Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

Can certain foods truly stimulate sexual desire, or is it all in our heads?

Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

Can certain foods truly stimulate sexual desire, or is it all in our heads?

For example, anything shaped like a penis—like asparagus—was thought to be sexually stimulating to both sexes (why are we not surprised?). Remember not to giggle the next time you delicately bite the head off of an asparagus spear.

Research shows that there is no truth to foods creating desire. Yet when it comes to food we should never underestimate the power of sensual suggestion.

Dubbed ‘The Nectar of Aphrodite’, this all-natural sweetener is at the root of the expression honeymoon.

Chili Peppers
The chili heat releases endorphins, the primary pleasure enzyme.

Served pickled, candied or in the raw, ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones.

The aphrodisiac properties of chocolate are many. Nibble on a dark piece for its serotonin boost.

It’s a scent is found to be equally arousing to both men and women.

Even if aphrodisiacs are mostly a placebo, they're still fun to make, eat and enjoy with your partner. Yum!

Whether you embrace the romance of or refuse to partake in forced declarations of love, our Valentine’s Day page is filled with articles, crafts, activities, and food to fit your mood.

Touching Means a Happier You

Affectionately touching our partner is easy, F-R-E-E, and makes us feel good. So why in heaven's name do we stop?

Touching Means a Happier You

How do you know a newbie couple? They're wrapped around each other like pretzels.

And it's one of the reasons newbie sex is fantastic; as the abundance of couple touch means they're already jacked-up and good to go when it comes to bedroom time.

Touching is one of the easiest ways to create intimacy outside of the bedroom.

Unfortunately, the busier a woman gets the more likely she is to delegate touching to bedroom time. BIG mistake.

Touching heals, soothes, and helps us feel connected during the good and not-so-good times in our relationship.

It's easy, F-R-E-E, and makes us feel good. So why in heaven's name do we stop?

Affectionate touch every day is a simplest way for a woman to stay connected to her body and it keeps an intimate bond between the couple.

That way when sex is initiated, touch is no longer a sensory overload for her.

Make it your goal to affectionately touch your partner every day and see where it leads. I'll bet my mortgage you'll be much happier as a person and as a couple.

It's just that simple.


Foreplay for Men

Be an enthusiastic and active recreational partner.

Foreplay for Men

Be an active recreational partner.

While dating, you probably hung on his every word while he talked about those things that interested him. It was part of your charm and why he found you so darn attractive.

Bringing that when-you-first-met-magic back to life can be as simple as taking an interest in him. (It's sad that we lost interest in the first place, but that's neither here nor there.)

Men love it when you take an enthusiastic interest in his leisure activities—whether that be sports, politics, cars, or whatever he is into.

So, take the initiative and plan something he loves to do. Simple things like going to a sporting event together, camping, or just sitting and enjoying a television program he likes.

It’s not what you do together rather that you’re doing it especially for him that will make him feel special.

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