Food and sex have a long, complicated history. Supported in part by mythological beliefs and in part by actual science, we have widely accepted that what turns us on could very well start in the kitchen. But did you ever consider that there are also some foods that could slow your sex drive down to a near screeching halt? Sexual desires are controlled by what is known as the libido — a fancy word for sex drive.
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Dark chocolate. You hardly need a reason to indulge in terrific treats like this formidable trio, but turns out, there is one really good one: they, along with a delicious array of other foods, can boost your sex drive. See what other foods R. Don't forget to pin this story for later and follow Redbook on Pinterest for more ideas! When we ingest celery, the subtle pheromone of these two natural chemicals travels through our sweat glands and works to attract the opposite sex," explains Rebecca Scritchfield, R. N, author of the upcoming book Body Kindness. Hold the PSL, please!
Food play can have sexual or non-sexual connotations. The term often refers to sitophilia , a form of sexual fetishism in which participants are aroused by erotic situations involving food. The phrase is also used to refer to non-sexual play with food, such as playful and decorative food displays, enjoyment of preparing food, or even a play about food.
Food and sexuality have been associated in various ways throughout history. Foods such as chocolate and oysters are said to be aphrodisiacs. Food items are also used metaphorically in slang sexual terminology and poetry. Some foods are considered sensual for their appearance, texture and taste.