10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Aphrodisiacs

Go beyond chocolate and strawberries with dragon fruit and ginseng. Although there is no sexual cure-all, there’s a ton of foods out there to help spice up your evening. Learn a few new tricks about the body, and get closer, so you can go further.

1. Hot Chilies

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Chilies contain a chemical called capsaicin, which increases circulation and stimulates nerve endings.

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2. Peanuts

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Peanuts contain Vitamin E, sometimes called the “sexual vitamin.”

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3. Watermelon

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Studies have shown raw watermelon delivers a Viagra-like effect to the body’s blood vessels.

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4. Avocados

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Again, they contain Vitamin E, which helps your body create hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.

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5. Ginger

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Ginger increases circulation.

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6. Goji Berries

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Traditionally used to boost sexual desire and stamina in China.

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7. Vanilla

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Finish your dinner date with some ice cream naturally flavored with this sweet bean — it mildly stimulates nerves.

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8. Pomegranates

Contains anti-oxidants which help blood flow, and in turn, sexual activity.

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9. Salmon

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It seems like more of a culinary indulgence, but salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which keeps sex-hormone production at its peak.

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10. Bananas

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Bananas contain Vitamin B and Potassium, a nutrient key to muscle strength.

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