Food and sex have a long, complicated history. Supported in part by mythological beliefs and in part by actual science, we have widely accepted that what turns us on could very well start in the kitchen. But did you ever consider that there are also some foods that could slow your sex drive down to a near screeching halt? Sexual desires are controlled by what is known as the libido — a fancy word for sex drive. Libido is determined by a number of factors that include sociological, psychological, and hormonal influences.
By Exanimis, December 8, in Questions about Asexuality. Besides not being interested by the slightest in sex and all that thing, I have a highly functional sex drive, that is, I have a need for sexual release. More often than I'd like what I'd like is zero , I find myself feeling like going all grinding and, since I have no intention on doing so, I am forced to masturbate. It is displeasing, it bothers me.
Aphrodisiacs have a rich and often-told history — but what about their opposite? Throughout history, people have tried to find ways to suppress sexual desire. People have used methods ranging from saltpeter to cornflakes to modern-day chemical castration, with mixed success.
Katherine Sharpe will never know what caused her first serious relationship to end. And that still bugs her. What she does know is that over time, her physical desire for the man she dated in college began to wither. And as she points out, "sex inside a stable relationship is sometimes the glue that holds people together. But there's another reason the love affair may have hit the skids, says the year-old, and it doesn't sit quite so well.