Product Spotlight: Mojis ILY Mini Silicone Plug

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The Mojis ILY Mini Silicone Plug is perfect for those looking to get into the Wonderful World of Anal Play or are looking for something with a novelty look but still safe to use. So let’s talk about it.

Features

  • Made of silicone and ABS plastic
  • Tapered for comfort
  • Expressive emoji decor
  • Suitable for use with all lubricants

Measurements

  • 4 inches in length
  • 1.7 inches in width

Tiffy’s Review

When I first saw the Mojis ILY Mini Silicone Plug, I immediately took notice of how cute it looks. I got mine in pink. I like that the pink is soft and playful looking. The design is very beginner-friendly, with its pointy yet rounded tapered tip that widens slightly toward the bottom, tapering back down into a short neck, then into a flared base. If I had to find something comparable in size, I would compare it to the size of a pinky.

If you are new to the wonderful world of anal play, you might not know that for the most part, silicone sex toys are not to be paired with silicone lubricants as it can destroy silicone toys. With the Mojis Mini Silicone Plugs however, this is not the case, as it is compatible with all lubricants. So no need to worry about using the wrong lube with this plug.

My favorite feature about the Mojis ILY Mini Silicone Plug is the tapered tip which makes insertion a breeze and the flared base. It fits perfectly between the cheeks and is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. I personally like walking around with it in and doing some booty exercises, like twerking 😉

Please note: Do not boil the Mojis Mini Silicone Plugs in an attempt to sanitize, as it can ruin the emoji in the base, which is made of ABS plastic.

Final Thoughts

The Mojis Mini Silicone Plugs are cute, functional, and affordable butt plugs that are great starter plugs for beginners or someone who is already seasoned to anal play, but looking to spice things up with their flirty and waggish designs. It can be used with any and all types of lubricants, making it an ideal option for your booty.

The Mojis ILY Mini Silicone Plug is available in 3 designs (ILY, WTF, and OMG) and available in two colors (Black and Pink)

You can purchase all three here.

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Product Spotlight: Sliquid Naturals Sassy

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Are you in the market for a thicker gel water-based lubricant that has naturally derived ingredients? If so, Sliquid Naturals Sassy might be just what you’re looking for. Let’s talk about why.

Features

  • Ultra-thick water based gel
  • 100% Vegan friendly
  • Water soluble and easy to clean up
  • Glycerin free and paraben free
  • Hypoallergenic and non-toxic
  • Non-staining, unflavored and unscented
  • Uniquely blended to emulate your body’s own natural lubrication
  • pH balanced neutral
  • Available in 2 oz., 4.2 oz., and 8.5 oz. bottles

Ingredients: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid

Tiffy’s Review

Sliquid Sassy is the thicker version of Sliquid H2O. It maintains its viscosity while remaining easily spreadable and oh so slippery. I find that sometimes when I use lube, it can become very sticky when it dries, and I immediately want to take a shower after having my playtime because it feels so sticky and gross. Sliquid Sassy is formulated to emulate the body’s natural lubrication, making if feel like it’s one with your body. Leaving me with more time to cuddle with my partner.

While Sliquid Sassy is an all-purpose lubricant that can used for all kinds of sex, I personally like to use it with anal toys. It can provide some a barrier between you and the toy, making insertion and use more pleasant. This lube also has no scent or taste. So if you’re someone who sensitive to smells, this one is for you. And because it’s a completely water-based formula, it can be used with all sex toy materials.

Another great feature about Sliquid Sassy is that it is glycerin free. Glycerin is a commonly used ingredient in lubricants which is mostly used to help aid in slipperiness, taste, and viscosity. However, it can cause irritation and yeast infections for some vagina owners. If you have a sensitivity to glycerin or are prone to yeast infections, Siquid Sassy has got you covered.

Please Note: When using Sliquid Sassy, always remember that a little goes a long way and can be reactivated with water.

Final Thoughts

Sliquid Sassy is a great all-purpose lubricant with a thicker consistency that can provide some added cushioning, especially during anal sex and sex toys. It’s a great option for someone looking for a natural option that works with your body’s natural lubrication rather than against it. If you are someone who has been sensitive to other formulas in the past, I highly recommend this one.

You can purchase Sliquid Sassy here.

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Product Spotlight: Wicked Jelle Water Based Anal Lubricant

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Wicked Jelle Anal Lubricant is a water-based formula that gives those who have tried water based lubricants in the past, a thicker option for anal play. Let’s talk about why.

Features

  • Glycerin -Free
  • Paraben -Free
  • Latex Friendly
  • Long Lasting
  • pH Balanced
  • Easy Clean-up

Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

How it Works

To Use: Apply a small amount of Jelle where lubrication is desired. Cleans away easily with water.

Tiffy’s Review

The first thing I noticed about the Wicked Jelle Water Based Anal Lubricant was it’s packaging. You don’t see many lubricants packaged in a squeeze tube. I assumed because its lubricant and it’s in a squeeze tube, that I would probably have to careful when I was dispensing the product but to my surprise there was no drip!

Wicked Jelle is high in viscosity. Probably the thickest gel lubricant I have ever used. I found when I applied it to my body or to a toy, it stayed in one place and didn’t move. With thinner lubricants, they can sometimes drip all over the place and make a mess. When using Wicked Jelle however, you need to apply and spread it onto your desired area.

Wicked Jelle is very slick and slippery and created a barrier between me and any sex toy I was using. It makes insertion more pleasant and made thrusting with my sex toys all the more enjoyable. Thought it is not meant to be used a flavored lubricant, it does have a slightly sweet taste.

I also found that I didn’t need allot of it when using it. The reason for that is because it’s so thick that takes a longer time to dry than lubes that aren’t as thick and this formula is concentrated, so a little really does go a long way. When it dries, it doesn’t leave a dry feeling on the skin, but it doesn’t dry down like a regular water-based lubricant. I found that out by testing it two ways: 1. Using it with a ton of sex toys and 2. Applying some product on the back of my hand and waiting for it to dry. I would suggest using a water to re-activate the product first before applying more product.

Because Wicked Jelle is water-based, it can be used with all sex toy materials and is ideal for anal sex. Since it is also glycerin-free and pH Balanced, it can be used vaginally and I personally would suggest it for vaginal penetration. If you don’t get in the shower right after doing the do, I would suggest cleaning up with a damp washcloth.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a beginner to anal play or anal expert, Wicked Jelle Water Based Anal Lubricant is a great option for those looking for a thicker alternative to thinner water-based products. It works great for all types of sex and a little goes a long way.

To purchase Wicked Jelle Water Based Anal Lubricant, click here.

Also available in warming and cooling sensations.

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11 Quirky Things That Can Actually Turn Your Partner On

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When imaging all the things that might turn your partner on, the mind usually wanders to the stereotypically “sexy” things some people enjoy. But when it comes to turn ons, there are actually quite a few quirky, endearing, everyday moments that can do the trick, too — and fill your partner with butterflies.

Because really, isn’t it the little things that stand out when you think about what makes your partner attractive to you? Think along the lines of catching your partner reading their favorite book, spotting them across the room at a party as they tell a great story, or simply glancing in their direction right as they adjust their glasses. These small moments and gestures are what make your partner so unique. And it all adds up to what makes them attractive, in your eyes.

And the thing to remember is that they’re noticing the same things about you. As relationship and LGBT expert Kryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW tells Bustle, what we “may fail to realize is that the quirks and awkward moments may be what keeps the relationship growing. These intimate details may even be a turn-on for your partner!”

Even seemingly “gross” moments, like giving your partner a hug when you’re sweaty, or standing next to each other as you brush your teeth, can be important. These little moments bring you closer together, and they can become exactly the thing that turns you both on. Here are a few surprising and quirky things that many people find attractive, according to the experts.


1 – Doing Something You’re Good At

If you’re and your partner are in the mood to turn each other on, simply “do what you do best,” Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C, director of the Baltimore Therapy Center tells Bustle. Whether it’s playing the guitar, cooking your favorite meal, telling a great story, or simply making a cup of coffee, “when people do what they love and are good at, they radiate positive energy, confidence, and good vibes,” Bilek says. “This is a real turn-on to a partner who knows you and cares about you.”

2 – Squinting Or Frowning

Ever notice that it’s kinda endearing when your partner furrows their brow or squints to see something? Little facial expressions like these can be surprisingly sexy. And the good news is, we all do them without even trying.

“Whether looking far away, staring against the sun, or when looking for one’s glasses first thing in the morning — squinting can be funny and sexy,” Caleb Backe, a health and wellness expert at Maple Holistics, tells Bustle. With zero effort at all, you can win make your partner’s heart leap — simply by being yourself.

3 – Playing An Instrument

As mentioned above, doing something you’re good at can be a major turn-on, as it shows off your confidence with a certain skill. But this one in particular takes things to the next level, because it involves the intricate use of your hands.

“Hands are incredibly sensual,” Backe says. “When watching someone show off a skill … like musicality — and particularly when they are using their hands and fingertips — it can be a great turn on.”

4 – Grooming & Getting Ready To Go Out

Whether your partner is watching you shave, or brush your hair, there’s no denying how sexy it can be to watch someone get ready for the day. And same goes for the the unconventional things mentioned above, such as brushing your teeth.

As Backe says, “Some things having to do with hygiene are not sexy, and some are. Those two brush-related activities are relatively innocuous, yet intimate … And since partners also do those together sometimes, in the morning or before bed, it can be something which gets your juices flowing.”

5 – Chewing On A Pen

Twirling a pen or lightly chewing on a pencil can be enticing for some, too. “Even when not meant as a seductive technique, there is something there that is endearing,” Backe says. “Maybe it the combination of the act and the fact that the person doing it is lost in thought. Either way, combined with a far-off gaze, it can be a sexy pose.”

6 – Playing With Kids

If you’ve ever fallen more in love with your partner after watching them play with their nieces and nephews, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s just something so sweet about holding a baby, or showing off your ability to play with kids, Backe says. It’s wholesome, but can also get you and your partner thinking about having kids yourselves someday, if it’s something you both want.

7 – Being Honest & Truthful

There’s something incredibly sexy about having a true heart-to-heart with your partner. “People are turned on by confidence, and someone who speaks in an unabashedly open, honest, and articulate way,” can really turn their partner on, Backe says. Even if it’s just about the goings on of your day, or something equally mundane, being honest and forthright with your partner can certainly bring you two closer together.

8 – Singing In The Shower

If you have a great voice, it can be a major turn on for your partner to hear you belt it out in the shower. But what’s even more endearing? If you totally can’t sing, but go ahead and do it anyway.

Again, this is about your comfort and confidence — which are two very sexy traits. As Shane says, “Singing in the shower even when your partner is home may feel daunting (especially if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket) but your off-key warbling might make your [partner] smile.”

9 – Socializing Together

It can be a turn-on for your partner to watch you in your element, doin’ your thing, and making people laugh. As relationship expert and lifestyle strategist Alexis Germany tells Bustle, “An ex told me it turned him on to watch me socialize from across a crowded room when we were at an event together. [He] said he liked the way other people looked at me and it turned him on to know he was the one I was going home with.” Endearing, right?

10 – Being All Sweaty

While you might think it’s gross to hang out with your partner when you’re sweaty, there’s a good chance they actually really like it. “When you forget to shower [after a workout] and your armpit sweat and endorphins are on high, if your partner is innately attracted to your pheromones, this will be a huge chemical turn on,” dating and empowerment coach Laurel House tells Bustle. So don’t run straight to the shower — give them a sweaty hug first.

11 – Hanging Out & Relaxing

You might think sexiness is all trying hard. But lots of partners find their significant others to be incredibly attractive when they’re just being themselves, and bumming around the house.

According to Germany, your partner might find it attractive when you relax in front of them, especially if you’re “normally very polished and in control, [they] might find it cute to see [you] a little disheveled.”

The takeaway here is that sexy moments can be found in the most unlikely of places: in the bathroom, whilst brushing your teeth, at a crowded party, etc. What’s attractive is the confidence you’re exuding, and your ability to be yourself. In little moments like these, your partner may find themselves feeling closer to you than ever — and even surprisingly turned on.

11 Quirky Things That Can Actually Turn Your Partner On By Carolyn Steber was originally published on Bustle


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Keep your Cool!

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It’s Summer, and you know what that means  – It’s gonna get HOT. I mean, sweat dripping, uncomfortable, please-don’t-touch-me hot.

At the home office, we are looking at temps of over 100 tomorrow, and I am already dreading the thought of it.

Here are some ideas to help you keep your cool – both in and out of the bedroom – when the thermometer starts creeping up.


Fresh Balls & Fresh Breasts

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Both Fresh Balls and Fresh Breasts are easy-to-apply lotions that dry quickly to a protective powder, so there is no clumping on your skin nor any powdery residue. A true lifesaver!

Fresh Body products are made with natural ingredients and are formulated to keep these areas fresh and dry, preventing the uncomfortable feelings caused by perspiration where skin touches skin (so balls, under the breasts, on your booty or on the thighs.)

Fresh Balls – $11

Fresh Breasts – $12

 

Shunga Mint Bath & Shower Gel

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This minty fresh bathing gel gently washes your skin with a luxurious thick-and-silky lather, softening your skin with vitamin E and other nourishing oils. But the real magic happens as soon as you turn off the water, and the air hits your body. OMG –  So cool and refreshing!

Shunga Mint Shower Gel – $16

 

Kix’ies Stay-Up Thigh Highs

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No one likes how regular tights put the squeeze on you! And who doesn’t breathe a huge sigh of relief when they’re peeled off after a long day? Plus, who needs that waistband

Kix’ies no-sip grip keeps them in place without the uncomfortable high-waisted band squeezing at your belly all day! There are four sizes to choose from and you size by thigh circumference to get the perfect fit.

As a bonus, they help protect against thigh rub/ chub rub irritation!

Assorted styles – $21.95

 

Moisture-Wicking Sensual Body Powders

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Both Shunga Sweet Snow & Kama Sutra Honey Dust are kissable, moisture-wicking body powders that leave your skin silky-soft, delicately scented and lightly flavored.

Applying these fine, delicately scented powders with the included feather is a GREAT way to start your day! As you heat up, this cool powder absorbs moisture, and helps keep you feeling fresh.

Shunga Sweet Snow, assorted flavors – $26

Kama Sutra Honey Dust – $24.05

 

Crazy Sexy Cool “Icebergs & Orgasms” Cooling Arousal Kit

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This oh-so-cue pleasure combo by Sensuva includes two all-natural products packaged together in an oh-so-cute tin box:

ON Ice Buzzing & Cooling Arousal Oil is an incredibly powerful clitoral arousal oil that’s all-natural and made with an original blend of pure essential oils and extracts. When applied directly to the clitoris, the fast-acting ON ICE will dramatically heighten arousal and provide an exciting sensation that pulsates, vibrates, tingles and cools that most sensitive part of the body.

Strawberry Flavored Nip Zip Cooling Nipple Balm is the most exciting thing to happen to nipples since ice cubes! But it’s a million times better than ice cubes because it’s colder, lasts longer, and keeps your sheets dry. It works with the moisture in your skin AND in the air, for the ultimate in nipply, chilly fun!

Gift set – $24.95

On Ice only – $22

Nip Zip only – $10

 

Wicked Chill Cooling Lubricants

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Both water based Aqua Chill and silicone based Ultra Chill let you experience the ultimate in slippery, shivery sensation. These lubricants are designed to keep you cool as playtime gets hot.

Natural peppermint leaf, ginger root and menthol combine to tingle and excite pleasure zones.  Chilling, thrilling and satisfying!

Aqua Chill – $12

Ultra Chill – $22

 


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How Sex Toys Affect Your Relationship, Because Couples Who Use Vibrators Communicate More

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Couples sex toys can add a lot to your sex life, but what about your relationship? While some couples find introducing sex toys into the bedroom intimidating, others look to sex toys for couples as the surefire way to heat things up in bed. But what does added pleasure do for your bond? Turns out, a lot.

When sex toy company We-Vibe launched the We-Vibe Classic, a sex toy that allows couples to enjoy it together and apart, thanks to an app that can be downloaded to your phone, the tide of sex toys changed. And now, they’ve added a new one to the mix: Sync. Sync is the world’s first adjustable couples vibrator. This, of course, is great news because, as we all know, when it comes to body parts, one size doesn’t exactly fit all.

Sync’s design allows the user to customize the product to fit in order to achieve both clitoral and vaginal stimulation. Because you’re in control of making Sync fit just right for you and your partner, the company says the product will be able to stay in place no matter the sex position you choose, or if you change from one position to the next. And, like their other couples products, the We-Connect app lets partners play when they’re apart; even a world apart. Sync also lets you vibe to the rhythm of your favorite music, because who hasn’t wanted to feel the vibration of Neutral Milk Hotel between their legs?

To celebrate the launch of Sync, We-Vibe recently conducted a study of 1,000 men and women, between the ages of 35 and 55, to see how sex toys affect their relationships and what they want more of in the bedroom. Here’s what they found.

 

  1. The Majority Of People Use Sex Toys To keep Their Sex Life Spicy

According to the study, 82 percent of those surveyed make a valiant effort to keep their sex life as exciting as possible. You can’t stick to one or two positions forever and not start to get a little bored. That’s where toys, for 52 percent of couples, come in to save the day.

  1. Almost 50 Percent Of People Are Using Sex Toys To Liven Up Their Sex Lives

Not that you should be super surprised, because sex toys are more mainstream than ever, but the study found that 45 percent of people incorporate toys into their sex life to keep things exciting, which is great news! Not just for the sex toy industry, of course, but because toys really do enhance pleasure and sexual exploration.

  1. Using Vibrators Make Couples Communicate More

Of those who participated in the study, 49 percent of couples who use vibrators report communicating often, whether it be about sex or other subjects. In contrast, of those who don’t use vibrators, only 29 percent of couples could report the same level of openness and communication.

  1. Couples Who Use Sex Toys Are Better At Giving Direction To Their Partners

In addition to communicating, when it comes to great sex, couples also need to be able to give direction. Twenty-nine percent of couples who use vibrators have zero qualms about giving their partner directions in bed. As for those who don’t use vibrators, only 17 percent are able to comfortably guide their partners in the right direction.

  1. Just The Act Of Buying A Sex Toy May Increase Communication

According to the study, buying a sex toy — any type of sex toy — is connected with more communication between partners. I mean, if you’re making the purchase together, you do need to be pretty open about what you want and what you don’t want. The survey found that 51 percent of those who bought sex toys talk “often” or “very often” about sex, whereas only 28 percent of those who have not bought a sex toy could attest to communicating about sex.

  1. Most Couples Rely On New Positions To Keep Sex Exciting

Although there are those couples (52 percent) who will throw sex toys into the mix to keep things spicy, most just stick to new sex positions. According to the study, 77 percent of couples try to make sex “more exciting” by trying different positions.

  1. The Minority Of Couples Felt Their Sex Lives Could Be Improved

For 38 percent of respondents, more sex would make their sex lives better. But for those who were content with the amount of sex they were having, what they really wanted was change and better quality sex. Of those surveyed 28 percent wanted better sex with their partner and 28 percent wanted to “change” sex with their partner. As for what that “change” was, (although it might be safe to assume it was to make it more exciting), the respondents didn’t say.

  1. Over 60 Percent Of Couples Think More Foreplay Is The Way To Go

For 62 percent of couples, the most exciting way to make things more fun in the bedroom is by extending foreplay. Although the study didn’t say how long these couples are focusing on foreplay (although let’s really hope for at least 30 minutes), the fact is that foreplay is getting the attention it deserves. Finally.

This article was originally published on Bustle


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7 Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Your Libido

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Many foods have been touted for their ability to boost sex drive, but only a few are supported by scientific research.

By Alina Petre, MS, RD / Authority Nutrition

An aphrodisiac is defined as a food or drug that arouses sexual instinct, brings on desire or increases sexual pleasure or performance.

Naturally, aphrodisiacs are a hot topic, as evidenced by the myriad of pharmaceutical drugs available and marketed specifically for their libido-boosting effects.

However, some individuals prefer natural alternatives, as they are generally safer and tend to have fewer side effects.

This article reviews 7 science-backed aphrodisiacs that can boost your libido.


1 – Maca

Maca is a sweet root vegetable with several health benefits.

In South America it’s commonly used to boost fertility, even going by the nickname “the Peruvian Viagra.”

It grows predominantly in the mountains of central Peru and is related to cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage.

Maca is one of the few popular natural aphrodisiacs that’s actually backed by science.

Animal studies report increases in libido and erectile function in mice and rats fed maca.

And maca seems to have libido-boosting effects in humans too. Four high-quality studies reported that participants experienced enhanced sexual desire after they consumed maca.

Furthermore, a small study suggests that maca may help reduce the loss of libido that’s commonly experienced as a side effect of certain antidepressant drugs.

Most studies provided 1.5–3.5 grams of maca per day for 2–12 weeks.

Participants generally tolerated these intakes well and experienced few side effects. However, more studies are needed to determine safe dosages and long-term effects.

Summary: Maca is a sweet root vegetable that may help boost libido.

2 – Tribulus

Tribulus terrestris, also known as bindii, is an annual plant that grows in dry climates.

It is commonly used to help improve athletic performance, infertility and loss of libido.

This supplement is also backed by some science. Animal studies report increased sperm production in rats given Tribulus supplements.

Another study found 88% of women with sexual dysfunction experienced increased sexual satisfaction after taking 250 mg of Tribulus per day for 90 days.

Additionally, a group of researchers examined the effect of Tribulus in women with sexual dysfunction by giving them 7.5 mg of the extract per day.

After four weeks, the women given Tribulus reported significantly higher levels of desire, arousal, lubrication and orgasm satisfaction.

That said, more research is needed to evaluate optimal dosing, as well as the effects of Tribulus supplements in men.

Summary: The Tribulus terrestris plant may have aphrodisiac effects in women. More research is needed to evaluate optimal doses of Tribulus, as well as its effects in men.

3 – Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba is an herbal supplement derived from one of the oldest species of trees — the Ginkgo biloba tree.

It’s popular in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for many ailments, including depression and poor sexual function.

Ginkgo biloba is said to act as an aphrodisiac by helping relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Nevertheless, studies have produced mixed results.

For example, one small study reports that ginkgo biloba reduced the loss of libido caused by antidepressant use in around 84% of participants.

Both male and female participants said they experienced increased desire, excitement and ability to orgasm after consuming 60–120 mg of the supplement daily, although effects seemed stronger in female participants.

However, a follow-up study noted no improvements in a similar group of participants who took ginkgo biloba.

Ginkgo biloba is generally well tolerated, but it may act as a blood thinner. Thus, if you’re taking blood-thinning medications, make sure to check with your health care professional before taking ginkgo biloba.

Summary: Ginkgo biloba may have aphrodisiac effects, but study results are inconsistent. The herb may also interact with blood thinners, so consult your health care practitioner before using it.

4 – Red ginseng

Ginseng is another popular herb in Chinese medicine.

One particular type — red ginseng — is commonly used to treat a variety of ailments in men and women, including low libido and sexual function.

Several studies have investigated its use in men and observed that red ginseng was at least twice as effective as the placebo at improving erectile function.

Also, one small study in menopausal women found that red ginseng may improve sexual arousal.

However, these results are not universal. Moreover, some experts question the strength of these studies and warn that more research is needed before strong conclusions can be made.

One study had participants take 1.4–3 grams of red ginseng daily for 4–12 weeks.

This and another study found that people generally tolerate ginseng well, but it may interfere with blood-thinning medications and the treatment of hormone-sensitive cancers.

In some cases, ginseng may also cause headaches, constipation or minor stomach upset.

Summary: Red ginseng is a popular herb that may help boost sex drive and erectile function in men and sexual arousal in women. However, stronger studies are needed to confirm these effects.

5 – Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an annual plant cultivated worldwide.

Its seeds are most commonly used in South Asian dishes, but it’s also popular in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory, libido-boosting treatment.

And perhaps this is for good reason — this herb appears to contain compounds that the body can use to make sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone.

In one small study, men given 600 mg of fenugreek extract per day for six weeks reported experiencing increased sexual arousal and more orgasms.

Similarly, a small study investigated the effects of a daily dose of 600 mg of fenugreek extract in women who had reported having a low sex drive.

It observed a significant increase in sexual desire and arousal in the fenugreek group by the end of the eight-week study, compared to the placebo group.

Fenugreek is generally well tolerated, but can interact with blood-thinning medication and may cause minor stomach upset.

Moreover, due to its influence on sex hormones, fenugreek may also interfere with the treatment of hormone-sensitive cancers.

Summary: Fenugreek may help boost sexual desire and arousal in both men and women. Individuals taking blood-thinning medication should avoid it.

6 – Pistachio nuts

People have been eating pistachio nuts since 6,000 BC.

They are quite nutritious and particularly rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats.

Pistachios may have a variety of health benefits, including helping lower blood pressure, control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Moreover, they may also help reduce symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

In one small study, men who consumed 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of pistachio nuts per day for three weeks experienced increased blood flow to the penis and firmer erections.

Experts have suggested these effects may be due to the ability of pistachios to improve blood cholesterol and stimulate better blood flow throughout the body.

However, this study did not use a placebo group, which makes it difficult to interpret the results. More studies are needed before strong conclusions can be made.

Summary: Pistachio nuts appear to increase blood flow, contributing to firmer erections. However, more studies are needed before strong conclusions can be made.

7 – Saffron

Saffron is a spice derived from the Crocus sativus flower. It is native to Southwest Asia and one of the most expensive spices by weight.

This spice is often used as an alternative remedy to help treat depression, reduce stress and enhance mood.

What’s more, saffron is also popular for its potential aphrodisiac properties, especially in individuals taking antidepressants.

One study observed that a group of men given 30 mg of saffron per day for four weeks experienced greater improvements in erectile function than men given a placebo.

A follow-up study in women reported that those in the saffron group experienced higher levels of arousal and increased lubrication, compared to those in the placebo group.

Nevertheless, studies on saffron’s aphrodisiac properties in individuals not suffering from depression yield inconsistent results.

Summary: Saffron may help increase sex drive in individuals taking antidepressant medications. However, results in other groups remain mixed.

Well-Known Aphrodisiac Foods That Are Not Backed by Strong Scientific Evidence

Several other foods are touted to have aphrodisiac properties. However, their libido-boosting effects are often supported by very little scientific evidence.

Here are some of the most popular of these questionable foods:

  • Chocolate: Compounds in cacao are often touted to have an aphrodisiac effect, particularly in women. However, studies provide little evidence to support this very popular belief
  • Oysters: While one study reports that they may have some libido-boosting effects in rats, no studies exist to support the libido-enhancing properties of oysters in humans
  • Chasteberry: Studies suggest that this fruit may influence hormone levels and reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms in women. However, there is no evidence that it offers any libido-boosting benefits
  • Honey: It has allegedly been used for centuries to bring romance into marriages. One variety called “mad honey” is even marketed as a sexual stimulant. Yet, no studies support this, and it may contain dangerous toxins
  • Epimedium: Also known as horny goat weed, it’s popular in traditional Chinese medicine for treating ailments like erectile dysfunction. Cell and animal studies provide some early support for this use, but human studies are needed
  • Hot chilies: According to popular belief, capsaicin, the compound that gives hot chilies their spiciness, stimulates nerve endings on the tongue, causing the release of sex drive-boosting chemicals. However, no studies support this belief.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol may act as an aphrodisiac by helping both men and women relax and get in the mood. However, heavy drinking may actually reduce arousal and sexual function, so moderation is key

Summary: The supplements listed above are often said to help increase sexual desire. However, there is currently limited scientific evidence to support their use as aphrodisiacs.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to boosting sex drive, the list of foods with potential aphrodisiac properties is very long.

However, only a small proportion of these supposed aphrodisiacs are actually backed by science.

If you’re interested in giving the science-backed options a try, you may want to start with small amounts and increase the dosage based on your personal tolerance.

Also, it’s important to note that natural aphrodisiacs may interact with some medications.

If you’re currently taking medication, make sure to check with your health care provider before giving these foods and herbs a try.

 

7 Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Your Libido By Alina Petre originally appeared on Alternet

 


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