Caffeine: Can it boost a woman's sex drive?

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Caffeine: Can it boost a woman's sex drive?

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Can caffeine boost a woman's sex drive?

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In a 2005 study, researchers reported that caffeine increased the sex drive of female rats. It's not known whether caffeine might have the same effect on humans, however. And the negative effects of excessive caffeine are well documented, including anxiety, irritability and sleeplessness. If you're hoping to increase your sex drive, consider more effective alternatives. Talk openly and honestly with your partner. Make time for sex. Experiment with sensual massage or foreplay. And don't underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy foods and including physical activity in your daily routine can give your self-confidence, and perhaps your sex drive, a healthy boost.

Last Updated: 12/18/2007
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