Throughout the ages, men and women have eagerly swallowed almost any substance that was called an aphrodisiac, no matter how unappetizing or bizarre. In our never-ending search for better sex, humans have consumed such diverse items as oysters, eels, elephant tusks, lion blood, bull testicles, rhino horn, ram penis, pig genitals, marijuana, and the dried remains of the Mediterranean cantharis beetle, otherwise known as “Spanish Fly.”
The sea is a rich source of legendary aphrodisiacs. Oysters, shrimp, clams, anchovies, and eels have been reputed since ancient times to increase sexual desire. Actually, the word Aphrodisiac came from Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love and desire, who herself was a gift from the sea. Many roots, vegetables, and fruits became known as aphrodisiacs simply because their shapes were designed by nature as a clue to their use.
And the ancients were always on the look out for such secret signs. So, based on shape alone, they chose to eat asparagus, bananas, carrots, celery, cucumbers, dates, figs, and tomatoes among others in the hope that they would arouse passion and bestow vigor. Eating the genitals of animals noted for their potency, such as bulls and rams, is another historical practice meant to ensure virility.
Are these substances of mythology really aphrodisiacs? As it turns out, some of them do work as sex boosters. For example, oysters are a prime source of zinc, one of the essential minerals for men. Semen is rich in zinc, and adequate zinc is needed for sperm production and hormone metabolism. Oysters also release testosterone in women.
Phallic or Vaginal Foods Designed By Nature
Aphrodisiacs for Flirting
|Gets the face flushing, heart pumping, pores sweating, & blood flowing towards the genitals.
|Contains bufotenine, a chemical that acts on the brain to increase happiness, self-confidence, & sex drive.
|Have strong fibrous ingredients that supercharge the body & lead to a feeling of strong sexual desire.
|This “lover’s herb” contains alkaloids, which stimulate blood flow to genitals & increase sensitivity.
|Is known for decreasing inhibitions with its relaxing, euphoric, mildly intoxicating effects.
Aphrodisiacs for Seduction
|Contain zinc, essential mineral for men needed for sperm production. Also releases testosterone in women.
|High in iodine, which is needed by the thyroid gland that regulates energy, including sexual energy.
|Includes caffeine and a plant substance called phytosteral that mimics human sex hormones.
|Comes from the root of the plant & increases blood flow to the genitals in both men and women.
|Green ones make men more virile while black ones are believed to increase sex drive for women.
|Known as “love apples” & forbidden by Puritans because of its reputation as a potent sexual stimulant.
|Rich with potassium, phosphorous, calcium, and vitamin E, all vital for increased hormone production.
|Ever since Biblical days apples have been known as the fruit of temptation. They are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that stimulate sexual desire.
Aphrodisiacs for Exploration
|Contains plant estrogens and stimulates the sex glands, bringing oxygen to the female genitals 40% faster.
|Pumpkin Pie or
|The top contender to increase penile blood flow an average of 40% faster.
|The American Journal of Natural Medicine stated: “One of the best herbs to use for erectile dysfunction or lack of libido (also known as potency wood)
|This sweet, spicy flavor and aroma has been used to aid in the treatment of impotence and proven to be sexually stimulating for men.
|Considered the sacred herb of India, it awakens the senses, stimulates blood flow, and relieves fatigue.
|Share this sex vitamin, high in Vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, and phosphorus with your lover because it’s fun to eat together!
|Contains androsterone, a powerful male hormone released through sweat glands to attract women.
|Designed by nature to ensure we attract a biologically suitable mate. Produced in sweat glands that are attached to hair follicles: head, underarms, and genitals.
|How they work
|Pheromones are released into the air from sweat that evaporates from our skin in the 40 million skin cells we shed each day.
|Erotic aromas for men
|Cinnamon, popcorn, pumpkin pie, and doughnuts.
|Erotic aromas for
|Melon, chocolate, oranges, and bread.
|Erotic scents for men
|Vanilla, lavender, and Jasmine
|Erotic scents for
|Musk, orange blossom, and sandalwood
An aphrodisiac is described in the Encyclopedia Britannica as:
“…the psycho-physiological reaction that a well-prepared meal can have upon the human organism. The combination of various sensuous reactions, the visual satisfaction of the sight of appetizing food, the olfactory stimulation of their pleasing smells and tactile gratification afforded the oral mechanism by rich, savory dishes tend to bring on a state of general euphoria conducive to sexual expression.”
An aphrodisiac is anything that turns you on. This could mean anything from driving your new sports car or eating a marshmallow. These are common ones; people also tend to have extremely personal turn-ons that most people would never think of, or that might even turn others off – perhaps clown shoes, or balancing a checkbook, or even having a good bowel movement. There are two kinds, psychological, which include fantasies, and physiological, which have physical effects on your body such as mood, setting, and food.
Psychological Aphrodisiacs Include:
- things which bring back memories of pleasant or pleasurable events
- ideas which you find exciting, such as fantasies
- being made to feel important or special
- wearing sexy clothing
Physiological aphrodisiacs are those substances which somehow have a physical effect on the body. Typically, these may have relaxing effects on the nervous system, but they may stimulate as well. They could be substances which have direct effects on the sexual organs, or they could simply work by strengthening the whole body. The most powerful aphrodisiacs work on both physiological and psychological levels. The smell of jasmine perhaps, a physiological aphrodisiac, which also brings you back psychologically to that incredible night when you made love in the garden by jasmine bushes.