Vegan sex has been a controversial topic for quite a while, but honestly I am not sure why it should be this way, since the facts speak for themselves. These are not only science-backed by various experiments and studies, but are also coming from the life experience of hundreds of vegan men and women, who can confirm plant-based eating not simply gives you energy, boosts your sex drive, and makes you more attractive – all these combined with a compassionate heart make one the lover of each woman’s dreams.
So here are the
6 Scientific Reasons Vegan Men Make Better Lovers
1. Their equipment works better (less erectyle disfunction)
Ditch the Viagra and extended-hour condoms and go vegan instead. Doctors agree: The best way to prevent artery blockages, improve heart health, and lower blood pressure is to eat a diet high in fiber, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods help clear your arteries and get your blood flowing to, well, the important parts.
Contrary to former belief, erectile dysfunction is not caused by anxiety. It is a combination of physical and sometimes psychological problems. One of the biggest culprits contributing to erectile dysfunction is heart disease. Studies have found that up to 75% of heart disease patients have erectile dysfunction. A large study released last year found that a vegan diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by 1/3, which means less erectile dysfunction as well.
Even without heart disease, a meat eating diet isn’t good for a man’s parts. According to Lee Hitchcox, the author of Long Life Now, the high amounts of saturated fat in meat restricts blood flow and increases blood pressure – both which make it difficult for enough blood to get into the penile vessels.
2. They’re more fertile.
Want good-quality sperm? Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic say it’s simple: Eat your fruits and veggies, especially tomatoes, which are loaded with sperm-friendly lycopene.
For those looking to reproduce (whether now or down the road), you can feel confident knowing that eating vegan plays an important role in fertility. Several studies indicate that frequent intake of lipophilic foods—i.e., meat and dairy products—can negatively affect sperm quality, whereas fruits and vegetables may maintain or even improve it.
Plus, eating meat increases the amount of synthetic hormones that you consume. These hormones may contribute to a reduced sperm count and a higher risk of testicular tumors.
3. They taste better.
Meat and dairy products are distasteful in more ways than one, women insist. Former porn star Annie Sprinkle says vegetarians taste best. Eating fruit and drinking fruit juice a few hours before sex is thought to improve the taste, while cigarettes, alcohol, meat, dairy products, and deep-fried foods make semen less palatable.
The chlorophyll in foods like celery and parsley also can make semen sweeter. By contrast, red meat is known to make semen taste salty. A word of warning to vegetarian men though: veggies in the cabbage family are high in sulfur and this can make semen taste bad.
4. And smell better.
In 2006, researchers at Charles University in the Czech Republic decided to see how diet affected one’s body odor. They had men eat meat diet or a vegetarian diet for two weeks and then took odor samples from their armpits. Then they had the men switch their diets and took samples again. The odor samples were given to women who rated them on level of pleasantness (there is one study I’m glad I didn’t partake in!). The women consistently found that the vegetarian men’s smell was “more attractive”.
Why do vegetarians smell better than meat eaters? One possible reason is because red meat causes toxins to be released into the bloodstream and large intestines, which then make it out through our pores. Another reason is because of the bacteria on our skin. The bacteria love to consume proteins and fats – things are plentiful in meat. So, the bacteria thrive on meat eaters and their waste produces a vile smell.
5. They also last longer.
There is no shortage of testimonies from vegetarians saying how much energy they have on their diet. Well, this is actually backed by science too. One study had men peddle on a stationary bicycle until their muscles failed. The men on a high meat diet lasted only 57 minutes. Men on a meat and veggie diet lasted 114 minutes, while men on a vegetarian diet lasted a whooping 167 minutes.
Why did vegetarians last so much longer? Could it be, as Heidi VanPelt-Belle of the Huntington Collage of Health Sciences explains, because vegetables are assimilated into energy by the body faster? This gives vegetarians more energy in and out of bed. Since many people ditch processed foods in their transition to a vegetarian diet, this would also give them more energy than the typical meat eater.
6. They are more willing.
Okay, there is a lot of debate about this one, probably because it is difficult to scientifically measure sexual desire. However, there is evidence that the vegetarian diet can increase libido. One study looked at the effect of soy isoflavones on red colobus monkeys. The monkeys had their diet switched to include soy isoflavones. Low and behold! They suddenly started spending less time on grooming and more time copulating. The vegetarian diet is also linked to better mood and mental health and mental health is certainly important for a healthy libido.
So eat up, protect yourself, and have fun while you’re at it.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”