Do Aphrodisiacs Work? 2/4 [#26 of 100 Days of Sex]

So, this is the first week of my aphrodisiac experiment and below I have the results. I must say, that this was a very fun experiment in many ways but the first week was perhaps a great disappointment! I would like to point out that I did not research into each food before consumption to avoid the placebo effect as much as possible. Each food was eaten in the evening between 5-8pm, nothing else eaten an hour before or after except water.

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Eggs, My Prediction 4/10

What the science says:

For many years,  eggs have been the symbol of a new life and fertility with cultures even cracking eggs on their doorsteps to help produce large families. In a raw chicken egg, B5 and B6 vitamins are very high which plays a bit part in releaving stress and balancing the hormones in both males and females.  Although this is not recommended to cosume, especially if you’re pregnant. There are still these vitamins in a cooked egg, but they are weaker. Caviar on the other hand is high in zinc and protein which both can stimulate testosterone. For this particular experiment I ate cooked chicken eggs.

What actually happened:

Nothing. Zilch. Nadda. We ate boiled, poached, scrambled and fried egg, turns out doesn’t matter how you cook it – It still won’t make you feel sexy. We didn’t try a raw egg because.. Well the thought of having to eat raw eggs just to get a higher libido doesn’t seem worth it and grosses me out a little.

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Coffee, My Prediction 8/10

What the science says:

Coffee is the world’s most socially acceptable high, being sold worldwide it is one of the highest grossing consumable products on Earth. Known for producing a quick high, to get your blood pumping in the morning if you’re feeling sluggish to activate the mind and body, there is a lot of science behind coffee helping in the bedroom. It produces a chemical called dopamine which aids the pleasure centre in the brain, it also helps the blood flow around the body.

What actually happened:

We had sex, yes, but I’m not sure if I would call coffee an aphrodisiac. I say this because although coffee gives you a buzz and a lot of energy, I think it will depend on how you choose to use the energy. We were in a situation where we were expecting sex, so the new energy flowing around us was channeled into that. Coffee gives a buzz and I’m not sure that every time I drink coffee we will have sex – if we do I will be sure to tell you! – but if you are looking for a quick fix, this may be a way to break the barrier.

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Watermelon, My Prediction 0/10

What the science says:

Watermelon does include a vital phytonutrient called citrulline that can help sexual disfunctions,  this nutrient relaxes the blood vessels and can help with erectile deficiencies. It holds the same properties as Viagra, except that the citrulline is found in the rind, not the juicy flesh… but still, the act of eating a watermelon has been proven to be sexual, the pinkness of the fruit, its juicy, refreshing, reminds people of summer and skin. Some places also hold contests for eating watermelon at singles clubs, as the act of spitting of the seeds and pursing the lips shows great mouth skills that people will often associate with .. Other activities!

What actually happened:

We had sex. Again, I feel it was due to the fact we were giggling and laughing as we were eating the watermelon. We were having fun and the laughter perhaps was producing the chemical we needed to initiate sex. Saying that, I would agree that a watermelon is a sexual fruit, getting a big slice all up in your face, licking your lips and spitting the seeds out creates a very suggestive atmosphere! It is definitely worth a try.

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Nuts, My Prediction 5/10

What the science says:

There are a vast amount of different nuts in this world, so I have generalised to make this easier than going through each nut. On the whole nuts contain protein and amino acids which help to repair muscles which will help make anyone feel stronger and have more energy. The consumption of nuts will increase certain chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine which in turn heighten sensitivity during sexual activity. Nuts also contain large amounts of zinc which will increase testosterone in both males and females. For the males this will aid semen volume whilst selenium will aid semen mobility.  For the females the zinc will increase the natural lubricant of the vagina. The amino acids also help for a healthy heart – which is very important for sexual activity!

What actually happened:

We didn’t have sex after eating nuts, I don’t think that they hold enough nutrients for it to be an instant aphrodisiac,  perhaps a handful a day for a while will build up the zinc and protein levels needed for it to help any sexual issues you may have. Even so, they are a very healthy and tasty snack!

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Chocolate, My Prediction 10/10

What the science says:

For so many years, people have suggested that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, and there is science to back it up. There is a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA) in a cocoa bean, it is a stimulant related to amphetamine which is released when people fall in love, and we all no that when we fall in love we normally want to ravish our partners each and every day, so this is a great chemical to have. It also has tryptophan which is a building block for seratonin, to help arousal. But.. They also say that there isn’t enough inside chocolate for it to have any noticeable effect. They believe it is now a placebo for arousal, but still… If it works!

What actually happened:

Yes, we did have sex. I’m not sure if it was a placebo effect or the eating of chocolate (we ate both dark chocolate in bar form and then as melted chocolate which soon ended up in a naked chocolatey mess. With the play fully putting some on his nose, to him kissing it off of my chin etc…) I will be trying chocolate again because it did have to most impact on our sexual activity and I honestly couldn’t tell you why. Perhaps it is the best aphrodisiac? We will have to wait and see if it happens again…

Next week!

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Love,

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#100daysofsex

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