I read an article from Cosmopolitan on “8 Foods To Avoid Before Sex“, and while I agree that some of the foods may not make you feel at your sexiest I think people should eat what makes them feel sexy. Food is tasty – so try out a variety of foods and figure out what makes you feel your best.
Most of the foods on Cosmo’s avoid list are there because they can cause bloating (such as beans and broccoli). Cheese made it on to the list, which reminded me of a good friend who is lactose intolerant. If she pops a Lactaid before she enjoys some dairy, she is perfectly fine – no bloating or other stomach distress. I personally love cheese and while it may not quite be an aphrodisiac for me, I can’t recall it ever interfering with a night of romance.
The writers didn’t note that any meal if it’s too heavy can cause bloating (no need to be a member of the “clean plate club” – take a to-go bag, and have a snack ready for later when you work up an appetite again!).