At some point, you might have heard the rumour that coffee can positively influence your sex life. But can it really? Yes, it absolutely can! Coffee has been considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures across the globe for years. It’s known to excite our mind and body, and the increased amount of dopamine tends to get us in the mood.
So, how do coffee and sex go hand in hand?
Let’s start with the smell. The aroma of freshly ground coffee is known to release endorphins in our brain and, with it, heightens our sense of pleasure. It doesn’t end there, though. A steaming hot cup of coffee will give you a surge of energy pretty quickly after you’ve downed it. So you’re in for an increase in stamina which is always helpful, especially if you’re planning on having a little bit of a longer rodeo. 😉
How is caffeine connected to our libido?
Not the biggest fan of coffee? No need to worry. Caffeine in any shape or form is known to increase our libido. This can be put down to the stimulating effect it’s got on our brain. It gives us enough energy to not feel tired and excites our mind in a way that gets us in the mood.
A 2015 study conducted at the University of Texas even discovered the potential of caffeine to reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction. According to their results, men who drank 2-3 cups of coffee per day were less likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who never drank coffee.
Does any coffee do the trick?
Yes, every coffee will work in your favour as long as it’s fresh. Fresh meaning that it’s been roasted and ground fairly recently. If you happen to have your own coffee grinder knocking around, get yourself a bag of coffee beans and grind them right before you’re planning to use them. And to get the ultimate experience, try buying a coffee that’s vacuum sealed.
Whether you prefer a lighter or darker roast is fully up to you – the type of roast will not affect the stimulation of your libido. Be careful to not drink too much coffee, though, as this can reduce the effect of coffee drastically. If you want the full experience, try not to drink coffee or any other caffeinated beverages for about 3 days. And then, on day 4, take a steaming hot cup w to bed with you and enjoy!
What are the downsides of using coffee as an aphrodisiac?
There aren’t many downsides, really. Just be careful to not drink too much coffee at once as it can cause a proper headache. And we all know that headaches tend to make us feel not very sexy at all. And always remember: The more caffeine you consume, the bigger the high but the bigger also the crash at the end of it!
Although coffee is one of the cheapest and most accessible substances to increase our sexual desires, it is by far not ideal in every situation. For example, you will most likely not use coffee during foreplay but drink your cup before the action starts. After all, no one wants coffee stains on the sheets as well 😉