Valentine's Day is just three days away and while some of us may be concerned with making dinner reservations, having flowers delivered, and finding the perfect gift, others just want to get their 305 freak on.
Why blame them? Valentine's Day is nothing but a deceptive, albeit clever, marketing ploy created to increase consumerism. Of course, you're way too clever to fall for that, so you mask your true agenda as you outwardly go through the motions. You've got a date, you made dinner reservations, you even bought a new outfit - because you want to get laid - #realtalk.
We're here to help. Below is a list of ten foods designed to really get that blood pumping and ensure that your Valentine's Day date culminates in a happy ending.
10. Old Faves
This one is a twofer -- we're lumping chocolate and oysters together because unlike the other items on our list, chocolate and oysters are both pretty well known aphrodisiacs.
It may not come as a surprise that this traditional favorite is a natural aphrodisiac, but do you know why? Chocolate consumption results in your brain releasing dopamine, a chemical produced by your brain that causes you to feel attraction, excitement, and euphoria.
Another well-known aphrodisiac, oysters are legendary for their libido-increasing qualities. The reason? They're high in zinc (which helps with sperm production).
Italian Stallions have known this secret forever. Basil inspires your libido and increases fertility, plus enhances your feel-good feelings.
8. Hot Chiles
Get all hot and bothered by chewing on some chili peppers. The chemical found in fiery peppers, Capsaicin, increases blood circulation - which gets your heart pumping -- and arouses nerve endings, making you more sensitive to each other's touch.
This 'luxury' food item derives its sexual potency more from psychological stimulation rather than physical. Its status as an extravagant food item makes consumers feel lewd and lascivious, increasing feelings of arousal. It also contains higher than average levels of zinc, which increases circulation and sperm count.
This perpetual favorite is said to increase ardor. Its popular scent stimulates the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls emotion.
Talk about the birds and the bees, the effects of honey on someone's love life are clear. Newlyweds in Ancient Egypt drank honey and water before getting biblical on each other. Said to work especially well on females.
Figs are sweet and rich and just feel decadent. You'll feel your bodies reacting to the sensuous nature of this fruit. Additionally, figs were Cleopatra's favorite fruit and we all know what a horndog she was.
Treasured the world over by chefs and foodies, truffles have been revered for their aphrodisiacal properties. Rare and pungent, these tasty tidbits are said to awaken your palate and your body.
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Avocados, referred to as 'testicles' by the Aztecs, have had a bad rap for being overtly sexual. Spanish priests banned it because they thought it obscene. We don't see the big deal, but we like the fact that it makes us horny.
More than just a vampire repellant, garlic increases arousal and sexual energy in men and goes great with pasta. Make sure to carry some breath mints.
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