Does Coffee Improve Sexual Performance?

Sex has been part of our lives since Adam and Eve decided to have a cup of coffee…ok I am just kidding. Anyway, Adam and Eve did what they had to do without the necessity of having coffee or having a smoke. They just needed and an apple. Now you won’t find an apple in anybody’s bedroom or a hotel room. Instead, you find a small coffee maker.

Coffee is known to do many things. But does it improve sexual performance?

In 1990, a paper was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looking at sexual function in people over the age of 60 in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Their study showed that estimated proportions of individuals who were sexually active were 73.8 per cent for married men and 55.8 per cent for married women.

Among unmarried men and women the proportions were 31.1 per cent and 5.3 per cent, respectively. The levels of sexual activity decreased significantly with age in both genders. The estimated proportion of married men with erectile impotence was 35.3 per cent. The authors found that consumption of at least one cup of coffee per day was significantly associated with a higher prevalence of sexual activity in women and with a higher potency rate in men.

Ok, one cup of coffee would do the trick? Then why take the blue pill? I doubt whether coffee will ever replace your Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra. But coffee should keep you awake for awhile during sexual performance if you are in a habit of dosing off before the foreplay is over.

Scientists from Southwestern University found caffeine increased the female libido in experiments on rats. The Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour journal study said the effect was caused by it stimulating the part of the brain regulating arousal. But researchers said a similar effect was only likely to be repeated in humans who do not drink coffee regularly. Well, that study does not help much.

According to a report in the Globe and Mail (February 6, 2009), psychologists at Durham University in Britain questioned 200 people about their daily caffeine intake and whether they had ever had a hallucinatory experience.

The researchers found that hard-core coffee drinkers (those who consume an average of seven cups daily) were three times more likely to report seeing things that weren’t there, hearing voices and feeling as if they were floating above their bodies. I wonder who would like to make love to a person who has had seven cups of coffee. It would be a different kind of experience….levitational love making.

Caffeine is a mild stimulant which acts on the central nervous system and some other organs of the body. It temporarily improves concentration, alertness, reasoning, intellectual effort and vigilance. A prerequisite before love making? The stimulant effects of a small amount (say one cup of coffee) take effect after 15 – 45 minutes and last normally for about four hours.

Caffeine is readily absorbed into the bloodstream and does not accumulate in the body, being rapidly metabolized and excreted. It is interesting to know that the effects of caffeine do not last so long in smokers – nicotine doubles the speed at which caffeine is broken down in the body. Alcohol has a similar effect.

In summary, caffeine is a mild stimulant which may help with your sexual performance but do not make love to a person who has had seven or more cups of coffee. If you do then you will be singing …Love is in the air….

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9 Replies to “Does Coffee Improve Sexual Performance?”

  1. great response, another tip i would like to share with whoever decides to read this is that, consuming a sachet of any type of mental and physical vitality supplement, would greatly help before bedding your beloved, but it is fairly unpractical considering that one would have to carry a few with u at all times and be an excellent guess about getting lucky. so please find out more on what everyday foods in the house would do the trick for when you leave your house in the morning.

  2. It is quite true that coffee is a mild stimulant but must not be taken in high doses. Addiction to anything is always dangerous.
    Coffee is the best stimulant before a romantic encounter or driving long distances. But it must be kept in mind that coffee has a tendency to dehydrate, therefore a person who has had coffee must remember to have lots of water if he or she is to go into snow. On a cold snowy day, anybody would like to have lots of hot coffee, and forget to have water, this will get the person get dehydrated and frost bite can set in due to bad blood circulation. The result would be gangrene formation and ultimate amputation.

  3. In Uganda there are packets of fried coffee seeds sold in folded banana leaves. When you ask the seller what it is for, he won’t tell you. But if you research outside the box, you will find that it is taken to boost sexual stimulation. Try it and see if you reach Uganda or you can order through a friend.

  4. Thanks but Here in uganda people take fried coffee seeds in claim for man power, I don’t know whether it’s healthy

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