Get more Spoon in your feed. That email doesn't look right. By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier Everyone has their own version of a ritual before it becomes their time to shine, however, are you maximizing your full potential before sex? Different kinds of foods or drinks can jump-start this libido, and really spice things up in the bedroom.
Aka it's time to listen up and try eating these before sex. Nuts Kirby Barth Nuts contain large amounts of zinc , which is one of the key factors to a healthy libido. According to SELF , nuts also contain omega-3, which can cause a sexual response due to an increase in dopamine production. Strawberries Kate Donald This one should be obvious. Strawberries have been used in a seductive manner for years now, bonus if they are covered in chocolate.
The stunning red color, mixed with the sweet flavor of the berry, how could they not be absolutely tantalizing? Plus, back in the ancient Roman days, strawberries were known as a symbol of Venus. Coffee Hailey Ennis Most of us drink coffee in the morning to help put a little extra pep in our step.
So, why not give it a shot before sex? Avocados Katie Luchette I guess there was a good reason for the avocado craze. According to PBS , "the Aztecs explained that [the avocado's] name, ahucatl meaning testicle , came not only from their physical appearance, but also from their ability to incite sexual passion. Seafood Jocelyn Hsu Seafood, oysters more specifically, is a great choice, again, because of our good friend, zinc.
In addition to the zinc, hand feeding oysters or sushi could be all you need to spice it up in the bedroom. Beets contain tryptophan and betaine , which contribute to positive feelings. They also contain boron , which is a substance that helps to increase sex hormones in the body. Dark chocolate Amanda Shulman Chocolate has always been a fan favorite for the indication of sex. However, science has delved into the wonders behind what makes chocolate so powerful.
Two essential parts were found phenethylamine and tryptophan. Pomegranates Parisa Soraya In , it was discovered that by drinking pomegranate juice it lowered cortisol levels , thus increasing testosterone in men and women. Additionally, according to PBS , Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love planted the first pomegranate tree, and due to "their many seeds, pomegranates are often associated with fertility and abundance. What have you got to lose?