Jul 20, 2007

Things that get you horny...

Do oysters and other shell fish make people horny? Some might disagree like Shy. She said on my Tribal Tag that there is no scientific evidence that there is such a thing as aphrodisiacs. Well, I did my research on Wikipedia and here's my findings...

Oysters: Oysters are sometimes cited as an aphrodisiac. It is disputed whether this is true. According to the Telegraph of London a team of "American and Italian researchers analysed bivalve molluscs - a group of shellfish that includes oysters - and found they were rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. If there is such an effect, it may be due to the soft, moist texture and appearance of the oyster; it may also be due to their high zinc content.

Aphrodisiac: An aphrodisiac is an agent which is used to increase sexual desire. The name comes from the Greek goddess of Sensuality Aphrodite. Throughout history, many foods, drinks, and behaviors have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and/or pleasurable. However, from a historical and scientific standpoint, the desired results may be because their users have chosen to believe they will be effective (the placebo effect). Medical science has not substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual desire or performance.

Aphrodisiac Foods and Herbs

Some natural items purported to be aphrodisiacs when ingested (not at all exhaustive):
• Arugula (Rocket)
• Asparagus
• Balut
• Chocolate
• Damiana
• Eurycoma longifolia
• Ginkgo biloba
• Ginseng
• Maca
• Oysters
• Shilajit
• Socratea exorrhiza
• Spanish fly (cantharidin)
• Tribulus terrestris

Some newly introduced exotic fruits or vegetables often acquire such a reputation, at least until they become more familiar; for example:
• Eringoes (the sea holly, Eryngium maritimum)
• Potatoes
• Tomatoes
• Truffles
• Fish Milt
• Sea Cucumber
• Turtle eggs
• Artichokes
• Strawberries

Well? What do you think? I know of someone that gets horny after drinking champagne. Heee... Another person gets horny after eating beans!! Can you believe that?! Come on and share with us what gets your hormones raging with desire...

3 comments:

  1. Chocolate ... the darker the better ... along with a good bottle of Red, nice music, perfect lighting and of course, an ideal partner.
    xxxx

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  2. haha!

    i did the same research on wiki for an article i wrote.

    did you read up on the historical hoopla from the aztecs to casanova and the foods they used to sex up their lovers? it's very interesting.

    fyi: the aztecs called the avocado the testicle tree because they grew in pairs and looked like testicles.

    also, they call strawberries "fruit nipples" in many erotic fiction novels.

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  3. angel: yeah...i've heard about chocolates too. and wine as well. and as always, the ideal partner will do the trick. Hawaii will be perfect!

    shy: wow! i am impressed!! i didn't read that. you bet i'm gonna do that now. the avocado sounds scary man. ain't my kind of fruit. rambutans are bad enough!
    hmm...strawberries = fruit nipples?? i'm reading the wrong erotic novels. damn!!

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