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Aphrodisiacs: Are They Really Sex Life Hacks?

Aphrodisiacs: Are They Really Sex Life Hacks?

A lot of people have turned to aphrodisiacs in the hopes of boosting sexual desire and performance. It’s been a hot topic researched by scientists and debated by a lot of people. At the end of the day, we can all agree on one thing: we want to have better sex.

Whether they are really effective or not, there are a lot of natural and pharmaceutical drugs available in the market that are believed to make sex better. Have you tried any of them?

Chocolate

People have believed that chocolates, preferably at least 70 percent dark chocolate, are effective aphrodisiacs because of the components.

Cocoa helps relax the muscles and release tensions in the mind, while phenylethylamine boosts mood and excitement.

It hasn’t been backed up by enough research yet, but chocolates have always been associated with love and Valentine’s day — who on earth even started it???

Wine

The most important detail to consider your dinner romantic! Alcohol (with just the right amount) can make any person relax, unwind, and get in the mood.

A glass or two of wine is enough, because too much alcohol can reduce arousal and sexual function. Besides, it’s also never a good idea to have sex when you’re drunk.

On your next date night with bae, pop a bottle of wine for a good conversation — and who knows what could happen next?

Oysters

No wonder oysters are considered aphrodisiacs; they resemble the female genitals and slurping down some soft, moist flesh can be suggestive. More than that, oysters have components that are said to be libido-enhancing.

Oysters are rich in zinc, which is help in testosterone production, sperm production, and immune function.

Amino acid tyrosine is also found in oysters, and it plays a big part in producing dopamine, which is closely associated with pleasure.

If you’re up to gobbling down a lot of oysters for the sake of sexytime, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to eat tons of them! It takes awesome food and a conducive, romantic atmosphere to really set the mood right for some amazing sexytime.

Strawberry

Its heart shape and red color made it a symbol of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

Aside from being cute, this berry is jam-packed with Vitamin C that promotes good blood flow all over the body.

It hasn’t been proven yet whether strawberries are indeed effective aphrodisiacs, but what’s sexier than staying healthy?

Chilies

This one can surely spice up your date! But can it do the same for your sex life?

Capsaicin in chilies, the compound responsible for the spiciness, stimulates nerve endings in the tongue and causes a tingling sensation.

Eating chilies can also encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates, pain reliever, and happiness booster.

Your heart rate increases, body sweats, cheeks blush, and lips plump up from eating chilies, which can make the scene hotter — literally. With the endorphin high, eating enough of these could get you in the mood for sexytime.

Balut

This may not be the most enticing or sexiest dish out there, but titos of Manila (or Pateros) would say that balut is great for increasing sex drive.

The word getting around is that it can heat up the body, and the calcium and protein content in balut can boost energy and stamina.

It is interesting how it’s considered to be an aphrodisiac, but it hasn’t been researched so much yet.

Damiana

The leaves of a damiana shrub are often used as an aphrodisiac or medical treatment even centuries back. In fact, it actually makes it at the top of the list when it comes to boosting sexual desire.

Components of damiana stimulate nerves, genitals, blood circulation, and metabolism. Aside from that, it can also make erogenous zones of the body more sensitive, which then increases pleasure.

For men, damiana can help in achieving an erection more easily, and maintaining it stable for a longer period of time. For women, it can increase sexual pleasure and make orgasms easier to achieve and more intense.

Researchers are further exploring these aphrodisiacs, especially those that still need further investigation whether they are indeed effective. Despite that, people still follow their hearts in using any catalyst for love, hoping that they can amp up their sex life.

If you do plan on trying out any of them, it’s good to check with your healthcare provider whether you’re fit to try them or not.

It’s important to note as well that aphrodisiacs are not magical potions than can instantly solve any problem associated with sex. It also takes quality time, endless effort, and sweet nothings to keep the spark going!

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/aphrodisiac-foods#section4

https://news.abs-cbn.com/ancx/food-drink/features/02/10/19/a-beginners-guide-to-aphrodisiacs

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-truth-about-7-foods-that-claim-to-be-aphrodisiacs_n_59bc090ce4b086432b06cc97

https://medium.com/@mt.space/damiana-can-help-with-diabetes-and-sex-life-at-the-same-time-d12d2a6a98c5

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