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What causes low libido?


A lot of people suffer from low libido. ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke to sex therapists, and they offered solutions, most especially as regard the right food to eat.


ADUNOLA AJUWON (Sex therapist, Pinkmafia)

What are the foods that boost libido?

I will start by saying the lifestyle a person affects the person’s libido. For instance, a smoker is doing more harm than good to himself. Run away from fatty foods. There are some vegetables that help because of their composition – walnuts, almonds and ginger. Women’s libido tend to increase in their 40’s, while a man’s libido slows down in their 20’s.

What kills libido?

Having the wrong conversation at the wrong time, smoking, drinking too much. Some men think they will be more active when they drink, research has shown that too much alcohol kills libido.

What do you consider a good sex life?

There is no recipe for a good sex life. For me, I track a good sex life when I counsel people. If they are happy, it shows they have a good sex life. If a couple had high libido, it shows they have a good sex life.



What kills libido?

Libidinal loss does not happen suddenly. Sadness, anger, hopelessness, stress, dejection, can dampen desire and lead to erectile dysfunction. Taking unhealthy food and exercise, alcohol can kill libido.

Addiction to any kind of drink could make it harder for a man to finish the sexual act. Alcohol gives that euphoric feeling initially that can later destroy sexual performance. Heavy alcohol can interfere with erection.

The content of some medicine could affect libido too. Some blood pressure drugs, pain medication and antidepressant, cocaine, marijuana could cause sexual problem, libodo inclusive.

Obesity in men produces less of the hormone, testosterone which is important for sexual desire and producing an erection.

What are the foods that boost libido?

Almonds, walnuts, boiled egg, ginger. For instance, garlic contains allions, a compound that increases blood flow to the sexual organ. Increased blood flow to the penis causes it to stay erect longer.

What do you consider good sex life?

Good sex life is actually in the eye of the beholder. For some couples, it might be the ability to produce fantabulous multiple orgasms in their partners. For other couples, it might mean being able to last for 20 to 30 minutes; for others, it might be the after effect of the blow job that is still making their brain to spin.

Basically, to have a good sex life, the couple must have regular sex, at least, five times a week.



What are the foods that help boost libido?

Avocadoes have some sex benefits. They are rich in unsaturated fats, making them very heart-healthy. And a healthy heart keeps the blood flowing to all the right places. Men with underlying heart disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction, so feel free to add some extra avocado slices to your salads.

Almonds are healthy nuts. They act as a sexual stimulant and a fertility aid. They are rich in nutrients and with minerals that are important for sexual health and reproduction, including zinc, selenium, and Vitamin E. Zinc can also help enhance sexual desire.

Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin B, which has been linked to high sperm count in men.

Chocolate is full of libido-boosting methylxanthines.

What kills libido?

Different issues may reduce libido. It could psychological or physiological. Physiology has to do with diseases that affect the nerves. Example, diabetic, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, etc. It is expedient that those suffering diabetes should avoid refined sugar as that would compound the neuropathy which is often seen in those with erectile dysfunction.

What do you consider good sex life?

Good or adequate sex life is regular intercourse about three times a week. What makes sex good is not the duration but the quality of sex. A lot of women get better sexual satisfaction if the sex begins outside the bedroom. The suggestive text messages, the gestures, the gifts. The foreplay is also as important as the actual penetration. It’s important for couples to know the erotic zones of their partners and “work” on those areas. Most women have been found to achieve orgasm by just clitoral stimulation than actual penetration.


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