We all want great sex. After all, it is an important part of life. Is it any wonder that the ancient Greeks worshiped the goddess of love and sex, Aphrodite?
Mother Nature provides us with natural aphrodisiacs such as potent herbs and food that naturally enhance sexual desire. It’s pretty easy, simply give your body the nutrients it needs and adopt a positive mindset and you’re on your way to having a more full-filling sex life.
Besides proper nutrition, hormones, especially testosterone is key to a healthy libido. If testosterone is too low, sexual desire takes a nose dive. You may soon find yourself watching a late night movie (probably one you’ve already seen ten times) instead of getting it on with that special someone.
Desire and sexual arousal begin in the part of the brain that deals with processing emotions. When you detect something sexually stimulating, your brain sends signals to your pelvic area and erection starts.
By the way, both men and women get erections. Men, of course, experience penile erections, but for women the clitoris is the erogenous spot.
The brain releases neurotransmitters like dopamine (for desire); acetylcholine induces arousal and GABA stimulates orgasm. Aphrodisiacs work through the brain’s pleasure center, the part that releases dopamine.
Now that you have a better understanding of how aphrodisiacs work, it’s time to get to the good stuff.
For better sex, you’ve got to start eating sexy foods
Oh yes, cocoa the mother of chocolate. According to a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who regularly eat chocolate, have more sex than those who don’t! Not just that, cocoa is scientifically proven to release PEA or phenylethylamine, a chemical that triggers the release of endorphins and dopamine. These hormones are associated with arousal and pleasure.
But don’t raid the vending machine just yet. I am not talking about the calorie-laden stuff you buy from a vending machine. Instead get dark chocolate.
Try to get the dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa.
A stable product of the Mediterranean Diet, olive oil is also an excellent testosterone booster. See there are these Leydig cells in the testicles that use cholesterol to make testosterone. Eating a diet rich in olive oil will help these cells use cholesterol to make testosterone. Bet you never thought of olive oil as a natural aphrodisiac.
Ok, this may not seem like a sexy food, but scientific studies indicate that this vegetable is very rich in nitric oxide, which contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system. Nitric Oxide makes your blood vessels dilate better and improves blood flow to the pelvic area resulting in better erections.
Here are a few herbs to keep the make your sex life sizzle.
Grown in the Andes Mountains, maca and offers a boatload of health benefits like boosting sexual desire. In an Australian study, three people experienced a massive jump in sexual libido and mood after taking Maca.
This herb is excellent for increasing sexual desire in both men and women. Studies show that this herb also boosts testosterone levels.
Horny Goat Weed
This herb lives up to its name. In scientific studies, Horny Goat Weed is proven to not only enhance erections but increases production of nitric oxide that improves blood flow to the penis.
Meditate regularly for better sex
Did you know that great sex is mostly in your head? There is a part of your brain called the insular that handles stuff like arousal, orgasms, and lust. With regular meditation, you can enhance this part of the brain and experience more intense bodily sensations during sex. Also, women who meditated on a regular basis had better orgasms.
Aromatherapy for better sex
What to get the sexual juices flowing? Try lavender and pumpkin pie. When combined, this erotic sent makes a powerful aphrodisiac. The effect is so powerful that blood flow to the penis increases by as much as 40 percent!
These essential oils offer a natural aphrodisiac effect.
Women can benefit from this essential oil because it helps to balance hormones, heal reproductive organs, and boosts desire.
Extracted from the Jasmine flower, this essential oil improves both mood and energy and who doesn’t want that, especially when it comes to sex? For centuries, Jasmine essential oil has been used to improve premature ejaculation and impotence.
A word of caution, pregnant women shouldn’t use Jasmine essential oil during pregnancy.
Despite what those Viagra commercials say, having a great sex life is a holistic approach. Take care of your body by eating a proper diet, which includes libido boosting foods, and calm the mind through meditation. These natural aphrodisiacs are excellent ways to power up your sex life.