Good Food for Better Sex – WebMD

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If you want good sex, take care of your exercise, and a good attitude. “If you’re having a nice meal and you’re with a partner you like, that’s all you need,” she says. “It’s as much in the mind as with anything else.”

Barnaby Barratt, PhD, president-elect of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, couldn’t agree more. He says a happy sex life ultimately depends upon ridding oneself of shame, guilt, anxiety, and inhibition. “Sex is first and foremost a psychological issue,” he says. “Above and beyond that, things to do with food, diet, and so forth will be useful, but they’re not going to provide magical answers.”

penis, and the other to the anxiety and inhibitions, thereby increasing blood flow to the genitals.

Previous research has shown that smells are important in attraction, says Barratt, but those studies have mainly focused on people’s scents. “Clearly, we do know that how people smell has an effect on the sexual desire of a partner,” he says, noting that a body’s scent has a lot to do with the person’s diet.