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Natural and handy aphrodisiacs to intensify your chemistry with your lover


On this Valentine’s Day try some natural and handy aphrodisiacs to intensify your chemistry and make the most of your bedtime romance, suggests Sneha Singh

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. All the love birds in town are already in celebration mode. We all buy cute gifts, flowers and gift chocolates for sure. Gifting these romantic things and expressing love is important, but what’s more important is ending your V-day on a happy and romantic note. After a day well spent with your lover, all you have to do is try playing simple tricks to enthuse your partner with some lovely food and with some sensual foreplay you will soon find each other under the sheets banging up the heat.

But did you know that other than strawberries and chocolate, there are many other commonly used food items which are full of aphrodisiac properties and are high in stimulating sexual behaviour? These all are easily available and handy food products which are high on generating sex drive, which are pleasurable as well as sensual. Here is the list of basic aphrodisiac foods which are validate enough to spark romance…

Oysters:food oysters

Oysters are great source of zinc and majorly helpful for increasing fertility. Oysters contain amino acids that activate production of sex hormones.

Chilli peppers:food chilli peppers

The red colour itself is the symbol of love, and the aroma of chilli is enough to fire up sensual desires. Chilli pepper stimulates endrophines, increases heart beat and make you sweaty, which is equal to feeling when you are sexually aroused.

Ginger:food ginger

Ginger has the same properties like chillies it spices up things and it intensifies blood circulation and body temperature. According to a fact, French courtesan Madame du Barry—the last mistress of Louis XV of France, offered ginger to all her lovers to increase their sex drive and pleasure.

Olive oil:food olive oil

The Greeks believed olive oil makes men more masculine as olive oil is good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both critical for a healthy heart , blood flow and hormone production.

Honey:food honey

The word ‘honeymoon’ is originated from mead—an alcoholic beverage made from honey given to newly married bride and groom. Honey also contains boron—natural energy booster, which helps in controlling estrogens and testosterone levels.

Dark chocolate:food dark chocolate

Chocolate is the most common and classic example of seduction. It is used extensively during foreplay, chocolate is erotic but dark chocolate has greater tendency to boost dopamine – the pleasurable feelings.

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Whipped cream:

Soft, smooth and rich cream is now a day’s essential topping of every dessert. As of now there are no evidence that whipped cream triggers libido, but it surely could be used for way better foreplays and erotic arousal.

Coffee:food coffee

Ever thought that your daily cup of coffee could mystically add more spark to your intimacy with your lover? The caffeine in coffee works as a stimulator that ups the heart rate and makes the blood flow. According to a study, coffee could turn up women for sex.

Tea/ Chai:tea

Have a cup of tea after dinner if you are planning to have a coffee or ice-cream instead. Tea made with spices in tea like ginger, cloves and cinnamon helps the blood flowing. But the caffeine effect is you will be less likely to fall asleep and feel more energetic resulting into having sexy tug-of-war with your partner.


Highly rich in flavour avocados has maximum level of vitamin E and this tempting fruit plays a vital role in keeping up vigour, energy and strength.


Although this healthy food is well known for its man-hood like shape, but it’s also a great source of bromelain—an enzyme which hypes testosterone production and its potassium along with Vitamin B raises energy levels.

Pomegranate:food pomegranate

These red coloured small bulbs like arils—pomegranate seeds are filled with antioxidants which support blood flow. And it is highly recommended for the men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Cherries:food cherries

This little cherry is one of the members of super fruits; Cherries are full of feel good vitamins i.e. A, C and E. It also possesses iron, folate acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and more. It also has melatonin, an antioxidant which regulates heart.

Figs:food figs

Figs were used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig baffles and symbolises both sexuality and modesty. Figs are rich in potassium and are antioxidant fireballs.

Simple tricks to turn your food into Aphrodisiac—

  • Add figs to a smoothie
  • Toss garlic into a veggie stir fry
  • Put spinach on your hamburger
  • Sprinkle walnuts on a salad
  • Add chilli peppers to tacos
  • Dip chicken fingers in honey
  • Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on rice
  • Pour vanilla into coffee
  • Top pizza with arugula
  • Cook basil into meatloaf