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Monday, June 24, 2024
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Oysters and Chocolate

Secrets to Setting the Mood

This year on Valentine's Day, couples from all around the country will get together to celebrate their love. Some couples will celebrate with chocolates and flowers, others with a romantic candlelit dinner, but above all, most couples are just looking to strip down and say "I love you" in more fiery and passionate way.

The trick to getting down and dirty is making sure your significant other is in the right mood. The trick? Libido-enhancing aphrodisiacs.

Aphrodisiacs are lust-enhancing foods, drinks and herbs that increase your sexual desire. Throughout history, these foods have been known to make sex more pleasurable and exciting. Some have been proven to affect your hormones and energy levels, and others increase blood flow in the right regions.


Believe it or not, asparagus is one of the top mood-enhancing foods. It is a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins that boost histamine production. It has been proven to assist people of both sexes in their ability to climax.


Almonds have been regarded as fertility symbols, and their scent is believed to stimulate passion in women. They are a great source of vitamin E and magnesium, which aid in arousal.


In ancient times, avocado fruits were said to have a suggestive shape that was associated with sexuality. This fruit is high in folic acid, vitamins and potassium, so not only will it increase your desire toward your lover, but it is also great for your immune system.


Usually men don't need much persuasion to get going in the bedroom, but just in case this year's different, bananas are the ticket. They are high in potassium and B vitamins that increase the male libido.


Of course, chocolate is every girl's favorite gift on Valentine's Day, and it's said to have "love chemicals," which release dopamine in the brain. This signals the pleasure regions in your brain and brings on feelings of excitement and euphoria.


Oysters are probably one of the better-known and popular aphrodisiacs. They are known for their ability to increase sexual yearning. High in zinc, they help to spark libido in men and women.

Raspberries and Strawberries

These fruits are usually associated with a romantic evening and are very inviting and stimulating. They're high in vitamin C, which makes the men and women increase their need to get busy. Whether they are dripped in chocolate or made into a dessert, they will definitely help steam up the night.

Whether it's a night in making dinner or out for some romance, these delicious foods will certainly leave you feeling frisky.





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