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I'm in the Mood for Love

Most of us have had or still have a very strong sexual drive; or at least a need for a healthy sex life. What is considered a good sex life is different for us all. Some people have sex more often than others, but we all have our own levels of being satisfied. I also think age has a definite roll in how often you and your partner have sex. The younger generations thrive on their sexual peak time ages, while us aging, middle aged and beyond souls may have more memories than magic moments.

Then, there's always that sitcom, movie or TV show where someone has a delectable dinner to eat, a decadent dessert plate or an irresistible appetizer at the office party and blurts out something like, "Oh my GOD! This is the best thing I ever ate!! It's better than sex !!!!" I know I've heard it several times and I guess since it's not a proven fact, it is a way for us to understand that if sex, which we need and enjoy, takes a distant second to this food then the food must be bangin !

However, the truth is certain foods do act as the so called, 'aphrodisiac'. This is when certain foods supposedly arouses our sexual feelings and desires. According to an article by Jennifer Landa of, there are five exceptional foods that should help us, uh-humm, rise to the occasion. Without further ado, here they are.

  1. AVOCADOS: She says that they are a prime source of Vitamin E. Big wow, right? Wrong!! Apparently, vitamin E kicks up hormones that will especially aide women during love making and are listed to be testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.
  2. EGGS: " Eggs are a reliable source of L-arginine, which when acted upon by enzymes in your body increase production of nitric oxide." So? Well, this nitric stuff helps dilate our blood vessels, which in turn somehow 'supersizes' our arousal times.
  3. PEACHES: Simplest one for me to understand. She says peaches have high amounts of vitamin C, which science says improves the male sperm count.
  4. DARK CHOCOLATE: This hard to resist, tasty treat has a high PEA (phenylethylamine) content. WHAT????? Well, PEA {And I Quote}, " release of endorphins and serotonin – natural mood-boosters – which will improve your longing for a little one-on-one time with your lover." What's amusing to me is that she cautions us to be sure the chocolate is at least 65% cacao. At least at the drugstore, while the man is sizing up the contraceptives, the woman can shop the candy aisle. Hey, if you've come this far, might as well go all in.
  5. Chile Peppers: Here, the chemical that makes these spices errrr..spicy, also increases our blood circulation which, well you know, helps us to be and stay physically aroused.

So, that's it in a nut shell. So, let's say me and my better half are having a quiet night at home, if I were to prepare dinner and say make a baked avocado with an egg in place of the pit ( a true real meal preparation), sprinkled with small diced chile peppers and follow that up with a nice grilled peach drizzled with decadent,melted, dark chocolate, my chances for romance would be greatly enhanced? Who knows? Remember, don't knock it until you try it! Bon Appetite!


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UK_Writer wrote on January 25, 2015, 5:14 PM

I gave it all up years ago. I'm a spinster and it just ended up being too much hassle to even give it a thought, then not thinking about it becomes habit. Then a decade rolls on and... well.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 3:35 PM

My husband would say that I have more of that drive than he does at this moment in time. I guess I am going through a peek.