3 Foods That May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

Anyone who’s ever spent the better part of their Sunday in a pancake-induced coma/state of despair knows there’s a definite link between what you eat and how you feel.

Which probably means you also know that there’s a link between your nutrition and your sex life. Husband-and-wife team Dr. Brian Clement and Dr. Anna Maria Clement are experts on this very connectionŚand their book, 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality, explores everything from sex-boosting recipes to how to improve your fertility using food (more on that to come in another post!).

Some of their info stopped me in my tracksůor rather, in the middle of my dinner.

The bacon cheeseburger

The saturated fats you’ll find in most cheeses and fatty meats clogs your arteriesůnot exactly news to you. But did you know that the first arteries usually affected are the penal and vaginal arteries? They’re small, which means they quickly collect plaqueŚso even if you’re still looking svelte despite your close personal relationship with the McDonald’s drive-through guy, your sex life might be suffering. Not to mention, has anyone ever felt particularly sexy after polishing off a giant burger?

Related: 4 Surprising Effects of Fast Food

That box of grab-and-go muffins

Let’s face it, you’ve probably never heard a good word about trans fatsůand processed baked goods are loaded with them. In addition to clogging arteries, trans fats have also been linked to reduced testosterone levels (which means lower sex drive).

Related: Top 12 Dangerous Muffins

Your soy latte

Soy-based products are high in estrogen, which can cause male sex drive to take a nosedive. Rumor even has it that Buddhist monks eat tofu to help curb their sex drives! And it’ll affect more than just how lusty your guy is feeling…it may also affect your chances of having a baby: a 2008 study in the Human Reproduction journal found that soy can lower sperm count.

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Daniel Partlow
Daniel Partlow3 days ago

Who knew? Thanks!

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie8 days ago

Thank You!

S Gardner
S Gardner11 days ago

Thank You!

Iskrica Kne┬×zevic

thank you

Nina S.
Nina S.about a month ago


NitaSick L.
NitaSick L.about a month ago

Thank you for the info. I don't eat these foods so I'm on the right track.

Alexander Hay-Whitton
Alexander Hay-Whittonabout a month ago

I never touch these anyway.

Sharon B.
Sharon B.about a month ago

thank you for sharing

Kristal Marks
Kristal Marksabout a month ago

Thank you for your view on this issue

Marquita Greig
Marquita Greigabout a month ago

Thank you for the beneficial information on how to reduce waste at home. It is good to know that I am doing most of these things, an affirmation.