Sex Enhancement? Diabetes, the Anti- Female Libido Enhancer

Unless you’re living in a cave in Afghanistan, sex enhancement might be on your “to-do” list. Is there a natural approach that is a female libido enhancer?

The good news is that the answer is a strong “yes.”

This is certainly not the first time I’ve stated that diabetes is the worst thing that can happen to our bodies.  This includes the progression to diabetes as well as the diagnosis of diabetes.  And yet society seems to think that, if you haven’t passed that magical point of a fasting blood sugar greater than 125 then you’re OK. 

This is not even close to being true.

Everything that goes for diabetes goes for prediabetes as well.  The list is near endless and has been covered ad nauseum in previous articles.

Despite all this, when faced with the need for lifestyle changes, many still balk.  These risks of cancer, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s are in the future, and everyone seems to think “it won’t happen to me.”

But of all the nasty things that prediabetes and diabetes causes.  None would seem to make lifestyle changes as important as sexual dysfunction and a healthy sex life.  Unless, of course, you’re the Dali Lama, a Catholic Priest or an unfortunate eunuch.

The links between overall health, diabetes, heart disease and sexual health are very clear.

  1. Healthier couples have almost 5 TIMES as much sex as unhealthy ones.
  2. Infertility, the potential outcome of good sexual health, is clearly linked to being prediabetic.
  3. The dreaded erectile dysfunction IS heart disease waiting to happen.

Do we really need any other reason to take better care of ourselves?

Just in case you do, this particular study should push you over the edge (literally and figuratively..).

Researchers looked at diabetic women and compared their sex lives with women who did not have diabetes.  Here is what they found:

  1. Insulin dependent diabetic women had twice the rates of low overall sexual satisfaction, a 237% higher risk of lubrication problems and 80% higher risk orgasm problems.
  2. Non–insulin using diabetic women had a 42% higher risk of low overall sexual satisfaction
  3. In all diabetic women, complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney problems and peripheral neuropathy were associated with lower sexual function as well

So, not having a healthy lifestyle not only dooms your overall health in the long run, but has a consistent and measurable detrimental effect on both the frequency and satisfaction associated with sex.  Bummer.

So, if you’re looking for sex enhancement, it has to start with an anti-diabetic lifestyle.  For any of you women out there who have made positive changes, you can likely attest to the fact that eating better, quitting smoker and exercise act as natural female libido enhancers.

If you’re wiling to share, what have you done in your lifestyle that has led to a more satisfying sex life?

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.