For the sexually active young person, your sex drive (libido) is probably very important to you. You want to be ready to get down anytime, anywhere and not being able to get it up or not being in the mood, especially when you want to can be a downer. It feels like your body is betraying you.
The good news here is that there are some natural foods and drinks that can get you in the mood, always. Nothing artificial, just natural goodness, and yumminess. Some might not work for some people, but there should be something for everyone on this list.
Dark chocolate is everyone’s best friend. It is dark, sweet, sensual, and can be eaten daintily or crammed inside the mouth if that is your thing. This sweet and bitter confectionary has been known to have a secondary effect on guys and girls alike. It gets you in the mood for the no-pants dance.
It is also believed that cocoa increases blood flow and relaxes arteries, which sends blood to all the right places. One thing is sure, buying a box of chocolates when going away for the weekend with bae is not a bad idea at all.
You are probably nodding your head and going “yes, that is a good one” right now. Tiger nut juice is made by grinding tiger nuts (after soaking overnight). The white and milky juice is then strained from the chaff and chilled. Some people add dates and coconut to give it more flavour.
To be clear, it has not been medically proven that tiger nut juice has any effect on the libido. Nevertheless, many people swear by it, they say it works wonders for their libido and we are all inclined to believe them.
Some others feel absolutely nothing when they take the juice. It would seem whatever active ingredient it contains only works on specific people. But then, there is no harm in trying it to find out if it will work for you, right? If it works, you get to have a potent helper in the bedroom. If it doesn’t, then you get to relax with a sweet and healthy drink. There are no downsides here.
This one is almost a universal aphrodisiac, especially for the ladies. Clara* was asked what natural libido-boosting tips she has for us. She mentioned red wine as her ultimate aphrodisiac. She said, “As I’m drinking it, it feels like there’s a pipe taking it straight down there, it goes right to my vagina!”
This is the testimony of many people when they drink red wine. Red wine has this effect because it triggers the production of nitric oxide in the blood. This, in turn, relaxes the walls or the arteries and increases blood flow everywhere, including down south.
There is a small issue though. It is advised to keep the wine drinking to a minimum, maybe a cup or two, just enough to make you mellow and happy. Taking too much alcohol might affect your libido and erectile function (for guys).
I know you are wondering why this is on the list, however, you will see why it does in a bit. Eating Hot pepper (the hotter the better) triggers some physiological reactions that could also increase your degree of horniness.
The hotness of the pepper will increase your metabolism, and stimulate endorphins. This makes you sweat, your heart rate increases, your lips become plump and there is increased blood flow to essential areas of your body. What all this does is that it improves your sex drive and gives you that extra ginger that you need
So, consider taking that hot peppered rice or snail, or gizzard for lunch on your romantic getaway. Or you could prepare your signature dish and season liberally with pepper, that is if you are going the Netflix and Chill route. Just make sure to wash your hands properly before handling any intimate parts.
Before a romantic day indoors turns into a trip to the emergency room.
You are probably not surprised this fruit is on the list. It is already a pretty sexual fruit, it might as well live up to its image, right? But its aphrodisiac properties have nothing to do with its shape.
It contains a whole lot of potassium, which naturally fights sodium for supremacy. You do not want too much sodium in your system because it makes you bloated and reduces blood flow to your genitals. Not a good thing when you are trying to get freaky, so pick up that bunch of banana on your next shopping trip.
This particular libido booster works best on girls. Coffee contains a stimulant that has been shown to get girls all hot and bothered. Phew! Who knew a hot cup of coffee could spice things up in the bedroom.
This works mostly for the guys. This unassuming fruit contains quite a bit of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful vasodilator, as it relaxes blood vessels. This, in turn, increases blood flow to certain important regions of the body, if you catch the drift. Maybe keeping your fridge stocked with watermelon is not a bad idea.
Oatmeal is a type of porridge that is made from oat grains. There are many different types and they are all made from seeds of the oat plant. Oatmeal contains l-arginine, which is an amino acid that is used as a common treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Besides, oatmeal is a healthy food that helps to reduce your cholesterol level. And anything that reduces your cholesterol level is good for your libido. This is because the blood flow to your genitals is not compromised by narrowed or clogged arteries – atherosclerosis, which is caused by high blood cholesterol.
Aloe vera, according to some studies can increase testosterone production in the body. Hence, drinking aloe vera juice could potentially increase your sexual energy and libido.
It is also an amazing natural lubricant and applying it directly on the skin can stimulate your sex organs and also boost blood circulation. It is an all-purpose sexual hack that you do not want to miss out on.
Yes, you heard right, fresh cow milk can help you overcome your low sexual drive. Why do you think in some cultures, especially in Pakistan, newlyweds are given milk to drink after or before their wedding?
Well, they are jasi people that understand that warm milk can very much get them in the mood enough to have an amazing first night as a couple.
So many choices!
Right!? Lots to choose from, and many are easy to get and healthy too. Pick a few out of the list and try them out, discover which ones work well for you. We will have you firing on all cylinders in no time.
*Jasi is a Nigerian slang used to describe the state of being aware, especially of something that isn't very obvious.