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Paleo Sex Questions

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Created June 10, 2010 at 11:41 PM

How does a paleodiet affect sex drive? And does a paleolifestye work as a mate attractant? Are there any paleo-specific sexual positions I should be trying?

44349dd8bf3bc226731d2f6bd42e8124

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on April 15, 2012
at 12:50 AM

I'm 34 and have had a definite boost in libido since going Paleo... :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 14, 2012
at 11:04 PM

It would be nice to have numbers to compare. I went from from wanting/seeking sex 1-2x A DAY on a higher carb diet to 3x a week on VLC and on ZC I could get it up and enjoyed sex but it just didn't occur to me to seek it out.

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

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on April 14, 2012
at 09:28 PM

I was ZC/VLC for almost 2 years and never experienced libido issues. I was a machine then and I still am today with more carbs.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 14, 2012
at 08:36 PM

+1 for reflexes.

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on April 14, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I agree. When I've gone VLC, my libido went down, even though I had plenty of energy.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on April 14, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I agree. When I've gone VLC, my libido went down, even though I had plenty of energy and could still workout.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 14, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Well, plus the pill decreases sex drive, and semen is chockerblock full of hormones to make ladies feel better and more attached to their mates.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 14, 2012
at 07:30 PM

All the guys I know feel the same way- I think it has become so "taboo" to see a girl eat "man food" that it is now essentially fetishized.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 14, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Don't forget it's anti-fungal. Errrr....

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on February 07, 2012
at 02:41 PM

My experience has been kind of opposite - my non-paleo hubby's drive increased after I started looking good naked. (not surprising, i guess!). Problem is that mine has decreased. Wishing I could find the magic formula to match his drive!!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on July 08, 2011
at 01:56 AM

So hawt right now... ;)

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

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on October 22, 2010
at 01:00 PM

I had a similar effect as your wife. Except I went from once a month to twice to thrice. No fun. No one really had answers for me. A uterine biopsy knocked it back into regulation. Now another weightlifter is experiencing the same thing. Odd. Everyone has told me the opposite is usually true (although I find it evolutionary disadvantageous). Sorry if this is an overshare. I appreciate the conversation thread.

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on September 20, 2010
at 05:40 PM

It tastes good and it feels good. And that is the end of this answer...

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

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on September 20, 2010
at 05:08 PM

For what exactly?

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on August 02, 2010
at 04:29 PM

More like smell your own conclusions ;)

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on August 02, 2010
at 04:21 PM

Nice, nice... lol

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

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on June 12, 2010
at 02:32 AM

"more, uh, spurty" Um, I think you just gave us way too much information. ;) Good on ya tho, enjoy..

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628978d2e1ae51dd97afd9c35f699b75

on June 11, 2010
at 02:27 AM

I agree with GGP that an improved physique improves a person's sex drive. It's like getting a new car...all you want to do is take it for a spin.

That said, I feel that while some people have some issues with their hormones being out of whack, they will eventually normalize and you'll find your sex drive where it is meant to be. That could be anywhere from Ron Jeremy to Martha Stewart depending on your age, depression level, etc.

Someone asked me about my personal experience a couple months ago and all I could say while keeping it classy was that while I'm not old, I looked and felt like I was 18 again in EVERY way.

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8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

on June 11, 2010
at 03:55 AM

Not for nothing, but the better health I've attained has included better blood circulation (as well as better stamina). I'll be a gentleman and leave it at that.

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1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on June 11, 2010
at 12:40 AM

Being fit, cut, sleek, taut... These won't hurt your sexual attractiveness.

However, sudden diet changes can affect hormonal balance, and quite a few women have noted that sex drive is lowered. The same number report the opposite effect... So it's a matter of your own system's reaction.

As for paleo-specific sexual positions, I'll assume that's a joke, but if your thunder thighs and spare tyres disappear, I'm sure you'll find many other positions that are now achievable. If you were to be a true paleotard, then you'd be sure to emulate the clubbed-over-the-head unconscious female sexual position. Not as fun as you'd expect.

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C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

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on June 12, 2010
at 12:08 AM

Erm... at the risk of too much information, I've found since going primal in January that my sex drive is about triple what it was, my junk is bigger (well, looks bigger anyway, from fat loss), and orgasms are more intense, longer, and more, uh, spurty. I tell all my friends: "Make your unit 1-2" bigger! Just lose 35lbs!"

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on June 12, 2010
at 02:32 AM

"more, uh, spurty" Um, I think you just gave us way too much information. ;) Good on ya tho, enjoy..

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62f89aa727cf3ce77c36651347cabc14

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on July 08, 2011
at 01:04 AM

A lot of the guys I've dated seem to enjoy watching me gnaw on a steak, so it seems to work for me. Probably too many bad experiences with those "I'll just have a side-salad" types.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on July 08, 2011
at 01:56 AM

So hawt right now... ;)

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:30 PM

All the guys I know feel the same way- I think it has become so "taboo" to see a girl eat "man food" that it is now essentially fetishized.

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C1fb8666b1ae085507a76a4c494e4f0a

on July 07, 2010
at 02:17 PM

How does a paleodiet affect sex drive?

Lot of people find increased sex drive. I did at first too, then it went back to about 'normal'. One thing I noted after I stopped eating gluten was... uhhh... interesting dreams. That went on for about a month (and what a month it was!)

And does a paleolifestye work as a mate attractant?

The best mate attractant in my opinion... personality. A kickin' bod helps, sure. Not be-all, end-all though.

Are there any paleo-specific sexual positions I should be trying?

If you think of any, make a list and post 'em ;) Course you could always just re-name existing ones... Bonobo-style, Reverse Cavegirl, etc

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Eb87cf28309a95f25c953e3ef3ea52b5

on June 11, 2010
at 02:08 AM

Less sugar == less yeast. Draw your own conclusions.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on August 02, 2010
at 04:29 PM

More like smell your own conclusions ;)

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on August 02, 2010
at 04:21 PM

Nice, nice... lol

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F83abbabaa67add0a1c8dbc83b55b107

on February 07, 2012
at 01:28 PM

It is a little risky but my girlfriend and I like to "get busy" with each other while out mountain biking or back packing. Being in the buff outside is fun stuff. It goes with out saying that you must take precautions to not be seen.

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89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on September 20, 2010
at 01:01 PM

Two words: coconut oil!

;)

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on September 20, 2010
at 05:08 PM

For what exactly?

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on September 20, 2010
at 05:40 PM

It tastes good and it feels good. And that is the end of this answer...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Don't forget it's anti-fungal. Errrr....

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:32 PM

I've found it can go both ways....

IF you are eating veggies, a yam and steak as your staples you can be as randy as a 13 year old boy.

or

You can go super-low carb and end up being a once a weeker...

I've been in both places. Dropping 150lbs has been total win in the bedroom though!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 14, 2012
at 11:04 PM

It would be nice to have numbers to compare. I went from from wanting/seeking sex 1-2x A DAY on a higher carb diet to 3x a week on VLC and on ZC I could get it up and enjoyed sex but it just didn't occur to me to seek it out.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I agree. When I've gone VLC, my libido went down, even though I had plenty of energy.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I agree. When I've gone VLC, my libido went down, even though I had plenty of energy and could still workout.

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on April 14, 2012
at 09:28 PM

I was ZC/VLC for almost 2 years and never experienced libido issues. I was a machine then and I still am today with more carbs.

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0fd24d837dbad54740f53cc5f72068a0

(285)

on August 02, 2010
at 02:56 PM

I haven't noticed much of a difference in myself. My wife, although only going paleo part of the time (the meals in the evening that I cook and on my days off), has gone from, in the 4 years that I have known her, having her period cycles every two and sometimes 3 months, to having them every month like clockwork. They also seem to be shorter. Before the cycles would be slow and drag on, and she always gets migraines during this time so it was hell for her. In simple terms, she gets hot more often, and the window of migraine has closed a little. That's the power of fat, my friends.

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

(65)

on October 22, 2010
at 01:00 PM

I had a similar effect as your wife. Except I went from once a month to twice to thrice. No fun. No one really had answers for me. A uterine biopsy knocked it back into regulation. Now another weightlifter is experiencing the same thing. Odd. Everyone has told me the opposite is usually true (although I find it evolutionary disadvantageous). Sorry if this is an overshare. I appreciate the conversation thread.

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A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c

on June 16, 2010
at 01:29 PM

I used to have no sex drive, well very little, or stamina. Now I have both. I enjoy life more in general, sex is just a part of that.

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A09291f4d2d01531edede5b0cbb938bf

on April 14, 2012
at 07:26 PM

I do know that when couples decide not to use chemical contraception their sexual encounters and gratifications increase. I suppose its the same concept of paleo food: natural sex is better than chemically modified sex.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Well, plus the pill decreases sex drive, and semen is chockerblock full of hormones to make ladies feel better and more attached to their mates.

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Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on February 07, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Interesting this came up, as it has * ahem * been on my mind. Yes, my libido has increased, but I think that is augmented by three factors:

  • I have more energy.
  • I like that I'm getting more muscular, it's building confidence
  • My mate likes the changes, while still loving me madly.

I've also noticed increased mobility and reflexes. That helps too.

And, I have to say that I sincerely believe that paleo and sex can be related, but that a solid pair-bond is part of the process. It makes everything more fun. Practice makes perfect. Having good chemistry to start though is what seals the deal.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 14, 2012
at 08:36 PM

+1 for reflexes.

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A480640a53eb5dc8966f49141942f705

on August 02, 2010
at 02:33 PM

I noticed that my sex drive went up after I started looking good naked.

Then it went down, but that could be due to work stress.

After a few cheat meals high in sugar and starch, I noticed it went up again! Maybe something to do with the link between carbs and serotonin?

Another thread suggests fructose could be an autumn sign to store fat for the winter. Maybe sugar is also an autumn sign to get pregnant so the babies are born when it's warm out?

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on February 07, 2012
at 02:41 PM

My experience has been kind of opposite - my non-paleo hubby's drive increased after I started looking good naked. (not surprising, i guess!). Problem is that mine has decreased. Wishing I could find the magic formula to match his drive!!

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935826c64442daacdcd364d2ba5c5fed

(10)

on August 01, 2010
at 01:44 AM

I just started the Paleo diet and I have to say that my sex drive has dramatically increased...to the point where I'm wondering what is wrong with me! LOL I'm a 32 year old female (maybe that has something to do with it...people always talk about women in their 30's being in their "prime"). I'm just curious to know if there are other women out there that have experienced this on the Paleo diet? It's great, but kind of hoping it levels out soon. Any other women out there who've experienced this?

44349dd8bf3bc226731d2f6bd42e8124

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on April 15, 2012
at 12:50 AM

I'm 34 and have had a definite boost in libido since going Paleo... :)

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95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

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on June 15, 2010
at 01:08 AM

My drive went up when I gave up gluten... but I had just been diagnosed with celiac, and lots of other things got better at the same time, so it's hard to credit "paleo" specifically.

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Ae011d9f1c8654ea66854ca2a977c397

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on June 13, 2010
at 12:37 AM

I havent found any change. Ive not eaten grain for over a year and been pretty strict Paleo for 6 months. I wasnt over weight though and already exercising. Id be curious how much of peoples improvements were due to exercise and how much to diet. I know that cholesterol is needed to make certain hormones but besides that I think exercise has more to do with it than anything. I could be wrong though as I was already eating fruits and vegetables for the last few years I just was also eating grains, legumes and dairy.

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on March 21, 2013
at 09:15 PM

mine has gone way up and i've only been on the diet for less than 2 weeks and have been exercising every day. aside from my cronic sinus allergies just suddenly disappearing (i've been a mouth-breather my whole life), i've kinda become a tigress in the sack as well and pretty much don't want to stop. the bf is trying to keep up lol! so yeah. if this was the ONLY benefit to going paleo, that would be more than enough motivation for me.

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on April 14, 2012
at 08:11 PM

upwards arrow = sex drive. :)

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