Aphrodisiacs are a substance linked to increasing sexual desire. Throughout history, many foods and drinks have had a reputation for heightening arousal and the senses; making sex more pleasurable and leading to the most fantastic orgasms. To date, there are no substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual desire or performance; however there are those who swear by their effects.
So, there’s no harm in trying, right? I mean, what’s the worst that can happen? If it doesn’t have any effect; at least the aphrodisiacs on our list are healthy and so they will do you both some good.
The most notorious aphrodisiac of them all, oysters have a strong connection with love and fertility. Casanova was said to eat as many as fifty a day to maintain his sexual desire!
A team of U.S and Italian researchers recently found that oysters contain amino acids, which are believed to trigger an increase in the levels of testosterone in men and progesterone in women. They are also high in iron, which can generate a boost in energy. Oysters are one of the few aphrodisiacs to represent female genitalia, and its suggestive shape is said to enhance sexual arousal among men. Whatever their effect, ordering in raw oysters and serving them with a glass (or two) of chilled Champagne is a great romantic gesture and is bound to lead to the bedroom!
Why is it that come Valentine’s Day, our supermarkets are flooded with a selection of chocolate? It may have something to do with its aphrodisiacal qualities. Chocolate contains a host of compounds that make us feel good. Anandamide is known as the ‘feel good’ chemical that can reduce stress and leave us feeling great. Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine, which releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain and peaks during orgasm. The latter is said to help induce feelings of excitement, desire and euphoria.
Research has suggested that phenylethylmaine is too quickly digested to have an effect in the bedroom. Don’t let this put you off trying. Why not take the chocolate to the bedroom and use it as part of your foreplay? There are plenty of chocolate based products and body paints available on the high street. If you’re unsure, Shropshire escorts have plenty of experience, knowledge and insight which make them the perfect people to ask for recommendations and tips.
Your heart is racing, your blood is rushing through your body and beads of sweat are starting to form. Does this sound familiar?
Spicy foods create a similar effect to that which is experienced during sex. The fact that chillies mimic the sexual response has earned them a reputation as an aphrodisiac. Dr Meryl Rosofsky believes that the increase in your heart rate and your sweating tricks your brain into feeling aroused. If you’re body is acting like you’ve just had sex, you may as well go ahead and have some!
We do not recommend taking chillies into the bedroom. Have you ever accidentally rubbed your eye after chopping chillies? Imagine what affect that could have elsewhere (and what an instant mood killer that would be). Instead, why not go on a date to an India/Mexican/Lebanese restaurant? And we suggest refraining from using jokes about ‘spicing up your sex life’.
Honey is not as common as the others featured on our list; however it has been said to increase male hormone levels and maintain energy levels. Honey contains the mineral boron, which is said to regulate testosterone levels and give a boost of energy. Studies have suggested that boron may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone which is responsible for increasing sex drive and orgasm. The sweet taste of honey makes it a great edible treat in the bedroom, so get experimenting.
The Aztecs were fascinated by the sensuous shape of the avocado and it was subsequently called ‘testicle tree’ – as they apparently resembled testicles when hanging in pairs. Dr. Barbara Klein, a leading specialist from the University of Illinois, presented the California Avocado Commission with evidence of high levels of vitamin E and B in the fruit, which could help promote sexual arousal. Dr. Klein believes that these vitamins play a role in increasing blood flow to the genitals and producing sex hormones.
However, it is generally believed that the fruit’s aphrodisiac qualities are primarily linked to its shape. Nevertheless, if you are willing to try the others, what’s stopping you giving this one a go too?
These are in no way guaranteed to boost your sex life, but giving them a go with your partner can be fun, and in some cases may bring something new to the bedroom. It’s a process of discovery which could ultimately lead to more and better sex, and could result in a boost of sexual pleasure for you and your partner.
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