Aphrodisiac Foods

Some people believe that figs are a powerful female sex stimulant. For some women, a man opening and eating a fig is a major turn on.
Figs
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Some people believe that figs are a powerful female sex stimulant. For some women, a man opening and eating a fig is a major turn on.
Asparagus contains Vitamin E, which is believed to increase sex hormones and desires.
Asparagus
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Asparagus contains Vitamin E, which is believed to increase sex hormones and desires.
Alcohol, like wine, helps to relax the body's inhibitions and stimulate the senses. But while moderate amounts can lead to arousal, excessive drinking can make a person feel sleepy.
Wine
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Alcohol, like wine, helps to relax the body's inhibitions and stimulate the senses. But while moderate amounts can lead to arousal, excessive drinking can make a person feel sleepy.
In addition to their suggestive shape, bananas contain both potassium and Vitamin B, which are essential in the production of sex hormones.
Bananas
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In addition to their suggestive shape, bananas contain both potassium and Vitamin B, which are essential in the production of sex hormones.
One of the most popular aphrodisiacs, oysters are rich in zinc, a mineral required for testosterone production and an increased male libido. Not only that, but oysters are also high in protein and nutritious.
Oysters
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One of the most popular aphrodisiacs, oysters are rich in zinc, a mineral required for testosterone production and an increased male libido. Not only that, but oysters are also high in protein and nutritious.
The deep red color of the strawberry is often associated with passion. But dip these guys in chocolate, and you're doubling the pleasure.
Strawberries
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The deep red color of the strawberry is often associated with passion. But dip these guys in chocolate, and you're doubling the pleasure.
Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.
Chocolate
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Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.
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Coffee
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This food is hot in more ways than one. Chili peppers stimulate nerve endings, raise the pulse and release endorphins, all of which can increase sexual pleasure.
Chili Peppers
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This food is hot in more ways than one. Chili peppers stimulate nerve endings, raise the pulse and release endorphins, all of which can increase sexual pleasure.
Almonds have long been a symbol of fertility.
Almonds
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Almonds have long been a symbol of fertility.
Different parts of the avocado can arouse desire in both sexes. The Vitamin B6 is thought to increase male hormone production, while the potassium helps in regulating hormones in the female thyroid gland.
Avocado
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Different parts of the avocado can arouse desire in both sexes. The Vitamin B6 is thought to increase male hormone production, while the potassium helps in regulating hormones in the female thyroid gland.
Some cultures believe that basil creates a sense of well-being and boosts both sex drive and fertility.
Basil
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Some cultures believe that basil creates a sense of well-being and boosts both sex drive and fertility.
Raw, cooked or crystalized -- ginger helps blood flow through the circulatory system, which can help increase sexual desire.
Ginger
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Raw, cooked or crystalized -- ginger helps blood flow through the circulatory system, which can help increase sexual desire.
Many berries and fruits are high in Vitamin C, but are more of an aphrodisiac when fed to a lover by hand.
Raspberries
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Many berries and fruits are high in Vitamin C, but are more of an aphrodisiac when fed to a lover by hand.
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