Real Aphrodisiacs Add a Kick in Your Pants

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aphrodisiacs Have you lost that loving feeling? Has your sex life dwindled so much it's affected your personal life and turned you into the neighborhood geek? Do pretty girls at parties point at you and ask, "Is that the clam dip?" When you lose that sexual feeling you really lose it. Yes, there's something to the phrase, use it or lose it. It's not so much that you have to use it. It's just that if you don't, you may forget about it all together.

There's nothing a good night in the sack wouldn't cure. But you could also use a boost. Some people may have advised you to try an aphrodisiac for you or a potential partner. If the word sounds foreign, you probably have lost it. But fear not. Aphrodisiacs, although thought to be a myth, do have some validity and you have a good chance to get back in the ball game.

Food, drinks, plants, supplements, oils and aromas have been described as aphrodisiacs over the centuries. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, inspired the name, but geeks have been trying their luck at the desired substance ever since. Scientists claim the search for a true aphrodisiac is futile. Anything that appears to work is attributed to psychological reasons. The brain is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Still, it doesn't hurt to try and science has helped with physical aspects, such as male enhancement medication as well as chemicals to increase the female libido. The successful results usually come from physical improvements. Drugs for male sexual dysfunction help improve blood flow to the penis. The rest is up to the guy. Sometimes the simple relief of stress can boost the libido for both men and women. Oysters have long been thought to contain sexual powers to enhance performance, but researchers continue to dispute the claim.

Some drugs may indeed enhance the desire for sex, but it may have to do with the overall feeling. Some of these drugs have shown successful in increasing sexual activity for rats in the laboratory. That's good for the rats, but not so much for nearby humans. Dopamine and other neurotransmitters have been successful in treating mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, with the unexpected side effect of increasing sexual desire. But again, this may result from a person's overall emotional improvement. Other drugs help enhance hormones and have been used in health supplements. Yohimbe has become a popular sexual enhancing supplement in health food stores.

Certain foods and herbs have been said to contain natural aphrodisiacs from ginseng to avocados. Ginseng is used in many energy drinks, so the boost could have sexual enhancement properties.

It probably all comes down to improving moods and feelings. A glass of wine can bring on the romantic sensation, and so can chocolates for women. Beer, wine and liquor are often used for sex with mixed results.

Of course, the best place for pick-ups is at a club with booze. Drinking releases inhibitions and leads to sexual connections. However, too much drinking can affect the sexual performance and lead to apologies. Exercise could improve sex later on by releasing endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in your body that bring on the so-called "runner's high." Exercise, wine, food and chocolates may be the dinner of champions.

Body oils, paints, bath products and lingerie also act as aphrodisiacs. The warm feeling and fresh scents from oils relaxes the body while pleasuring the mind. Bringing a comfortable environment to an evening chamber room enhances the senses for true sexual satisfaction. Erotic books and movies can also set a flame to passionate sex. So, if you're looking for an effective aphrodisiac, it's best to use these simple items that add to your comfort zone and spark your love life again.

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