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Things You Should Avoid Before Sex And Why

Things You Should Avoid Before
By Michael Bates, M.D.

Spontaneity and sex often go hand in hand. But, there are certain activities and even foods that can put a serious damper on an intimate moment. Gas-inducing foods such as beans, lentils, soda, and cabbage, for instance, can not only cause embarrassing side effects and get us out of the mood, but also pain and discomfort. And while alcohol can make us toss away inhibitions and feel extra frisky, too much booze can leave us feeling sleepy and reduce the sensitivity of nerve endings (which is an important factor in reaching orgasm).

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About the Author

Michael Bates, M.D.

Dr Bates practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 34 years in Wichita, Kansas, until his retirement in 2011.

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