11 Foods To Increase Libido
By Derrick Nelson
What's the one thing that you and your woman both like to do besides have sex? That's right, eat! Now what if you could eat food that would serve to increase libido and result in awesome sex? Well, you can.
Here are 11 foods that will provide the essential fuel to spark your sexual appetite and increase libido.
While it may not be the first food that comes to mind when it comes to sex, celery can be a fantastic source food for sexual stimulation, as it contains androsterone, an odorless hormone released through male perspiration that turns women on.
How to enjoy it: Celery is best eaten raw. Wash and cut some, and munch away.
2- Raw oysters
This is one of the classic sexy foods. Oysters are high in zinc, which raises sperm and testosterone production. Oysters also contain dopamine, a hormone known to increase libido. The experience of shucking a raw oyster is erotic. Try incorporating it into your foreplay -- feed her and have her feed you. The slippery taste sensation and the mere act of shucking it should get you both in the mood.
How to enjoy them: Scrub the shells thoroughly to get any dirt/bacteria off. Pry them open and place them on a bed of ice, squeeze some fresh lemon onto them if you like, and then start shucking away.
Bananas contain the bromelain enzyme, which is believed to increase libido in men. Additionally, they are good sources of potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which increase the body's overall energy levels.
How to enjoy them: Place them on a dish in various states of "undress" and have your lady slowly eat some for you. Then gobble yours down and get to work.
The Aztecs called the avocado tree ahuacatl or "testicle tree." While avocados can indeed look like that body part, they contain high levels of folic acid, which helps metabolize proteins, thus giving you more energy. They also contain vitamin B6 (a nutrient that increases male hormone production) and potassium (which helps regulate a woman's thyroid gland), two elements that help increase libido in both men and women. How to enjoy it: Cut one in half, scoop out the insides with your fingers, and then get your woman to lick it off.
5- Almonds (or nuts in general)
Almonds are a prime source of essential fatty acids. These are vital as they provide the raw material for a man's healthy production of hormones. Additionally, the smell of almonds is purported to arouse passion in females. Try lighting some almond-scented candles to encourage her mood and snack on some (but not too many) yourself to store up energy for your performance.
How to enjoy them: Eat them raw (with no added salt or sweetness). Or, crush some fresh almonds and sprinkle them on your salad to get the energy you need.
6- Mangoes, peaches, strawberries
What can be more fun than sinking your teeth into a drippy, sticky-sweet fruit? Probably doing that as a prelude to (or during) sex. All of the above fruits and their shapes, textures and succulence are erotically suggestive and can be fun to use amid foreplay. Try dribbling the juices over your bodies and licking up the residue as an erotic game. It makes for a great (and tasty) way to discover each other's bodies.
How to enjoy them: Peel the mango, cut the peach and slice up some strawberries, and feed your woman while she's giving you oral sex.
Although not the most sensual of foods, eggs are high in vitamins B6 and B5. These help balance hormone levels and fight stress, two things that are crucial to a healthy libido. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility and rebirth. Some people will eat raw chicken eggs just prior to sex to increase libido and maximize energy levels. But all bird and fish eggs contain B6 and B5.
How to enjoy them: Have some caviar and (a bit of) champagne during your fun or gobble down some hard-boiled eggs beforehand.
A good source of glutamine -- a cellular fuel for your immune system -- liver may indeed increase a slowed-down libido. Granted, it's not the sexiest of foods, but if you add it to your basic diet, your body -- and your lady -- will thank you for it.
How to enjoy it: Try frying liver up in a pan with some onions, spices and olive oil to make the taste more agreeable.
These are high in amino acids, which are believed to increase libido. They can also improve sexual stamina. Furthermore, the shape of a fresh fig and the sweet, juicy taste are two tangible aspects that are highly pleasurable to the human senses.
How to enjoy them: Feed her some fresh figs and let the juices run all over while you're both getting revved up
Yes, you might need to stock up on some extra breath mints, but it'll be worth it. Garlic contains allicin, an ingredient that increases blood flow to the sexual organs. As such, it's a highly effective herb to help increase libido. If the odor just won't work for you, or you can't stand garlic, you and your lady can always take garlic capsules instead.
How to enjoy it: Well, chances are you can't enjoy garlic and sex simultaneously, so take some capsules and get it over with.
Aside from the fact that chocolate is the surest way to a woman's vagina, chocolate contains theobromine -- an alkaloid -- which is very similar to caffeine. It also contains phenylethylamine, a chemical believed to produce the feeling of "being in love." So when your woman talks about how good chocolate makes her feel, there is some science behind it. In addition, dark chocolate has a massive amount of anti-oxidants, which are great for the body in general, as they help maintain the immune system.
How to enjoy it: From chocolate bars to chocolate fondue, as long as it's chocolate, you and your woman will be in for a tasty session.
start eating & munching
Now that you know what your body needs to perform at its peak, head down to your local supermarket or corner store, and fill your shopping cart with all the ingredients you need to make sex that much better.