Sexy tips to get the blood moving and the hormones flowing.
Hey, you, the one with reservations this Saturday to the hottest new restaurant in town. You in line there at the ramen shop that opened last month with people waiting around the block. Or you trying to slip the hostess a $20 bill to try to get her to bump you up the waitlist for seating.
“It’s proven scientifically, socially and historically that there are certain foods that can get the blood moving and the hormones flowing.”
Our advice to you is to go home. Go back to your kitchen, put on your sexiest apron or chef’s coat, and fill your house with the seductive aromas of some home-cooked aphrodisiacs.
I know what you’re thinking: are aphrodisiacs really a thing? Yes, they are. It’s proven scientifically, socially, and historically that there are certain foods that can get the blood moving and the hormones flowing. Add that to the shared intimacy of cooking a meal together, and sometimes dinner in is just the ticket for an evening of fun and connection. Bonus: invite your love to a home-cooked meal in a sexy love note, and you both can enjoy the anticipation leading up to it.
Here are some aphrodisiac ideas for each time of the day, and a few fun things you can do to spice up your romantic date night in.
“After all, breakfast sex is the most important sex of the day.”
Breakfast in bed
Start your day with a nutritious and libido-enhancing breakfast. Better yet, bring breakfast to your lover in bed - and stay there a while…
After all, breakfast sex is the most important sex of the day.
Here are a few aphrodisiac foods that sound simple, yet, when combined, make a delicious morning meal.
Oatmeal. Yes, your favorite hot breakfast cereal can get those juices flowing. You probably know that oats contain many healthy properties, including B vitamins and a lots of fiber. But did you know that the power of concentrated oats has been proven to significantly raise men’s testosterone levels? It’s just science, people. Perhaps the Quakers were on to something.
Bananas. Yes, they’re certainly phallic. But there’s more to them than that. This popular fruit is full of B vitamins and potassium, both of which help the body produce reproductive hormones.
Honey. Nature’s sweetener contains boron, a mineral that can help women process estrogen. Also, a recent study found that honey increased the level of nitric oxide in the body – the chemical released in the blood during arousal.
Complement this aphrodisiac-packed breakfast bowl with two glasses of champagne - turn it into bottomless mimosas with the Luxe Mimosa Bar Kit.
A loungey lunch at home
Some of our favorite aphrodisiac lunch foods include asparagus, figs, avocados, and pistachios (and don’t ever forget our all-time favorite, chocolate). Asparagus is easy to steam on the stove or roast in the oven. Top it with pistachio crumbs for a double aphrodisiac whammy (also, it’s delicious).
Avocado toast is another easy aphrodisiac-filled lunch option. Add some EVOO and rock salt for a simple and tasty treat. Or, get a little fancier with goat cheese-stuffed figs drizzled with honey and pistachios. Yum!
Whatever you choose to serve is your choice. What really matters is the setting and the company.
“Is the power of this shellfish fact or urban legend? Well, there’s only one way to find out, so go get shucking!”
Dinner for two
Sometimes the best part of a meal at home is cooking together. Put your favorite romantic tunes on the stereo. Light a candle for an intoxicating aroma (or you can let the scents of the food take care of that). And work together in the kitchen. Let one person be in charge while the other plays sous chef. Or switch roles for different parts of the meal. Oh, did someone mention role-play?
For an aphrodisiac-filled dinner, you might try a recipe from this book, Sex on the Table.
Or go with tried-and-true, libido-enhancing oysters. Is the power of this shellfish fact or urban legend? Well, there’s only one way to find out, so go get shucking!
And don’t forget one of our favorite parts of any meal: dessert. Check out this recipe for an aphrodisiac fondue for two.
But no matter what you decide to make for dinner, we always encourage you to save a little room to just enjoy each other. If you ask us, it’s always the best part of every meal.