Sex and Food: What You Eat Can Determine Your Sexual Appetite

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Eat right, enjoy the night!

Looking to set yourself up sexually?

Food may just be the answer. 

You already have that hot person you fantasise on all day long. No harm in adding some extra spice to the night. Or sugar.

Eat right, enjoy the night!

Top 6 foods influence sexual desire: Regular consumption advised

Let's talk aphrodisiacs. Foods have been used to stimulate senses since the dawn of human history. Shape, taste, texture, all contribute to different effects on our minds and bodies. Foods can either be a to used to lure the lover closer, or stimulate your mind and senses directly. 

Here's a list of six foods known to influence sexual appetite.

1. Foods that turn you on sexually: Avocados

 

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Who doesn't love a good one? We mean avocados of course.The avocado definitely meets the sensual criteria of aphrodisiac. In texture, you'll already appreciate the smoothness and overall creaminess of this fruit. It's finger licking good.

Avocados contain high levels of folic acid. When ingested, this in turn helps you produce more energy. Which is helpful for any planned, or unplanned extra physical activity. Vitamin B6 and potassium are also found in avocados and are known to assist in libido activation for both men and women.

Looking at it, you might find yourself thinking of a woman's curves or male genitalia. After all, fantasising does require an active imagination somewhat! Take the Aztecs for example, who referred to the avocados as the "testicle tree".

2. Foods that turn you on sexually: Ginger

 

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Here's a little extra zing to add to your sexual life and not only your tea. Ginger has always been in the major leagues for all sorts of beneficial attributes to our health.

As it's a natural blood thinner, regular consumption of ginger can assist your body in hastening sexual stimulation. In essence, consuming ginger regularly can help speed up blood flow to your nether regions.

Sometimes, we all need some things to happen fast, faster, or now, right?

3. Foods that turn you on sexually: Asparagus

 

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Ah, that phallic shape. Is it any wonder that it's part of the aphrodisiac list?

Asparagus is already famous for being a coveted ingredient in many delicious dishes. But now, it should also be coveted for more intense reasons.

Asparagus is known to stimulate women's urinary tract with a pleasant tingling sensation, according to Chris Kilham, author of Hot Plants: Nature's Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women. “It gives you a little itch down there,” Kilham says. “It can be quite pleasantly stimulating.”

We recommend asparagus for dinner regularly!

4. Foods that turn you on sexually: Maca powder

 

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They knew all about the wonders of this substance in South America. It is a root vegetable that grows in the Peruvian Highlands.

For generations, Maca powder has been used as a powerful sexual stimulation. Especially, for those who suffer from low libido conditions. Kilham says, "Maca enjoys a very long history of successful medicinal use for menopausal discomfort, infertility, and sexual healing. The question is not whether it works -- because we know it works with certainty -- but how it works."

Maca powder can be purchased online or at natural food stores such as Whole Foods.

5. Foods that turn you on sexually: Oysters

Clichés can be hard to escape. But there is science behind the whole idea of oysters being a major aphrodisiac.

First off, let's start with the whole visual stimulation. Anyone who has studiously examined an oyster would be able to make why it is often associated with a woman's vagina. It looks positively delicious. And then, comes the whole sensual stimulation of taste and texture. Eating a number in a row might be enough to set the mood.

Oysters are known to increase sexual desire as they contain high levels of zinc. Women with higher levels of zinc in their system demonstrate increased sex drives as opposed to those with lower levels. 

6. Foods that turn you on sexually: Chocolate

 

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It's the one food most of us can't live without. Chocolate can act as a mood lifter and even act as a mild anti depressant. 

The aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate are mainly linked to its two chemical components, tryptophan and phenylethylamine. 

These words may sound alien but their effects on our bodies are anything but! The first is the founding block for serotonin production in our bodies, which plays a part in sexual arousal. The latter brain chemical is a stimulant related to amphetamine. If the word sounds familiar, it's because this chemical is released when people fall in love.

Tip: Go for dark chocolate as it has higher percentage of cocoa and thus, desired chemical components!

For all you foodies out there, this is just another reason to place your hand in the cookie jar.

With this list of foods that turn you on sexually, you can now proceed to keep yourself busy and wanting more.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by

Sabrena Jefri