Coffee is considered an aphrodisiac and a sex inhibitor in many traditions. In 1453 Ottoman Turks introduce coffee to Constantinople. In fact, coffee becomes so much a part of Turkish culture that they create a law that makes it legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he fails to provide her with her daily quota of coffee.The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that ups the heart rate and makes the blood flow, increasing energy and love desire.
For centuries, chocolate has been honored not only for its delicious flavor, but for its properties as an aphrodisiac. Researcher suggested that when someone's in love, his or
her brain produces a chemical called phenylethylamine that can be found in chocolate. Chocolate also contains serotonin, a chemical that makes you happy and thus more inclined to show your partner some affection.
Casanova, the 18th century lover who used to breakfast on 50 oysters, has been vindicated by scientists that proves they really are aphrodisiacs. Oysters are rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. Besides the imagery of genitalia and the association with Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty, for whom aphrodisiacs are named, sprang from an oyster shell), oysters possess massive amounts of zinc.
Without enough zinc, men's sperm count and fertility is affected.
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Since ancient times, figs have been causing men and women to cast off their fig leaves. The Greeks served the fruit at the Dionysian orgies. The Romans considered figs a gift of the god of wine and held it sacred, brewing several love potion from the fruit. The fig is mentioned in the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden and the Buddha's revelations came to him while he sat under a fig tree. To the Turks "fig" means anus and among the Arabs "to nibble a fig" is cunnilingus.
Spice It Up! Chile peppers release endorphins that leaves energized feeling and increases heart rate. Red hot peppers, with a power to raise body temperature and make lips swell, can create a strong sexual feeling and put the lovers’ mind on fire. This invigorating spice has an exotic reputation and a bright red color, which could be why it's considered an aphrodisiac and a symbol of love.
Our aphrodisiac recipes are designed to help you create your own sexy-dish and drinks ... because we are the love-making gurus.
Drink: Turn Me On! This Watermelon Martini speeds up blood circulation, making sexual sensations feel better. It's a turn on!
Appetizer: Pomegranate Oysters. It doesn't get much sexier than this!
Dish: Salmon Wrapped Asparagus with Red Hot Chilli Peppers. This dish won't disappoint!
Desert: Warm Champagne Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond-Vanilla Ice-cream. It's dark and hot!