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|Weird Thinks That Can Bring Down Your Libido by chuqudy(m): 2:17pm On Sep 06, 2014|
Annoyingly for anyone who likes lovemaking (hopefully most of us), there are a tonne of things that can bring our libido down, reducing our appetite for a good bonk.
Overeating and under-exercising are two of the biggest culprits.
The fact is, if you stuff your face with junk food and haven't seen the inside of a gym (or a park), your body won't be in an ideal condition to enjoy regular lovemaking.
However, quite apart from diet and fitness, there are plenty of other, much weirder things that can reduce your libido:
Since 2010, a high percentage of till receipts have been found coated in a toxic chemical, known as Bisphenol A. Bisphenol A can enter your body via absorption through the skin, so clutching your latest burger joint receipt could be just as bad for you as the burger itself!
Evidence about the side effects of the chemical are controversial, but studies have shown that it can mimick oestrogen which can mess with your body's lust patterns.
Commercial, high-fat diary products, like cheese, are often treated with antibiotics and other growth hormones, which can affect your body's production of its own, natural hormones. The build up of xenoestrogens can cause low libido.
Now this one is just plain annoying. How many times have you been on a lovely date, made the mistake of eating something garlicky and popped a bit of chewing gum in your mouth, prior to the potential end-of-the-night-kiss? Well, you might want to think again.The menthol in peppermint has been known to reduce testosterone levels, leaving libidos in the gutter.
If you really need your minty hit, try peppermint tea instead, which has relatively low levels of menthol.
When setting the mood, beware of candles labelled "fresh linen", "ocean breeze" or "Summer blossom". Some artificially scented candles, made with paraffin, release the chemicals benzene and toluene into the air when they are burned. These chemicals can reduce your libido by confusing your body's production of the testosterone and progesterone. Stick to bees wax candles instead!
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