There is an old saying that sustains – “If you want to know how somebody in during the lovemaking, watch him how he is eating”. The act of eating is as important for the perpetuation of the species as the act of reproduction. They are in a strong correlation and each of them produces a certain type of pleasure.
Also, it is not an accident at all that both at all that both language for food and love are full of French words. As it is also known the French consider both of them an occasion to celebrate.
An important thing is to eat too much and fast, because these might have some consequences on the pleasure of making love; or that the effects of the love fusion might be very much diminished, all of our attention will be somehow concentrated upon the digestion.
Fruits and Nuts
Nuts: Whether you prefer walnuts or almonds, nuts have had a reputation as aphrodisiacs for centuries. During harvest festivals in Rome, maidens passed out bowls of nuts as symbols of fertility.
Pine Nuts: These nuts have been used as an aphrodisiac throughout the Mediterrianean and the East.
Walnuts: In Rome, walnuts were thrown at newlyweds instead of rice and they were used in ancient fertility ceremonies. Walnuts have been used in Italy and France to intensify desire.
Apricots: The ancient Chinese considered this round thin skinned fruits (which originated in China) to be a symbol of a sensual nature. Look for fragrant fruits, with a red blush that gives slightly to pressure.
Bananas: Bananas are great booster of that male sex organ. Bananas are a great natural aphrodisiac which are rich in potassium and natural sugars. Indian traditional medicine actually classifies bananas as a “turn-on” food. A great recipe to spice them up a little bit is to take a bit of curry and butter and pour it over a banana. Sprinkle on some walnuts and you are good to go. Otherwise, you can just grab one for breakfast and it will give you a good sexual appetite throughout the day.
Dates: In Iran dates are used to help people who’s sex life is withering.
Figs: One of the sexiest fruits on the planet. If you haven’t tried fresh figs, you are missing a real treat.
Grapes: The party animal of the vegetable kingdom, grapes have been eaten by mankind since Neolithic times and have been probably been cultivated almost as long. Dionysus was the god of wine as well as fertility and procreation.
Artichokes: The simple act of stripping an artichoke of its leaves, dripping them into butter and scrapping off the tender flesh with your teeth is a very sensual experience.
Asparagus: Perhaps the most erotic member of the vegetable kingdom. In nineteenth century France bridegrooms were required to eat several courses consisting of asparagus, asparagus and more asparagus because of its reputed powers to arouse.
Carrots: This popular root vegetable, with its phallic shape and sweet flavour, was used to seduce lowers by Middle Eastern royalty.
Celery: Celery is suspected to be somewhat sexually exciting or even straightforward arousing. Forget those sprays that are supposed to make you more attractive to the opposite sex. Celery contains androsterone, a powerful male hormone that researchers believe is released through sweat and attracts female.
Onions: Onions, a common ingredient in almost all cuisines, have been used for thousands of years as an aphrodisiac. Onions are recommended in both ancient Hindu, and Arabic texts on the art of making love.
Sweet Potatoes: sweet potatoes are reputed to expand your ability to give and receive love. In late 16th century Europe sweet potato tarts were recommended to increase sexual desire.
Tomatoes: Known as love-apples by French, the humble tomato may have been the real culprit that got Adam and Eve kicked out of Eden. Tomatoes are rich in the phytochemical lycopene.
Zucchini: The phallic shape says it all.
Cayenne: Not only does it release endorphons into the system of men and women and build the immune system, but in men it builds and fans a fire. Loaded with vitamin C, it’s erotic effects will be most effective shortly after consumption. Cayenne is hot in every way.
Cloves: Cloves were probably first used by the Chinese around 200 B.C. They were believed to have medicinal powers and still have a reputation as a powerful love food.
Pepper: According to The Perfumed Garden – ground pepper mixed with cardamom or lavender, musk, honey and ginger is a potent topical aphrodisiac for men. In India pepper corns are crushed with almonds, mixed with milk and consumed as an aphrodisiac.
Garlic: Garlic has been used as an aphrodisiac by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Japanese. Garlic mixed with lard used extremely to bring on an erection has been suggested.
Ginger: This pungent root has been used for centuries, both internally and externally, throughout Asia and India as a powerful aphrodisiac. To combat impotence Indian herbalists recommend eating a mixture of ginger juice, honey and half-boiled eggs.
Licorice: According to the Chicago smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation the smell of black licorice combined with donut significantly increases penile blood flow.
Nutmegs: This fragrant spice has been prized by Arabs, Greeks, Hindus and Romanians as an aphrodisiac. In India, a combination of nutmegs, honey and a half-boiled egg is eaten an hour before sex to prolong lovemaking.
Saffron: This expensive spice has been reputed work like a sex hormone and male erogenous zones even more sensitive. Saffron is made from the dried stigmas of a type of crocus.
Basil: This flavourful herb is used in Voodoo love ceremonies in Haiti.
Cardamom: According to traditional Indian herbal medicine, a nightcap of powdered cardamom that has been boiled with milk and mixed with honey can help impotence and premature ejaculation.
Fennel: The Greeks and Hindus considered fennel to be a potent sexual stimulant. A Hindu formula for sexual vigour includes: fennel juice honey, ghee, sugar and licorice. In the Mediterranean fennel soup is thought to increase sexual desire.
Yohimbe: This is indeed the magical potion of pleasure. It will increase blood flow everywhere, so watch the amount you take and watch your heart.
Roses: Roses are by far the most popular flower given to lovers. Roses have been used for centuries in love potions and the petals are edible.