What Are Aphrodisiacs?
Chocolate, Asparagus, Horny Goat Weed…
Oysters, Ginseng, Rhino Horn…
Are these the tools of Aphrodite?
Aphrodisiacs are foods and herbs meant to increase libido and enhance sexual performance.
The word Aphrodisiac comes from the goddess of love and sexuality, Aphrodite.
All cultures around the world and throughout time celebrate certain foods or herbs as aphrodisiacs.
Some are considered aphrodisiacs because they make your heart race, like spicy peppers.
Some foods look a lot like genitals, so were associated with eroticism, like the very phallic asparagus or the seductive pomegranate.
Others foods were considered seductive because they are are rare and precious, such as truffles or chocolate.
Other aphrodisiac foods provided rare nutrients and thus boosted health, such as zinc rich oysters. Looking back in time, it is easy to see the many reasons certain foods were revered and associated with eroticism.
Do Aphrodisiacs Actually Work?
But are there aphrodisiacs that actually work? Hit “play” on the podcast player above to hear our take on the aphrodisiacs that will really work for you over time – and to find out which ones to avoid.