In Nigeria poor performance in bed could not only hurt your self-esteem but it can also ruin your relationship and or marriage. Gone are the days when women keep quiet about poor sexual stamina, in Nigeria and Africa today, women are not shy about negotiating their sexual pleasure and demanding full sexual satisfaction as their male counterparts.
Stamina can mean many things, but when it comes to sex, it often refers to how long you can last in bed. For males, the average time between the sheets is anywhere from two to five minutes. For females, it’s a bit longer: about 20 minutes before reaching the big O. The good news is that there are number of drinks that can help you in boosting your sexual stamina and help you last longer in bed they include;
Water Melon Juice or Smoothie
Water melon is one of the most abundant fruits in Nigeria. It is cheap and readily available in virtually all towns and villages in the country. Watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and even increase libido. Watermelon is a natural source of citrulline. Citrulline is an amino acid that may support better erections. Viagra works by increasing blood flow to the penis, allowing a man to more easily get an erection when he is aroused. Citrulline may do the same thing, although it works in a different way to Viagra.
Preliminary research suggests that the body may convert citrulline to another amino acid, called arginine. Arginine converts to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide opens the blood vessels wider, increasing blood flow to the penis and improving erections. Because watermelon is mostly water, the highest concentrations of citrulline come from concentrated watermelon juice. Men who want to try watermelon as a natural Viagra may find better results with watermelon juice.
Kunun Aya with Dabino
Kunu aya is a Northern Nigerian beverage made from a mix of tiger nuts, coconut, dates and ginger. It is an absolutely nourishing drink, rich in numerous nutrients including fibre and vitamin E. In Nigeria, ‘Kunu’ refers to locally made beverage that can be made from different cereal grains.
Thanks to their high Arginine content, tiger nuts are effective in improving the problem of erectile dysfunction (ED). Nigerian men use it as a natural aphrodisiac (especially when combined with dates in kunu). Researchers from Jordan and Saudi Arabia who carried out experiments on tiger nuts reported that it triggers more frequent and prolonged sexual activity and increase in testosterone levels. Studies have shown that the date fruit is beneficial for increasing sexual stamina.
Red Grape juice
11 years of research and experiment has brought about the growing of grapes in Nigeria which is a tropical region. Grape trees are beautiful ornamental plant which produces sweet and versatile fruits. Seedless red grapes are also available in local shops and online platforms across Nigeria.
Red grape juice is the main ingredient in red wine, red grapes are known as nature’s natural Viagra. That is because red grapes contain boron, which is an element that can help improve testosterone production in men. Testosterone is the main male hormone that is responsible for many things- including the ability for a man to last longer in bed.
Nescafe is one of the most popular beverages in Nigeria and according to University of Texas study, men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day—or 85 to 170 milligrams of caffeine from other beverages—are 42 percent less likely to have erectile dysfunction than those who consume up to seven milligrams of the stimulant daily. Coffee also contains a stimulant that has been shown to put females in the mood, a study in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior found. However, but if you’re someone who gets jittery from coffee, this will not be a love potion for you. Increased anxiety can lower your sex drive, a frequent complaint of people with caffeine sensitivity.
Are energy drinks good for sex?
An energy drink is a type of drink containing stimulant compounds, usually caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation. They may or may not be carbonated and may also contain sugar, other sweeteners, herbal extracts, taurine, and amino acids. Too much caffeine and sugar in energy drink can actually reduce libido in men and women and can even cause your erection to be softer and if you have a nervousness to sex it can actually make that worse due to the caffeine content.
How does alcohol affect sexual performance?
Drinking alcohol increases testosterone levels in females. This male sex hormone plays a role in sexual desire. It may be a factor in females reporting more sexual desire when drinking.
There’s also an element of expectation. People often associate drinking with lowered inhibitions and feeling sexier and more confident. It’s kind of like a self-fulfilling prophecy: If you expect to get lucky when you’re drinking, you probably will.
Some females may have more interest in sex when they’ve had a few drinks, but that doesn’t mean their bodies are going to be into it.
Evidence shows that while alcohol may make females think they’re horny, too much booze actually has a negative effect physiologically and decreases genital response. When it comes to alcohol and sex, moderation is key, according to some reports. Also, the more you drink, the worse your genital response and physical arousal.
While one drink may not interfere with blood flow down there, one drink too many can have a physiological, cognitive, and behavioral impact that can cause alcohol-induced orgasmic dysfunction. This can mean taking longer to climax and having less intense orgasms. That’s if you’re able to orgasm at all
If you are under the impression that alcohol helps you in performing better in bed, then get your facts clear. Alcohol makes you lazy and men may face problems with erection. So, avoid drinking alcohol if you want to make your partner happy and willing to enjoy sexual pleasure for a longer duration.
Should I drink Alomo Bitters to last longer?
Bitters is an infusion that’s created from predominantly bitter ingredients. These ingredients comprise aromatics and botanicals that can include any combination of herbs, roots, bark, fruit, seeds, or flowers. In Nigeria alcoholic bitters have been acclaimed to boost sexual function and fertility. There are several brands of bitters in Nigeria they include; Alomo Bitters, Orijin Bitters, Opa Eyin, Ogidiga, Action Bitters, Wiper Bitters, Edges Bitters, Agbara Bitters, Osomo Bitters, Scoogies, Ibile Bitters and now a new one, Agra Appiah Bitters.
According to a new study, alcoholic bitters enhance the normal functioning of the testes in males, the antioxidant enzymes and the release of the reproductive hormones. It is not uncommon to find men mixing alcoholic bitters like Alomo bitters with milk or Action bitters with milk to help them last longer in bed or as a cure for erectile dysfunction. However behind their aphrodisiac properties also lies a long list of health risks and side effects.
In addition, studies have shown that many of these drinks are illicitly distilled in obscure locations and some manufacturers claim the bitter ingredient is a secret recipe. You can read further about the side effects of Bitters Here: Health Benefits and Side Effects of Alomo Bitters
Get these sex boosting nutrients in with the following foods:
|Nutrient||What it does||Who it helps||What to eat|
|Omega-3s||This fatty acid helps balance sex hormones and increase stamina.||Everyone||Flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp, kale, spinach, walnuts, tuna, and oily fish|
|Potassium||Eating a banana a day isn’t just fantastic for muscle cramps. Potassium — an electrolyte — keeps your cells and muscles hydrated. This is necessary when you’re trying to boost stamina.||Everyone||Bananas, cantaloupe, yogurt, quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, white potatoes, broccoli, and carrots|
|Capsaicin||This chemical is found in a lot of spicy foods. It’s a great way to build up endurance.||Everyone||Hot peppers, ginger, and sweet peppers|
|Complex Carbs||Eating carbs is a terrific way to give you an instant boost of energy. Plus, they keep you invigorated longer than simple carbs.||Everyone||Peas, dried beans, corn, barley (and other whole grains), yams and sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta and bread, and oatmeal|
|B vitamins||Increasing your intake of vitamins B-1 to B-5, and B-12 helps regulate your hormone levels. This gives your libido a sexy push in the right direction.||Everyone||Fish, lean meat, poultry, eggs, avocados, peanut butter, fortified enriched grains, eggs, leafy green vegetables, and daily vitamin supplements|
|Protein||Protein is the perfect source of long-lasting energy.||Everyone||Eggs, tofu, lean meats, poultry, cheese, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and fish|
|Magnesium||This essential nutrient is necessary for healthy brain function. When your levels are low, your sex stamina will take a nosedive.||Everyone||Quinoa, whole wheat breads and pasta, almonds, cashews, peanuts, black beans, spinach, and edamame|
|L-citrulline||This naturally occurring amino acid is great for boosting stamina. It can even help you stay harder for longer.||Men||Dark chocolate, salmon, red meat, legumes, nuts, onions, garlic, and watermelon|
|Nitrates||Nitrates help your muscles use oxygen which can pump up your pump skills.||Men||Celery, eggplant, arugula, swiss chard, beets, and carrots|
|Folic acid||Folic acid speeds up cellular growth and can combat fatigue.||Women||Citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach, dried beans, nuts, peas, lentils, and avocado|
|Iron||This isn’t just great for a pick-me-up when you’re surfing the crimson wave. Iron also helps you maintain a healthy metabolism and keeps your energy levels in check.||Women||Lentils, kale, spinach, fortified cereals, poultry, red meat, and fish|
|Calcium||You probably know calcium is good for your bones, but did you know it also helps your cells to function properly? That’s super important for a healthy libido.||Women||Cheese, yogurt, salmon, sardines, and skim milk|