What is aphrodisiac? And how in hell it can help me spice up my sex life? – I’m glad you asked! An aphrodisiac is defined as a drug or food that stimulates or intensifies sexual arousal. This concept is based on an ancient old belief that certain foods held magical properties that could heighten sexual pleasure and improve sexual prowess.
So do foods really help fees your sex drive? – Foods have substances that affect the body physiologically, which is why different foods work for different sexual stages, explains clinical sexologist Ava Cadell, Ph.D. “Some foods lower inhibitions, some get the blood flowing directly to the genitalia, and some foods release happy hormones,” she says.
So now let me give you the top 10 aphrodisiacs that can spice up your sex life.
This nutritious fruit is rich in potassium, magnesium and several vitamins. It has been regarded as a symbol of fertility as well. Due to their phallic shape, they are often referred to as a symbol of sexuality. Bananas also have Vitamin B, which contributes in the production of sex hormones.
Avocado is another psychologically stimulated aphrodisiac resembling the male testicles. The fruit was found so obscenely sexual that the Catholic priests in Spain forbade it. Rich in vitamin E, it helps develop testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, which stimulate sexual responses like clitoral swelling and vaginal lubrication.
Truffles also deserve their place in our list of aphrodisiac foods. The power of truffles to arouse the senses of both men and women has been proven to be a scientific fact. When ripe, the scent of truffles is very similar to that of androstenone, a male pheromone. The underground fungus produces this scent to attract animals, so that they will carry the spores away with them. In a study carried out by a British university, subjects who were exposed to the scent of truffles found pictures of other people’s naked bodies far more attractive.
Oysters are one of the best known aphrodisiac foods and that is partly down to their creamy texture and their slightly salty flavor. They also contain zinc, which is essential for the production of sperm, and tyrosine, which the body turns into dopamine. You only get the full aphrodisiac effect of oysters if you eat them raw, though; the deep fried variety apparently won’t have the same effect.
Traditional food from South America, Maca is known to enhance libido and has been used to enhance stamina, endurance, and energy. Maca is also rich in fiber and many nutritional components, essential for sexual health.
Figs have long been considered an important symbol of fertility and sexuality. First making their appearance in the Bible, when Adam and Eve covered themselves in fig leaves, the sexy fruit has long been thought of as an exciting stimulant. According to scholars, it was also supposedly the sultry seductress, Cleopatra’s favorite fruit.
It’s the capsicum in chili that gives chilies their aphrodisiac powers. Capsicum which is what makes chilies hot irritates the palate, causing mild pain and that makes the body release pain giving endorphins that can you give you a very mild high. The heat of chilies also dilates the blood vessels and make the heart beat faster, which further enhances sexual arousal and performance. In Mexico, chilies are well known for their aphrodisiac properties.
Asparagus is considered to be a great source of folic acid which boosts histamine production. Roughly translated it helps you reach the heights of an orgasm. So well know are the aphrodisiac properties of an asparagus that bridegrooms in the 19th century were served a three-course meal of asparagus at the prenuptial dinner to boost their sexual performance.
Honey is a great source of boron that is known to metabolize estrogen, the female sex hormone. Add some honey to warm milk and it is sure to act as an instant sexual stimulant. A natural and popular aphrodisiac, honey in its purest form is the best way to feel its effect.
Ingested in moderation, red wine can minimize stress, decrease your heart rate, and help to stabilize your hormones. It also helps to lower your inhibitions, making you more relaxed for the romantic evening ahead.
Are you now considering having these foods listed on your next grocery list? You better have! These foods will definitely help you set your mood or your partner for some steamy night!