Did you loose you mojo? It's ok we found it for you. Try some of these natural aphrodisiacs to help boost your sex drive. Aphrodisiac's create a chemical reaction inside the body to increase sexual desire. Natural aphrodisiacs are not confirmed or approved by the FDA, largely because libido is a hard thing to study. However, there are many people who believe these natural foods have a large impact on sexual desire.
Almonds are a great resource to start for sexual desire. Eat almonds 4 hours prior to sexual intimacy. This has been known to be an increase for sexual desires from the Indians, Chinese, and Arabs. These delicious almonds also carry Vitamin B, Protein, Vitamin E, and Calcium.
Artichokes are known to increase sexual desires by the French. As mentioned by PBS "Catherine de Medici, known for her insatiable appetite for both food and romance, brought artichokes to France when she married Henery II. 17th century French writer and sexologist Dr. Nicolas Venette reported that Swedish women who were feeling neglected in the bedroom would serve their husbands artichokes in an effort to increase their desire and stamina." These are also filled with antioxidants!
With the components of Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Potassium in Asparagus it is sure to increase sexual desire. Young Spring that are NOT cooked till completely soft are best to use. Kama Sutra advised drinking it as a paste. "It is said that once dined on three meals of asparagus the day before their wedding in hopes to increase their libido for the night ahead" as mentioned by PBS.
Avocado this name was given by Aztecs, literally meaning testicles. This is due by the fruit hanging on the tree resembling a testicle. Aztecs believed in their power so much that while they are being harvested women could not leave home. With its high levels of Vitamin E could help keep the spark alive because of it's role in maintaining "youthful vigor and energy level" as mentioned by Reader's Digest. This is a great fruit from start (foreplay) to finish (orgasm).
Many joke because of the shape of a banana it is almost a perfect fit for what the effects of eating a banana can do. These are rich in Potassium and Natural Sugars which increase energy levels and the Bromelain enzymes which increase testosterone production. Indian's classify this as the "turn on food".
In Greek mythology Aphrodite ate beets to enhance her appeal. Beets carry two natural sources that provide a sense of well-being and carry a high volume of a mineral called boron that increases the sex hormone in the human body. These are called tryptophen and betaine.
Sure celery is boring and only usually looks good served on the side of a plate of wings but this actually does very good for a man. It increases the volume of his semen and increases sexual potency through it's high volumes of Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc. Also, celery carries two Pheromones (androsterone & adrostenal). Which women can detect subconsciously.
Chili peppers stimulate Endorphines, speed up Heart Rate, and make you Sweat which all mimic how you feel when you are aroused. That's why these are a symbol of love and an Aphrodisiac.
Chocolate is a natural resource of Phenyl Ethylamine (PEA). The same feel good chemical that the body gives off when you feel you are in love. So devouring chocolates can sometimes lead to the same sense of feeling as making love. The sweet and velvety texture of chocolate is very arousing as well and can not only be used by hand but can also be drizzled on ones body.
Nutmeg is known as aphrodisiacs not just from the nice aroma it gives off but it also carries the following benefits. Nutmeg may increase blood flow by stimulating the circulatory system and act as a mild pain killer. It has also been shown to increase the mating behavior in mice.
The aroma of coffee is not only a sexual stimulant by increasing the heart rate and making the blood flow but is also known to arouse women. It's Alkaloids can help maintain sexual performance while increasing stamina.
Not only does coconut have many benefits to the human body it also increases sperm count and cleanses the urinary bladder. Doctors recommend a coconut diet to tire chronic diseases which also take away energy. It is rejuvenating and refreshing while refreshing enzyme reserves which stimulate sexual desires.
Honey with its natural ingredients provides a boost of energy. Also the name "honeymoon" got it's name from mead an alcoholic beverage that was provided to the bride and groom on their wedding day. Honey is made from different kinds of pollen from honey bees which in return give it different scents of smell. Although all honey's are sweet and delicious try to stick to natural raw honey for this reason. Mix it in with other foods while cooking for a appetizing "turn on" dish.
Figs and dates are a great way to set the mood. Dates are not only known as the sweetest fruit on earth but purify the blood and increase the amount of semen in men. It is also beneficial in the way that because it has so much natural sugar it tends to give off energy for longer-lasting sexual desires. Figs are an ultimate paradox in sensual food. Their seeds represent fertility, while their seed modesty. These were known as a symbol of love and also Cleopatra's favorite fruit!
The fruit that is known as "Divine"! This little testicle shaped fruit gives off that subconscious imagination which in turn strengthens arousal and desire after eating it.
The oyster is the most well known aphrodisiac food in the world today. This is for many reasons.... One reason is because when opened it reminds people of a women's genital area by the appearance and the sensual texture while being eaten adds to the imagination. It is also known to heighten testosterone with increases sexual desire, and boosts the production of dopamine which contain tyrosine and also increase libido.
Some say the fruit in the bible was not an apple, but a pomegranate fruit. Because of their many seeds they are often related with the concept of fertility and abundance. A pomegranate is associated with romance back in the day just as strawberries are to us today. This lovely fruits natural power is to lower testosterone in both male and female bodies, which in turn leads to heightened sexual desire.
The heart-shaped strawberry was once known as to be a symbol of Venus. This delicious fruit was most commonly served to newly weds and still is till this day. These were once a forbidden fruit in ancient Greek times, as were many red fruits, because they were known to carry mysterious and great powers. These sweet, juicy fruits are an excellent food to share with your loved one. Keep in mind if you get a double one you are to break it in half and share in with someone you are wishing for true love with.
Many kind of teas help as a natural aphrodisiac by the different ingredients in the different plants used. Some are used to increase libido and many for relaxation. In saying that there is no herbs in nature will give you a low sex drive.
Watermelons benefits are good for arousal in less time with the natural ingredient phytonutrient citrulline which creates a spike in a chemical which resides in the body known as nitric oxide. This in turn causes blood vessels to relax and speed up circulation.
Sources: http://www.rd.com/, http://www.symptomfind.com/, http://www.pbs.org/, http://health.howstuffworks.com/, http://www.menprovement.com/
Ever feel like you are doing everything now days? Taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, trying to be a career women, take care of the everyday errands, and still have energy to be a sexy tigress in the bedroom at night? It's because a lot of us women are! Which brings me to my question, is your man a modern man or a traditional man?
Most men now days play both roles! This way everything works in their favor and women wonder why they are getting so stressed and overwhelmed now days. I remember back in the day women were housewives and at home with the kids and the men would go out and work. They would complain about how hard of a day they have had and how tired they were. This would fly back in the day because in those days men actually worked and worked hard without technology. Now days it's not even close to compare. Yes, we fought for equality. But are things really that equal still? Men still get paid more than us for doing the same job as they do and on top of that we are still working when we get home. They use the same line "baby I worked all day...I am so tried,"as they are kicking their feet up on the couch and grabbing for the remote. Which is the same thing they said years ago. Do they say that when they want love at night? Most likely not!
My point is I know a lot of women that are disrespected and not cherished for their efforts and they do more then the men now days. Do they think we don't get tired? They wonder why half the time we don't want to be intimate. How is it that we get up at the same time as them in the morning, get the kids ready for school, go to work, come home, make dinner, get the kids washed up and ready for bed. Then we pick up the toys and do the dishes that were left in the sink after dinner. Be the sexy wife at night. And all they have to do is wake up in the morning, possibly take the kids to school, go to work, and come home and lay in front of the television complaining about their day.
When it comes to a relationship things are really uneven now days. A man needs to decide if he wants a traditional relationship where he works and supports his family day in and day out and then woman can be there for the family and for their kids especially. Then he can complain all he wants and relax, kick his feet up and watch t.v. all night if he wants to. Or if he wants a more modern relationship where both parties work, they both clean and tidy the house, and they both take care of the kids and cook. Not to mention they both should get a night out.
Men always want to feel wanted or useful. But when you ask them for anything it's like the whole world fell apart. They always want to have the last say like a traditional man with their pride but do they act like a traditional man? Do they still open car doors for us women or any door for that matter? Do they throw their jacket over a puddle so our feet don't get wet? And how many guys offer their coats to you now days when you are cold and show how much they truly care? I think it's the mans job to show how much he really wants apart of your life and that is how it has always been but us women are leaving ourselves to lose out in every aspect. How did this happen?
Which man would you prefer? Traditional working man or a modern help you with everything and you both work kind of man? (if you had a choice) How could you make a relationship with the one you love where it's a relationship where you both matter and not just what matters to one of you in the relationship? Is this going to affect our relationships in the future more? If a woman can't feel the support she needs from her man then what difference is it that she does everything by herself or with a lump on the couch?
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Men love it when a women stands out! For this reason men like it when women wear colorful clothes or bright colors. Yes different colors bring out different appearances in women but it's about knowing what colors suit you the best.
If you have to much black or white in your closet. Sorry to say but men might think you are just as boring as your closet is. Loosen up and spice up your life with some beautiful colors!
The most attractive or sexy color most men like is red. Next would be a bold blue. Following are colors you don't see very often but are bright. These would include pink, teal, green, purple, etc. Multi-color garments also work too. So don't just wear your beautiful colors on your intimates under your clothes but be bold and wear them on the outside and watch those head turn. Try it and you will see what we are talking about.
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Want to know what your man is thinking or his personality traits? Men overall are pretty closed when it comes to their emotions and feelings. This isn't because they don't want to communicate and it doesn't mean that they have something to hide. They just want to be a man and try to deal with their problems them self. Once they think they can deal with the situation them self then they may be willing to open up and share with you. In the meantime you can watch his body language when he sleeps to know how he is feeling with these revealed sleep secrets.
This position reads that he is feeling insecure and that he wants to be in control. Try to allow him to make decisions and have a say more often. You may be surprised of the outcome and enjoy yourself in the meantime by allowing new doors to open. In turn he will feel like he is carrying the responsibility and power he is craving for.
This man has some built up aggression and energy. He may not be able to tell you what is wrong because he may not even know. Given the word "built up". Try to help him to get involved in something where he can take some of his frustrations out. The gym, sports, or any kind of activity you know he enjoys that will help relieve some stress.
The Crotch Cradler:
In this position where your man is holding his junk he is uncertain. It could be work related, relationship related, or possibly anything that brings a big decision. This would be a good time to show him comfort and cuddle with him from behind or spoon with him to show your support.
This man has a sensitive side and is feeling like his is incapable. This could be with regards to anything from pleasing his partner, work related duties, or anything of its nature. Help him to feel accomplished orientated.
This guy likes to be in control. His laying in a position protecting his space means that he is very over-protective. He is also very strong-willed. When it comes to sex he is very traditional. He likes to keep it simple and get the job done. Don't come as a surprise to him by trying new positions or jumping him when he least expects it.
On His Back:
The way how this man is exposing the vulnerable zones of his body goes to show how confident and secure he is, or on the other hand, trying to compensate for not being. It could be either or. Not only is he very social but he loves to be the center of attention and tends to be a show off. Likes intense sex positions where he can take charge such as doggy style and missionary.
Most people move around 35 times in a night while stressed. If your man is doing this a lot it means that he is stressed. If he would be willing, try to help by having a sexy time. This will help to relieve some of the stress. Keep in mind in this state he may be totally interested in having sex and on the other hand it may not intrigue him the least bit. If he doesn't feel like it don't get discouraged. Try to give him a nice massage instead. Exercise will also help him to release some of the tension.
On His Side:
This is the most common position. It shouldn't surprise you that in the fetal position that these men like to be nurtured. This also indicates that he is sensitive and craves cuddles. They are quick to compromise and laid back. This is the most easy going position where they are able to roll from the left side to the right which says the same about their personality. A man with these kind of personality traits enjoys passion with foreplay and especially long succulent kisses.
Sources: http://www.homorazzi.com/, http://www.cosmopolitan.com/
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