Aphrodisiac Foods

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The realm of aphrodisiacs got started in foods and even today the most talked about legal aphrodisiacs come in edible form. Why foods you ask? Want more information? We ingest them and in ancient belief systems as well as today the saying of you are what you eat holds true. Aphrodisiac foods thought to be effective were usually chosen for their symbolic representation of tastes, aromas, and shapes associated with sex and sexuality or their ability to stimulate the physical or physiological being. While certainly not the most potent they are the easiest to access and in the right combination of aphrodisiac foods can help jump start a very sensual evening. Here is a list of the most common and easily accessible foods used as female aphrodisiacs throughout time.

List of female aphrodisiac foods


Everybody's favorite female aphrodisiac is chocolate. There seems to be a never ending debate on it's sexual powers but it for fact does contain chemicals that effect neurotransmitters in the brain thought to be related to sexual desire.


Documented as a female aphrodisiac as far back as 1000 A.D., the health benefits may outweigh the sexual aid this leafy vegetable provides.


Even in Egyptian empires honey has long been a sought after delicacy. There is a reason why it's called a Honeymoon.


The sensuous phallic shape of asparagus is probably where this vegetable was promoted into the realm of food aphrodisiacs.


Another phallic symbol is the banana but the high concentration of B vitamins and potassium are requirements for healthy sexual hormone production.

Pine Nuts

Prized for its ability to aid in both male and female potency Zinc is the magic mineral that is highly concentrated in these delicious nuts used to stimulate libido as far back as the middle ages.


Yes, another symbolic representation of the penis carrots like bananas also contain high concentration in vitamins and beta-carotene that aid in hormone development.


Thought to increase desire and increase stimulation in the sexual glands this is a usually unthought-of aid.


One of the most erotic fruits on the planet is the strawberry. It's symbolizes the nipple and not only is it delicious but its highly concentrated in vitamin C.


One of the oldest known and worshiped fertility and sexual stimulant is the notorious almond said to inspire female passion and arousal on top of increasing fertility.


Thought to improve the taste in male semen and rich in vitamins essential to a strong libido.


A very sensual aroma emits from the vanilla bean and there have been numerous myths of how this plant came to be all surrounding female sexuality.


This is a powerful circulatory system stimulant that has great impact for both men and women in terms of improving blood flow to sexual organs to greater improve stimulation and sexual arousal.


Well, there are two ways alcohol can be used as an aphrodisiac but the positive effects are the antioxidants and nutrition found in red wines.


The sensual look, feel, and taste of this fruit are what put it into play as an ancient Aztecan female libido enhancer.


Information about basil leads us to this long known herb used as a terrific fertility enhancer this herb has the power to increase response of the sexual organs.


Originally taking its claim as an aphrodisiac from the ancient Greeks and Romans this popular food has long been believed to increase female sexual desire and promote arousal.


This stimulant typically found in coffee or tea is key to improving blood flow to sexual organs and boosting energy levels needed for sexual performance.


Obviously not the aroma that is a turn on. Garlic contains anti-oxidants and nutrition vital to maintaining sexual stamina.


Having the physical and textural resemblance of the vagina this small morsel also packs a hefty protein punch essential to erotic performance.

Putting it to action!

From the information about these aphrodisiac foods I can assure you that ingesting any of these great foods and herbs is not going to guarantee multiple orgasms combining them together and crafting sensual meal recipes is a perfect way to set the mood for the rest of the evening. For example take a look at this menu of great food and tell me that you wouldn't at least enjoy a wonderful dinner:

  • Salad with fresh arugula, carrots, and aniseed with ginger-garlic dressing
  • Pasta tossed with pesto (pine nuts, basil, and garlic)
  • A fine glass of Merlot to enjoy dinner with
  • Light dessert of dark chocolate dipped strawberries and pineapple served with almonds
  • Followed by an espresso, cappuccino, or cup of coffee

Nothing odd tasting or weird in appearance in that menu and we've managed to combine almost 15 known aphrodisiac foods including essential nutrients, vitamins, stimulants that together form a female sexual enhancer served up on the dinner table. It doesn't need to stop here. Click on to the next category of female aphrodisiacs for even more information and ways to improve female libido.


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