Vegetarians Make Better Lovers

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Back in 2014 the dating site (formerly AYI) released information from a study about dating preferences.  They found that men were 13% more likely to click on a woman’s profile is she was vegetarian.

So, it is pretty clear that men have a preference for vegetarian women but conversely, the opposite was true when it came to women who were 11% less likely to click on a man’s profile if he was vegetarian.

Perhaps this is due to men seeing vegetarian women as more down to earth and intelligent whereas women  have been sucked into the idea that real men have some power over life and eating flesh gives them a competitive edge and the aggression to survive and provide.

The idea that “meat is macho” does not stack up because there's some pretty sound scientific evidence showing that vegetarians make better lovers.  The Physicians Committee, a nonprofit of more than 10,000 concerned doctors is urging the founders of Meat Week to rename the event “Erectile Dysfunction Acceptance Week,” alerting men to the true consequences of meat consumption.

Meat Week, which takes place from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, is a national campaign promoting meat consumption and “manliness”  yet many men who live with the stigma of impotence do not understand that meat is a cause of their problem.

Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee stated that problems like constipation, high cholesterol, and obesity, erectile dysfunction are side effects of eating meat. While many men believe their impotence is caused by performance anxiety, the vast majority of cases can be traced back to poor lifestyle habitsand meat consumption.

The letter is part of the Physicians Committee’s week-long campaign to draw attention to the health hazards of meat consumption, from heart disease to ED, and to help men who suffer from impotence understand its true cause.

Meat-heavy diets are responsible for the arterial damage that leads to both heart disease and ED; the cholesterol and saturated fat in meat can clog arteries and cut off blood flow to the heart (causing a heart attack), brain (causing a stroke) and penis (causing impotence). Obesity and elevated cholesterol levels—both classic signs of a meat-heavy diet—are also tied to ED.

Arterial blockage can be reversed with a plant-based diet, and even a modest diet improvement can help. One study found that normal sexual function returned in almost one-third of the men who ate a healthier diet, compared with a 5 percent recovery in the control group.

"The consumption of animal products has long been linked to
artery blockages that cause inadequate functioning of not only a man's heart
but also all his other vital organs" ~ Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Director

Some of the facts about vegetarian lovers:

  1. More Stamina and Energy in Bed
    There is no shortage of testimonies and anecdotal evidence from vegetarians saying how much energy they have on their diet.  Many of the worlds top athletes are vegetarian and one scientific study had men peddle on a stationary bicycle until their muscles failed.  The men on a high meat diet lasted only 57 minutes whereas men on a meat and veggie diet lasted 114 minutes.  But the men on a vegetarian diet lasted an impressive 167 minutes because vegetarians last longer because vegetables are assimilated into energy by the body faster giving them more energy in and out of bed.
  2. Better Tasting Semen
    Sex educator Annie Sprinkle asserts that vegetarians taste the best and science agrees with Annie.  Semen is made up of various components including nutrients like vitamin C and zinc.  Therefore foods that men eat affect the taste of their semen and because vegetarians tend to eat more fresh fruit and veges, their semen is sweeter.  Some food are better than others as the chlorophyll in foods like celery and parsley makes semen taste sweeter whereas red meat makes semen taste salty.  Note veggies in the cabbage family are high in sulphur and this can make semen taste bad.
  3. Better Smelling
    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”.
  4. Men suffer less from less erectile dysfunction
    Vegetarians don’t have to worry about ED as much as their meat-eating counterparts as contrary to popular belief, ED is caused a combination of physical and psychological problems.  But one of the biggest culprits contributing to erectile dysfunction is heart disease and studies have found that up to 75% of heart disease patients have erectile dysfunction.
    Even without heart disease, a meat eating diet isn't good for a man’s reproductive system as the high amounts of saturated fat found in meat restricts blood flow and increases blood pressure thereby inhibiting blood to the penis.
  5. Increased Libido
    It's 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 (read why here), and mental health is certainly important for a healthy libido.

Erectile Dysfunction Acceptance Week
Are Vegans better in bed?
Red Colobus study


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