In the past two decades, energy drinks have gone on a rampant marketing campaign, mainly targeting males. I’m sure you’ve seen them at many sports events, music festivals, etc. There are even major soccer clubs that have “Red Bull” in their name now. They claim that drinking energy drinks can give you a boost in energy, increase your physical performance, and even make you last longer in bed.
In this article Shag Longer will focus on answering the latter of those claims for you. So let’s get into it, “Can energy drinks make you last longer in bed?”
Do energy drinks help your sexual performance?
Maybe you’ve got up for work at 6 am for work on a cold Monday morning and looked for an energy drink in your local shop to wake you up for the day ahead. But have you ever considered taking energy drinks to help your sex life? Below we will take a look at some of the ingredients found in energy drinks and explain how they may improve sexual performance:
Your energy levels are boosted by caffeine, which is the major element in energy drinks. Additionally, it stimulates the brain, improving attentiveness and potentially serving as a mood enhancer.
Of course, increased energy from caffeine intake is going to help give you extra lasting power when between the sheets. Also improving your mood is a great way to relax, to help overcome a sexual dysfunction you may have such as performance anxiety or erectile dysfunction.
One study found that a higher caffeine intake can help boost testosterone levels. The body produces the hormone testosterone, which is crucial for the growth and maintenance of male sexual traits like muscle mass and facial hair. Testosterone is the main leading sexual hormone in males and increased levels of it can lead to a higher sexual desire and performance.
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant (CNS). It energizes noradrenergic neurons and appears to have an impact on dopamine. This can have a positive impact on your mood and energy.
However, this is largely dependent on your caffeine tolerance. If you have a higher tolerance to caffeine or use the correct quantity, it can help with your energy and mood, increasing your sexual desire for a night of passion.
Note: increasing caffeine intake when you have a low tolerance to it can result in some side effects, such as anxiety and shakes. How much caffeine should be taken is entirely down to the individual.
Sugar also increases your energy levels, but too much of it is bad and there is a chance it can result in a sugar crash that will make you feel tired. This is why it is important to keep your sugar intake at reasonable levels because although it may give you that initial boost, you don’t want to start feeling shattered halfway through a sex session.
It’s worth noting that there is no scientific evidence that sugar can increase your sex drive. Much like with energy levels sugar could temporarily increase libido, but the impacts can wear off quickly.
Other components in some energy drinks include ginkgo, biloba ginseng, and guarana. These ingredients are used as an aphrodisiac in some Asian cultures, so could potentially help boost your libido.
What are the sexual cons of energy drinks?
Excessive sugar intake can have detrimental impacts on general health and well-being. Including a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Too much sugar can also result in high blood pressure, which can restrict your blood flow. Having good blood flow is vital for the penis to achieve and maintain a solid erection. Too much sugar could potentially lead to erectile dysfunction.
Instead of using sugar as a technique for increasing libido or energy, it’s crucial to keep a good, balanced diet and receive nutrients from a range of sources. In addition, it’s critical to place a high priority on taking care of oneself as well as one’s mental and emotional health because these factors can significantly affect libido in contrast to any one meal or substance.
Also, too much caffeine has a negative impact on your general and sexual health and can lead to:
- Insomnia – sleep is needed to maintain food focus and energy levels
- Anxiety – having anxiety can lead to erectile dysfunction or performance anxiety in the bedroom
- Fatigue – when the caffeine levels your body it could experience fatigue which would have a negative impact on your sexual stamina.
Best energy drink for sexual performance
Here we will take a look at a few different options to find the right energy drink for you:
A pre-workout shake is like a power-up for your endurance. It’s packed with carbs, protein, and other goodies that give you a boost of energy when you need it most.
Carbs are like the body’s gas tank, they give you energy to power through your workout. Protein is the superhero of the shake, it helps repair and build muscle so you can crush your workout.
Other ingredients like caffeine, creatine, and beta-alanine can also be added to the shake to give you an extra edge. Caffeine is like a little jolt of energy that helps you focus and power through your workout. Creatine and beta-alanine are like supplements that may help boost muscle strength and endurance, so you can go harder and last longer.
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Some ingredients in pre-workout supplements, such as caffeine and nitric oxide precursors, can cause vasodilation, which is the widening of blood vessels. This can lead to increased blood flow, which can improve oxygen delivery to the muscles and enhance performance.
Red Bull is probably the most popular and well-advertised energy drink. The original Red Bull contains an approximate 80mg of caffeine and 26 grams of sugar. It is important to know that is towards the full capacity of daily recommended sugar intake for men (36 grams). This means that although it is still within the daily recommended limit, it is important to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle with it.
Red bull zero
Red bull original has a high enough sugar contact to give you a boost of energy, but if you’re worried about a sugar crash red bull zero is also available. This might be an option if you have already hit your daily limit of sugar, as zero is used with sweeteners and has 0 grams of sugar. It also contains 80mg of caffeine.
Monster is another well-known brand of energy drink, that is available in most shops and supermarkets. However, Monster contains 160 mg of caffeine and a massive 55 grams of sugar in their 500ml cans (which is well over the daily recommended limit).
So it is important that if you do decide you prefer the taste of Monster, you are aware of its contents, and maybe you want to opt not to drink the full can.
Note: Monster also has a Monster energy zero available with 150 mg of caffeine and 0 g of sugar.
5-hour energy is a concentrated shot of caffeine with other ingredients that are supposed to give you instant energy. The regular-strength 5-Hour Energy contains 157 mg of caffeine, while the Extra Strength version has a caffeine content of 206 mg.
This is good for someone who is looking for a high caffeine content but a low sugar one. As 5-hour energy has zero sugar in it.
Bling energy has a different taste to it than most other energy drinks, with its ingredients giving it a cherry flavor. It has a moderate amount of sugar (9g), which shouldn’t lead to any big sugar crashes, and has 120 mg of caffeine in it.
So if you’re looking for a different flavored energy drink with a lower sugar content, this could be the ideal one for you.
Don’t worry If you don’t like the taste of energy drinks or the fact that they are crammed full of sugar and caffeine. There are plenty of other natural drinks to help you last longer in bed. Here are a few examples of delicious natural drinks that give you an extra bit of umpph below:
Banana shakes are an excellent beverage to assist in increasing your sexual performance. Due to the abundance of rich nutrients and stamina-boosting vitamins in bananas, they make a great addition to a balanced diet.
They are full of potassium which helps produce testosterone. Bananas have high amounts levels of slow-releasing carbohydrates, which is for energy levels. They also have an amino acid in them called tryptophan. This amino acid helps produce serotonin, which elevates your mood, adding to your sexual arousal.
Milk is another drink packed full of good nutrients (that’s why we give it to babies so much). It is another drink that can help with the production levels of testosterone. The great thing about milk is you can add other flavors to it for taste.
I like to add ginger to mine for an extra kick (ginger is also a great food for lasting longer in bed) as we’ve mentioned in another article.
Green tea is another great drink for extra firepower. It is rich in antioxidants which help to improve your blood circulation. This extra blood flow will benefit your genitals and give you a better, longer-lasting erection. This can also increase your stamina, keeping you going for longer.
You can make green tea by using a tea bag in hot water or green tea extract.
Water is a crucial part of our diet and we can’t survive without it. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your sex life. Being dehydrated will cause fatigue and is bad for testosterone production as well as blood flow.
So there you have it! Most energy drinks are packed full of caffeine and sugar, which can have some short-term benefits for your sex duration. However, they aren’t a magic fix to any sexual dysfunctions you have such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction.
It is worth considering that using energy drinks moderately can increase your performance short term, but if used excessively can have a negative impact on your overall health. Therefore you should use them in moderation alongside a healthy balanced diet with plenty of exercise. If you are looking for other natural ways to last longer in bed, check out our many free articles.