10 Aphrodisiacs You Should Have Tonight!
Light Your Erotic Fire During Dinner
What are aphrodisiacs?
Do aphrodisiacs work?
Are there different aphrodisiacs for men and women?
Is there a list of aphrodisiacs?
Welcome back, our sexy friends! Let’s discuss aphrodisiacs today. Aphrodisiacs are defined by Merriam-Webster as “an agent (such as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire.”
Essentially, it means something you eat, drink or take to help get your engines going.
While there is a lot of back and forth in the scientific community about whether or not certain aphrodisiacs actually work, we’re going to stick to the basics and tell you about certain foods that are popularly considered aphrodisiacs.
The most important thing is that you believe that they will work, the power of suggestion on the mind is undeniable. So, stop analysing and start enjoying!
When you’re enjoying these beautiful substances, really focus on your senses. Enjoy how they look, taste, smell and feel as you savour every last bite.
If you’re with a lover, try feeding each other in a sexy way like blindfolded or even enjoy your erotic banquet naked! There are tons of different ways you can encourage the aphrodisiacs to work, so get creative!
Oysters These have long considered an aphrodisiac based on their vulva-like appearance. Oysters have been reported to help improve dopamine levels which boost the erotic charge in people of all kinds. They also are high in zinc which is critical for testosterone production.
Avocados – Shaped suggestively like a testicle, these can be arousing simply based on the fact that they are so decadent and creamy when perfectly ripe. Containing a multitude of nutrients, these sexy fruits have been banned in the past by Catholic Spanish priests due to their supercharged sexual properties.
Chocolate or cocoa – Commonly referred to as “nourishment of the Gods” by the ancient Aztecs, chocolate has long been believed to be a powerful sexual stimulant. It contains a chemical called phenylethylamine which is known to arouse a person’s sense of excitement and well-being when consumed.
Asparagus – while it may not appear sexy, asparagus is high folate which increases the production of histamine. Histamine is helpful for the sex drive in both men and women and thus is recommended for everyone!
Coriander – You probably either love or hate this herb however it has a long history of being an aphrodisiac. In the famous book of the Arabian Nights, a merchant has been childless for 40 years and a concoction he drank which contained coriander seeds magically cured him. While we’re not saying this story is true it certainly speaks volumes about the mind’s influence on our world!
Pineapple – A fruit rich in vitamin C it has been used for a long time to treat men with erectile issues, it is also said that a penis-owner who regularly consumes pineapple has better tasting semen. We think it is worth trying!
Saffron – Yes, we know it is very expensive, however, there have been a few studies that link this spice to treatment for depression and mood enhancement. By simply boosting your mood with a few bites of a saffron laced dish you could take things up a notch!
Pistachio Nuts – High in fibre, protein and healthy fats, these nuts have tons of health benefits including helping to reduce symptoms of erectile issues in penis-owners. Scientists have suggested that this may be due to the way that pistachios improve blood circulation with regular consumption over time.
Red wine – A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine showed that when women regularly consumed a small amount of red wine had a noticeable increase in sexual desire, vaginal lubrication and overall sexual functioning.
Chilis – Many spicy foods are considered to be aphrodisiacs due to capsaicin – which is the thing that makes food spicy. Capsaicin helps the release of chemicals in your body that can raise your heart rate and even trigger the release of endorphins!
What do you think?
Have any of these aphrodisiacs worked for you?
What aphrodisiacs do you recommend?
Do you have any recipe ideas for the aphrodisiacs listed?
Well, we hope we’ve changed your dinner plans for tonight! We know what we’re having.
If you enjoyed this article, go ahead and share the good word on social media! Don’t forget to give us a virtual high-five by tagging us @myamora.official
Get out there, get in there and get off there!
Elaine S. Turner
Sex Coach, Clinical Sexologist & Sexuality Educator
Aphrodisiac Foods & Recipes. (2018, March 13). Retrieved September 07, 2020, from https://www.gourmetsleuth.com/articles/detail/aphrodisiac-foods
Source: Cambridge World History of Food
Brown, J. (2019, February 14). Do aphrodisiacs really work? Retrieved September 07, 2020, from https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190211-do-aphrodisiacs-really-work
Klein, L. L. (2016, March 02). 22 Aphrodisiac Foods: Boost Your Sex Drive, Deliciously! Let's Get it On...in the Kitchen!! Retrieved September 07, 2020, from https://www.organicauthority.com/eco-chic-table/11-foods-that-get-your-sex-drive-going-naturally
Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Aphrodisiac. In . Retrieved September 6, 2020, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphrodisiac
Mondaini, N., Cai, T., Gontero, P., Gavazzi, A., Lombardi, G., Boddi, V., & Bartoletti, R. (2009). Regular Moderate Intake of Red Wine Is Linked to a Better Women's Sexual Health [Abstract]. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(10), 2772-2777. doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01393.x
Petre, A., MS, RD (NL). (2017, June 28). 7 Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Your Libido. Retrieved September 07, 2020, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/aphrodisiac-foods