If you've ever tuned into prime time TV (or any time of the day viewing for that matter) you've no doubt seen those awkwardly uncomfortable commercials for men, who, to put it bluntly, can't get it up – or keep it there.
No matter their level of arousal, fitness, or age, these fellas want to "get it on" but their little mister downstairs just won't cooperate. Similarly, there's been a recent increase in the awareness of women's needs to keep their nether region well-oiled (so to speak) and ready for whatever may come its way.
There are tablets, pills, ointments, and creams on the market available to help these sexually frustrated individuals. From the "little blue pill" for aging, but agile gents, to tiny time-releasing gel pods for the ready-to-get-lucky-anytime mature woman, it seems there's something new available to pharmacies on the regular to get things growing and flowing just like they did in their prime.
But what about something more attainable, like food to get you in the mood? Sure the medicinal mood and body fixer-uppers are fine, but you can get "hot" while you dine!
While some gag at the thought of a slippery oyster sliding down their throat, consider the long run benefits. Oysters are a sexual booster thanks to their high zinc content. Zinc regulates hormones and even increases sperm production. The next time you're at a seafood restaurant, consider ordering a dozen. You'll come out of your "shell" and make your darling say "oy!"
Some women (and presumably men) would pick chocolate over sex any day of the week, but why not have your (chocolate) cake and eat it too? Chocolate boosts serotonin levels (the feel-good hormone) in the brain making not only your taste buds tingle with delight, but your whole body too. Dip some strawberries into dark chocolate and feed your lover a bite. Sweet, sensuous, and a little sinful!
The juicy fruit is not only refreshing, but relaxes the blood vessels similarly to the way the prescription drugs do, helping blood flow to those special areas. Dice up a big one and you'll be dripping in sexual arousal. Just don't swallow a pit!
Get some "action" with a serving of asparagus. It is high in Vitamin E which releases sex hormones in men and women. Serve up a side dish of the tender veggie and "stalk" your partner!
The high anti-oxidant fruit is not only great for your overall health, but is also a blood flow-booster, helping pump the red stuff to your nether regions. Head to the health food store or grocer and pick up a pomegranate before you pick up your date!
The caffeine in coffee peps the whole body up, even sexually. Heart rate increases and blood flows more readily after a cuppa Joe. No wonder everyone's addicted to Starbucks!
Halloween just got a whole lot sexier. Eat pumpkin seeds to raise testosterone levels thanks to the seeds' high magnesium content. Plan your next date at the pumpkin patch and take a roll in the hay(ride).
Your love life can go from "blah" to "bananas" if you do like the monkeys do and up your intake of the yellow fruit. It is high in potassium which has been known to make sexual stimulation stronger. Just be careful not to slip on the peel when you make your way to the bedroom!
While your breath may be questionable, the rest of your body will feel the heat thanks to the endorphins released when you munch on red hot chili peppers. If your love life is getting bland, spice things up with a pepper for your pepper.
Sweet, sticky, and sensuous? Yep, honey contains boron which regulates the sex hormones and provides energy to keep the lovemaking session last and last. Mom didn't tell you about this during your "birds and bees" talk, did she?
Figs are high in potassium and anti-oxidants making them the perfect aphrodisiac. Adam and Eve reference the fig in the Garden of Eden, and we all know what those lovebirds were up to. Newton was certainly onto something with those tasty cookies!
Now you know that you can eat your way to arousal. And the next time you see one of those commercials, feel good knowing that it's not only the actors who are getting all the action!