Things to avoid before sex

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Before you get your freak on, you always get your food on. But, some foods we eat lower our sex drive, so it's important to choose wisely before getting some action. These foods will most definitely not help get that mood going, and could possibly prevent you from getting it on. Here’s the food and drinks you should avoid if you are planning on getting some tonight.

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Peppermint

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with someone, no one wants to bring any bad smells to the bedroom. So, surely it makes sense to want your breath to smell fresh before things get hot and heavy, right? But freshening it up might spoil your naughty night. According to sex therapist Dr. Richard, “The menthol in peppermint has been shown to reduce testosterone levels, plummeting the sex drive as a result.”

Gum

Gum is technically not food, but chewing gum is a definite no before having sex. Well, it’s because the actual act of chewing, for one, leads to you swallowing air so you end up feeling bloated and making you belch. While moans and grunts may enhance sex, belches are a total turn off.

Energy drinks

Even though energy drinks seem great for stamina, they contain large doses of sugar and caffeine to give you a temporary surge of energy, followed by a crash. Basically, you’ll have energy but it will not last longe, and you may end up falling asleep on your partner’s couch just before sex. Too much sugar also can lower testosterone levels. So if you’re looking for something to boost your energy you can sip on black current juice for a natural energy boost.

Alcohol

If you’re going on a date and you want to break the ice with a few cocktails, skip the bar. Too much booze can make you feel sleepy. Alcohol also lowers your sensitivity to touch and weakens orgasm.

Microwavable pop corn

If you’re planning to take have an intimate night skip that movie snack. The chemicals in the linings of microwavable popcorn bags, which are the same as those found in non-stick pots and pans, are linked to a reduced sex drive in men as well as significantly lower sperm count.

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