Another unexpected effect that whole-fat dairy consumption can have on sexual health has to do with how it raises bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your body. High cholesterol and low sex drive are typically related, both in men and women.
While you may have already known that high cholesterol levels impact blood flow to the penis and therefore cause erectile dysfunction in men, they can also negatively affect women in terms of lubrication, orgasm, and even overall sexual satisfaction, per New Scientist. That’s because women also rely on blood flow making its way to their private parts in order to feel sexually aroused — and your dietary choices have a lot to do with this.
Milk isn’t the only dairy product you should be concerned about when it comes to your sex drive. Heavy-dairy products like cheese and ice cream can cause sex drive-related issues, too. So if you’re looking for natural ways to boost your sex drive, you may want to go easy on the cheese.