Spice Up Your Intimacy With These 6 Aphrodisiacs

There's always a natural remedy for most circumstances, especially for your intimate life; aphrodisiacs in food and drink, have been known to stimulate sexual desire. Whether you have chosen to remain celibate till marriage or you are already married, these aphrodisiacs will be beneficial to your intimacy at any stage:


The aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate lie in two substances; one called tryptophan which leads to the release of serotonin in the brain which sparks sexual arousal and another called phenylethylamine a stimulant associated with amphetamine released with the feeling of love. Dark chocolate is said to have a longer lasting effect on your brain than your most intimate smooch.


The combination of strawberries and chocolate is not Valentine's day cliché. Powerful on its own, its aphrodisiac power lies in its source of Vitamin C which boosts blood flow to the whole body.

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Not only does the phallic shape of this fruit create arousal, but it also supports testosterone production in men, packed with potassium, magnesium and some B vitamins.

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To spice things up, incorporate some chillies into your meal to achieve a release of endorphins. Chocolate and chilli definitely have an agenda when eaten together!

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Ever tried a coffee-based dessert or liqueur? A combination of Tiramisu and a coffee liqueur of your choice may just be what you need to release your giddiness. Coffee in its natural form will be more effective as it is a direct source of antioxidants and the caffeine in it acts as a stimulant that literally gets the blood pumping.

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Red Wine

Apart from getting you in the ‘mood', red wine is laced with a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol which gets your blood pumping and reduces inflammation. Red wine is often taken during dinner, for a reason!

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It's no wonder that aphrodisiacs are often taken together in deserts or even main meals on a romantic night out or night in! Feel free to combine a few of these aphrodisiacs to make you feel good and set the tone for your wedding night or special occasion with your significant other.

Written by Feso Adeniji