Essential Fatty Acids and Libido


When it comes to food, nothing is more controversial than fats. At face value, most people subscribe to the idea that fat is bad, all of the time. You think of ‘fat’ and you think of something that is disgusting, bad for you and must be lost. You certainly wouldn’t ascribe fat to something that can be good for your libido. However, there are actually two kinds of fat: the ‘bad’ kind and the ‘good’ kind which are also known as essential fatty acids. How do essential fatty acids help the female sex drive?

What are Essential Fatty Acids?

Essential fatty acids are a type of fat which are found primarily in things like fish, nuts and some fruits like avocadoes. They are a relatively simple line of molecules and fats, but they are essential for many of the functions of the body and the body cannot synthesize them on its own. This makes it imperative for humans to take in essential fatty acids from somewhere else, namely the food they eat.

Where Can You Find Essential Fatty Acids?

There are lots of foods which contain essential fatty acids; chances are you have most of what you need already and may just require that extra push. What foods have essential fatty acids in them?

  • Oily fish such as salmon
  • Shellfish
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hemp oil
  • Chia seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Leafy veggies
  • Walnuts

You can also take essential fatty acid supplements if you have a hard time eating any of these foods on a regular basis.

Essential Fatty Acids and the Female Sex Drive

So what do these fatty acids have to do with libido? Simple!

Essential fatty acids form not only the building blocks for things like muscles and cellular structure, but are also important for your sex drive. They form the foundation of female (and male) sex hormones and help the body absorb vitamins like A,E, and K which help you to feel more energetic. And essential fatty acids help your body produce more moisture in the hair, skin and vagina which in turn of course means more lubrication. As you can see, these little fatty acids have you pretty well covered so far as anything to do with sex and arousal are concerned!

So, if you’ve been having difficulty in the bedroom and you can’t wait until your little bottle of Germany sex drops comes in the mail, improving your intake of essential fatty acids may be just the thing to help you enjoy your sex life again.