A healthy sex life is important both physically and mentally. But if the fire has died out, you may be left thinking ‘what has happened?’, and it may be that your diet is to blame.
Food can play a huge role in helping to relight the fire in the bedroom. There are a range of nutrient packed foods that can amplify your libido and boost your health! Kegel8 have done all of the hard work and created a list of the top foods you should be buying in your weekly shop to get your mojo back…
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it certainly couldn't keep you away from the bedroom. Apples are rich in an antioxidant called quercetin. This plays a vital role in controlling the symptoms of prostatitis and interstitial cystitis (IC), whilst promoting good circulation. Both conditions can make sex difficult and uncomfortable for men and women - so it's best to keep up on your 5-a-day!
Rejoice! Dark chocolate specifically contains a compound called phenylethylamine which triggers the release of endorphins (happy chemicals) and feel-good dopamine.
Believe it or not, eggs are rumoured to relieve erectile dysfunction. Eggs contain amino acid L-arginine that maintains healthy erections.
Garlic may not be very sexy when you're locking lips, but it can help 'down there'. The herb is a natural blood thinner that can be used as a natural way to prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. Its anticoagulant properties ensure there is PLENTY of blood flow to your intimate areas.
Specifically, pine nuts are a great source of zinc which is linked to boosting your sex drive. Walnuts are also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that boost dopamine and arginine which relax blood vessels and increase circulation.
The seeds of strawberries are packed with zinc which is essential for sex. For women, it helps to get you in the mood (mentally and physically), and for men, zinc controls the testosterone levels that are responsible for producing sperm.
Red wine to be specific. Yes, you heard that right. Maybe not so good for you physically, but emotionally, a glass of red wine can help you get into the mood. The Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that 1-2 glasses of red wine a day increased sexual desire and lubrication in women.
I'm still experiencing a lack of intimate sensation...
Your pelvic floor muscles do a LOT for you. They support all your pelvic organs, aid in childbirth, control your bladder and bowel, but did you know that they are also responsible for your intimate sensations?
It's actually your pelvic floor muscles that contract during orgasms. So, by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises, you can strengthen your orgasms as well!
Regular pelvic floor exercises can increase the blood flow to your vagina, improving natural lubrication and sensitivity. There's no secret to a happy vagina, it's all about those muscles.
What if Kegels don't work?
One way in which you can guarantee the effectiveness of your Kegels is to use a biofeedback tool. Kegel8 Vaginal Cones have a unique indicator tail that allows you to see, in real-time, whether you are exercising the muscles correctly or not. As you squeeze and lift, the tail of the cone waves downwards – it’s that easy! Plus, the set comes with three different weighted cones to give your pelvic floor a thorough workout and helps to build your endurance over time.
Over 30% of women cannot correctly recruit their pelvic floor muscles.
If you cannot produce an effective pelvic floor contraction, it’s not the end of the line, extra help is at hand! Electrical stimulation devices, such as the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner harness the body’s natural electrical signals to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles and produce an effective contraction all with the push of a button! That means that all of the guesswork is removed, and you can guarantee your pelvic floor gets a great workout every single time.
Reviews for the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner
Mrs L - Delighted
"I have used another product for some time and felt no improvement at all, the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner felt more effective immediately, and the effects from using it were felt very quickly. This one actually works, and I am delighted.”
Mel - I Haven't Felt Like This in Years!
"I wish I knew about this product years ago....I was quite loose down there, and I was no longer enjoying sex...since using this 2x per day..programme 6/7 I have absolutely noticed a difference. My partner and I are really enjoying the benifts. I haven't felt like this in years..very happy..10/10!”