8 facts about libido that you need to know
Of course, you know what "libido" is. However, how deeply do you delve into the very essence of this concept? Dr. Nancy Simpkins, who works in the US state of New Jersey with problems of sexual desire in women during pregnancy, depression and menopause, spoke about some facts from this area and her own practice.
The more testosterone, the higher the libido
The stronger sex has more testosterone. An interesting fact is that young ladies have higher testosterone levels than women during menopause, and, accordingly, sexual desire decreases over time.
The peak of sexual activity in women is later than in men
The stronger sex is most active in sex at the age of 18, women-at the age of 23. This difference is explained by the peculiarities of the hormonal background. Young ladies of childbearing age have problems with libido in connection with ovulation, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.
Dishes with aphrodisiacs are just a myth
The existence of such food has no scientific confirmation. So eat seafood, avocado and pine nuts only if it is part of a delicious dinner and rest.
Food that improves blood supply may increase libido
These are different foods that contain antioxidants and have a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels: blueberries, strawberries, beans, salmon, asparagus…
Do not abuse alcohol
Alcoholic beverages have a negative effect on sexual desire and depress the nervous system. However, if you are irritated, a small dose of alcohol can help. By the way, smoking also harms libido.
An increase in estrogen and testosterone during this period leads to an increase in sexual desire. This is especially good if you want a toddler.
Pregnancy often increases libido
This is again due to the high level of hormones. In addition, due to the lack of fear of getting pregnant (this has already happened), women are more relaxed and involved in the process.
Medications do not affect libido
In addition to antidepressants, as they can really reduce sexual desire. If we talk about combined oral contraceptives, then, according to some studies, they increase libido, according to others — they suppress. So there is no reliable information available today. Be that as it may, you should discuss with your doctor possible side effects.