What Porn Has to Do with Politics

There may be a correlation between victory and sex after all.  Research was done that followed the amount of online pornography keyword searches before and after political elections.  The states that voted for the winning candidate searched for pornography more frequently in the victorious week. More searches were reported in the Red states in 2004, when George W. Bush was re-elected; and in the Blue states in 2008, when Barack Obama was elected.  The belief is that there is a correlation between a sense of victory and the amount of testosterone males produce after a feeling of victory.  When men feel a sense of victory, even a vicarious one, their body will start producing more testosterone, which of course will up their sex drive.

But just because you voted for the wrong guy, there’s no reason not to be able to have a healthy sex drive; the foods we eat actually play a big part.  Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods can help to keep blood sugar levels more constant throughout the day. Avoiding foods and drinks containing a high amount of sugar can help you avoid a short-lived rush of energy only to crash later on. It may be tempting to go for caffeine to feel better, but this is also a short-term solution.

A better choice, if you want to improve your sex life through nutrition, is to eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods. It may not sound particularly sexy to start eating more fruits and vegetables, lean meats, low-fat dairy products and whole grains, but making the effort to eat nutritious food will help to improve both the level of desire and quality of an individual’s sex life.

And if you’re looking for some stimulation, especially if you need a little oomph after your candidate lost the election, try some natural aphrodisiacs like yohimbine, chocolate or good old-fashioned beer goggles.

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