“I think I’d make a pretty tasty main dish.” ~Irene Fong
Want an amazing sex life that takes you on a pleasure cruise around the world? Jump aboard, as we indulge in some delectable aphrodisiacs that will help ramp up your libido and keep you in the mood long after dessert. Even if you’re already aiming to hit the sheets, aphrodisiacs can help you lose some of your inhibitions and explore some sexual freedom in the bedroom.
Luckily, almost every culture has its own aphrodisiacs for your sexual exploration. So, if you aren’t a fan of oysters, let’s say, we can find another guilty pleasure to meet your needs. The options are plentiful, and it’s even more fun to experiment with different aphrodisiacs from around the world. We’re happy to share our delectable secrets that will take you straight from the table to the bedroom!
Here are six of our favorite choices that will leave you making your best “bedroom eyes” at your partner tonight:
Maca - Feel Like A Warrior
Maca is an ancient aphrodisiac that dates all the way back to the days of the Inca Empire (Yes, they had some active sexual appetites back then!), so it has some serious time-testing to prove that it works.
Maca was originally used to energize warriors before sending them off into battle to boost their stamina and ensure they had arrived back home ready to celebrate their wins – if you know what we mean (wink, wink)! This luscious root is still harvested from the Andes Mountains, but luckily, if you need a little frisky boost for you (and your partner), you grab it at a grocery store near you.
Just as you have a plethora of sexual positions to choose from, with maca, you also have options! There are dozens of delicious recipes that include maca – so, you can be upfront or sly about your intentions! Maca comes in its original form, in a powder, or already blended into coffee and health drinks. So, sprinkle or sip and enjoy your evening!
Ginseng - Jumpstarting Libidos for Centuries
Ginseng is another great, all-natural aphrodisiac that can heighten your sexual pleasure around the clock. This Asian root was originally fashioned into a tonic that people drank to help increase sexual desire (May we add vodka to that?). Most commonly, it was used by brides before their weddings to help get them ready for their much anticipated “romp between the sheets.”
Ginseng is also the most popular aphrodisiac in the United States among women who need help boosting their libidos, especially with age.
Want to get in the mood faster but don’t really want to take a supplement or work it into your diet? Consider using a sexual arousal gel that has ginseng in it for double the pleasure!
Ashwagandha - If It Is Good Enough for Goop...
You’ve probably heard everyone from Gwenyth Paltrow to Oprah talk about Ashwagandha, and with good reason! This magical sex potion brings some pretty amazing properties inside the bedroom and out. It has been used, historically, to stimulate and maintain that youthful energy. If you can remember how you felt around age 19, you will probably understand why it can be used as an aphrodisiac. And while you may not have the swaying hips of a 19-year-old anymore, you can still have that seemingly endless sex drive!
Ashwagandha has been used to help both men and women who have diminishing libidos get in the mood. It is used primarily in Indian medicine to help with a medicinal system called Ayurveda. While that may seem a bit “woo-woo” for some people, you cannot deny the sexual results you will enjoy! So, grind it, blend it, or pop a supplement pill for a little extra delight tonight!
Cacao - Because Chocolate Makes Everything Better
Chocolate is the way to a woman's heart…and apparently the key to her sexual appetite as well! Cacao is used as the base for chocolate, which we tend to think is the magical cure-all for all problems. Turns out, we’re not wrong! The cacao bean is made up of caffeine (of course!), theobromine, and phenylethylamine, an aphrodisiac chemical. It has served as a sexual stimulant around the world for ages.
Science has shown that even an appetizing sniff of chocolate can help women and men get in the mood for sex. Thankfully, there is no shortage of chocolate products out there to assist you with your every whim in the bedroom - including some delectable flavoured lubes that have chocolate flavours built right into the formula. Yummy!
Horny Goat Weed - Do We Even Need to Explain?
Have you ever seen a horny goat? If not, all you need to know is that they are very persistent, like a man on the hunt. Horny Goat Weed was discovered by a Chinese goat herder who noticed its impact on goats and decided to try it for himself. The results? A pretty satisfying sex life for him and his wife!
Horny goat weed has hormonal, chemical, and increased blood flow effects that help couples overcome their sexual issues, including impotence, low libido, and much more! Plus, with a name like horny goat weed, need we really say more?
Mother Nature has a way of taking care of us all, including providing different aphrodisiacs from around the world to help us keep the earth populated and have a little fun along the way. Some herbs and ingredients have specific impacts on both women and men, and others are designed to work better on one or the other.
One thing to note is that you may not notice an aphrodisiac’s impact right away – so, don’t scarf down maca and expect to hop in bed 10 seconds later. You may have to allow the chemicals to build up in your body to start their magical effects. These aphrodisiacs aren’t going to be instant fixes, and some of them should be reserved for those “oh-so-special” nights – so you don’t build up a tolerance.
Of course, aphrodisiacs are most effective if you are already excited and in the right mental space to have some fun. Want even more sexual delight while aboard your pleasure cruise? Try combining these delectable treats with sex toys designed to tease you and get you into the mood, some sexy lingerie to get you both into the mood, or even just a vibrator to help you get to your final destination of blissful departure!