Pass The Cucumbers: Surprising Foods With Aphrodisiac Properties

June 14, 2013  |  
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You know foods associated with romance—like wine, chocolate, and oysters—can provoke a tingle in your trousers, but don’t be surprised if these seemingly innocent foods make you want to shove your partner into the nearest closet at the grocery store.



Rich in vitamin E, avocado can boost the production of hormones associated with libido like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. When these hormones are swirling through your bloodstream, they stimulate sexual responses like swelling of the c-litoris and vaginal lubrication.



The L-arginine in eggs interacts with enzymes in your body to up the production of nitric oxide. Many medications associated with sexual dysfunction work to raise nitric oxide levels, because these engorge blood vessels, helping sexual arousal.


Peaches are loaded with vitamin C, which can improve sp*erm count and stop sp*erm from clotting.

Dark chocolate

The high phenylethylamine (PEA) content in dark chocolate helps release natural mood enhancers like endorphins and serotonin, which instantly make us crave intimacy.


Chile Peppers

Capsaicin, the chemical that gives peppers their spice, also helps with blood circulation, as well as nerve stimulation, leading to arousal.


Cornstarch has stimulating effects on your nerve endings, but not when consumed—when felt. Sprinkle cornstarch on your skin to feel instant tingles.



Tomatoes induce the release of relaxation chemicals in your brain, as well as enhance muscle control—two critical components of some good between-the-sheets time.


The zinc content in caviar helps with the production of testosterone, important for a healthy sex drive. Plus, the luxurious nature of the food is a turn on in and of itself.



Boasting plenty of adrosterone—a hormone that reportedly draws in females when released through sweat—celery could be a great pre-coital snack.


The Smell & Taste Treatment Research Foundation reported findings that show the scent of cucumber arouses women. It’s high water content, when consumed, can also hydrate and revive you, making you ready for some bedroom cardio.



Research has found that after decades upon decades of that post date, “Want to come in for coffee?” question, simply the word coffee has taken on sexual, psychological connotations for most individuals. Just inviting your date in for a cup of joe could arouse him.

Pine nuts

Like caviar, pine nuts are bursting with zinc—great for sp*erm production and libido enhancement.

Puffer fish

Warning: unless prepared perfectly, puffer fish can be poisonous! That being said, it’s widely recognized for its aphrodisiac properties in Japan.


It’s not just the suggestive shape of this fruit that can turn up the heat on a date: Bananas are filled with vitamin B and potassium, which are important in the production of sex hormones.

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