The Men of Jannah will have the strength in intercourse of 100 as was narrated from Anas ibn Maalik (radyAllahu anhu) from the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alahi wa sallam) in a Hasan Hadith found in Jami’ At-Tirmidhi (Hadith 2536 – Chapter on Description of Paradise From the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alahi wa sallam)).
Who doesn’t want Paradise? Who amongst you doesn’t want an abundance of wives and who doesn’t want the stamina of 100 men? Until you make it to Paradise my brother you’re going to have to make do with the stamina and strength of one. This life isn’t easy, especially since libido can fall off in even the most virile of young bucks and even harder for the stag catching grey hair and diminishing muscle. But I say to you you can turn things around and preserve your shelf life if you take the following steps and turn them into action.
Libido is defined as sexual instinct or sexual drive and a key aspect of increasing this drive is to increase your bodily levels of Testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone found in both Men and Women (but in smaller amounts). From puberty it’s production in the testicles of men ramps up but begins to dip around age 30.
Low levels of Testosterone are linked to low sex drive, low energy levels, low mood, weight gain and loss of bone density. It sounds grim but you can be that sports car in power and drive – excuse the pun. A natural course of action should ideally be the way to go rather than taking medications that send hormones skyrocketing and having adverse effects in other areas. So here are a few steps you should consider to bring that ‘’ol’ thing back’’ as Biggie Smalls once said.
Regular exercise has so much to offer in way of health benefits and your libido is no exception in this regard. Weight Training in a way that increases muscle size will also increase your amounts of Testosterone and also has a positive effect on your mood. Working your major muscle groups i.e. Legs with Squats and Deadlifts with heavy weight is ideal. Aerobic exercise including HIIT is also beneficial in improving sexual function and lowering Cortisol levels which like the evil twin to Testosterone.
The World is a big place and by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal we can find libido boosting foods from end to end. After a training session it always makes good sense to replenish your glycogen stores with some Carbohydrates which are our body’s prefered energy source, as well as drinking water. But to get the T-levels up you also want to consume the following (not an exclusive list):
Honey – coming in different colors and consistency, honey is a wonder food and aphrodisiac to many couples. Honey contains B vitamins which have a large role in the production of Testosterone.
Banana – has vitamins and minerals including Potassium that can increase blood flow to the genitals and increase production of Testosterone. Manganese and Magnesium also found in Banana improve prostate health and promote reproductive organ health
Dates – a food indelibly linked to the Muslim world, also held to some as an aphrodisiac, dates are a fast source of glucose for your energy needs that also contain fiber and antioxidants, fighting off free-radical damage.
Ginger – another aphrodisiac believed to aid blood flow and improve artery health, ginger aids genital health.
Fenugreek – contains compounds called furostanolic saponins which are believed to increase the production of Testosterone, contains anti-inflammatory compounds and may also have anticancer effects.
After you killed your exercise session and had your fill of Testosterone boosting foods you need rest. Sleep is very important to maintaining a balanced body as well as mind to avoid sleep deprivation which can lead to mood swings, fatigue, poor focus and yes low virility (and erectile dysfunction). The common prospect in the west is to get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per day which is great if you can fit in earning, seeking Islamic Knowledge, meeting the needs of family and those you preside over, get your fitness session in and eat, and and and, all in the one day. It’s hard to do but taking ‘’Power Naps’’ in the day will help, and to get that ‘’ol’ thing back’’ you need to put the effort in. To get that sleep try turning all devices off an hour before you go to sleep and aim to hit your pillow at the same time every night to build a routine.
If you’ve been having a dull lockdown and want to spice things up with your spouse try all of the above consistently. The advice of your GP is a must but seeking natural remedies is a great way to go to build your T-levels up in a safe and steady way. Please don’t take the above lists to be everything you need, there are many foods and more ways to go about this issue.
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