Serve up these sensual snacks and you won't need to ask what's for dessert!
If you are struggling to get in the mood with your partner, work up an appetite by nibbling your way through one of these libido boosting foods. Aphrodisiacs are alleged to contain ingredients that will make sex more desirable and pleasurable, by encouraging hormone production, stimulating nerve endings and increasing blood flow around the body. Most aphrodisiacs are not scientifically proven, so try them out for yourself and have fun feasting!
Chillies contain a chemical called capsaicin which gets blood pumping around the body by increasing circulation. The increase of blood flow to your genitals and the stimulation of nerve endings that this encourages will both make you feel aroused.
Citrulline, found in Watermelon, is an amino acid which is converted to nitric oxide in the body. This lowers blood pressure and relaxes the blood vessels, whilst speeding up circulation. It’s great for minor erectile dysfunction and awakens your body ready for sexual activity.
Avocados are rich in vitamin E, which helps your body to produce sexual hormones such as oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone. An increase in these hormones stimulates clitoral swelling and increased vaginal lubrication in women.
Not only are these foods rumoured to increase your sexual desire, but most of them are full of amazing nutrients and chemicals which will have a really positive upshot on your wellbeing
Stimulating to nerve endings, vanilla makes sexual sensations feel even more intense. Both the female clitoris and the male glans (the head of the penis) are highly concentrated with nerve endings and will therefore be even more responsive to touch after the consumption of vanilla.
A known superfood, pomegranates are packed full of antioxidants. These protect and strengthen the blood vessels, ensuring more blood can pass through them and increasing circulation, resulting in you feeling more aroused.
Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids which stimulate the production of the sexual hormones; similarly to vitamin E. An increase in these hormones will make you feel more aroused and ready for sex, especially for women.
Already having sexual connotations with their phallic shape, eating more bananas can give you more intense orgasms! They are rich in potassium which increases muscle strength, causing muscle contractions in the vagina to be stronger during climax.
Phenylethylamine, one of the chemicals found in chocolate and often described as the ‘happy’ chemical, stimulates feelings of wellbeing and is released naturally in the brain when we fall in love. A dose of this will get you ready for some fun! Chocolate and sex – an offer you can’t refuse!
Besides being an excellent accompaniment to champagne, asparagus has many qualities of the other aphrodisiacs, all rolled into one green tube of goodness! As well as being rich in vitamin E and potassium, asparagus reduces the amount of ammonia in the body, which causes fatigue, meaning your energy will be boosted and you’ll be raring to go!
Oysters are high in zinc, which stimulates the production of testosterone. As one of the sexual hormones, a heightened amount of testosterone in the body means a better sex drive.
Not only are these foods rumoured to increase your sexual desire, which has a knock on effect to your sexual performance, but most of them are full of amazing nutrients and chemicals which will have a really positive upshot on your wellbeing. Whether they scientifically work as aphrodisiacs or not, having fun with your partner whilst trying them out will lead to a stronger bond between the two of you and probably to the bedroom anyway.