If you’re a lover of seafood, then your sex life could (or should) be seeing a noticeable boost. A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health showed the libido-blasting possibilities and even went as far as to suggest it could help increase the chances of pregnancy.
To make this four-year study happen, they looked at 501 couples who were trying to conceive. They also had to log their daily seafood consumption and followed them for a year or until they had a bun in the oven…whichever came first. An impressive 92% of the couples who ate seafood at least twice a week ended up pregnant by the end of that year.
- For those who aren’t necessarily interested in riding the baby-train, there’s some great news to pay attention to. Those couples who chowed down on the seafood eight-or-more times each month, ended up having 22% more sex than the couples who didn’t. Those very same researchers weren’t able to put their digit-of-choice on exactly why, though. It could be that the oysters really are acting as libido-boosters, but they study didn’t focus on the zinc to find out what role it could be playing.
- While they look into that, here’s what you need to know: If you’re wanting to open the baby-factory, give seafood a try…and if you’re just wanting more sex without the baby…wear a rubber, make sure the pills are taking, and do what you can to make sure things are “closed until further notice” and have a ball.