The old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” is no longer so gender specific. No matter what sex, if you play your edible cards right that delectable three-letter word may be just what you’ll get in return. You’re already gonna score points if you’ve curated a meal for your loved one, but follow this dinner plan and you’ll both be shedding layers soon enough. This Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the eats that’ll have you dancing between the sheets…
Figs, Roasted Walnuts and Almonds, Pomegranate Seeds
Start off the evening with a spread of figs, whose shape and stimulant quality have made them a staple aphrodisiac since ancient Greece. Roasted walnuts are rich in omega-3s, which help improve sex hormone production in males and females. The vitamin E contained in almonds houses many of the same qualities as walnuts, plus their resemblance to ovaries makes them a regarded sign of fertility. The luscious, red seeds of a pomegranate are rich in antioxidants and improve circulation in all the right places.
Oysters and Chili Sauce
Of course, we’ve all heard that oysters increase the male libido, but why? Factually speaking, oysters are teeming with zinc, which heightens testosterone production and increases sperm count. Don’t worry ladies, scientists have also isolated two unique amino acids in raw oysters, D-aspartic acid (D-Asp) and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), which produce progesterone in females – a hormone that will make you more sexually active. Along with a spritz of lemon and a nice mignonette, get the chili sauce going with your feast of mollusks. Chili peppers contain capsaicin, a vasodilator that increases circulation and stimulates nerve endings. It also raises body temperature and heart rate. It’s starting to get hot in here!
Steak with Basil Hollandaise and Honey Roasted Asparagus
If you’re sweetheart isn’t much of a steak lover then perhaps you’ve made the wrong choice in a companion. However, if they are, then whip up this meaty recipe that contains garlic (full of allicin, which increases blood flow and is rich in antioxidants), and basil (which gives off a stimulating aroma and increases heart rate, aiding endurance). Skip the frites and roast up some asparagus (a source of folic acid that will help both males and females reach orgasm) drizzled with honey (contains a plethora of passion provoking qualities that have been used to stimulate sexual appetites since 500BC).
Dark Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Fresh Bananas
This dessert would get most people in the mood regardless of the occasion. Dark chocolate is a natural source of serotonin and releases dopamine in the pleasure centre of the brain. Vanilla is as sensually smelling as it is sexually stimulating, improving the sexual sensation to your nerve endings. Top it all off with slices of fresh banana. Aside from its phallic shape, bananas are also high in potassium which helps increase muscle contractions and leads to more powerful orgasms.
No one ever said we couldn’t satisfy all of life’s cravings at once…