You would have heard the word aphrodisiac a few times, by definition, an aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire. In simple terms, aphrodisiacs are substances that have a perceived ability (science has not proved it one way or the other) to boost your sex drive and create mood for sex and can also be very well used to arouse your partner for intimacy.
It’s their shape, appearance, taste and ingredients that can evoke your sexual senses, arouse your partner and set your mood for intimacy. Here are a few natural aphrodisiacs which vary from fruits and vegetables to some special herbs and spices. These can be broadly used in two ways – either you consume them in a meal before sex or use them as a part of your foreplay acts to excite your mate.
CHOCOLATE: Also sometimes known as a substitute for sex, chocolates contain a certain chemical that produces hormones and makes you feel relaxed – a similar effect of enjoyment and pleasure that you get after having sex. Chocolate contains an alkaloid, which is similar to caffeine. It also has a chemical that is believed to produce the feeling of being in love.
STRAWBERRIES, KIWIS, PEACHES, BLACKCURRANTS: These scrumptious looking juicy and sticky fruits act as perfect aphrodisiacs for their textures, colours and lusciousness. They are erotically suggestive and can be fun to use during foreplay to arouse your mate. Also, presence of vitamin C in these fruits helps to keep the sexual organs in perfect health and it also increases the sperm count in men and also aid in fertility.
BANANAS, ASPARAGUS, CARROTS: These foods create visual stimulation, as they are similar in appearance to a male’s genitalia. With this phallic shape, they have a mood-lifting effect on the brain and hence add on to your bedroom performance.
GINGER, GARLIC: They generate heat in the body and increases blood circulation in both men and women, due to which they act as perfect sex boosters. An ingredient that garlic contains increases blood flow to the sexual organs. But make sure after having garlic or ginger, you have taken some breath mints or mouth freshener, so that your breath does not smell bad.
Seafood: Consuming sea food instantly boosts up your metabolism rate due to the presence of Omega 3 fatty acids and hence you remain fresh throughout your sexual performance.
NUTS: You need stamina to be able to keep up your mood and perform sex for a longer period. Consuming these nuts including almonds, pistachios, walnuts, groundnuts, raisins gives you strength and power that you can use in the bed. Moreover, the smell of almonds is said to have the potential to arouse passion in females. So you can even try lighting some almond scented candles to up your sexual mood.
CHILLIS: Chili peppers and red chilies help in raising the body temperature and as a result lead to induced sweating, which in turn boost your pleasure during sex.
BROCOLLI, SPINACH: Rich in Vitamin B, they also aid in fertility. Other green leafy vegetables also give you more stamina and strength, which is important for sex.
The list is really long but these are some of the best and commonly used natural foods that have been used as aphrodisiacs. While some of these are meant to boost your sex drive, some can add to your foreplay fun, some can be used to improve your sexual performance and some are medically very good for your sexual health. But one thing you must ensure while using these aphrodisiacs is that you or your partner is not allergic to any of these because of the smell, taste or touch.