What You Need To Know About Caffeine and How It Can Affect Your Sex Life
Caffeine is one of the most widely used drugs by people globally, and many people are addicted to it even though they may not realize it. The use of caffeine is only rivaled by that of alcohol and tobacco, caffeine being a substance that many people consume on a regular basis.
The bad news about caffeine is that it is an addictive drug, and that if you are drinking more than two 6oz cups of coffee daily, you can consider yourself an addict. If you have ever missed your coffee and felt lethargic, fatigued, irritable or had a headache as a result, you probably fall in to the addict category.
The good news is that caffeine is a great stimulant which can give us that extra boost of energy and stamina we need to get through our day.
Caffeine and the Effects on Your Heart
As mentioned earlier, caffeine is a stimulant. Stimulants are types of drugs that causes an increase in metabolism in the body along with an increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure. These can be good things if done so in moderation, but can conversely be bad for our health if we take too much caffeine in excess.
Caffeine has been rumored and linked to a wide variety of illness and disease over the years, however many of these studies have found to be inconclusive. The only conclusive evidence for caffeine’s negative effects can be found in the increased levels of cholesterol among its users.
Try to limit your caffeine intake to one cup of tea or coffee per day if possible. Having 3-4 glasses of tea or coffee daily on a regular basis can increase your risk of heart attack and heart disease so monitor your intake.
Can Caffeine Help Me In the Bedroom?
When it comes to caffeine and sexual performance, it absolutely can be an effective tool to better your sex life if used properly. To make caffeine work to your benefit you must use it in moderation and consume it at the right time to get the best results possible.
Stick to drinking just one cup or glass of coffee or tea before sex. Consume it about 60 minutes beforehand to give your body enough time to digest and absorb the caffeine for the best results.
This trick of drinking caffeine before sex is something that has been used by athletes as well to boost performance. Athletes who consumed caffeine prior to the event, about an hour beforehand were shown to outlast their competition by 20 minutes. This is olympic level athletes to give you an idea of how much of an edge caffeine can give you when it comes to improved performance.
Drinking a caffeinated drink before sex can boost your alertness, gives you a boost in energy and will improve your stamina during sex as well. This will improve your performance overall and makes for a better sexual experience for you and your partner.
How Much Caffeine Should I Consume?
To be on the safe side you don’t want to be consuming over 250 milligrams of caffeine a day, however this is very difficult to determine if you don’t know what goes in your beverage.
Coffee has the most caffeine when it comes to caffeinated beverages outside of maybe soda. just one cup of coffee can contain an average of 80 milligrams of caffeine up to 180 mg depending on the roast of beans and the coffee source.
For example a cup of Dunkin donuts coffee has about half the caffeine as a similarly sized coffee from Starbucks. Also the lighter the roast, the more caffeine is left in the bean so this is another thing to keep in mind.
The best bet is to make coffee yourself, you can more easily keep track of the caffeine you are consuming as well as other things like milk and sugar which go in to many people’s coffee as well. Making your own coffee has the additional benefit of saving you money too.
If you find yourself struggling to keep track of your caffeine intake you’re better off just cutting down altogether. Only one cup of coffee or tea is need to see all of the sexual benefits associated with caffeine so if you are drinking more than that it’s ok to cut down.