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There are many indications out there, such as this one, that vegans are not only reducing their chances for heart disease, but they are actually better in bed as well. This is in regard to lack of erectile dysfunction and stamina among other factors. Is there any scientific basis to it? You might have seen The Gamechangers, but is everything accurate in it? Can vegan sex really be that enhanced? Is it just based on some ingredients omnivores can also eat? Let’s find out below!
Science and prowess
Let’s face it – sex plays an important part in our lives. The quality of it also determines many outcomes in the long run; our mood, behavior, and sometimes our choices in everyday interactions. A balanced sex life is mandatory for a healthy existence. This however is not just dependent on preference, but also on some other factors that should be previously focused upon . This doesn’t just come from me but also from the vast amount of medical evidence supporting it. I include here some main studies that back me up on the topic (you don’t have to read it, but it’s good to have facts in the long run):
What can you do though?
It’s important to understand that most of the health issues come from a high consumption of cholesterol, an animal-based fat. The more we consume, the more harm it can cause in our veins. Thus, it leads to minor (or more serious) complications, specifically in areas that are filled with tiny channels for our blood. You can see more detailed charts about it here. As an aside, plants do not have any cholesterol content, they let your body produce the amount it needs. This guarantees an almost instant improvement in regards to vegan sex, medically speaking.
Besides potential blockages though, there are other factors affecting our body you should be aware of to begin with:
Bodily challenges (obesity)
It’s related to cholesterol as well, but the more reserves your body has, the bigger the stress your veins have to endure. Plant-based eating, along with eating whole foods can address this in time.
Nervous system (health problems, abnormalities)
Any of us might be facing something we cannot address by ourselves. Such medical conditions are best looked at by experts.
Muscles (not enough training, strains)
Bedroom activities are areas where regular activity can drastically improve your performance. Even a 30-60 minute brisk walk every day can achieve better results.
It literally keeps your blood pumping. Vegan sex, in this aspect is no different. Practice makes it better.
Hormones (imbalances to healthy lifestyle, medical issue)
There are many reasons why you could be facing hormonal imbalance. This is something a nutritionist or a medical expert can address. Most issues can be solved nowadays with new medical advances in research..
Emotions (stress, anxiety)
Currently we live in a very fast paced digitalized world, where neither our mind nor our body can fully rest. Not entirely; at least, if we don’t put the extra effort into it. One thing a man can lose immediately in regards to stress is his libido.
Smoking or alcohol abuse
Just like cholesterol, nicotine and related toxic substances raise your chances of having bedroom issues. Here’s a comprehensive study on it. This is a good example as to how vegan sex can be still affected by old habits.
Booze can be a bit more complicated. While certain studies indicate that measured consumption may lead to heightened libido in women, essentially, alcohol is also not your friend. When you want enjoy sex to your fullest potential.
Here’s another study, just about this matter.
Not all is lost! Far from it. There are many ways you can take to address any kind of situation, both in the bedroom, and around it. The first step, of course, is always to realize if you have a problem. The following list is just a short collection of the things you yourself can do, either alone, or with professional assistance. If this wasn’t obvious by now, I’m in full support of the medical field, and everyone working in there. Their dedication will help you too, if you ever get into a situation, where it’s needed:
Sexual anxiety counseling, or psychological counseling
The options are vast. All you have to do is find your own field or method, and start the process.
Maintaining a healthy weight
This option might be daunting at first to look at. But, with a healthy outcome in mind, I can assure you that it’s not impossible. You’ll have to put in the legwork though. Sometimes in areas you never knew you’ve had to work on. A healthy lifestyle that might also lead to great, vegan sex is more of a mindset than an actual collection of habits. Also, bear in mind that if this is a problem for you, it has taken years to get to the unhealthy level you are at. I’m speaking from experience here. I was 107kg (around 215 pounds) at one point. It will take the same amount of time to achieve your desired weight. But it’s achievable.
Reducing tobacco and alcohol use
While sounding cool, or maybe you feel that you “need it” (believe me, I’ve been there on both substances), smoking, and drinking are not the social glue that keep you and your fun together. It’s also true about your social circle. There are also experts out there who are happy to help you along the way, to a happier life without relying on such dependencies.
Both drugs (calling them by their real name) take a long time to get rid of. Both this, and the dependencies associated with them could take years, if not more, to be free from. The benefits outweigh the challenges though.
Stop watching porn
While this might not be the most obivous of choices, there are many studies today looking into the matter. Porn is screwing up our brains in ways you wouldn’t even believe possible. The best person to elaborate more on this is Gary Wilson in this presentation.
The hormone of love – testosterone
While having a quite bad rap today, without it, men would not be men. Testosterone is a hormone found in humans, as well as in other animals. The testicles primarily make testosterone in men. Women’s ovaries also make testosterone, though in much smaller amounts.
Testosterone is most often associated with both omnivore and vegan sex drive, and plays a vital role in sperm production. It also affects bone and muscle mass, the way men store fat in the body, and even red blood cell production. A man’s testosterone levels can also affect his mood.
Low levels of testosterone, also called low T levels, can produce a variety of symptoms in men, including:
feelings of depression
less body hair
If you have your testosterone in check, you ought to have a great sex life too. The second part of my post will include many foods, and nutrients, that support healthy testosterone production for every man.
Do vegan men have it all?
Maybe… Maybe not. Vegan sex does get a great representation on vast amounts of platforms. With that being said, we are all individuals who make our own choices every day. Some are good for us, some might not be. We cannot necessarily generalize about a group of people, based on their lifestyle and eating habits. There are some studies that show promising results, though.
Allow me to elaborate on some of them. Click on the title to open the study right away!
If there is one scientific way to measure a man’s manliness, it would surely be testosterone – the hormone that literally defines masculinity. Men might assume that their testosterone levels would plummet by eating nothing but plants, but that’s just a stereotype at work again. A British Journal of Cancer study of 696 men (233 of whom were vegans) concluded this: “Vegans had 13% higher T [testosterone] concentration than meat-eaters and 8% higher than vegetarians.” Not only did vegan men have as much testosterone as meat eaters, they actually have 13% MORE of this manly hormone.
On the flip side, too much testosterone can be a bad thing because it leads to higher levels of IGF-I – a risk factor for certain cancers. Surprisingly, the report also found this: “Vegan men had on average 9% lower IGF-I levels than meat-eaters.” A big boost in T and added protection against IGF-I? Win-win situation.
Take a group of 17 guys, put them all on a standard high-meat diet for two weeks and have a group of women rate the attractiveness of their scent. Record those results, then have the men switch to a vegetarian diet for two weeks and have the same women rate them again. Researchers in Prague did exactly that and the results were significant (see this chart below – grey bars on the vegetarian diet).
The women rated vegetarians as smelling considerably more pleasant, more attractive and less intense. This is not the main aspect of life you should focus on. If the scent can bring the ladies to your yard, however, it only shows you could be one step closer to enjoying vegan sex, your way.
Hang on – why do I need to know this?
I wrote about these things so you can understand: veganism is not an ultimate cure for all your troubles and problems. Most of the time you have to put in hard work to get where you want to go. Hardship comes from breaking routines, research, and sometimes failing. But you know what? It’s worth it. Every effort you make to build a better life for yourself is effort well spent in the end.
You should practice self-research though. Find out what’s happening within you! Go to your medical experts! Make regular blood work! Explore every possibility. Make sure to check what you’re dealing with, in order to proceed with purpose.
That being said, my personal experience is that I feel much better in many ways, ever since I turned vegan. Whether it’s due to veganism itself, my increased level of ownership with regards to my problems, or making better choices health-wise? I’ll never know for sure. My outcome is obvious though: vegan sex is, for me, much better.
I’ve also collected a list of nutrients, herbs, and certain foods that could make you feel much better for your rumpy-pumpy time! Read on to find out what they are!
What to eat to increase sex drive, or performance
I’m going to break this down for you as much as possible. For those of you who are only interested in the food section, feel free to scroll on. This is more for the geeks in my audience, who like to know their stuff by the letter.
If you’re smart, you already use a tracking tool to see what goes into your system. I always whole-heartedly recommend Cronometer (no affiliations, I just really love their product). The other tool I’ve seen my friends using is MyFitnessPal. They also have different language supports, such as Russian! Make sure to check them out and start looking at your outcomes.
Another great tool to use is to go to your GP (Medical Expert) to get a full set of blood work done, at least once a year. That way you can check if your body is lacking some nutrients. Also it’s a great way to check your testosterone levels, and see what affects it in the long run!
I’ve detailed all of the micro- and macro-nutrients for those who are interested in my book here. Besides explaining every one of them, I’ve added many options that can cover all the building blocks when trying to create your meals.
From a vegan sex perspective, these are the micro-nutrients you should pay attention to:
Technically they are not nutrients. Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.
They are sometimes called “free-radical scavengers.” For a vast list of antioxidants you can check the list here. Plant foods are rich sources of antioxidants. They are most abundant in fruits and vegetables, as well as other foods including nuts and wholegrains.
Arginine (or L-Arginine) is a semi-essential amino acid that plays an important role in cell division, wound healing, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones. It is a precursor for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), making it important in the regulation of blood pressure. By this time, you should know: a healthy blood pressure is mandatory to have not just great, but long lasting vegan sex. Should you decide to become one of us, this should make things easier.
Great plant based sources for L-Arginine are pumpkin seeds, soy beans, and peanuts.
Potassium is a mineral found in the foods you eat. It’s also an electrolyte. Electrolytes conduct electrical impulses throughout the body. They assist in a range of essential body functions, including maintaining a healthy blood pressure, normal water balance, muscle contractions, and nerve impulses.
You can find appropriate amounts of potassium in fresh fruits, leafy greens, and legumes.
Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Selenium, which is nutritionally essential for humans, is a constituent of over two dozen selenoproteins that play a critical role in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism and DNA synthesis. It also offers protection from oxidative damage and infection.
If you want to keep your selenium in check, eat brazil nuts, brown rice, or bread.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It helps to protect your cells from damage. Frequent use of any part of our body would require this element to do its job. Just like frequent vegan sex would. This essential nutrient occurs naturally in many foods. It’s also available as a dietary supplement.
Sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, and peanuts will cover you on this end.
Zinc is required for numerous processes in your body, including enzymatic reactions, immune function, protein synthesis and wound healing. It also plays a major part in testosterone production, based on some studies.
You can get enough zinc by grabbing enough of these foods: pumpkin seeds, cashews, or chickpeas.
I’ve found many urban legends on this topic. However, two specific spices came up with confirmed effects in some fields. As a vegan I consume both of them frequently, so I cannot say if they have a direct effect on my monkey business. It’s worth a try though, regardless.
Besides the amazing taste, cinnamon has been in and around our culture for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Vegan sex is always spiced up. Ask anyone who follows the lifestyle!
In China it’s considered to be a “hot” spice. This study conducted on rats confirms that cinnamon has libido-increasing effects. Have some in your morning coffee, see if it does something for you!
A part of ancient medicine, ginger is a key ingredient in both curries and stir fries. It’s a remedy for all kinds of problems though. No wonder; it’s a great antioxidant, and also could possibly increase testosterone levels.
In another tiny research group it was also confirmed to be helping reduce body weight. Pretty helpful, it seems!
You must have seen a huge amount of herbs, and supplements in all kinds of stores. Are all of them valid though? It might be hard to tell at first.
I’ve found a study that lists remedies which (with proper care and supplementation) can boost your sex drive, potency, or performance. Read them through, and try some out with care, if this is right up your alley.
Now that the main nutrients are covered, it’s time to discuss how you can fill yourself up with them the easiest way: whole food and plant based! Don’t be afraid to mix things up; cinnamon and ginger goes amazingly with sweet potatoes and broccoli. Don’t let me restrict your imagination though. Find your own rhythm, and enjoy the experience! You can even prepare a wonderful meal before offering your partner the best vegan sex of their lives. Just make sure to avoid garlic on the first date!
Almonds contain zinc, selenium, and vitamin E, which are vitamins and minerals that seem to be important for sexual health and reproduction. Selenium can help with infertility issues and may help to improve heart health.
I’ve found a study that confirms its boost to potency. I also read somewhere that you should eat a handful 1-2 hours prior to boom-boom time. See if it works for you!
These superfruits are rich in vitamin E, potassium, and vitamin B6, which may prevent or delay heart disease and promote better blood flow. What better way to guarantee a healthy sexual experience?
They’re also a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Anything that helps your heart and circulation can also be vital to enjoying a healthy sex life. Men with heart disease are twice as likely to have issues in bed as both of these conditions can result from arterial damage.
Indeed, the suggestively shaped fruit is not only good for sex ed classes. Bananas contain B vitamins, bromelain enzyme, and potassium, all of which help boost your T levels.
Too much estrogen in the body can lead to a buildup of fat storage and interfere with muscle growth.
Broccoli contains food compounds that help maintain healthy estrogen levels.
High in essential fatty acids (EFA), they’re jam- packed with Omega-3s. Chia seeds also contain metabolism-supporting nutrients such as zinc, potassium, magnesium and iron. These nutrients also help with hormone production.
Coconuts are a great source of healthy saturated fats, and L-Arginine, which are necessary for testosterone production. They also boost muscle-growth, promote lean body mass, and balance your body’s hormones including testosterone. They are literally your best and tastiest vegan sex supplements.
Garlic inhibits cortisol, a hormone that actually breaks down muscle tissue. Garlic is also said to enhance testosterone levels. Some of the studies are not quite conclusive.
It is really tasty though, and might work for you. Feel free to experiment!
If you’re allergic, this is definitely not for you. However, for most of us, peanuts are a great source of L-Arginine! Their shelf life is also amazing, besides their taste, and they pack a hefty amount of protein.
They might as well be prescribed as natural vegan sex pills. Pistachios can have a variety of health benefits, including helping lowering blood pressure, control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease. Moreover, they may also help reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
In one small study, men who consumed 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of pistachio nuts per day for three weeks experienced increased blood flow to the penis and firmer erections.
Another great source for L-Arginine, and the testosterone-builder zinc. Pumpkin seeds can help you get a much tastier meal during the day. You can also pack them away as a snack. They are pretty low on calories, for a super healthy seed variety.
Some of you might avoid it because you’re still afraid of man-boobs. Don’t believe everything you hear. Watch the video linked above. In essence, phyto-estrogens block real estrogen hormones from doing harm in your body.
Besides that, soy, and it’s related products, like tofu contain huge amounts of calcium and protein. More specifically, a semi-essential amino acid called L-Arginine.
Unless you have issues with relation to calcium, soy is your friend, when you want to better your vegan sex life.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Supplementation with vitamin E has been shown to boost male fertility. Additionally you can get enough folate, selenium, zinc, and also a good amount of fatty acids omega 3 and 6. All of which are meant to keep you on the healthy levels of man-juice production.
Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium, which helps fight high blood pressure. As discussed, high blood pressure is associated with a higher risk of erectile dysfunction.
They’re also rich in beta-carotene, providing the body with vitamin A, which is suspected (but not proven) to be helpful for those with infertility. This also, according to some blogs, can make men more attractive to women.
I’ve yet to see concrete research on that. It certainly sounds catchy though. Not that sweet potatoes need better marketing.
Conclusion – what do the doctors say?
Science is progressing at seemingly unimaginable speeds. You can expect more and more progress on this field as well in the coming years. One thing is for certain though, if you follow everything that has been currently gathered,
The best solution is to: Go vegan. Avoid eating animal fats that clog your veins.
You don’t believe me? Check out the following videos, with related studies:
(he’s not a doctor, but the studies he mentions are from medical experts)
I hope that the knowledge I gathered here for you is beneficial in some way. Share your thoughts on it below, in the comments section!
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