A Guide to the Three of the Popular Aphrodisiacs

Usually, on a romantic date, a slice of pizza and some sip of wine can spark the romance. However, is there any specific foods that can really start the fire of pleasures?

Below is the list of the three of the famous aphrodisiacs that anyone can eat to keep the flame burning.

Famous Aphrodisiacs

Three of the popular myaphrodisiacs are here to guide you during your romantic date. The list may be of great help for you to consider in order to lit a little spark of romance.

1. Chocolate

The sweetness of chocolate is very enticing that it gives so much pleasure and indulging desire. Two of the neurotransmitters present in chocolates, the serotonin and anandamide, are responsible for the happiness and euphoria that couples may feel during a sexual encounter.

In addition, a neurotransmitter called as PEA or phenylethylamine also assists in achieving the good feeling all over during the times when couples are in love. Moreover, it also contains a flavonoid compound which is an antioxidant that is generally good for the heart.

2. Oysters

One of the factors why oysters become a popular aphrodisiac is due to its shape. Another thing that contributes to the fame of oysters is that Giacomo Casanova, a famous womanizer, eaten 50 pieces of it every morning.

Moreover, one study of the American Chemical Society reveals that shellfish like oysters, clams, and muscles contain high amounts of D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate. These two amino acids in shellfish are associated with the release of sex hormones. However, FDA still gives some warnings about consumption of oysters.

3. Spanish Fly

The Spanish fly or the Lytta vesicatoria secretes from their knees a compound known as cantharidin. Cantharidin is somehow poisonous and can produce serious chemical burns. Historically, it is used in folk medicines as treatment for wart. Moreover, its aphrodisiac properties account for the dilation of the blood vessels.

The effect of cantharidin is mainly to irritate the genital area of an individual. This may cause tingling and burning sensations felt around the genitalia because of the dilation of the blood vessels, thus, engorging the penis and labia with blood. Since, people are more conscious about their genitals, this awareness cause erotic passion and sexual excitement.

Unlike marijuana that has various benefits, Spanish fly may produce negative benefit. Furthermore, aside from their genital awareness, the following can also be experienced when Spanish fly is consumed.

  • Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Irritation of the urinary tract
  • Lasting erection
  • Deteriorated stomach lining
  • Death