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Natural aphrodisiacs to spice up your valentine's day

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 14, 2014 8:37 am

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’ve curated some of the most well known aphrodisiacs. What is an aphrodisiac? Well if don’t already know, you’re going to want to add this word to your vocabulary. An aphrodisiac is a food, herb, drink, or any other substance that increases sexual desire i.e. makes you want to get it on. Now calm down there, these spices and foods won’t turn your life into an epic Axe commercial, but will provide you with the nutrients and stamina to stimulate blood flow, increase sensitivity (in the “woohoo” area) and increase the production of the male and female hormones. They say sex starts in the kitchen, so cook your sweetheart and honeybun a delicious meal with these ingredients to end the night in the bedroom. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chilli Peppers

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 Fire up your sex drive with endorphin inducing chilli peppers that increase blood flow, and no, I’m not talking about the band, but that works too.  Endorphins induce relaxation, essential for those who have anxiety in the bedroom, or wherever floats your boat.


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Vanilla doesn’t only make everything more delicious, but it’s also a nerve stimulant that enhances sexual sensitivity.


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This beautifull jewel-like fruit of the gods is stock full of phytonutrients. It also improves blood flow which is essential for you to be the ultimate god and goddess in bed.


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Asparagus is a power house of nutrients necessary for the ability to reach orgasm. It provides vitamins B5, A, and C, as well as potassium, thiamin, and folic acid.


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Known as ahuacuatl, “testicle tree,” by the Aztecs (yum?), this buttery fruit is rich in Vitamin B6 and potassium. These two vitamins and minerals are essential for the production of testosterone, responsible for arousal in both men and women.


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Enjoy a bowl of cooked oats for breakfast to wake up your frisky side. This grain is rich with vitamin B6 and provides you with the stamina to stay turned on all night long.


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Catch some Spring fever with some raw oysters. This delicious treat is high in zinc that boosts libido. Oysters also contain a distinct amino acid that increases sex hormones in both males and females.

DH Vancouver Staff
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