Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Aphrodisiacs To Stimulate Your Senses

Aphrodisiacs To Stimulate Your Senses

For many centuries' couples have tried to bring pleasure to their partners by using aphrodisiacs. In Greek mythology, an aphrodisiac was a festival, which was celebrated throughout Greece where Aphrodite (the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty) was worshipped through sexual intercourse with her priestesses (women who represented the goddess). This was not considered prostitution, but just one of the many ways of worshiping Aphrodite.

There are parallels of Aphrodite in many of the ancient civilizations. The Romans, for example, called her Venus and Cupid was her messenger. Throughout time, however, the word aphrodisiac has come to describe any food, drug, potion, or other agent that arouses sexual desire.

Many herbs and foods with aphrodisiac properties can also be used when cooking and preparing everyday food or teas. The power of aphrodisiacs, however, is not to be underestimated. So, take careful precautions by asking questions or discussing any concerns with your pharmacist or doctor.

Aphrodisiacs are real. You can buy them or make them, and you are born with them. The history of aphrodisiacs began with the history of mankind. Certainly, the first known aphrodisiac was human body order.

Pheromones are naturally occurring chemicals that evoke a sexual response and there is considerable scientific evidence to substantiate the relationship between scent and sex. Yet, pheromones are but one segment of a broad range of reputedly aphrodisiac substances.

Aphrodisiacs are a part of every culture and most of our current knowledge about aphrodisiacs is rooted in myths, folklore, and anecdotal evidence. For sake of clarity, anecdotal evidence is defined here as evidence that is supported by testimony that is not substantiated by clinical research.

Aphrodisiacs come in a surprising number of forms including animal, plant, food, and chemical substances. Many have no established scientific basis in fact other than in folklore, anecdotal evidence, and common knowledge. For some, the anecdotal evidence is quite persistent and a few even has some backing from scientific research. For example, some research has been conducted on Ginseng, Green Oats (Avena Sativa), Mauri, Yohimbe, Viagra®, and a few others that suggests a strong link between these substances and heightened sexual response in both males and females.

Most over-the-counter aphrodisiacs are generally safe to use in moderation, but like any substance, abuse and overuse can result in negative consequences for your health, and, if you have any kind of special health condition or are taking any kind of medication, always consult with your physician before ingesting any new substances into your body.
You may decide to use some type of aphrodisiac to rectify a sexual dysfunction, to enhance the sexual experience, or just out of curiosity. However, no matter how powerful or potent the aphrodisiac, the experience will always be less than it could be without a meeting of the minds and hearts of the partners involved, in any type of sexual experience.

Theophrastus (4th century B.C.), a Greek botanist, recommended a love potion that included a leafy plant called mandrake Mandragora officinarum soaked in vinegar. Supposedly mandrake contains substances that create the sensation of "feeling high". According to ancient Indian recipes, love can be enhanced with a mixture of black pepper, honey, chili peppers, and mandrake.

Today there are thousands of foods presumed to have aphrodisiac properties. These include (raw) seafood, chocolate, wine, spices, and even sugar. the maize, a type of corn, contains a compound called "tryptophan". Can combines with other chemicals in the brain to act as an aphrodisiac

Why Women Need Chocolate, "chocolate is a pleasure food". When we eat chocolate, certain brain chemicals flood the brain that make us feel happy.

Different animal foods can exhibit different aphrodisiac properties. Aphrodisiac’s can originate for ocean animal species, fish or shellfish. Oysters spring to mind as having a BIG aphrodisiac reputation. Equally, aphrodisiacs can eventuate from certain land animal species that have aphrodisiac reputation:

CAVIAR: Caviar is considered an aphrodisiac for several reasons. Eggs are a symbol of fertility. Caviar, like Aphrodite who was born from sea foam, comes from the sea. Caviar, like many aphrodisiacs, is a very precious food that reserved for special occasions.

FISH: Aphrodite, the goddess of love was born from sea foam, so in general any type of seafood is considered to be an aphrodisiac. The high phosphorus and iodine content of seafood may actually have a beneficial effect on sexual potency.

LOBSTER: This is a very sexy food to eat. You rip the flesh apart with your hands and dip in butter.

Oysters: Oysters are one of the world's classic love foods. Legend has it that Casanova ate 50 raw oysters every morning in the bath tub using a beautiful woman's breasts as a plate. Oysters are very high in zinc. Research has found that a low sperm count is connected to low zinc levels.

Beef One of our favorites. Meat works wonders on your libido and brain. After a high protein meal, your blood stream is flooded with the amino acid tyrosine. The chemicals made from tyrosine, dopamine and norepinephrine, trigger brain cells that enhance mental alertness and concentration.

Lamb Rack of lamb for two is one of life's most romantic foods.

Unagi Unagi, or raw sea eel, is a popular Japanese aphrodisiac. In America, it's a popular item on sushi menus.

HONEY:Ever wonder about the term "Honeymoon"? Honey is an aphrodisiac due to its rich B vitamin and amino acid content.

ROYAL JELLY: stimulates and has the aphrodisiac properties for rejuvenating sexual glands very rapidly.

The legend of SPANISH FLY dates back to the Roman Empire. The
Blister beetle contains an active ingredient known as cantharidin, a blistering agent.

Nuts: Whether you prefer walnuts, almonds or macadamias, nuts have had a reputation as aphrodisiacs for centuries.

Pine Nuts: These nuts (actually seeds of the pine tree) have been used as an aphrodisiac throughout the Mediterranean and the East. prescription to restore a man's sexual vigor: "A glass of thick honey, plus 20 almonds and 100 pine nuts repeated for three nights."

Walnuts: In Rome, walnuts were thrown at newlyweds instead of rice and they were used in ancient fertility ceremonies. Walnuts have also been used in Italy and France to intensify desire

A perfectly ripe piece of fruit shared with your lover is a true romantic moment.

Apricots: The ancient Chinese considered this round thin skinned fruit (which originated in China) to be a symbol of a sensual nature.

Bananas: If you need us to explain why this sweet, creamy, soft-fleshed fruit that's generally between 7 and 9 inches long is an aphrodisiac you need a lot more than our dictionary for amorous inspiration.

Dates: If you can't get one maybe you need to eat more dates. In Iran dates are used to help people who's sex life is withering.

Figs: One of the sexiest fruits on the planet. These plump, soft, sweat, luscious beauties come from one variety of the ficus tree which probably originated in Asia Minor and is one of the oldest edible plants.

Grapes: It increase fertility and procreation.

Mango: This exotic, sensual fruit has a moist flesh resembling peach, papaya and apricot.

Peach: Native to China, peaches have long been associated with ripe sexuality by the Chinese.

Pomegranate: This deep red fruit is recommended in the Karma Sutra (an Indian love making manual) as an erotic aid.

Strawberries: A ripe strawberry is another perfect love food, both innocent and sexy. Try dipping them in chocolate, sour cream and brown sugar or whipped cream.


Asparagus: Perhaps the most erotic member of the vegetable kingdom, it has reputed powers to arouse.

Carrots: This popular root vegetable, with its phallic shape and sweet flavor, was used to seduce lovers by Middle Eastern royalty.

Celery: Celery is suspected to be somewhat sexually exciting or even straightforward arousing." Forget those phenol sprays that are supposed to make you more attractive to the opposite sex. Celery contains androsterone, a powerful male hormone that researchers believe is released through sweat and attracts females

Cucumbers: it is cool vegetables are considered to be an aphrodisiac. The Chicago Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation found that women become aroused by the scent of cucumbers.

Garlic: If you are a young man in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria) one of your uncles will tell you to eat or swallow whole a raw garlic clove every morning to maintain your sexual overdrive all your life. Garlic is antibiotic and certainly preserves the organic health of the body. I'm not sure it is an aphrodisiac but I've never heard of an Arab who didn't claim he could please four wives and I don't know of anyone else who would try this so we may never know.

Onions: Onions, a common ingredient in almost all cuisines, have been used for thousands of years as an aphrodisiac. Onions are recommended in both ancient Hindu and Arabic texts on the art of making love. In France, newlyweds were served onion soup the day after their wedding to restore sexual vigor, and Egyptian priests abstained from onions because of their lusty reputation.

Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are reputed to expand your ability to give and receive love. In late 16th century Europe sweet potato tarts were recommended to increase sexual desire.

Tomatoes: Known as love-apples by the French, the humble tomato may have been the real culprit that got Adam and Eve kicked out of Eden. Fresh, ripe tomatoes, locally grown and eaten in season are a very seductive food. Tomatoes are rich in the phytochemical lycopene which can help prevent prostate cancer.

Zucchini: The phallic shape says it all.


Cayenne: Not only does he release endorphons into the systems of men and women and build the immune system, but in men he builds and fans a fire. Loaded with vitamin C, his erotic effects will be most effective shorlty after consumption. Cayenne is hot in every way. The more you can stand, the better. The powdered pepper in a soup or sauce that is cooked is best.

Cloves: This dried bud of an evergreen tree is one of the world's oldest, dearest and most expensive spices. Cloves were probably first used by the Chinese around 200 B.C. The word clove comes from the Roman word for (nail) clovis. They were believed to have medicinal powers and still have a reputation as a powerful love food. Cloves have a warm, sweet almost peppery flavor that is frequently used to add character to cakes, fruit compotes and rice.

Pepper: According to The Perfumed Garden (an ancient Arabic love manual), ground pepper mixed with cardamom or lavender, galanga, musk, honey and ginger is a potent topical aphrodisiac for men. In India pepper corns are crushed with almonds, mixed with milk and consumed as an aphrodisiac.

Aniseed: A very popular aphrodisiac with many culinary uses. It has been used as an aphrodisiac since the Greeks and the Romans, who believed aniseed had special powers. Sucking on the seeds is said to increases your desire.

Ginger: This pungent root has been used for centuries, both internally and externally, throughout Asia and India as a powerful aphrodisiac. To combat impotence, Indian herbalists recommend eating a mixture of ginger juice, honey and half-boiled eggs.

Licorice: According to the Chicago Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation the smell of black licorice combined with donut significantly increase penile blood blood flow.

Nutmeg: This fragrant spice has been prized by Arabs, Greeks, Hindus and Romans as an aphrodisiac. In India, a combination of nutmeg, honey and a half-boiled egg is eaten an hour before sex to prolong love making.

Saffron: This expensive spice has been reputed to work like a sex hormone and make erogenous zones even more sensitive. Saffron is made from the dried stigmas of a type of crocus. About 225,000 stigmas are needed to make one pound of saffron. (Each crocus has about 3 stigmas which must be picked by hand.) Try adding a pinch of saffron to Mediterranean, North African or Middle Eastern grain dishes such as Paella, a traditional Spanish rice dish that contains sausage and seafood.


Ashwagandha : can be used by both men and women, acts to calm the mind and promote sound, restful sleep.It is promoting the body's ability to maintain resist stress, which prevents or minimizes imbalances that may lead to health problems, whether from poor diet, lack of sleep, mental stress. Ashwagandha is a revitalizing herb that maintains proper nourishment of the tissues, and drive for sex Libido

Damiana: Ah! A subtle one is the damiana! Traditionally a woman's aphrodisiac, she will rock your inhibitions and fears loose inside before you notice your tea is gone. She will not overwhelm you and make her your slave like the yohimbe but rather offer you the gift of unlocking your own fire.

Basil: This flavorful herb is used in Voodoo love ceremonies in Haiti.

Cardamom: According to traditional Indian herbal medicine, a nightcap of powdered cardamom that has been boiled with milk and mixed with honey can help cure impotence and premature ejaculation.

Dandelion: It's vitamin A content is chiefly responsible for waking the desire.

Fennel: The Greeks and Hindus considered fennel to be a potent sexual stimulant. A Hindu formula for sexual vigor includes: fennel juice, honey, ghee (clarified butter), sugar and licorice. In the Mediterranean fennel soup is thought to increase sexual desire.

Savory: is called the herb of happiness, especially for men.

Yohimbe: This is indeed the magical potion of pleasure. It will increase blood flow everywhere, so watch the amount you take and watch your heart. Yohimbe is more a man's herb by African tradition but I can tell you as a female that the yohimbe loves the women very much and is kinder to them in terms of side effects with all the heart pounding in tact.

is a wonderfully scented aphrodisiac. Flowers are often cultivated and used to perfume liqueurs. Jasmin seeds are POISONOUS.

Roses: Roses are by far the most popular flower given to lovers. Roses have been used for centuries in love potions and the petals are edible. (Just make sure those you eat are grown without chemicals.) Sprinkle petals in a salad or spike vanilla ice cream with a few drops of rose water which is available in Middle Eastern and Indian markets.

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Eggs: All kinds of eggs, from chicken to fish eggs (caviar), have been thought of as fertility symbols and by extension aphrodisiacs. Scrambled eggs for two at 2 a.m. is one of our sexiest recipes.

Ice cream: Another one of our favorite love foods

Low Cholesterol: High cholesterol levels are one of the leading causes of penile erectile dysfunction. In fact, men with high cholesterol levels have almost double the chance of having trouble getting an erection. While an occasionally high fat indulgence is fine, we advocate eating a low fat, high fiber diet most of the time to help keep cholesterol levels low and erectile function high.

Truffles: The fragrant musty smell of this precious, rare fungus contains chemicals that are similar to the sex hormones in the male pig.

Ginkgo: The Ginkgo tree is the world's oldest known living species. Ginko is also known for its tonic effects for sexual potency. Ginkgo has been known to increase blood flow throughout the body, especially in the brain. It may also increase penile blood flow resulting in better erections.

Ginseng: Ginseng has a thick, fleshy, spindle-shaped root 2 to 3 inches or more in length and about 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter, often branched. After the second year the root becomes branched or forked, and it is the branched root, especially if it resembles the human form, which finds particular favor with the Chinese, principal consumers of the root.
A Chinese materia medica of the fourth century presented a list of exotic ginseng recipes that supposedly increased sexual appetites.

Chocolate contains over 400 different chemicals including caffeine (see java) and phenylethylamine (PEA), a brain chemical that some scientists believe arouses the same feelings that we experience when we are in love. Medical findings on chocolate's love potency have asked what makes a muddy-brown colored confection a magical love elixir? Medical experts suggest its all chemical. A "love chemical," in fact, called phenylethylamine which is normally present in the brain.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Using oils and essences is an important part of a sensual massage. Oil contributes to a smooth, flowing massage, enabling your hands to glide easily around the body. There are a lot of things you have to know about oils and essences if you want to become a master of erotic massage.

Some aphrodisiac oils: cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and ylang-ylang. A few drops of essential oil added to 25ml (1fl.oz) of carrier oil should be sufficient for a massage, or you can add up to 25 drops of essential oils to a 50ml (2 fl.oz) bottle of carrier oil.
SUGGESTION FOR AN APHRODISIAC BLEND: 3 drops ylang-ylang 2 drops sandalwood 3 drops rose or jasmine

YOU SHOULD WEAR PERFUME WHERE YOU WANT TO BE KISSED" (COCO CHANEL) On your neck - it is a place with strong sanguine throbs; that's why it is by far the most adequate place.
On the nape of your neck - it is an erogenous zone "dedicated" to men who really know the art of seduction.
Behind your ears - perfume applied behind your ears is not an unnecessary gesture of coquetry but a necessity. Your wrist - the perfume is subtle and delicate like a breeze.