Erectile Dysfunction

Did you know that the food you eat can kill your sex drive? Not all low sex drive is caused by erectile dysfunction. Your low sex drive can be caused by low testosterone. The food you eat can lower your testosterone and kill your sex life.

Testosterone is a sex hormone that controls the libido or sex drive in men and women. In men, testosterone builds muscle mass and strength, bone mass, and fat distribution. Testosterone is produced in women in much smaller amounts and influences muscle mass and bone mass.

A low testosterone level in men and women lowers the libido or sex drive.

A high testosterone level in women can cause acne, excess facial hair and body hair, male characteristics, male pattern balding and hair loss due to the increase in male androgens (male hormones) DHT and DHEA.

Below are foods you should remove from your diet to increase your T levels and put the spark back into your sex life.

1. Marijuana


African man smoking marijuana

Weed is not considered food though the herb is baked into cupcakes, cookies, muffins and other baked goods. Whether you smoke it or eat it, studies show that marijuana decreases testosterone levels for up to 24 hours.

2. Soy products


Soy Beans and Glass Of Soy Milk

Soybeans, soy lecithin, soybean oils and other soy products contains phyto-estrogenic isoflavones that can mimic the effects of estrogen by activating estrogen receptors. Soy also interferes with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland which suppresses the thyroid and causes low testosterone in men.

On the other hand, menopausal women and women diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) can suffer from acne, excess facial and body hair, hot flashes or hair loss/hair thinning. These women will benefit from consuming copious amounts of soy products.

3. Sugar


Sugary Donuts

Sugar is just flat out bad for your health. The recommended daily intake of sugar is 25 grams or 6 teaspoons. That's less sugar than a can of soda! Sugar increases your insulin levels and drops your testosterone levels. One study shows that sugar drastically decreases your testosterone levels while increasing your estrogen levels, which stores fat in your stomach (beer belly).

4. Licorice


Asian couple eating licorice

Licorice tastes great but it drastically reduces your testosterone levels. If you have a sweet tooth for licorice, just remember that every bite ensures that you will not get another date with that woman you asked out on a date last night.

5. Mint (Peppermint, Spearmint…)


Woman Eating Stick of Candy

Mint may be great for fresh breath, but the menthol in mint lowers your testosterone levels. Mint definitely won't double your pleasure or double your fun.

6. Flaxseed


Whole wheat grains, bread, oats and flax seed

Flaxseed products are loaded with Omega-3, aka "wellness molecules" which lowers your blood pressure and decrease risk of stroke. Another benefit is flaxseeds and flaxseed oil significantly reduce testosterone levels in men and women. In fact, women who suffer from acne, excessive facial and body hair or hair loss are advised to consume flaxseeds daily to decrease testosterone and the male androgen DHT by up to 86 percent!

7. Chocolate


Man serving chocolate

While chocolate is on the list of 50 Best Foods for Your Penis, it is also known to suppress testosterone and elevate estrogen in both men and women. That may be a good thing for women with PCOS who suffer from acne, male pattern balding or facial hair.

8. Spicy food


Hot Spicy Buffalo Wings

Spicy food kills the sex drive in both men and women by lowering testosterone. Black people smother our food in hot sauce, pepper, garlic, onions and other strong spices. There's an old wives' tale that black women and Asian women feed their men spicy hot buffalo wings and pepper steak steeped in bell peppers and soy sauce to kill the sex drive so their men will be less likely to cheat.

9. Beets



Beets are sweet, delicious and nutritious root vegetables that maintain healthy estrogen levels in women while depleting testosterone in men. Men who have trouble keeping it up in bed should avoid eating beets. Women who are diagnosed with PCOS should consider adding beets to your diet because beets lowers testosterone and DHTs, which causes acne, facial hair, thinning/shedding hair, and male characteristics in women.

10. Alcohol


Black men drinking beer

Drinking alcohol significantly lowers testosterone and sperm cell counts. Chronic alcoholics tend to have much higher estrogen levels, which adds mounds of fat to your belly and waistline.

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  • Breitbart_Savior

    Whoever conducted this study must've never had sex after a blunt....just sayin

  • MRBigshot100

    ??? forreal that's the best feeling

  • hottlanta

    Betta say and with a little alcohol in the mix. LAWD have mercy. I guess there will be no spicy wings for the football games.

  • Indies beauty

    Or during...

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  • tintin

    I love sex with liquor and there is no erectile dysfunction with my husband when we have that in the mix

  • You Could Never

    Goes to see if my dude finished rolling up so I can come back and pour these nightcap drinks...

  • Indies beauty

    I rolled two last night and we were A1.

  • You Could Never

    Before either. Then eat a sandwich and go to damn schleep

  • Indies beauty

    Lol I'm saying... there's rules to this.

  • hottlanta

    How many yall gonna roll when a blizzard comes.

  • hottlanta

    As long as he don't get so drunk and call me by someone else's name, Then when I ask him and he says blame it on the al, al, alcohol then we got a problem. As long as he don't sweat like he is in a sauna we good. Ain't nothing worst than a alcoholic sweat.

  • hottlanta

    Betta know it.

  • Indies beauty

    As much as we need to say warm.... inside and out ?. I'm in fl tho, so extra smoke for all that cold.

  • Ms..N

    Which YT wrote this article!!! Smh

  • GuestSTAR

    I call buuuullshid, chocolate and ALCOHOL??????? Maaaaaaan.

  • Unhappy American

    Mary Jane actually gets me horny ?

  • dontgetblocked

    I love beets!! I can't believe how many people are potheads. Can't you just get high off life? Pot makes you stupid!

    BTW...Why is that woman holding that peppermint stick like that? It's not that darn good.

  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink

    TELL IT!

  • APeachLikeMe

    I think these are ten things that will increase your sex drive

  • Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    My husband is a electrical engineer making 6 figures and he is a pot head.

  • freelancepimp .

    I heard the total opposite about spicy foods. Just google it.

  • A D N

    Only guilty of one...sugar. But I question the mary jane as a cause. My man loves it and will dismiss his company to look for me in the bedroom...

  • GuestSTAR

    My husband thinks I'm 'easy' when I'm inebriated. My inhibitions are low.

  • NicoleZee

    Good list Auntie! Dr. Oz has also mentioned this. I think taking care of your body might be more crucial for men because their penis won't work if they don't care about themselves and watch what they eat and get some exercise in. So fellas, like Dr. Oz says, if you lose the belly fat, you'll gain inches back on your penis!!!

  • NicoleZee

    Really??? I don't really drink so I hate when men try to get me drunk, it's a turnoff and kind of creepy. My ex used to always try to get me to drink whenever we went out. I'm like, you're going to get laid anyway, so the alcohol is not needed!?! Men are very strange creatures!

  • pure_rachet

    I need details before you pack up your belongings and git yo azz on!

  • pure_rachet

    Had a few sips and puffed some. Lemme call my buddy...

  • GuestSTAR

    See, that's the thing, he has never tried to get me drunk, probably because he's not much of a drinker himself. I drink mostly in the comfort of our home or when we have guests. I'm more relaxed, free in my own home.

  • MRiGOThim

    That's a lie MARIJUANA makes me horny Auntie extra hard lmao!!!!

  • pure_rachet

    sir, the roses need to be the judge.

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  • Nanny

    I had no idea about beets helping women. Thanks for the lost Auntie I'm going to add them to my diet

  • Boogie79

    exactly, what is the age group for this study, cause my man can consume all this at the same time and still be ready to go

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I think it depends on the alcohol. In my experience, drunk men are the h.rniest. Now, there may be performance issues but I don't know about the lessening of a sex drive. I'm assuming there is a study somewhere to back this data up.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Was he trying to get you to drink or get you drunk? There's a difference. My ex used to try to get me to drink, but that was because I found him less annoying when I was drinking. J/k (kinda).

  • darealwifey

    Half the stuff on this list is good for you! Beets (purifies the blood)? Spicy food (better for your heart, lowers risk of stroke and fights inflammation)? Chocolate (flavanoids, especially dark chocolate)? Flaxseed (antioxidant, omega 3's)? Mint (soothes the stomach and aids in digestion)? Who made this list? And Marijuana...too many benefits to list. I would not encourage anyone to dump these healthy ingredients.

  • Rayne

    Marijuana??? What recipe calls for reefer?

  • Connie

    There something to be said about both partners being a lil buzzed during least so I've heard lol

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Good luck! Beets are one of the nastiest tasting foods out there. Let us know how it goes.

  • Kayke

    I came to say this! Lies.
    Tell that to my husband, it doesn't seem to have that effect on him.

  • Kayke

    We say goodnight the same way at my house.

  • Dahl

    It’s calked Whiskey W einie for a reason...

  • Kayke

    Lol. I remember my husband and I were out at dinner and I ordered a martini.....twice the waiter brought me an additional martini, i didn't ask for, both times apologizing for the "mix up" and telling me that it's already made, so I can have it.
    As I sit there a a bit distraught( yet making room for my "free" martinis)that this high end restaurant can't seem to realize, my drink has already been made and given to me....we go on to have a great dinner, car smex, stairs smex, floor a few days later I randomly bring up the service at the restaurant and he laughs heartily and tells me, he and the waiter were working together to get me drunk. Lmao.

  • Shawty

    You can keep them and be healthy and SEXLESS...giggles

  • GuestSTAR

    OMG too funny, Lol, Lol, Lol.

  • Kayke truly was and I didn't piece anything together...he got me.

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    I eat chocolate and tons of sugar, and i'm horny everyday lmao

  • King Cakes

    I eat all these things every week and I smoke twice a day, I’m still a hornball

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't know about this list. Sugar and alcohol in excess will ruin any body and I've heard that soy isn't as healthy for women as companies say it is but I'm good with everything else on this list...

  • Karen Brady

    On the right lettuce Diced SMALL with a little goat cheese and maybe a sprinkle of candied pecans. YUM.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Beets aren't so bad -- if you juice them they are sweet like candy...

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  • Quitedeliteful

    Excess sugar will definitely deaden your soldier! At some point men have got to eat healthier. You cannot be 30 or 40 and still eating like your are 13 or 14...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!! I like your hubby's style!!!! Sounds like a really good time!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Correct about soy and women! My sister had to shut this down for me last year. I had no idea.

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hot!!! You Crazy!!!!!!!! Got my crying at work!!!!

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  • Quitedeliteful

    Look up reefer recipes...

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Oh lort.. It's been years since I've had them. Let me see if what ya'll are saying is true. Stay tuned.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Girl what??? You been if I drink it, it tastes better? Ion know chile, I'll let you know... whew!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!! I juiced some and put them in my green drink. I was surprised at how sweet they were...

  • hottlanta

    Don't lose your job you got a Xmas gift to get me. You seen them. They start drinking and sweating all over the place with them red eyes. Then you know some people get drunk and really wants to say what is on their mind faking drunk. Then you ask them about it blame it on the alcohol. See how pure ratchet putting me out of the house. Now that is cold.

  • hottlanta

    Slick but I love it. I bet he got a big tip. The waiter I am talking about.

  • hottlanta

    Pickled beets are even better. They are great when they are cold.

  • hottlanta

    Soy made me so sick. Tried it twice and I had to let it go. My body rejects healthy food but doesn't have a problem when I do my weekly Church's Chicken wangs drive by.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    We'll see. I'm excited to try this childhood haunt again after all these years.

  • Alexis Carson

    LOL! Yeah i was buying what they was saying until they said Alcohol. I'm like yeahhh its a no for me. I dont agree with this.

  • Rayne

    For real?

  • BlahBlahBlah

    What's the top 10 that increase libido? Nasty stuff like: Brussel Sprouts, Prune juice, liver and onions, cole slaw, Dorian fruit, apple cider vinegar, north korean candy, raw fish, and tequila.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Brownies, Cookies, Candy, Cake -- I even heard of avocado dip!!!

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Rayne

    Daaaannggg! Didn’t know that.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Yous a lie and the truth ain't in ya...

  • Kimberly

    I know for a fact alcohol and weed... nvm. Good day folks. ???

  • SweetTEE

    Tuh, I get that STRONG everytime theres loud and brown. All lies.

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  • Big Blizzy

    cant agree with the liquor and weed...

  • SweetTEE

    Loud high grade weed & brown liquor- preferably HENNY! Get with it lol

  • SweetTEE

    Girrrrllll nachos, lasagna, anything you can make w butter, hell any food long as you heat that green to bout 215 and release the thc. ??

  • Rayne

    Gotta tell somebody bout this!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    WoW.......who knew ?

  • Karen Brady

    Oh no!..that soy is tricky...Amen for the Church's and the problems this way.

  • Karen Brady

    Wow!!! Who knew!

  • Karen Brady

    Really? I'll try that

  • Karen Brady

    I hear'll try it and then say you're me I am not here for the beets like that. On occasion

  • Karen Brady

    ?..we ate them all the time as children but we ate everything our mom put in front of us. Not much negotiating back then:-(.

  • Karen Brady

    LMFAOOOO. Out of line ma'am.

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  • Ms.Vanilla

    You got that right. We didn't have this I don't like gravy, I don't like potatoes, etc. These kids today can't eat anything.