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  • Primal diet and libido?

    Sorry if this is a strange question. I'm just starting out on PB and have been struggling with a lot of health problems, mostly malnutrition/hormone/neurotransitter imbalances. One thing that's been a major deal is the fact that my libido is nearly non-existant 99.8% of the time.

    Have any women found that after going primal, their libido increased? Was there any one particular thing that you found affected it? ie: specifically adding more fats, or a particular vitamin supplement?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    adding more fats will do the trick. There are lots of people that will chime in on this topic. All of them will tell you to add fat!

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    • #3
      I'm the odd one in the bunch I'm sure, but my libido dropped to darn near non-existent when I went primal. Hopefully that will turn around. I did get my period during this time as well, so that didn't help :/ I would like hear from the more experienced PBers too.
      Calm the f**k down.

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      • #4
        my libido has gone up. up up up. but you have to be primal for at least a month, i think, for your body to start to get used to things. the stomach issues that i used to have with grains and sugar are gone, so i never have a tummy ache after dinner now (a common reason i didnt feel like fooling around)

        Most men, from personal experience, usually prefer action in the morning. Being primal makes me really energetic in the mornings now. so....yea......thats working out too.

        And, a big one-------> as your body composition gets better, you will have better self esteem, and look better to your mate. now if that isnt a recipe for action i dont know what is.

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        • #5
          Rawr. Definitely up. I'm sure it's partly the better eating, part of it is losing 70 pounds and starting to feel sexier. Hubby is now Primal as well. He's already a horn-dog, but I fear for it when he starts feeling better and losing weight (and seeing him look more like Mark than Homer will rev me up as well). I think a lot of it has to do with use it or lose it, as much as anything. Heard once about an experiment someone did where for 7 days they 'did it' regardless of lack of interest, etc. In the end, getting that blood flowing daily led to higher libido, too.
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          • #6
            Massage oils and lube?

            Bacon fat.

            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Primalchild View Post
              Massage oils and lube?

              Bacon fat.

              LOL! Gotta try that one. Being primal for only 3 weeks, I'm really hoping the drive changes for me. I used to be *ahem* always ready...but in the past couple of years I've just lost it. I've had a hysterectomy, but I still have my ovaries, so I don't think that should have changed anything, and since I was "losing it" before that, I don't think the surgery was an issue. I think it's just that I've physically felt like crap for about 2 years now. That's why I started primal, so hopefully I'll get my health back and with that...all the great "side effects!" My hubby (100lbs overweight already) has NEVER lost the drive and it would be really helpful if I could at least freakin' keep up with him again! He's starting to tease me about my age...I'm 2.5 years older than him. Shouldn't make this much of a difference.

              Best of "luck" to all of us! lol!
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              • #8
                My libido has gone up. I was already eating low carb before switching to primal, so it wasn't a huge transition for me. What's helped the MOST was starting a workout program when I was doing zero exercise before. The diet along with the workout program (which overall has given me more energy even though I now get up an hour and a half earlier each day) combined with the weight loss....they've all helped.

                I also agree with the pp. I read a similar article about having sex regularly regardless of desire actually ends up leading to increased desire.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Primalchild View Post
                  Massage oils and lube?

                  Bacon fat.

                  May I suggest coconut oil?

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                  • #10
                    My libido was always high, even when I was not primal but it has now gone up 150% since going primal. Now I just need to find a boyfriend to share it with. Haha.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Primalchild View Post
                      Massage oils and lube?

                      Bacon fat.

                      is that what you call porking?

                      add me to the 'gone up' list. agreed that is probably a combination of both dietary changes and changed physical appearance, leading to increased self confidence.
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                      • #12
                        It went up in the beginning, but now I am turned off by all the skinny fat, and obese. I need to get my SO over on PB.
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                        • #13
                          @ fyrespryte: try to look at the issue not only as a diet thing, but as a Lifestyle thing.

                          Eat right, play, exercise and you will be happy. Soon your libido drive will go up.
                          If you look at this as a Advil "Take and Bam" thing, forgetit!

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                          • #14
                            For some reason I really enjoyed reading this thread
                            It is sad that the measuring stick of our progress is the speed by which we distance ourselves from the natural world. Even sadder is that we will only see this when there is no nature left to save.

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                            • #15
                              I'm a guy but my libido is going up and secondly I think I am becoming more attractive. By that I mean my ugly mug must look healthier or something or else its all the meat reeking from my pores but I am getting more and more female attention despite being covered in three layers of clothing.
                              A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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