Alright, so this post has nothing remotely close to do with our fair city. But, it was nevertheless brought to my attention and I feel the need to share. It seems aphrodisiac advocate, Amy Reiley, has released a new book titled, “Fork Me, Spoon Me: The Sensual Cookbook” which among others lists the top 12 aphrodisiac foods, according to Reiley. Read on…

Without further ado, I present to you Amy Reiley’s top 12 aphrodisiac foods (courtesy:

  1. Chile peppers
    Indulge in the one slow burn that hurts so good. While lips swell and tongues tingle, the chili heat sets to work releasing endorphins, the primary pleasure enzyme.
  2. Peaches
    Thought by the ancient Chinese to hold magical properties, peaches are rich in potassium, iron, vitamins a and c, all noted nutrients for improving horizontal salsa.
  3. Mint
    Noted for increasing appetites of all kinds, mint is the perfect herb to sweeten a meal, for not only does it increase flavor but it also sweetens breath.
  4. Ginger
    Although it is commonly used to aid digestion, served pickled, candied or in the raw, ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones.
  5. Honey
    A sweet decadence colored the hue of royalty and wealth, golden honey is energy-boosting syrup. The Nectar of Aphrodite, this all-natural sweetener is at the root of the term honeymoon.
  6. Mangoes
    The muse of poets and philosophers since the beginning of recorded time, mangoes are prescribed in India to increase male libido.
  7. Saffron
    The most rare and exotic of all herbs, saffron has been used throughout history in rituals of beauty and love.
  8. Chocolate
    The aphrodisiac properties of chocolate are many. Sip creamy hot chocolate for its modest caffeine charge or nibble on a dark morsel for its serotonin boost.
  9. Almonds
    The almond blossom is considered an international symbol of fertility. Removed from their shell, these protein-rich morsels are outstanding in helping sustain stamina.
  10. Rosemary
    With flavors and aromas dubbed envigorating in the naturopathic world, rosemary could easily be called one of the kitchens most sensual foods.
  11. Vanilla
    With a scent found to be arousing to both men and women, vanilla is equally effective on both sexes.
  12. Figs
    Spilt down the center and cradled in the palm, the fig is said to resemble the female genitalia. Rich in iron, figs are welcome additions to any summer feast.

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