The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. That’s why boosting your libido is probably top of mind at the moment. There are some seemingly strange aphrodisiacs out there (raw chicken eggs, anyone?) But you don’t have to go this route, stick to the tried and tested natural aphrodisiacs – most of them are good for your overall health!
Valentine’s Day is so close you can taste it.
You can probably taste some of the most popular aphrodisiacs too, as their sales are going through the roof this week.
Chocolates and oysters are two of the most well-known aphrodisiacs.
They’re effective at boosting your libido as they release dopamine in the brain to make you feel euphoric and are high in zinc, which helps with sperm production respectively, writes the Miami NewTimes website.
But you don’t have to go into chocolate-oyster overdose to boost your sex drive.
There are a number of ‘just as effective’ aphrodisiacs that are a little easier to digest…
You can add a bit of spice to your sex life by adding chilli to your meal, as it “improves blood circulation, heightens nerve endings, increases heart rate and body temperature, which mimics the sensations we experience before and during intercourse,” explains IOL’s Lifestyle website.
Bananas are also a good choice as they’re rich in potassium and B vitamins, both important for maintaining a healthy sex drive.
Here’s what to do if the aphrodisiacs are being overpowered by ‘pressure to perform’
But if you’re feeling ‘pressure to perform’ this Valentine’s Day, lower your inhibitions with champagne, says FSP Health.