“Throughout time, both women and men alike have eagerly ingested herbs, foods, or bizarre substances to enhance their sexuality and vitality as a lover, says Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D, an expert in holistic nutrition, aromatherapy and sexual intimacy, specializing in the mind, body and spiritual health connection.

Are all these foods, herbs and bizarre substances a tall tale, or can we really experience a significant increase in our sexual desires and performance? The word aphrodisiac comes from Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of desire and love. Because she was a gift from the sea, many renowned sources such as shrimp, clams, oysters, ells, and anchovies have been presumed to boost sexual desire, says LaMorgese. “In actuality, these seafoods contain zinc, which helps with hormone balance and sperm reproduction, and iodine that assists the thyroid gland in regulating our thermostat and energy levels,” says LaMorgese.”

 

12 Aphrodisiacs You Must Try For The Hottest Valentine’s Day EVER