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history, rightly or wrongly, many gustatory delights have been termed
aphrodisiac foods, in the belief that consuming them contributed to
one's desire for the opposite sex. For the most part, the foods had
less to do with the mood, than the tom-foolery that went along with
Here's a look at
some of the foods believed to be aphrodisiacs
Believe it or not, this green stalk, reviled by your kids, was
considered a phallic symbol and sought after by women in yesteryear.
Avocado - Cut it
in half, and it resembles the appearance of female genitalia. But the
ancient Aztecs name for it was Ahuacuatl, or "testicle
tree". The fruits generally hang in pairs, which explains the
strange term. In the centuries since its discovery, the creamy flesh
has been considered a boost to romantic moods.
Oysters - Do they
or don't they... have an effect on men and lovemaking? Actually,
oysters contain zinc, which is known to impact the body's
progesterone, which in turn is right there to liven up the libido.
Ginger - As with
other spices, ginger stimulates the body's circulation. Improved
circulation to the erogenous zones, makes them more sensitive to
stimulation. Ginger added to a variety of dishes can result in a
banquet that leads to the bedroom.
Fruit - While many
have beneficial properties for the body, whether they actually add to
the arousal when eaten is indeed the question. After all, sometimes a
strawberry is just a strawberry. But a strawberry held in your lips
and shared with the object of your desire can bear fruit of a
Beloved by women of all ages, in all eras, for its sinfully rich and
sensuous texture as it melts in the mouth. But actually, chocolate
contains natural ingredients that release serotonin in the brain, a
chemical that induces relaxation and creates a sensation of pleasure.
For additional delight, choose dark chocolates that have a higher
quantity of cocoa, and thus, more amore to the almondines!
About The Author
Stansfield is a romance advocate who says you can always find more
time for romance in your life. Visit MoreRomanceInYourLife.com for 37
more tips to add excitement to your love life.
an Aphrodisiac Dinner For Two