Sex And Food

Written by BK Shaw
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Sex is often associated with food consumption because both are inherent functions of humans for survival and procreation. It is true that people need to eat in order to survive. But, many do not realize how food can affect people's sex lives. Some foods can actually stimulate libido, while others are a turn off. For instance, ingredients in asparagus are typically stimulating for men, but are not for women. Foods are available that can actually help to improve sexual drive and function for both men and women.

Sex and Food Options

Many foods are recognized as aphrodisiacs because their ingredients can actually stimulate libido and energy levels. Oysters, chocolate, and champagne have been used for centuries as aphrodisiacs. We now know that chocolate is only effective as an aphrodisiac for women, and alcohol is actually not effective for improving libido since it is a depressant. Beverages that may improve libido include coffee and tea because the caffeine in these beverages can increase alertness and energy levels.

Chocolate is an effective aphrodisiac for women because it contains the ingredient, phenyl ethylamine. This chemical naturally occurs in the brain when we experience feelings of love or joy. When chocolate is consumed, the phenyl ethylamine affects the brain almost immediately. This feeling can also be experienced with active exercise, such as running several miles. Chocolate produces a release of endorphins, which feels just like what we know as "runner's high."

Oysters are a powerful aphrodisiac for men because they contain high doses of zinc. In fact, one oyster offers the recommended daily requirement for zinc. Zinc is essential for the production of testosterone. It also affects sex drive, sperm count, potency, and sexual health over time. In addition to oysters, high amounts of zinc can also be found in lean beef, turkey, beans, and cereals. Some other seafood options, such as caviar, are also effective for stimulating libido.


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