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Some Scientists Say These Aphrodisiacs for Women Could Actually Boost Your Libido
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As women age, they must adapt to many changes. Shifts in hormonal balance can lead to moodiness, hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia. Wrinkles and gray hair appear. Muscle tone and stamina may shift. Perhaps most unsettling, libido may decrease significantly, typically due to a decrease in the production of sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.
'Female Viagra' could be the biggest libido booster since...Viagra
From ancient fertility deities to modern erectile dysfunction drugs, we've literally tried every so-called miracle cure in the pursuit of great sex. Aphrodisiacs — named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite — are any food or drugs that arouse sexual desire or pleasure. But despite their long-standing history, the limited scientific research done on natural libido boosters has produced little clinical evidence supporting their effects, according to the Mayo Clinic. Most recently, a team of scientists reviewed approximately 50 studies done on the most popular animal- and plant-based aphrodisiacs and OTC supplements on the market. Here's what their findings , published in the journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine in , and other health authorities have to say about which ones pack the potency they claim.
Throughout the ages, humans have searched for new ways of enhancing sexuality and sexual performance. We review some of the more popular products, such as herbs, botanicals, combination products, and topical formulations that have been heralded as sexual enhancers or have mythological roots suggesting they can be used for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Lastly, we discuss sexual touch Tantra , aroma, nutrition, and exercise as modalities that have been used to improve or enhance sexual function. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.