Sexual Enhancement

Written by Gregg Ruais
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Human beings have been searching for sexual enhancement remedies for centuries. Before modern medicine discovered guaranteed ways to increase libido, cultures all over the world had their own ideas about how to improve sex drive. Western culture, for example, has long extolled oysters as a male aphrodisiac.

While the effects of oysters hardly rival those of Viagra, there is some truth to the age-old myth. Oysters are loaded with zinc, a mineral found in many herbal aphrodisiacs. American Indians used the bark from yohimbe trees to treat erectile dysfunction; yohimbe, a commonly sold supplement, has actually shown strong results in scientific studies.

A supplement called DHEA, an acronym for a naturally occurring male hormone, has proven effective in some studies, although doctors are hesitant to endorse the product. The long-term effects of DHEA remain unknown. Ginseng and Ginkgo biloba have also proven effective in some, but not all, people. These herbs improve overall blood circulation, which is essential to attaining an erection. Both men and women can try horny goat weed, an ancient Chinese herbal remedy.

Psychological Sexual Problems and Remedies

Some sexual problems are entirely psychological. Some men and women have sexual hang-ups that hinder their ability to reach peak sexual arousal. Insecurity, guilt, or childhood incidents can all factor into a person's sexual well-being. Regular hypnosis over several months has reversed some people's sexual difficulties in the past.


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