From engaging in breath work to doing your kegels, there are plenty of methods people claim will increase the intensity of your orgasms.
But it turns out that there may be an even simpler way to have a mind blowing climax – by drinking a certain drink 30 minutes before you do the deed.
In a TikTok that has now amassed over two million views, Dr Karan Raj suggested that there could indeed be a link between drinking a strong cup of joe and a more powerful orgasm.
The doctor stitched a video with one TikToker claiming that drinking coffee before sex can intensify your climax by half, prompting TikToker Julia Grandoni to test it for herself.
Julia said: ‘Why would I not try this? Okay, so three solid shots of espresso.’
She then comes back later and simply exclaims: ‘That was wild.’
It looks like the pair could be on to something and Dr Raj agreed, saying: ‘At low doses, caffeine has mainly a vasoconstrictor effect – it narrows the blood vessels.
‘At very high doses it has mainly a vasodilator effect – it widens the blood vessels and improves blood flow.
‘Arousals and orgasms are largely based on the amount of blood flowing to your crown jewels. The better your circulation the more flow to your erectile tissue, thus the more likely you are to reach states of arousal that sets the stage for a great orgasm.’
Dr Raj did go on to explain, however, that there’s no real research on whether this extends to humans, despite a 2005 study that showed female rats engaged in more sex after having doses of caffeine.
He adds that caffeine is still a stimulant so it could just make us more sexually active.
It’s a pretty harmless experiment, according to the doctor – so why not try it for yourself and see if it gives you the big O you’ve been waiting for?
People in the comments certainly seemed eager to try it, with one writing: ‘*runs to kitchen at 21:46 for coffee* “Baaabbeee”.’
Another said: ‘Who wants a coffee date then?’ while someone else quipped: ‘Thank you Starbucks.’
But Dr. Hana Patel, NHS GP and GP Medico-Legal Expert Witness, tells Metro.co.uk that there is no actual evidence that this is true.
She says: ‘There are some studies that have been carried out looking at men and their coffee intake, looking at how it may help for erectile dysfunction but that there was no evidenced showing that this helped intensify their orgasm.
‘There is also no evidence that drinking coffee will make a woman’s orgasm more intense.’ Sighs.
A study by the University of Texas has found that men who drank two cups a day where 42% less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction compared to men who didn’t.
And two cups of coffee seemed to be optimum for this – so it seems it may really help increase blood flow after all.
We think in this instance it’s about giving it a whirl yourself to see if it works for you. Even if it is a placebo effect, we won’t be complaining.
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