As many as one out of three men may be affected by premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, according to the Mayo Clinic. The website Ask Men states that premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates too early or before the woman orgasms. Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man becomes sexually excited, but his penis does not fill with enough blood to cause an erection, or when the man cannot maintain an erection long enough to complete a sexual act. Many times men become embarrassed when they have difficulty producing and maintaining an erection, or when they ejaculate too early because sexual endurance is often seen as a measure of sexual satisfaction and enjoyment. While a regular exercise routine is beneficial for increasing sexual stamina, a healthy diet consisting of blueberries, figs, raw oysters, peanuts, garlic, bananas and chocolate can give you the boost in sexual stamina that you seek.
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Blueberries are considered a “super sexual” food for men because they function like Viagra, according to The Singles Cafe. Blueberries are packed with compounds that help relax the blood vessels and improve circulation within the body. In addition, blueberries are loaded with fiber, which helps to push excess cholesterol out of the system before it can be absorbed and deposited into the arteries. Lower cholesterol and increased blood flow results in a surge of blood to the penis during sex, causing firmer and longer erections.
Kate McCracken, personal trainer and owner of the website Kurvaceous, states that figs are high in amino acids (the building blocks for all hormones), which can increase sexual stamina. A deficiency in amino acids can cause decreased sexual stamina and/or desire for sexual activity.
According to the website Eat, Drink Better, raw oysters contain a large amount of zinc, which is vital for testosterone, sperm, and semen production. Testosterone production affects sexual desire, vigor and sexual stamina in men. In addition, raw oysters contain dopamine. Dopamine creates a feeling of happiness, which can increase a man’s desire to prolong sex. A deficiency in zinc can cause sexual dysfunction, impotency and sexual performance problems in some men.
Peanuts are a rich natural source of the amino acid, L-arginine, which is essential for increasing sexual stamina in men, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, board-certified dermatologist and healthy aging expert. L-arginine relaxes the blood vessels in the penis causing more blood flow to the region, and increasing sexual stamina during sex.
Garlic contains allicin, a compound that is thought to increase blood flow to the sexual organs. Increased blood flow to the penis causes it to stay erect longer, thereby increasing sexual stamina during sex.
Natural News states that bananas can increase sexual stamina by increasing the male’s energy level during sex. Bananas contain an enzyme called bromelain, which improves male potency, sexual stamina and increases libido. They are also a good source of B vitamins, which increase the body's energy level during sexual activity.
Chocolate may be beneficial in improving sexual stamina in men because it contains the endurance boosters, phenylethylamine and alkaloid. Phenylethylamine is a chemical that promotes good feelings during sex, while alkaloid’s caffeine effect increases energy, thereby improving sexual stamina.