– by Halley Elise for “Push & Pull”
History has shared that certain foods known as
aphrodisiacs have been believed to heighten sexual
desire. These foods have been aptly named after the
goddess of love, Aphrodite. Typically not to be used on
unwilling individuals; though if you are attracted to
someone… why not give them a piece of chocolate and see
what happens?! Primarily aphrodisiacs are used to arouse
your partner or make an evening sexier.
It appears that in our modern world many experts argue
the validity of food being a source that would have
inherent properties and yet, it seems that in the
holistic community food is known for curing what ails
you. Perhaps it is not so far fetched that we can boost
our drive as well.
Many things come into play when awakening our libidos.
We know that olfactory senses stimulated may easily
awaken you and even our sense of touch can be stirred by
textures. We cannot leave out vision… how many of you
out there see certain something and get that warm
feeling? Some say that the shapes of certain foods may
create passion. My belief is that when you engage your
senses and have thoughts of attraction and then add that
little extra… Wow magic happens!
The following foods are suggested for your personal
Almonds – like other foods have specific
properties, but it seems the scent and the flavor is
known to encourage arousal.
Asparagus – known to have properties that
increase the chemicals needed for climax (in both
Avocados – Ancient Aztecs saw the Avocado tree as
having a resemblance to the male’s genitalia based upon
the way the fruit dangles from the tree. Though if you
look at the fruit you find the resemblance is more like
the womb of a woman.
Bananas – you may think the shape is what does it
with this fruit, but it has an enzyme that is known for
its ability to stimulate male sexual performance.
Basil – like peppers will heighten your
metabolism, Basil creates warmth within.
Chili Peppers – or anything spicy kicks the
metabolism up a notch. Interesting is that when you eat
chili peppers you produce endorphins that are the same
as the ones present during sex.
Champagne – it’s the bubbles. Really! Those
wonderful tickle your nose bubbles mean that the alcohol
hits your bloodstream faster then other alcohol. Even
better, it is said to give off the same scent as you
would find from women’s pheromones. No wonder so many
babies are born nine months after New Years!
Chocolate – okay my favorite, for whatever the
reason. Just so you know it is true, dark chocolate is
better, has more of what you need including
antioxidants. Chocolate produces serotonin which is a
stimulant that is known to increase desire for touch
with another body. It is also a general pick me up- so
if you are in a good mood, you may just be “in” the
Cucumbers- obviously their appearance is phallic,
but science indicates that they stimulate a woman’s
olfactory senses, putting her in the mood.
Figs – an epicure delight in ancient times with
the wise ones, Egyptians and Greeks. Notice too what it
Garlic- Another favorite by the Greeks and Egyptians,
garlic has long been known as a hot herb. So much so
that certain religious sects forbade their disciples
from entering temples if they had partaken of this
condiment. It is known to promote love and desire.
Oysters – known to have zinc which is needed to
regulate progesterone, which in turn will boost your
drive. Science has established that not only oysters,
but clams, mussels and scallops all have chemical
compounds that release sex hormones.
Watermelon- you’ll love this one. It invigorates
circulation without and releases a chemical called
arginine. The chemical in your body acts just like
Viagra minus the headache.
Now for some of the unusual…
Chinese men will eat bull and deer penises soaked in
herbal wine, sea-cucumber and bull’s pizzles cooked with
Chinese yam, as well as snake bile.
Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest: sell geodusck,
giant burrowing clams that can weigh over 15 pounds,
they have a penis-like neck that can extend for three
So there you have it- Quite a variety
to choose from. Personally Chocolate and Champagne sound
like winners. No matter what you choose to experiment
with, just enjoy!