Dates are really fun, and there’s a really good reason why people don’t always go straight to business but like to go through all the dinner-movie procedure. It gives couples a chance to connect on more levels before they jump in between the sheets.
Dinner is not only about eating, though,it will postpone the act itself and build up the sexual tension and it will give the partners the chance to get ready for action. But sometimes dinner can backfire if you make a poor choice of food.
Some foods are natural anti-aphrodisiacs and should be avoided if you don’t want to walk away from the restaurant feeling bloated and gassy instead of ready for action. Here we give you a list of five foods that you should definitely avoid before having sex:
Even though beans are really rich in fiber and antioxidants and really do help keep a nice waistline, they can give you gas which is really not sexy and can kill your desire to make love.
This happens because beans contain certain indigestible sugars that feed the good bacteria in the colon, however before they reach the colon they have to go through the stomach where floating stools from trapped gasses make you feel really bloated and gassy. This will not necessarily be the greatest problem ever, but having sex when you’re all bloated and gassy is really not a good idea.
Chocolate is probably one of the top favorite desserts, especially among women. It is packed full of anandamide and phenylethylamine, both of which cause the release of endorphins which are also released during physical activity or sex.
This is why chocolate is considered to be an aphrodisiac and is even used in the bedroom to spice things up. This is also because cocoa contains methylxanthines, which makes the skin more sensitive to touch. However, this is not always a good thing and can sometimes make you feel really lethargic.
Psychotherapist Dr. Fran Walfish stated that even though most people consider chocolate to be an aphrodisiac when it comes to most of her female patients, it made them really tired and killed their libido.
Seafood is really fancy and always a choice of someone that wants to leave a good impression. People consider oysters to be a natural aphrodisiac, however, if you go to a seafood restaurant make sure you take it easy.
A 2013 study shows that some chemicals which are banned in the US such as polychlorinated biphenyls are released in the waters as industrial waste. If you consume them through eating seafood, they can cause cancer and have an adverse effect on reproductive health. They are especially influential to women and kill their sex drive.
When it comes to being overall healthy and having a healthy libido, eating fried and greasy food should definitely be avoided. Fried foods contain trans-fats that really lower the libido. Dr. Douglas Heise, a chiropractor from Florida states that these trans-fat acids can really interfere with gestation in women and cause abnormal sperm production in men. Hence, fried food should definitely be avoided for overall health reasons, and especially before sex.
Dinner and a movie usually entail eating popcorn while in the movie theater. It is the go-to snack when watching movies at home as well and microwaveable type is usually the most commonly used as it is easiest to make, but if you are planning to get some action after the movie then you should definitely avoid eating popcorn.
The lining of the popcorn bags contains chemicals such as perfluoroalkyl acids (PFOA or PFOS) which lower the sex drive for men and drastically lower sperm count.