I've been vegetarian for almost a year and vegan in 2010. I've noticed no change in sex drive.
My fiance however is not feeling the same. He's been vegetarian since September and he's noticing a drop in libido. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I think it probably puts him in the 'normal' range for most people. Nuff said there...
So he's wondering if it has anything to do with being vegetarian. When he's at my place, he eats vegan except the cream in his coffee in the morning.
I told him I'd CHECK THE VEG BOARDS! My answer to all things vegan.
I really don't know.
Has being vegetarian or vegan changed anyone's sex drive? Better? Worse?
no change for me.....I wish it had perked me up, but sadly, it did not....
If you have the normal amount of zinc your sex drive won't be effected.
If you have above the normal amount your sex drive won't be effected.
If you have a zinc deficiency your sex drive will likely decrease.
However there could be other issues surrounding it. It could be a general change in lifestyle and not diet, or a change in mentality mainly in the subconscious etc. It's impossible to really say.
My sex drive changes all the time. Between meat and vegetarianism, and vegetarianism and veganism, I can't remember any significant changes.
Better if anything, but not a biological change. Rather I just feel healthier, leaner, more energy . . . in a word, sexier. And so does my SO!
I really don't think it's because you two are vegetarians. Many couples experience drops in libido after a long period of being together, so it's normal, don't worry. What you should do is spice up your sex life with various methods that I don't want to talk about right now :P
no change that I know of.. here have been a couple of threads about it and the consensus seems to be either higher or the same.
Bovina, a chat with the doctor is probably the best call if it's bothering either of you. A number of deficiencies can lead to a drop in sex drive as Sunbeam says, could also be stress perhaps?
The only change I noticed was...I felt so much better! More energy, I lost weight, I just felt better about myself.
Hey! I experienced NO drop in lebido...unfortunately! haha! As far as increase goes...I've heard that soy makes you "wetter" lol About your man...my hubby gets an increase in libido after he works out. It's GREAT! ;D
i've always been a stallion.
my x always had a strong urge for sex when he ate red meat, go figure
When I stopped having meat, mine went up a little. It went way up after giving up dairy, and has been stuck there for the last 3 years without any noticeable change.
Changes in sex drive have many possible causes, and it all depends on the individual.
For me, my libido has gone down whenever I've been depressed, gone up whenever I've been manic, and none of it has had anything to do with my veganism.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important....but like I said, there are so many other factors that play a part.
I'm still a virgin, but my 'alone time' has definitely increased since going vegan, let's just leave it at that. ;)
No change for me. There are a lot of causes for decreased libido. Medications, diet, psychological, infections, etc. But the general opinions seem to not point to veg*nism as a specific cause. Maybe a Dr consultation is in order?
Mine went down for a bit after going lacto-ovo veg, then back up when I switched to veganism.
DBF's went up after going pesc, further up after going lacto-ovo, and even further when he switched to veganism.
I'm a happy girl, clearly. ^_^
Mine has never been higher.. I'm almost worried that I'll be delirious when I get back from my 2 week trip away from my man.