Food of sex, part 1

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Some types of food have been famous for its aphrodisiac properties. But are they really working? All those asparagus, avocados, bananas, chocolate and some others… Do they really increase our sexual appetite? Well, some do have some psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals. And some others are simply healthy.

According to an English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.” He had good reasons: asparagus is rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes. Mrrrr… how about some barbecued asparagus with some melted butter for a start of a romantic dinner… You could feed each other with the sexy spears and lick the butter off each others fingers. And not only from there…

Just the shape of avocado is sexually suggestive, what do you associate it with when you look at it? Pear shape…  Woman’s waist and hips… Though the Aztecs had some other ideas calling the avocado ahuacuatl, or “testicle tree.”  They thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled testicles. The Catholic priests in Spain found this fruit so obscenely sexual that they forbade it. On the other side, avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium. Folic acid – here we go again, better orgasm for us! Hmmm… A dish for an “erotic dinner”… How about some avocado with shrimps (another rich source of zinc 😉 )

Another suggestive fruit – a banana… and if you pair with with some melted chocolate… Oh, nom nom nom… It’s sheer paradise in your mouth. And combine it with the fact that bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins as well as  chelated minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido. Add to it at that chocolate contains host of compounds including anandamide, the psyochoactive feel-good chemical, and PEA (phenylethylamine), the “love chemical,” which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain and peaks during orgasm. It looks like sharing a banana with chocolate together is definitely a good idea for a pre-frolic meal. Or a meal in-between the two shags… 😉 To help you both regenerate.

One more love food is nuts. No, I don’t mean yours, guys. You don’t really want us to bite there, do you? I mean those from trees. All nuts that contain high amount of zinc are good aphrodisiacs, the lack of this mineral can lead to impotency. One of  powerful and real aphrodisiacs are Ginkgo nuts which are widely used in Chinese herbal medicine even to this day to stimulate, among other things, erotic desires. Ginkgo nuts are a powerful antioxidant; this makes them an excellent source of nutrition for stimulating blood circulation and invigorating stagnating bodies.

Sweet, sticky honey contains a large amount of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize estrogen, the female sex hormone. Scientists have found out that this mineral may also boost testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive and orgasm in both men and women. In addition, honey contains B vitamins needed for testosterone, as well as other nutrients.

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