oysters will put lead in your pencil, and cinnamon buns will make you want to sharpen it
There are a number of foods that are supposed to have near mythical aphrodisiac properties.
Honey’s effect on your libido (if any) seems to be mixed in origin. When that sugar rush doesn’t have to compete other sources of sugar in your diet, it’s akin to the intense rush you’d feel when aroused, as both sugar and sex trigger the same opiate and dopamine responses in the brain that cause you to experience happier feelings Others.
You can get chocolate boxed, wrapped around fruit or heart-shaped. It’ll show up as teeny tiny truffles or as life-sized edible sculptures. No matter how it’s sold, there’s no denying that for many people a love for chocolate probably rivals their own love for actual people. For these chocoholics, it’s best not to compete with or otherwise get in the way of their addiction to the cocoa bean.
The most famous of them all, but there are many more lesser-known edibles that are believed to put the “grrr” in Viagra. Oysters have been touted as an aphrodisiac for many reasons: the presence of zinc, traces of amino acids that have been shown to increase sex hormones and even just the “sensual” appearance and texture of this type of shellfish.
Caffeine is a drug that has been categorized as a stimulant. A stimulant is a drug that causes increased activity in your body’s central nervous system, specifically the brain. It’s not necessarily the coffee itself; you could probably feel that way using other sources of caffeine or even by consuming ginseng.
Turns out the good conception for development of healthy babies, as they can increase sperm count and help prevent birth defects. So you got that going for you.
Overall, the reputation that cherries have aphrodisiac qualities seems to be all for naught and mostly based on its red coloring and the fact that “cherry” is often used as a slang term for virginity and/or a certain female sexual organ.
It’s been considered an aphrodisiac since 500 B.C. according to NPR. Cultivated and consumed by the Aztecs, its original name, “ahuacate” is actually the Aztec word for “testicles”. Avocados contain the nutrients necessary to aid in the support of sexual health, particularly for women, but a few servings of them aren’t going to provide enough of those nutrients to really turn anyone on.
Besides the fact that it contains alcohol, red wine is also known for being heart healthy.Whatever helps the heart function better, also helps male sexual performance. Because erections are basically a function of a healthy circulatory system and poor circulation can adversely affect a man’s ability to perform sexually.
A good glass of red wine is something wonderful all on its own. Its often gorgeously deep shade of red is enough to be evocative of romance and desire all by itself.
Use of cinnamon as an aphrodisiac only measured the effect of its scent on men’s sexual arousal, not on its consumption. Curiously, according to Psychology Today, the only scent in the study that caused men to experience erections (as measured by penile gauges) was the scent of cinnamon buns.
In general, the only other effect we found that cinnamon seems to have on people’s sexual desire was the fact that the warming sensation that occurs once a person consumes cinnamon is similar to the same flushed feeling people feel when aroused.
According to The Dr. Oz Show. Bromelain causes increased testosterone production in men and vitamin B and potassium increase energy levels. When it comes to bananas and your sex drive, it’s not the size of the boat but the cargo it carries.