(Romantic places may count a lot too in igniting the flame, like Fort Ilocandia in Laoag City)
Are you the person who is fond of planning ways to engage your partner in an unforgettable night of love-making? Do you prepare for this kind of bedtime engagement? Is your partner aware what you are apt too and also is mood to sail on? Do you need and aphrodisiac to “make a stand?”
While use of food, herbs, drinks, potion, etc., has no sufficient biochemical basis for making you hot, the mere mention of the word potion may help plant the seed of sexual arousal in your brain. “The most important sex organ lies between the ears,” according to Dr. Ruth. It pays to say the magic phrase, “we’re hot, ride on baby…”
Kumusta na kayo mga macho, kayo ba ay pinagbibigyan lagi ni misis ninyo para abutin ang langit? Mahalagang laging nasa mood si misis para masarap at unforgettable and inyong pagsisiping na dalawa. Granting na malakas pa ang tuhod ninyo at laging naka-pay attention si pareng Pedro at Manoy.
Kung medyo kinakapos ka na ng hanging kailangan nang mag-exercise ka (physical conditioning) at uminom ng mga bitamina at mineral upang maging ganap ang lakas at tapang mo sa kama. Hindi mo na kailangan pang manood ng kama sutra, basta nasa kama na kayo ni mama… at si papa siyempre.
Listed below are things that you may use or avoid when igniting your partner’s mood for an unforgettable night of love-making. (Let’s Get It On: The Best Aphrodisiacs by Brie Cadman)
1. Rhino Horn
The logic behind the rhino horn as an aphrodisiac is quite literal: the horn is phallic and erect, so eating it is supposed to make one’s own phallus erect, as well as increase libido.(Though if a penis as pointy as a rhino’s horn came charging towards me, I would be anything but aroused.) However, there is no evidence that there’s anything in the horn of this almost extinct animal that would be make one’s penis point skyward. It does contain calcium and phosphorus, which, in nutrient deprived diets, could have resulted in better health—“better health” meaning more energy for the horizontal tango. It seems easier these days to just get our nutrients from spinach. Leave the rhino out of it.
2. Ginseng Root
Similar to the shape/function association of the rhino horn, ginseng is also thought of as an aphrodisiac because it’s thought to resemble a man’s unit. In fact, the word ginseng means “man root.” (Please, God, let me never, ever come across a man with a ginseng root-shaped penis.) The root does have mild stimulating properties, and has been used medicinally in China, Tibet, Korea, and India. According to the FDA, there have been some experiments showing a sexual response in animals, but there is no evidence that ginseng has an effect on human sexuality.
Some say that oysters are an aphrodisiac because they come from the sea, just like the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. Some say that they gained their reputation because they have zinc, and this may have helped those with nutritionally deficient diets improve health, and thus, sex drive. I say they are used to woo because they look just like vaginas, though certainly not mine. Whatever the reason, oysters are associated with romance, special occasions, and are a fun delicacy. The placebo effect just might work.
Like oysters, we often think of chocolate as an indulgence, and eat it on special occasions. Though chocolate does have some feel good chemicals—theobromine and phenethylamine—they occur in such low quantities that it’s not going to make your date drop their pants. Yet, still … there is something about chocolate melting in your mouth that is undeniably sensual.
Yohimbe is a tall, evergreen tree found in West Africa; its bark contains yohimbine, a compound with a long history of aphrodisiac use and a fun to pronounce name (Yo!—HimBean!) It supposedly works by energizing the nerve centers in the spine. Although the FDA says there are some “encouraging” results from animal studies, its effectiveness in humans is anyone’s guess.
Suffice to say that the occurrence of one-night stands would be drastically reduced if it weren’t for alcohol’s lubricating effects. It decreases inhibitions and helps us relax; sometimes inhibitions hold us back from having sex and sometimes being uptight can prevent us from enjoying intercourse. It seems clear that alcohol is a type of aphrodisiac, at least in the sense that it can make your more open to the possibility of having sex. Of course, that possibility can be shattered if you have too much; not much stays erect, or you stay awake after a few too many Sex on the Beaches.
7. Spanish Fly
Spanish fly actually does have physiological effects, though not always desirable ones. Not really a fly, but dried beetle remains, Spanish fly works by irritating the urogential tract. With irritation comes a rush of blood to the private parts. While this may feel good for a bit, Spanish fly can also lead to infections, scarring of the urethra, and supposed death. Chocolate never sounded so good.
8. Erectile Stimulants
A man’s problems may have less to do with arousal and more to do with hardware malfunction. That’s why pharmaceuticals like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, which help men obtain and maintain erection, are used as sexual aids. These aren’t exactly aphrodisiacs, because they don’t increase sexual desire per se, but they do help seal the deal.
9. Porn …
… is one of the hottest industries in America. Even if you’re not down with it, chances are your partner is. Planting the not so subtle seed of sex via explicit pictures could be the most obvious aphrodisiac around.
10. A Little Romance
In her book, The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine writes, “For women, foreplay is everything that happens in the twenty-four hours preceding penile insertion. For men, it’s everything that happens three minutes before.” That’s right, getting people in the mood takes more work than just popping a pill or sprinkling some ginseng on their oysters. Women have to be in the mood in their head, meaning they can’t be pissed at their partners, annoyed at their lover, or uncomfortable and uptight. Cue Barry White, red wine, a hot tub, a vacation, and a good connection. Now that’s hot.
These are only suggestions of what people perceive as effective way to enhance your sexual arousal for a meaningful sex. This does not necessarily translate into success. The ultimate measure of performance still defends on you “ the sex machine,” not the oil or the gasoline.