Female orgasms involve complex reactions to various stimuli, from physical touch and emotions to mental stimulation. When everything comes together, the intense feelings produced during intercourse are pleasurable beyond words. However, as women age, their bodies change in ways that make orgasms are harder to achieve much less enjoy.
According to Mehmet Oz, a famous nutrition expert, more than 40 percent of women experience a decline in sexual desire well before they hit menopause. This is chiefly the result of hormone changes.
As the ovaries become less active, they produce lower levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. While this causes many of the changes that occur during menopause, it is the decline in testosterone that diminishes the sex drive.
There is some good news, however. According to Dr. Oz, the path to greater sexual pleasure could begin with the diet. The right kind of foods can address the hormone imbalances that kill the female sex drive. Many natural aphrodisiacs and libido-boosters can help women reach their goals of greater intimacy and sexual satisfaction.
Pumpkin seeds are potent female sex enhancers. These little seeds are packed with zinc, a mineral with a reputation for improving sex. Zinc helps block the enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. More testosterone in a woman’s system means a greater sex drive.
Watermelon contains compounds that relax the blood vessels and improve blood flow to the genital region. Similar to the “little blue pill” that treats erectile dysfunction in men, the sex-enhancing properties in watermelon increase vaginal lubrication and arousal in women.
Golden Root Herb
Rhodiola rosea, commonly called golden root, is a plant that grows in the world’s colder climates. As an herbal medicine, it is known to treat conditions that range from anxiety to the common cold to cancer. According to Dr. Oz, this natural mood enhancer may block the breakdown “feel good” chemicals in the body and increase female libido.
Halibut and Other Fish
Fish is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Eating more halibut and other fish can also enhance a woman’s sexual desire. Halibut is high in magnesium, a mineral that is known to raise testosterone levels. More testosterone naturally revs up the female sex drive.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Peanut butter is another natural sex enhancer for women. It works even better when paired with dark chocolate. The cocoa in chocolate improves blood flow to the genitals, while the monounsaturated fat in peanut butter heightens sexual arousal.
Ginger and Nutmeg
Ginger and nutmeg can spice up a woman’s sex life. These powerful spices have sex-enhancing properties that can intensify orgasms and increase sexual pleasure. Ginger dilates the blood vessels and encourages blood flow to the genitals. Nutmeg mimics the effects of serotonin, a brain chemical that elevates the mood and promotes relaxation.
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