Is there a ‘natural’ Viagra that can make me a sex god?
“Well, if you believe the internet, chocolate, strawberries, eggs and various nuts are all guaranteed to give you a boner that is strong enough to go through drywall,” says Dr Seth Cohen, a professor of urology at New York University. “I have guys who come in to see me, and they’re like, ‘If I eat half a bag of almonds, is that going to improve my erections?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t fucking know. Dude, really?’ As if 16 ounces of almonds will give you a raging boner. I mean, come on now.”
The most important thing to do for great sex is to eat a well-balanced Mediterraneantype diet. “Over time, it’ll lower your cholesterol, improve your cardiac output – which is important, because the small blood vessels in your penis are the same diameter as the vessels in your heart – help you lose weight and, in the end, give you a better boner than any specific food at any particular period of time,” says Cohen.
“That being said, yes, there are a few things that can improve blood flow more immediately. For instance, caffeine makes your heart rate go up. When your heart rate goes up, your cardiac output goes up, and that means all the organs in your body get more blood flow. So a pill that has ingredients like nitrates, L-arginine, L-citrulline, plus caffeine, then it’s probably going to give you a better boner.”
Don’t rely on these short-term solutions, though, Cohen says. “Be sure to play both the short and the long game.”