Six Foods to Boost Your Libido,
New Non-invasive Thermal Vaginal Tightening,
Plus Four Other Surprising Sex Facts
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Most couples desire a healthy sex life, but to get there numerous aspects of your personal and interpersonal well-being must all come together, and this is not always easy to accomplish. Ideally, couples whose sex life is fulfilling:
Couples with fulfilling sex lives tend to have strong relationships and confidence in themselves physically and mentally.
Feel good about themselves physically and mentally
Have a strong relationship
Communicate with each other about their sexual needs and preferences
Unfortunately, these factors are not coming together for many couples, because between 40 percent and 50 percent of U.S. women -- and 20 percent to 25 percent of U.S. men -- have a low sex drive. This is often the result of:
Stress, anxiety or depression
Low self-esteem or poor body image
Lack of connection with your partner
Unresolved conflicts with your partner
History of physical or sexual abuse
Menopause, pregnancy or breastfeeding
Physical problems ie. after vaginal birth: incontinence, prolapse uterus, vaginal atrophy, diminish sensation during intercourse
There are many natural methods that can help to restore your sex drive plus a painless vaginal treatment that has already proven to change the lives of many for greater confidence and joy in intimacy
But first, did you know boosting your libido may be as simple as adding a few precise foods to your diet?
Healthy Foods to Increase Your Virility
A healthy diet -- one full of fruits and veggies, lean proteins and whole grains -- is necessary for your body to function properly on every level. But beyond that, the following foods specifically may be great for your libido:
Women, Want to Enhance Your Sexual Libido Naturally?
Pomegranate juice: New research on animals shows it may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Oatmeal: Eating oats helps to produce a chemical that releases testosterone in your body, which may help increase your sex drive and orgasm strength.
Honey: The B vitamins in honey also boost testosterone production, while boron in honey helps your body use estrogen, which is important for arousal.
Eggs: Aside from being a symbol of fertility, eggs are high in vitamins B6 and B5, which may help your libido by balancing hormone levels and fighting stress.
Bananas: They contain an enzyme called bromelain, which may help increase libido and even reverse impotence in men.
Celery: Celery contains androsterone, a hormone released in men’s sweat that's said to be a turn-on for women.
Four More Sex Facts You Likely Never Knew
While we’re on the topic, let’s clear up some confusion and set the record straight on some common sexual beliefs.
- Intimacy wanes as you get older. Not so fast! While it's true that intimacy does decrease slightly when you reach your 70s and beyond, it does not disappear. In fact, the frequency of seniors' sex lives is based on the same things as younger people's -- with lack of a partner or health issues among the two most prominent reasons for a slow down.
- Men have more sex dreams than women. Not true! Women have just as many sex dreams as men. What varies, however, is WHAT men and women dream about, sexually speaking.
- Overweight people have less sex than skinny people. Actually, the opposite is true. A 2008 study in Obstetrics and Gynecology found overweight women have more sexual encounters than average-weight women.
- Taking a “virginity pledge” means a teen is more likely to wait until marriage. Not so, according to an analysis by The National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. The analysis found that those who promise to remain virgins until after marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not take a pledge, and they’re also less likely to use condoms or other contraceptives when doing so. (All the more reason to talk to your kids about sex early on.)
Research Proves a Healthy Sex Life is Good for You
Assuming it is done with a partner you can trust, and no sexually transmitted diseases are involved, the benefits of sexual relations include:
- Relief from depression and stress
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Pain relief
- A strong immune system
- A reduced risk of prostate cancer
Regaining Your Sexual Intimacy and Joy
If having challenges with your sex life it could be high blood sugar levels that actually lead to numerous disruptions that can impact your ability to have a healthy sex life. Aside from decreasing vaginal lubrication, uncontrolled blood glucose can lead to nerve damage that makes it difficult for women to experience sexual stimulation (and also leads to erectile dysfunction in men).
According to the University of Washington, Department of Medicine, study "Urinary incontinence disproportionately affects women and is very common, with prevalence estimates as high as 69% depending upon the definition of incontinence and sample characteristics. Urinary incontinence increases with age and is associated with social isolation and stigmatization, decreased quality of life, depression, and the end of independent living for some elderly women."
"Women with diabetes reported disproportionately more severe incontinence, difficulty controlling urination, mixed (stress and urge) incontinence, use of pads, inability to completely empty the bladder, being unaware of leakage, and discomfort with urination. Diabetes duration, treatment type, peripheral neuropathy, and retinopathy were significantly associated with severe incontinence in multiple regression models adjusted for age, education, and history of UTI; however, additional adjustment for BMI diminished the strength of association” (reduced the symptoms).
Their conclusion: "Urinary incontinence is highly prevalent among postmenopausal women. Women with diabetes are more likely to experience severe and symptomatic urinary incontinence. UTI history is a major risk factor, postvoid residual bladder volume plays no demonstrable role, and BMI confounds the relationship between diabetes and incontinence among healthy postmenopausal women."
Nerve damage, including peripheral neuropathy, is common in people with diabetes, but most often is associated with foot numbness and tingling. However, damage can also occur to nerves in the pelvis, which are necessary for sexual stimulation.
Also excessive relaxation or reduction of control of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrence after vaginal birth, or diabetes, or simply due to aging.
Vaginal atrophy, neuropathy, and or damage can diminish sensation during intercourse, reduce sexual satisfaction and change the relationship between partners.
Laxity of the skin is caused by numerous factors; and no area is immune to this natural decline including the vaginal walls.
It's not great to have that out-of-control feeling about your own body; especially when it affects the most intimate part of your life. Relationships can be challenging under the best of circumstances; you don't need your mind and body fighting each other!
There are noninvasive treatment options to consider. For example applying heat to tissue has become the standard for promoting collagen remodeling, which helps strengthen the structural support columns and improving the integrity of the skin.
ThermiVa treatment is the only temperature controlled radio frequency system, used for non-surgical dermatological application in aesthetics and other medical specialties.
Yes, this has been reported by nearly all patients as being a "painless" vaginal treatment.
ThermiVa is an in-office noninvasive outpatient procedure. Patients have stated wonderful desired results from this new treatment. It's for the woman who wants such results without surgery to reclaim, restore, and revive her sexual life.
It's said that the vaginal fluids are revitalized as well after this treatment with "most patients experiencing significant increased sexual desire and greater more pleasurable orgasms" according to Dr. Dan Ritacca.
Reclaim your "pre-baby body." Restoring your satisfaction and revive your relationship can be physically and mentally very important plus beneficial. As many men too have stated "happy wife, happy life!"
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Further, two of the BEST ways to improve your sex life, for both men and women, are the simple lifestyle habits of exercise and stress management. This is good news as staying intimate may be one of the best things you can do for your health and your relationship.
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