After coffee was recently declared a lad’s aphrodisiac, here are eight other certified ways to get some action.
Researchers at the University of Texas say caffeine increases the blood flow and improves erections. And the equivalent of two cups or a double shot of cappuccino are apparently just the ticket. What other scientifically-proven ways can improve men and women’s love lives? Here are the top certified tips to liven up your bonk.
WEAR RED (to land a partner in the first place)
It’s well known that guys love a lady in red, but researchers at the University of Rochester, NY, found men and women are more attracted to partners wearing crimson. Professor of psychology Andrew Elliott said, “We found women view men in red as higher in status, more likely to make money and more likely to climb the social ladder. And it’s this high-status judgment that leads to the attraction. Men were more likely to say they wanted to have sex with a woman and that they would be willing to spend more on a date if she were in red.”
PERFECT YOUR DOWNWARD-FACING DOG
It’s a yoga move -and yogis here reckon that men who do it every day can last three times longer in bed.Urologist say the isometric exercise helps them delay orgasm. And a study of women aged 30 to 60 published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine showed those who completed a 12-week course also noticed improved arousal, through improved blood-flow to the pelvic organs.
STUB OUT THE CIGS
Men who smoke have twice the risk of developing erectile dysfunction, is well known. Smoking damages arteries, affecting circulation, affects the ability to get and maintain an erection and impedes the ability to orgasm. But a study by US researchers in Boston in 2011 claimed fellas who’d successfully kicked cigarettes had thicker, more rigid erections and reached maximal arousal five times faster than smokers who relapsed.
WHISPER TWEET NOTHING
Twitter is the `third person’ in many relationships, according to a study by the University of Missouri-Columbia.
It found that “active Twitter use leads to greater amounts of Twitter-related conflict between romantic partners, which in turns leads to infidelity, breakup and divorce”. Another study claims texting damages relationship skills. It found men and women who used texts to apologise or settle arguments had poorer relationships and a worse sex life.
DON’T HAVE CHILDREN
If you’ve already heard the patter of tiny feet, best skip to No 10! A two year Open University study of more than 5,000 couples found that the childless ones were the happiest. The Enduring Love? project suggested that not having kids meant couples were more satisfied with their relationships, were more likely to feel valued by their partner and were more likely to have a more active sex life.
CHOMP SOME CHOC
Eating chocolate -particularly dark -produces a rush of endorphins (the brain’s `feel-good’ chemicals).Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine which stimulates the release of dopamine into the parts of the brain associated with orgasms, methylxanthines which increase your skin’s sensitivity and flavinols that can create a Viagra-like effect.
Some couples love them while others hate the idea of sharing their date night with friends. But US researchers claim that going out as a four some may improve your own relationship. A study by Wayne State University in Detroit, claimed, “Seeing your romantic partner reveal information about his or herself and seeing other people respond to your partner in a validating way may not only give you a new perspective but also make you feel good about them.” Just remember to go home with the right partner.
DON’T RUSH UP THE AISLE
Couples who live together before getting married are more likely to stay together for eight years or more, according to researchers in Ohio.They found an 18-year-old woman in a relationship has a 16 per cent chance of marrying by the age of 22 and staying married for at least 12 years. However, if she lived with her partner first, that rose to a 22 per cent chance.
NIBBLE ON A CELERY STICK
Celery is said to stimulate the pituitary gland, which is key in releasing sexual hormones. Some experts say it also mimics the smell of androstenone -the man pheromone – so it’s more of an aphrodisiac – for the chaps. Ladies could nibble strawberries, peaches and mangoes which are rich in boron which turns calcium into a powerful aphrodisiac.