What do oysters, cobra blood, chocolate, and ginger all have in common? They’re all on Musement’s list of natural aphrodisiac foods to make this Valentine’s Day a hit.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and at Musement, we want to help you make this a memorable evening! Here’s a list of aphrodisiac foods and beverages that’ll help you finish the evening with fireworks!
It’s often one of the first foods to come to mind when speaking of aphrodisiacs. It’s said that Casanova consumed them daily so that he can always be in top form for his countless conquests. Oysters are indeed rich in zinc, which stimulates testosterone production in men.
Not a bad name for… sperm whale bile secretions! Ambergris is a concretion produced in the intestines of sperm whales. They release a waxy substance into the ocean, where it can float for decades or even centuries before humans recover it or it washes ashore. Ambergris is in some ways like the gold of the ocean! Rare, mysterious, extremely precious and expensive, it’s been used by the Chinese since ancient times as a powerful aphrodisiac. Moroccans capitalize on its aphrodisiacal qualities by preparing tea with it. If you travel to Marrakech, you could easily find this at any herbal specialist’s shop.
If you have a taste for risk and are traveling to Japan, you’ll surely be tempted to try fugu, the famous, potentially deadly fish prized by the Japanese. However, it is also an aphrodisiac. Would you have the courage to find out for yourself when you’re in Tokyo?
4. Merle cucumber
Sea cucumber (“Holothuroidea” for scientists) is a scientifically recognized sexual stimulant. Its aphrodisiac virtues and effectiveness at addressing erectile dysfunction were made public by the Bogor Faculty of Ocean Sciences in Indonesia after a series of studies. Much less dangerous to human health than Viagra, it doesn’t seem to present any adverse side effects.
5. Cobra Blood
According to the Vietnamese, the best aphrodisiac in the world is cobra blood! The more venomous the snake, the more you’re sure to impress in the bedroom. If you’re lucky (and brave), you may dare to taste the cobra’s still-beating heart. If you’re in search of snakes, we advise you to go to the village of Lệ Mật, located four miles north of Hanoi, renowned for its snake hunters and farmers.
For vegetarians and vegans–or simply the less courageous–it’s gratifying to know that not all natural aphrodisiacs are necessarily animal-based, hard to find, dangerous or sensational. Asparagus, for example, has an unexpectedly aphrodisiac power, as it is rich in libido-boosting vitamins. Ask your local grocer what he or she thinks.
Chocolate is surely the preferred aphrodisiac around the globe! Often gifted on Valentine’s Day, it’s known to release endorphins, the famous pleasure hormones, and increase libido, especially in women. Chocolate is very interesting food for successful preliminary intercourse, consumed either traditionally or during sensual and erotic games.
Increasingly consumed in Western countries, ginger is already known for its effectiveness in boosting the immune system…which is not negligible if you intend to succeed at certain private acts. Another beneficial effect of ginger is its stimulation of blood circulation, thus facilitating erections.
Like ginger, ginseng is an equally excellent source of energy. A treasure trove of vitality, it helps fight against tiredness and improve physical performance. In addition, its aphrodisiac abilities are known to awaken desire and fight impotence.
This super fruit has become particularly popular over the last couple of decades, ubiquitous on Instagram and trendy brunch menus. Its undeniable nutritional qualities are particularly appreciated by those who pay attention to what they eat or wish to enhance their bedroom performance.