Are you looking to heat things up and experience the hottest Valentine’s Day ever? Nature has got your back- there are a plethora of natural aphrodisiacs that will help put you in the mood and definitely assist in making it a night to remember. If you’re ready for the hottest Valentine’s Day yet, the following natural aphrodisiacs will help you experience your sexiest fantasies come true this February 14th.
10 Aphrodisiacs for the Hottest Valentine’s Day Ever
There are a number of foods that are known to get you in the mood and stimulate you in all the right places. This Valentine’s Day you might want to consider some of the following aphrodisiacs when planning a dinner you’ll never forget.
1. Oysters and Red Wine
No list of aphrodisiacs would be complete without oysters, and they happen to pair perfectly with rich red wine, another well-known aphrodisiac. Containing amino acids that stimulate the production of sex hormones, oysters have been associated with love and fertility for hundreds of years. Try sautéing oysters with some fresh garlic, another known aphrodisiac, and pair this with a masculine red wine, such as a musky Pinot to truly arouse your sexiest senses. It is the smell of the red wine that is said to duplicate the scent of male pheromones.
If you’ve never thought of an avocado as sexy, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for you to rethink this remarkably stimulating green fruit. Their distinctive shape was enough for the Aztecs to call the tree Ahuacuatl, the “testicle tree.” The Spanish actually found the fruit so sexy that Catholic priests actually forbade its consumption. Slip some slices of raw avocado sexily into your mouth or try offering them gently to your partner. Avocados can make things surprisingly sexy with you and your partner this Valentine’s Day and are also rich in B6, folic acid, and potassium. Eating healthy will never feel so good.
Aztec Emperor Montezuma was said to consume cacao beans in abundance to power his romantic rendezvous. Chocolate has long been known as a powerful aphrodisiac, and research reports that it is because of two chemicals it contains. One is tryptophan, one of the building blocks of serotonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal and feeling good. The other is phenylethylamine, a chemical that is released in the body when two people fall in love. This chemical also helps to release dopamine in the brain that peak during orgasm.
Honey is possibly one of the sexiest foods in the world. Known as the nectar of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and fertility, honey is a sweet way to spice things up with your lover. Containing boron, a trace mineral that helps the body metabolize estrogen, it may also enhance testosterone in the blood and stimulate both male and female sex drive.
Have you ever looked at the inside of an open fig? It beautifully resembles the female sex organs and is one of the world’s oldest known fruits. Figs were sacred to the Greeks, and they associated them with love and fertility. It may be no coincidence that Adam and Eve wore fig leaves to cover up their sexiest parts. The fig could truly be the forbidden fruit and legend has it that eating a fresh fig while standing naked in front of a woman is one of the most erotic displays imaginable.
While foods are often considered the most popular natural aphrodisiacs, there are many herbs that have been used for hundreds of years to keep one sexually stimulated and highly aroused. Any of the following will help your Valentine’s Day to be the most sensually suggestive yet.
1. Horny Goat Weed
This is one of the best known herbal aphrodisiacs, and it has been used for hundreds of years for improving sexual desire and performance. Horny Goat Weed is scientifically known as epimedium, but is much easier to remember as an aphrodisiac when called the former. It actually stimulates blood circulation in the penis tissues because it contains icariin, the same active compound used in Viagra to expand blood vessels. Horny Goat Weed not only increases male performance but stimulates female sexual arousal as well. It is well known as the ultimate herbal aphrodisiac.
Native to Mexico, the southern United States, and Central and South America, Damiana has been used as a sexual enhancing herb for hundreds of years. Damiana is actually a flower, and it is the leaves that provide such sizzling stimulation.
You can find Damiana in tea bags, powder, or tincture form. While this is a way to heat things up between you and your lover, it should be taken with a bit of caution. In high doses it can cause hallucinations, and should not be taken by people with liver problems.
L-Arginine is an amino acid that has shown to greatly enhance male sexual stimulation. This amino acid is often recommended as a natural alternative to Viagra and will definitely supercharge the male sex drive. It is also excellent for females as it increases blood flow to the vagina helping to increase not only sexual responsiveness, but overall sexual pleasure as well.
Maca has been used by the ancients for centuries where it has long been known to increase sexual desire and increase fertility. This shrub that grows high in the Andes Mountains and its root that is responsible for making things sizzle sexually has only been available in the US for about a decade. Research done around the globe has all drawn similar conclusion. Maca enhances sexual desire and improves sexual function.
Yohimbe bark extract is widely promoted in natural health circles around the world as one of the best herbs to increase libido. It works so well in fact, that it has been used in prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction with men. Yohimbe bark is native to West African forests, and its primary active compound is Indole alkaloid, a psychoactive chemical of the tryptamine class.
It helps by stimulating blood flow to the penis, and also stimulates the pelvic nerve ganglia causing intense heightened arousal. Yohimbe is so good at helping couples get it on that it’s been used in Europe for the past century as a natural aphrodisiac, and is making its way into modern prescription medicine as one of the key ingredients to help with male enhancement formulas.
We hope you can use some of these tips to create a sizzling hot V-day for you and your partner! If you know of any other great natural aphrodisiacs, please share in the comments below!