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What Are the Best Aphrodisiacs to Get In a Sexy Mood?

Valentine’s Day is getting close and it’s time to figure out how you can make the night extra-special for your sweetheart. But flowers and candies are passé, and if you eat too many caramels you might end up with a stomach ache – not sexy.

Here are some of our favorite treats that are known for their aphrodisiac qualities, and what more could you want than a meal full of foods that’ll get your motors running and ready for some action?

1. Honey

Honey is sweet and sticky and fun to eat, especially when it’s drizzled on your lover’s skin. But what you might not know about the gooey treat is that it’s also a solid source of boron, a mineral known for enhancing testosterone levels in the blood and metabolizing estrogen.

Testosterone is the male hormone that facilitates orgasm and sex drive, while estrogen is the female sex hormone responsible for all kinds of intimate sensations. And on top of all that, honey’s got B vitamins, enzymes and other nurturing nutrients that help the get-sexy process moving smooth.

2. Oysters

They don’t look appetizing and many of us have a hard time even thinking about swallowing one. But we’ve all heard the rumors that oysters are one of the most recommended aphrodisiacs on the planet, so maybe it’s worth a shot?

Oysters are super-high in zinc, a mineral that boosts libido and mood and even helps produce sperm.

So make a night of it, go to an oyster bar known for different varieties (like wine, oysters from different regions taste different!) and make sure you have a cold glass of champagne or white wine nearby to help get the mood right.

Plus, if you don’t like the taste of oysters but want to get your money’s worth, you’ll have something to wash them down with and will certainly help get you giggly and happy for dessert!

3. Avocado

According to some researchers, the Aztecs called the avocado “ahuacuatl,” which means testicle tree. Hm.

Well, sure, they look like men’s dangly parts, but what really gets people in the mood is the fruit’s rich folic acid, potassium, and vitamin B6 components – all important for mood and energy boosting along with increased blood flow and sexy thoughts.

4. Chocolate

Pure chocolate is a wonderful aphrodisiac known for its anandamide and phenylethylamine, two chemicals known for their ultimate mood-boosting properties. Phenylethylamine releases dopamine – a chemical that the body naturally releases during orgasm.

The euphoric feeling you get from eating a piece of pure chocolate is one of a kind, and you can bet that after just a few bites – especially with some champagne or strawberries nearby – you’ll be ready to rip each other’s clothes off before dessert’s finished.

Just don’t eat too much – cavities and stomach aches are NOT sexy!