Watermelon for Great Sex
Watermelon is one of many fruits and vegetables that make for great sex by bringing more blood to the genitals. Watermelon contains L-citrulline, which is an amino acid converted to nitric oxide by the kidneys. Nitric oxide is a substance that is good for the heart and blood vessels because it improves circulation, or blood flow throughout the body.
Female sexual arousal is mediated by nitric oxide, which results in increased blood flow to the vagina and clitoris, and relaxation of the vaginal smooth muscle tissue. Watermelon increases nitric oxide in both women and men.
Erections rely on adequate blood supply to the penis, and nitric oxide has been shown clinically to improve erections. A recent study examined the effect of L-citrulline, the chemical found in watermelon, on erections in men who were having mild difficulty achieving a strong erection. While only 2 of 24 reported improvements with placebo, 12 of the 24 reported significant improvements with L-citrulline. The average amount of sex increased and 12 were very satisfied with the results.
Oral L-citrulline supplementation improves erection hardness in men with mild erectile dysfunction.Cormio L, De Siati M, Lorusso F, Selvaggio O, Mirabella L, Sanguedolce F, Carrieri G. 2011. Urology. 2011 Jan;77(1):119-22.