Natural Aphrodisiacs for Men

by Sam Malone

The origin of the word Aphrodisiac is from Aphrodite who is the ancient Greek goddess of love. Aphrodisiacs therefore are a generic term for foods that contribute to stimulation of human sexuality. The food you consume often has some effect on your sex drive by affecting the hormones that are responsible for sexual activity. A lot of the sexual drive of course depends on your levels of energy and state of mind. Aphrodisiacs typically contribute to heightened sexual drive by having a positive influence on these aspects apart from the fact that some of these do increase flow of blood to body organs that are erogenous.

While the general populace is going gaga over Viagra and other medicinal solutions for improving sex drive and the helping pharma companies reaping huge profits, natural foods serving as a means of enhancing sex drive are well worth trying out. These are not only a healthy and exciting way to spice up your sex life but also safer than medicinal solutions which typically have several side effects. Natural aphrodisiacs have been used for heightening and prolonging human sexual desire and additionally several of them also help in curing impotency and sexual dysfunction.

For men there are several popular and common foods, based on both ancient knowledge as well as well researched scientific analysis, which serve as aphrodisiacs.

Avocados boost energy due to the presence of large proportion of minerals like potassium, high fiber content and healthy oils. In ancient times also it was considered a good aphrodisiac for men as the fruit hangs to the tree as do the testicles to the male body. Chilies literally ‘spice’ up your sex life by releasing the hormones endorphins that drive sexual activity. Chocolate is the most famous and commonly used aphrodisiac as it not only relaxes human body by creating a feeling of well being but also releases chemicals in the body that that promote sexual activity. Fennel is also a well researched aphrodisiac backed by experiments on various animals. Figs have been mentioned in various ancient texts as being a sign of fertility and love. Honey is also mineral rich and research has shown that it enhances the levels of testosterone that improve sex drive. Licorice does not only have a stimulating smell but is known to increase the flow of blood to the male genital. Other popular natural aphrodisiacs for men include nutmegs, eggs, cheese, almonds, asparagus, fenugreek, litchis and sea-food especially oysters, mussels and caviar.

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