Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz is an obstetrician who is joining us for a Talk Takeaway to discuss sex tips from around the world. Some of her tips have originated from places like South Africa, Australia, and Asia. Dr. Suzanne currently practices with the Women's Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group and is co-founder of Cedars Sinai Medical Center's "Green Committee." She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
From South Africa – Boost your libido with peri peri chili peppers.
One of the most popular seasonings in African cuisine is the peri peri chili, which studies show can heat up much more than just your plate. Spices are known for their potential to increase the blood flow and stimulate the system, making the body more active with increased metabolism. What most people don't know is that spices are also excellent libido boosters for people seeking more pleasure in bed. Chilies and spices like turmeric and basil help stimulate blood circulation and increase sexual arousal and fertility.
From Australia – Initiate sex with your mate.
Aussie women love to initiate sex. They don't get hung up on what's considered 'feminine' or not — they generally have no problem initiating sex with a man they're attracted to. According to a survey in an Australian magazine, 38 percent of readers have gotten it on with a guy within 24 hours of meeting him. I'm not saying to go out there and hook up with the first person you meet but if you have a boyfriend, pull him down onto the floor on top of you. Try pushing him onto a chair and take control of him. Take charge and don't be afraid!
From Asia – Encourage your partner to wear red.
In a study, a man wearing red can put you in the mood to have sex. Red is a signal of status and power and that turns women on. In human societies across the Far East, red traditionally has been part of the regalia of the rich and powerful which is sexy. Ancient China and Japan wore red to convey prosperity and elevated status which turned on the opposite sex. Urge your mate to wear the red shirt on date night if he wants to get lucky in bed. Women can also wear red lingerie to entice her boyfriend that it's time to get it on. It works for both sexes. Wear red in bed.
From Italy – Find new places to have sex.
Italians are great at finding new venues to stage steamy sessions. Most Italians live with their parents until well into their 30's, so finding places to have sex outside the house is a serious necessity. In a survey, 88 percent of sexually driven Italians confessed to doing it in a car, and 16 percent have gotten it on in a plane or train. You don't have to do it in the air, on the rail, or in a public place to have wild sex. You can steam things up at home by moving outside the bedroom and doing it on top of the dining table, kitchen counter top, bathroom floor, or hood of a car that's parked in your garage.
From Peru – Eat maca root to increase stamina.
Peru is home to numerous beneficial plants, including the maca root, a legendary sex-enhancing herb passed down from the Incas. Maca was first used by the ancient civilization over 2,000 years ago. When the Incans controlled the South American region they found maca to be so potent that they restricted its use to their Royalty's court. After the Spanish conquest, much of the knowledge of maca's special qualities died out, being preserved only in a few remote Peruvian communities. It wasn't until the latter half of the 20th century that scientists researching botanicals in Peru rediscovered the powerful root. Today the herb has been called a natural enhancer or "Peruvian ginseng," even though it bears no relation to ginseng. But like ginseng, the maca plant is employed into an extract to increase strength, energy, stamina, libido and sexual function, a winning combination of health benefits if there ever was one.
From India – Try yoga positions to increase desire.
The breathing and posture cycles of Yoga create full body awareness. The more in-tune you are with your body, the more confident you'll feel about your ability to please. It also has a calming effect on your mind, clearing stresses and giving you a deeper understanding of you and your partner's needs. Other amazing benefits include an increase in blood flow to your pelvis which heightens sensitivity and increases desire. It also strengthens the pelvic floor (the muscles across the opening of a woman's pelvis) which makes for stronger contractions and a more intense orgasm. Not to mention, Yoga has obvious benefits towards your flexibility that can open up new possibilities behind closed doors.