Orgasmic Organics: 20 Tasty Aphrodisiacs to Put Sizzle in Your Sex Life

If you’ve got sex on the brain but your body’s feeling unsexy, put away the blue pill! You don’t need Viagra, you need food. (Just not potato chips.) Sexual health and energy is synonymous with a healthy, energized you. An active lifestyle, balanced diet and self-confidence are the best ways to get the sexual charge you need – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few foods out there that can give you that extra…boost you’re looking for.

- Maca

This Andean root is the first food that comes to mind when I think of sexual health and stamina. Just me? It’s been commonly used in Peru since the times of the Inca to increase strength, energy and libido – and modern studies seem to confirm it. Modern foodies consider it a superfood, and with good reason. Maca is excellent for balancing hormones and makes a tasty addition to deserts and smoothies.

- Cacao

Always a woman’s favorite. Real dark chocolate (we’re not talking See’s Candies here!) with a high cacao content contains natural stimulants and wellbeing chemicals (giving a boost to neurotransmitters associated with euphoria during sex), plus plenty of magnesium which is good for the heart and women’s libido. A healthy heart means better circulation, and that means better sex drive. Melt it, pour it, lick it…

- Chiles

You can’t travel in Latin American without hearing a hot and spicy joke about the size of a man’s chile. And if you’re a fan of picante foods, you know how they can make you a bit sweaty and excitable (mimicking the state of sexual arousal). Blame it on the capsaicin, the substance in hot peppers which releases endorphins, stimulates nerve endings and increases heart rate.

- Cardamom

This deliciously exotic little spice has a reputation in its home country of India for being an aphrodisiac. I just think it’s got a wonderful, sensual taste. But there may be some science behind it too: cardamom is high in cineole, which stimulates the nervous system.

- Ginger

The spicy taste of hot, fresh ginger tea will heat your body up, make your heart race and increase the heat. What more do you need to get it going?

- Pumpkin Seeds

High in zinc, which is needed for testosterone production, pumpkin seeds are essential for the libido in both men and women. Toast some up, pop in a movie, oh, forget the movie…

- Oysters

Cold, slimy: I always wondered why oysters have such a reputation as an aphrodisiac food. Some say it’s the shape, but I say it’s the zinc, baby.

- Hemp

Whether you prefer the seed, the milk, or the oil, hemp is high in the Essential Fatty Acids needed to help balance hormones for a better libido. Whip up a hemp milk latte and cozy up to your sweetie for some kisses to get things going.

- Almonds

Best when eaten raw, almonds are high in libido-boosting vitamin E. A very sensible sex-boosting insurance policy. Eat daily.


This one surprised me, because we all know how unattractive it is to be around someone who reeks of garlic. But take note, allicin improves blood flow to the sexual organs, so just make sure you and your partner have garlic in your meal together and you won’t mind the way the other smells. You have to admit, for garlic, that’s a sexy picture.

- Bananas

This suggestively shaped fruit regulates blood pressure, and you’d do well to eat one a day, because there’s nothing quite like excessively high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) to cause erectile dysfunction.

- Pomegranate Juice

A very sensual juice and luscious juice (surely Nigella Lawson would approve), many think that pomegranate’s high antioxidant content keeps free radicals from interfering with circulation. Which would have a positive effect on erectile dysfunction.

- Goji Berries

These superfood berries are considered a potent sexual tonic in Asia. They improve mood and well being and increase testosterone production. They’re tart, complex and intriguing – fittingly.

- Celery

Granted, celery is not the sexiest food, but it does contains andresterone, which is the hormone that gives men a subtle smell that drives women wild. I’m talking that t-shirt smell, ladies. (Men: we like this.)

- Ginseng

This high energy root normalizes hormones levels in both men and women and it’s been used for centuries by the Chinese to increase stamina and desire.

- Ginkgo Biloba

Sort of a wonder herb touted for many purposes, ginkgo can be used to increase sexual energy and regulate blood circulation.

- Guava

High in vitamin C, guava is great for the antioxidants. Kiwi and berries are high in vitamin C too, which keeps the sexual glands running smoothly. There’s nothing like sharing a cool fruit salad on a hot summer’s day”¦

- Wild Salmon

Another great source of Essential Fatty Acids. Try it cold with creme fraiche, crackers, wine and a little hand-feeding.

- Avocado

Such an amazing food anyway, avocados are high in EFA’s and B-vitamins for hormone balance, and folic acid which is good for the heart and gives you energy.

- Leafy Greens

Eat your salads, ladies, dark leafy greens help your liver metabolize estrogen, and create a good balance of this hormone essential for healthy female sexuality. Sure, they don’t look sexy, but they’ll make you feel amazing.

Of course, there’s no one food that’s going to magically improve your sex life. The key is to avoid cigarettes and excessive alcohol and maintain a state of general health and wellbeing. You can’t expect to sit on your tuckus all day snacking on potato chips and be an excellent lover!


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27 thoughts on “Orgasmic Organics: 20 Tasty Aphrodisiacs to Put Sizzle in Your Sex Life

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  2. You you should change the webpage subject title Boost Sex Drive: Aphrodisiac Foods for Great Healthy Sex | EcoSalon | The Green Gathering to more catching for your blog post you make. I loved the post all the same.

  3. Yep!…with getting wasted @times, we men need all the help we can get. So having a good cigar with a glass of goji juice, a shot of noni, raw wild salmon basil/asparagus dish, with a leafy green salad along with all those seeds and nuts coated with dark chocolate is a meal worth preparing, huh? Oh yeah, a lovely person to share it with is supreme in itself although it can be devoured alone… be blissful!

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  5. i realy like that above information given by u which is very useful to my futue life

  6. Advice needed…

    I wanted to find some aphrodisiacs to sneak into my man’s dinner, knowing next to nothing about which foods does the job this blog was very helpful.

    Although, it turned out also to show why my dear beloved one and I are out of tune with our love-barometer. Seeing the list made me realize I eat a loooot of those aphrodisiacs all the time and he doesn’t really, which explains my problem of having a man which is able to ‘stay away from me’, but I can’t seem to get enough…

    Anyone know of some aphrodisiacs which is particularly useful for getting men’s libido going?



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  9. My husband is a culinary arts instructor and has to do menus for Feburary. I thought romantic foods sounded good and it has grown to aphrodisiac foods. This helps my research a lot.

  10. Good content. Fig is missing. Dates is another one which cannot be ignored.

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  12. Nice post! thanks, seeing that I’m doing really good already… not that I’m too surprised ;)

    have fun ya all :)

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  13. How about organic, fair-trade, vegan, dark chocolate that uses at least 5 of the ingredients on the list … and then some.

    Wei of Chocolate’s “Sensual Love” dark chocolate has five aphrodisiac herbs and 2 kinds of chili, amazing with red wine if you’re into wine …

    and they also make a raw, vegan Sensual Love hot chocolate!

    Exquisite experience, highly recommended …

  14. nice article…but the guava is basically a picture of the mango instead…

  15. I am glad I am not a smoothie kind of person. But I love Ginger tea. It is also the best thing to help get rid of a cold.
    and the Caco , Dark chocolate is the best.

    Just be careful not to have to much hot. There has to be a balance of hot and cold. Spicing up things… finger foods are always a fun way. Licking fingers and alll…..

    Have fun girls.

  16. Great list, although I think that the biggest aphrodisiac of all is being comfortable in your body and mind, much of which comes from being healthy. Although eating these tasty foods couldn’t hurt…


  17. I mean start slurping the oysters. Sara, don’t edit my comment. I fixed it.

  18. Looks like it’s peanut butter celery time.

  19. All this time I thought my husband wasn’t interested because I stopped shaving my legs. Jeeez! I’m gonna store the vodka and strart slurping the oysters!

  20. Awesome post! I love the ending!!!! I must add somethings to my shopping list!!!

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  21. Are you sure you want oysters with your chocolate-banana-maca-avocado-ginger smoothie?

  22. Took me a minute to get past the hot picture at the top!
    Sitting here with a ginger tea ready for my heart to race even though I have to continue sitting here. Maybe some sit-ups?

    Thanks for the briefing and additional ingredients I need to add to Friday’s shopping list.

    Let the games begin!!


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