15 Foods That Get You In The Mood Slideshow

Arugula

Arugula has been used as an aphrodisiac since the first century. Arugula tastes great on it’s own, but if you really want to liven things up, try squirting a little lemon juice and adding some pine nuts, which are rich in that oh so powerful zinc. Pine nuts also include boron, a natural brain stimulant to help bring all those filthy ideas into the forefront of your mind.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Arugula salad with pine nuts

Almonds

It’s rumored that just the smell of almonds is enough to make a woman weak in the knees. So gents, always keep a handful of almonds in your pockets.  Almonds also help increase stamina and testosterone for longer, well you know.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Chinese Almond Chicken

Figs

In nearly every culture, figs have been revered as the fertility fruit. Maybe it’s because of the sheer number of seeds, it’s color, or simply the fact that the inside kinda looks like lady parts. Rumor has it that Cleopatra’s favorite fruit was figs and we all know she was basically an Ancient Egyptian Kim Kardashian.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Bacon wrapped figs

Bananas

If the mere act of eating a banana doesn’t get you in the mood, there’s actually some pretty sweet science that backs up bananas potency. With high levels of potassium and magnesium for endurance, it also contains this little enzyme bromeliad (cool story bromeliad) that actually helps increase the male libido.

Our recommendation for a hot night/morning in: Banana Pancakes (For the morning after)

Chocolate

Chocolate is the king of natural aphrodisiacs. Cocoa naturally contains anandamide, which is known as the “feel-good chemical”. If that wasn't good enough it has phenylethylamine the “love chemical, which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain, especially during peaks of orgasmic delight. Your move diamonds.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Triple Chocolate Cake

Avocados:

Avocados are called the testicle tree by ancient Aztecs due to their hanging… c’mon you get it. Catholic priests in Spain found this fruit so sexually suggestive that it was forbidden. Despite it’s overtly sexual appearance, avocados are rich in folic acid, which help produce orgasms, with vitamin B6 and potassium for stamina. Plus dipping chips just makes us hot.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Guacamole

Chili Peppers

Yes that’s right. Sriracha is an aphrodisiac. Well technically it’s chili peppers, but we all know that Sriracha’s mystery flavor comes from hot chilies and garlic, two foods known for increasing the heart rate and blood circulation. Both which come in handy during passionate love making. We always knew we loved Sriracha, just not in that way.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Kung Pao Chicken drizzled with sriracha

Oysters

Oysters whether cooked or raw (though more potent fresh), are probably the most famous food for promoting sexy times. Their high zinc content is thought to help increase the male libido and sperm count. Just make sure to watch how many martinis you pair them with.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Oysters on the Half Shell or Oysters Rockefeller

Basil

Another fragrant herb that has a smell that gets the people going. Basil helps your heart pump extra blood, giving a rosy flush to that already beautiful face of yours.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Pesto Ravioli

Pomegranate

Having problems in bed? Next time grab a glass of Pomegranate juice. Thought to help with erectile dysfunction, pomegranates help promote blood circulation and organ development. This allows more blood to course through veins, meaning higher sensitivity in your naughty parts.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Pomegranate Mousse

Asparagus

Back in 19th Century France, would be brides were fed a three course meal mainly made up of asparagus. The long, stemmed veggie is rich in histamine, which is a cool little chemical that makes it possible to reach an orgasm for males and females. The only downside? Stinky pee.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Red Wine

Besides helping you immediately relax and loosen up during a romantic dinner or an equally romantic night on the couch watching The Walking Dead, wine boosts blood flow and improves circulation before and after coitus. Suprisingly white wine, while delicious, is not nearly as good for hanky panky. So make sure you grab the red on date night.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Cabernet, the darker the better

Strawberries

There’s a reason strawberries make good bedroom food. Besides their high vitamin C content, the smell alone is said to make you a bit hot under the collar. Fun fact: In the French Countryside, cold strawberry soup was served at dinner to promote proper honeymoon activities.  

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Strawberry Short Cake

Sushi

Greek mythology states that all fruits of the sea are children of Aphrodite, the God of Love, which explains why sushi is the perfect date night food. Raw fish is stuffed with Omega 3’s and zinc, while the seaweed wrapper is a great source of vitamin E, commonly known as the sex vitamin. Even that wasabi and ginger on the table are warming agents, helping bring an attractive flush to cheeks. In fact a high enough dose has been proven to release endorphins. So if there’s ever a question of where to go on date night, this is your answer.

Our recommendation for a hot night in: Sashimi sampler

Double Bacon Cheeseburger

Okay, so technically there’s nothing in bacon cheeseburgers that help with love making, but we always seem to feel a little randy when we eat one.