. Additionally the excess salt you’ll take in can make it more difficult for men with high blood pressure to maintain strong erections.


That vegetarian diet of yours certainly has its health advantages, but some studies show that shelving the tofu before a night of making love could help keep your estrogen levels balanced.

Soy products are known to up estrogen levels and added estrogen could be a sex drive stealer in both sexes. However fear not, vegetarians – the evidence doesn’t come close to justifying dropping tofu from your diet entirely.


About the Author

Katy Thorn is a post-grad writer with a passion for – and a history of – writing about sex, sexuality and all that it entails. She spends her time running, reading, writing and socialising. Katy has a cat named Feargal, she loves coffee and hates writing bios.

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  1. 466022010237719@facebook.com' Joe Sto says:

    Burgers and beer before sex. Omg gross…

  2. 10153497503934494@facebook.com' Brandon Broach says:

    ….unless ur into red meat burps and hot “silent but deadly” farts whilst swimming in coitus.

  3. 10207497704539599@facebook.com' Jason Williams says:


  4. patrick.cogan@gmail.com' Patrick says:

    While most of what she wrote is good, she is dead wrong about saturated fat. It is ok to eat as much saturated fat as you want, it it TRANS fats that cause potential blocking by causing inflation. Secondly, it is the nitrates in hot dogs and other preserved meats that can cause problems, not fat.

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