For centuries, men and women have both been after aphrodisiacs to increase or stimulate sexual arousal and desire. There is not one race, age, ethnicity or culture that doesn’t want to have a better sexual experience.
With a little bit of research, you can find information for nearly any folk belief about a substance’s stimulating properties. The authority have considered these non-medicinal ideas ineffective, people still look for the perfect compound that promotes love.
3 Areas People Tend To Look For Aphrodisiacs
1 – Food
Some foods that looked like genitalia were considered aphrodisiacs – asparagus, caviar, celery, eggs and onions. Oysters and clams have also been considered aphrodisiacs because of the texture and shape. Oysters are loaded with zinc, which is a nutrient that many people lack in their diets. With the consumption of oysters, it can help a person better their health and improve their sex drive.
Another type of food people have thought as being a sexual stimulant is spicy food. Scientifically, this is true. Heavily spiced foods usually have capsaicin, which is cayenne pepper’s active ingredient. When people eat capsaicin, it increases the body’s metabolism and heart rate. It can even cause the body to sweat. All of these things are similar to what your body goes through during the sex act.
Another food that’s thought to be an aphrodisiac is the okra, which is vegetable loaded with natural-relaxant magnesium. It’s also got other nutrients necessary to ensure your sex organs stay healthy including but not limited to:
- Vitamin B
2 – Herbs
There are many herbs that are considered to be aphrodisiacs. One of the more common aphrodisiac-like herbs is ginseng. One of the reason people think it’s an aphrodisiac is that it resembles the human body. According to some studies, animals given ginseng have a higher sexual response. As it currently stands, there has been no evidence to suggest it can do the same for humans.
Another aphrodisiac-like herb is the Tongkat Ali Eurycoma longifolia, which is found in both Asia and Indonesia. The Tongkat Ali Eurycoma longifolia stimulates the brain’s nerve centers, which helps men to have a prolonged erection without boosting their sexual enthusiasm. Today, many people know this herb as the drug Viagra.
The drawback to using this herb as an aphrodisiac is that there are some side effects:
Of course, if you want to have great sex, would you let the side effects stop you?
3 – Spanish Fly
Many people may have heard of the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly, which is considered the most renowned of all love drugs. Despite the popularity of this drug, it’s also quite dangerous. Spanish fly comes from dried beetle dung.
It’s been reported that Spanish fly causes sexual enthusiasm because it bothers the urogenital tract and leads to a rush of blood to the genital region. And, that’s not the only negative drawback to it. It’s a poison that will cause a number of other issues:
- Urethra scarring
- Urinary infections
- Mouth and throat burns
- Possible death