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How Sugar Is Killing Your Sex Life

If you ever needed a solid reason to stop bingeing on candy, it's this: It is screwing with your sex drive.

When you eat cotton candy or a pack of Swedish Fish, you get that dirty, wild high and momentary sweet-tooth satisfaction. And then you crash. This high and low is messing with more than your mood and waistline. Sugar has negative effects on many aspects of your adult life… including your sex drive. Here's how.

You need energy to keep up a healthy sex drive. If you're bogging down your bod with energy that doesn't last, you're not going to be up for sex, figuratively and literally.

A sugar high is short term and not sustainable. The speed of the high and the low totally messes with your natural systems. Men with blood sugar imbalances have trouble getting or maintaining erections, So, if you want to know just how bad sugar is, research has even shown that sugar is a major cause of erectile dysfunction, mostly in diabetic men.

Stick to "a well-balanced diet throughout the day with vegetables, protein, and good fats, which will maintain a consistent level of energy for our body. Avoid high-sugar, hard-to-digest foods like candy [and] dried fruits. ; It seriously hinders your libido

Leptin is the hormone that tells your body when to stop eating and ALSO helps to monitor sexual behavior. Sugar creates leptin resistance in the body; which in turn leads to a decrease in sex drive.

High amounts of sugar will create a spike and then result in feeling tired. Your sex drive is negatively impacted if you are feeling tired and fatigued. Sugar can also affect the levels of testosterone in men. Decreased testosterone levels will directly impact your libido. It is the crash that takes the life out of you (and your horniness).

Sugar leads to stress, which doesn't help

Yup -- it gets worse. "Elevated levels of cortisol lead to a feeling of being 'stressed out' and will decrease your sex drive. So sugar = more stress hormones = crapped-out libido.

You really might want to consider your sex drive the next time you're picking between a box of Milk Duds and a bag of nuts. Is eating a candy bar really better than having an orgasm? Not really. Keep your eating clean and consistent throughout the day to maintain your sex drive and your energy to have more sex.

Think of your body as a machine. You need to give it fuel in order to keep it running. Take this a step further and imagine your body is a really, really expensive machine that has SEX -- and if you put the shitty discount gasoline in it, you'll mess the whole thing up..... and that means less sex.

Each meal [should] be balanced and evenly spaced throughout the day in order to maintain a consistent energy level. Removing or reducing sugar intake will allow you to feel balanced throughout the day and will remove the chemical reaction in your body which result[s] in decreased testosterone and increased stress.

Is sugar really worth it to you? Do you want to have LESS SEX because you wanted candy? Priorities, people!

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Erin F
Erin F
Aug 31, 2021

Thank you ffor writing this

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