Foods to Satisfy Your Sexual Appetite
It has been said that the smell, taste, and even the look of certain foods can act as potent aphrodisiacs. Not only are there foods to get you in the mood for love, but some may even make you a better lover. But first you will want to start by doing a little flirting.
Different foods work for different stages of the mating process. Some foods are known to lower your inhibitions, some actually get the blood flowing directly to the genitals and others release feel-good hormones to enhance the sexual experience.
Foods that secrete chemicals and hormones and make you feel happy help to increase self-confidence, lower inhibitions, and make you a better flirt.
Chili peppers. Spicy foods get the heart pumping and induce sweating.
Bananas. They contain chemicals that reportedly have a mood-lifting effect on the brain to raise self-confidence.
Carrots. Their phallic appearance and high-fiber content may induce sexual desire. Playing games by sliding it in and out of your mouth will help to put you and your partner in the mood.
When you eat foods that stimulate the production of sex hormones, like testosterone, you will receive a quick boost in energy, and increased blood flow to the genitals that will get your body in the mood for love.
Foods that are visually erotic such as oysters, fresh figs, or carrots can get your brain thinking about sex. Other seductive foods include:
Shrimp. Long associated with romance. High in iodine, shrimp and other types of seafood are essential to the thyroid gland, which is necessary for vitality.
Chocolate. Full of caffeine for energy, this palatable delicacy is the ultimate sexual delight.
Ginger. This magical root has been reported to increase blood flow to the genitals in both men and women.
Olives. Green ones are believed to make men more virile, while black ones increase women’s sex drive.
Tomatoes. Red, full and ripe. They have a reputation as a sexual stimulant.
Apples. The original fruit of temptation.
Asparagus. Long and sexy, this phallic-looking vegetable is rich in potassium, phosphorus, calcium and vitamin E, for improved hormone production and increased energy levels.
Foods for the Final Stage
When it comes to the climax, you write your own script. Sometimes just the scent of some aphrodisiacs is enough to increase sexual arousal and enhance performance.
If you think candles that are scented like food are just for enhancing your belly’s appetite—think again! Fragrances such as lavender and pumpkin pie can increase the libido up to 40%.
Floral perfume may not always be the best way to entice your guy. These scents produce only a 3% increase in blood flow to the penis among men. For most women, the smell of men’s cologne can actually lower blood flow to the vagina.
But while the scent of lavender and pumpkin pie has been found to be powerful sexual stimulant for women, the combination of Good and Plenty (licorice-flavored candy) and cucumber has been proven to provide the most potent sexual scent for increasing blood flow to the vaginal area.
It’s likely a combination of physiological and psychological responses are at work. Different foods are linked to past experiences, and tastes and smells naturally vary greatly from person to person as do sexual preferences.
The important thing is to have fun trying different aphrodisiacs to see what adds the right spice to your sex life.