Ever been in the mood for food but also have an appetite for something a little more…intimate? Sex and food are two of life’s pleasures, so killing two birds with one stone by munching on an aphrodisiac snack to boost your libido is the perfect cure to both kinds of hunger. Named after the Greek god of love, Aphrodite, an aphrodisiac is defined as a “food or drug that arouses sexual instinct, brings on desire or increases sexual pleasure or performance”, so HUSH have done some research into the best foods that will enhance your romance…

  1. Almonds

Almonds are one of the oldest known arousal and fertility symbols. Full of essential fatty acids which produce hormones like testosterone, they are famous for their qualities of boosting both reproduction and libido. They are also rich in vitamin E, which is said to promote good sexual health. So why not sprinkle some on your morning porridge or just eat a whole bloody bag; it depends how frisky you are feeling…

  1. Avocados

These bad boys have a sexual reputation that goes back as far as the Aztecs. Their sensual pear shape isn’t their only erotic quality; their high levels of folic acid, vitamin B9 and vitamin B6 are known to increase testosterone production and give you more energy so you can get down and dirty for hours. This one is a HUSH favourite, as it is perfect for our two resident vegans, so mash one on ya toast people because who doesn’t want health and an increased sex drive?

  1. Chocolate

Now for the unhealthy option. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine which is said to be a stimulant that provokes excitement and a sense of happiness. Barbara Carrellas, a certified sexologist says eating chocolate can also act as a mild antidepressant, so for a healthy mind and a healthy sex drive dark chocolate is the best choice. Its rich texture and flavour alone is known to turn people on; or if you’re feeling super sexy, melt down some dark chocolate and dip some strawberries in to make an evening of it…

  1. Figs

Its been said that figs, not apples, may have been the fruit that caused original sin in the Garden of Eden, so what a perfect appetiser they make if you’re feeling in the mood for getting a bit naughty. Being rich in amino acids which increase stamina, if you’re planning on getting jiggy (or figgy) for a while, this sweet snack will keep your energies up. They are also full of fibre, which is said to be the key to making you your most sensual self…

  1. Maca

Maca is one of the most popular natural aphrodisiacs which is also backed up by science. Psychology Today explains how Peruvian researchers gave adult men either a placebo or maca and after eight weeks, they reported to have “improved sexual desire”. This root vegetable also comes as a powder, so why not add some to your pancake mix or brownies for a dessert which doesn’t have to be the last course of your meal…

  1. Oysters

Sexologist Barbara Carrellas believes the phallic or vulvar appearance of oysters is completely responsible for their reputation as an aphrodisiac. Casanova, the 18th century lover used to breakfast on 50 oysters every day, so they must be doing something right. They are also full of rich and rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. Just make sure you brush your teeth after this one guys- nobody wants a fishy kiss…

  1. Honey

Honey is known for being the nectar of the god of love Aphrodite and there’s a bit of science to back this one up as well. A study found that a three-ounce dose of honey significantly increased the level of nitric oxide, the chemical released in the blood during arousal. Or, if you’re feeling really kinky, why not get inventive with this sticky treat in the bedroom and drizzle a bit on your partner for a really messy session…

 

So, it’s all in your hands now… happy feasting😉

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