Mood Food, Aphrodisiacs and The Day of Love

Take a moment to imagine…

The instant Beluga caviar makes contact with your tongue…
Sipping on a flute of your favourite Champagne then drinking a freshly chucked oyster…
Slowly peeling a just-ripe banana and taking that first taste…
The moment strawberries lusciously dipped in melted chocolate meet your mouth…
Indulging your visual senses in perfectly shaped figs before that first nibble…
Holding a perfectly round peach in your hand then biting its juicy flesh…
Eating a ripe mango that dribbles leisurely down your face and neck…
Enjoying the velvety richness of quality chocolate blended with cinnamon…

oyster abalone

(L) Coffin Bay oysters from South Australia & (R) Abalone sashimi in shell

Whether they are to your taste or not, popular folklore tells us that all the above foods have aphrodisiac qualities. Wrap your mouth around a banana, caress a velvety peach with your lips, lick dripping chocolate off your fingertips and your libido is set to soar.

The act of eating certain foods can be a sensual and sensory experience in itself therefore claims that certain food items can spice up our sex lives are best taken with a grain of salt. According to medical sources, most foods that are attributed to have aphrodisiac qualities are full of necessary vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health and well-being. To state it in common terms, if we feel good, we’re more likely to be in the mood for sex. Granted some foods like ginger and chilli have stimulating powers but none so instant as to fight the desire to clear the dining table once our libido meter is tipped off-scale.

So where does that leave aphrodisiacs on the dedicated day of love? You could try visiting a romantic spot in Paris. But you can also find passion in a kitchen, in a restaurant and across from a plate. Nothing is more sensual than preparing an impressive meal for someone special or gazing suggestively in their eyes across a dining table at any of your favourite restaurants, on Valentine’s Day and any other day of the year.

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Do you believe in the magical qualities of aphrodisiac foods? If so, what type of food sends your libido meter off-scale?

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

8 Comments:

  1. It’s in the power of suggestion, isn’t it? Although alcohol can lower inhibitions and the zinc in oysters can increase capillary blood flow…

    • Chris: I think high quantities in zinc can do it but I doubt a dozen oysters would! :D The power of suggestion is the best…

  2. Wow!
    I took that moment and did imagine.
    Great article. I personally don’t care too much for the science behind these aphrodisiac foods .. it is really the romance that they conjure up in your mind . Not to diminish they exquisitely sensual textures and flavours of Caviar and oysters… you got me in the first paragraph!

    Well done
    marcus

    • Marcus: You’re absolutely right. Who thinks of science during those moments when other senses are engaged…
      Thank you for your comment.

  3. It’s chocolate, chocolate will do it for me every time  ;-)

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