Good news if your answer is yes—there’s now a cleanse for that
Plenty of people do juice cleanses to drop pounds (not the smartest idea—just check out how your body reacts to a fruit juice cleanse). But now, there’s a cleanse that promises to improve your sex life, too: Heartbeet Juicery has introduced a new cleanse designed to give your libido a jolt.
The program—which costs $65 a day—contains six different juices, which vary depending on whether you buy the female version or the male one. Both sexes get super greens, citrus spirulina, spicy lemonade, and almond masala juices. On top of that, women get carrot and maca juices, while men get beet and avocado.
“These his and her cleanses are designed to stimulate your brain and body, increasing blood flow to the all the right places and giving your libido a boost,” reads Heartbeet Juicery’s product description. “Ingredients like cayenne, carrots, and beet juice help to increase sensations and get the blood flowing, while the healthy fats and proteins in avocados, maca, and almond milk will help increase your stamina.”
The company doesn’t specify how many days you should do the cleanse for optimal results. But if you’d rather not shell out $65 (and subsist on a liquid diet for at least a day), then we recommend you stick with these seven foods that boost your libido.
Here's something that should elicit a resounding duh from women nationwide: A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found zero proof that getting vaccinated against HPV encourages girls and young women to have unsafe sex. Study authors followed about 300 girls who were between ages 13 and 21 when they received the first of the three-shot HPV vaccine. (It's FDA-approved for boys and girls starting at age 11.) After six months, participants' attitudes about sex hadn't changed, nor had their sexual behavior.
These results echo those of a similar study released last month, which detected no differences in sexual attitudes or behavior among teen girls who had received the shot and those who did not. Unfortunately, though, many women never receive the second or third shots required for the vaccine; study authors suspect the low rate may have to do with parents discouraging their daughters from getting the vaccine because they wrongly think it will boost risky behavior.
It's crazy that so many people think a vaccine that protects against the strains of HPV that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases could make a girl skip condoms or indulge in otherwise risky sex. Hopefully this new research will help dispel that misconception.