Great photographs of edible aphrodisiacs
Since Aphrodite’s time, throughout history, people have been searching for foods and drinks that could make romantic date more attainable and pleasurable – aphrodisiacs. Food and sexuality have always been associated: oysters have been considered aphrodisiacs for centuries, and chocolates are a traditional gift for Valentine’s Day. In some cultures animal testicles are consumed to increase sexual potency. Cherry is a sensual and sexually symbolic food in many countries.
Classically, to be considered an aphrodisiac, a substance should:
- Be taken orally
- Reliably increase libido or sexual desire
- Take effect in a relatively immediate time frame (minutes or hours, not days or weeks)
Edible aphrodisiac has to work exactly like it is described in “Love Potion No. 9”, a song written in 1959 by lyricist Jerome “Jerry” Leiber and composer Mike Stoller. The potion causes a man to fall in love with everything he sees, kissing whatever is in front of him, eventually kissing a policeman on the street-corner, who breaks his bottle of Love Potion #9.
“Love Potion Number Nine”
I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth
You know that gypsy
With the gold cap tooth
She’s got a pad down at 34th and Vine
Sellin’ little bottles of
Love Potion #9
I told her that I was a flop with chicks
I been this way since 1956
She looked at my palm
And she made a magic sign
She said “Whatcha need is
Love Potion #9″
She bent down and turned around
And gave me a wink
She said I’m gonna make it up
Right here in the sink
It smelled like turpentine
And looked like India ink
I held my nose
I closed my eyes
I took a drink
I didn’t know if it was day or night
I started kissing everything in sight
But when I kissed a cop
Down at 34th and Vine
He broke my little bottle of
Love Potion #9
Does edible aphrodisiacs really work? Enjoy this artistic photography, sample these aphrodisiacs foods with your sweetie and see if the science holds true. Aphrodisiac is about belief: you might believe in it or might not, but it will not hurt to try.
Oysters have been considered the most notable aphrodisiac for ages, but only recently it was found that they are rich in zinc and amino acids that trigger production of sex hormones.
Eating chili peppers makes you sweat, speeds up your heart and gives you a filing of happiness. Maybe because of association with how you feel when you’re aroused and also because of that red colour and shape, people consider chili pepper as aphrodisiac and a symbol of love? In fact, chili peppers stimulate endorphins – natural opioids that released from the pituitary gland of the brain during periods of strenuous exercise, emotional stress, pain, and orgasm.
The word Avocado comes from an Aztec word “ahuácatl” meaning testicle. Legend says that it could be due to the avocado’s shape or the fact that it was considered to possess aphrodisiac qualities by the Aztecs.
One can hardly count the number of scientific studies on coffee. Recently more good things have been discovered about this drink loved by many. One of them is that coffee could put women in the mood for sex, actually, the scent was found to be a key-player. The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that ups the heart rate and makes the blood flow, while alkaloids can help to maintain sexual performance and increase stamina.
A newly found natural aphrodisiac, watermelon works by relaxing blood vessels, improving blood circulation in the genitals, just like Viagra but without many side effects associated with the drug. In its content, watermelon has two amino acids – lycopene and citrulline – that play key-roles in the process
Artichoke is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which are critical to proper body function and blood flow. Tough on the outside and soft on the inside, artichokes are well versed in the game of hard-to-get, but their history as an aphrodisiac is mostly due to mythology and the intimacy of eating it with another, pulling off the leaves to reach the center.