7 Aphrodisiacs You Probably Already Own

Whether you want to raise your own libido or seduce your partner, aphrodisiacs can help. Most aphrodisiacs are common items you’d find in anyone’s fridge, so you shouldn’t have to go out of your way to buy them. Although they seem like any other food, they’ll increase your sexual desire as soon as you consume them. Here are some of the best aphrodisiacs out there you should always keep in your kitchen.

Peppermint Tea

One of the reasons peppermint is considered an aphrodisiac is due to its distinct aroma. That’s why you could also buy peppermint soap or shampoo and still benefit from its arousing properties, even though you wouldn’t be eating anything. Of course, it’s even better for you to drink peppermint tea, because it’ll provide you with multiple nutrients that will improve your sexual health.


Tomatoes can improve your muscle control, which can help your sexual performance. They can also calm you down, which is useful when you’re nervous about a sexual encounter. Besides, watching your partner eat while juice drips down their lips is sexy all on its own.


There’s a reason why cinnamon is used so often in aromatherapy. The smell of it can relax even the most stressed out man or woman, but tasting it can help normalize your blood sugar and will strengthen your libido. You don’t need to do the Cinnamon Challenge in order to get turned on. Just sprinkle some of it onto your breakfast or late night snack.

Pumpkin Seeds

They don’t sound like the sexiest snack, but pumpkin seeds can help boost libido. After all, it’s high in zinc, which is essential for testosterone production. The smell of pumpkin can be just as satisfying as the taste of the seeds, which is why you shouldn’t wait until Halloween to add the food to your grocery list.


Chocolate contains two different chemical compounds that increase happiness and relaxation. Despite its unhealthy reputation, studies show that dark chocolate can also improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure. The more blood pumping means easier and more intense arousal. Besides, it’s just plain delicious, so eating it will always put you in a better mood.

Chili Peppers

Chili peppers are hot in more ways than one. If you eat them, they’ll increase your circulation, which will make every touch you feel seem more intense. So stop being afraid to eat spicy foods right before you hop in bed. Peppers are actually one of the best things to eat right before a sexy lovemaking session.


This aphrodisiac is meant for men, not women. It will provide them with energy that they might’ve been lacking in their everyday lives. Although it hasn’t been proven, many people believe that consuming coconut can actually increase sperm count.


What other foods get you in the mood for sex?

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Holly Riordan
Holly Riordan
Holly is an aspiring sci-fi writer who currently writes lifestyle articles for All Women Stalk and News Cult. She's a fan of comedy movies, ridiculous puns, and is the owner of a pup named Ferris (last name Bueller).