An aphrodisiac is a food that increases libido or ‘puts you in the mood’ and increases sexual pleasure as well. Sex has a lot to do with mood and it is only when you are in the right mood that you would get to enjoy it. Otherwise, it would just seem like a chore for you to perform, and that is not how your partner would want you to view sex.
Many things could lower one’s libido, including stress, lack of sleep, and more. This could make you almost disinterested in sex, having it just a few times in a month. While this might be good if you and your partner are on the same page, it can prove to be a bummer if your partner expects otherwise. You can remedy that with aphrodisiacs.
Aphrodisiacs rekindle that desire in you, helping you regain your lost sexual drive. While some people argue that the effects of aphrodisiacs are just placebo, meaning they are merely induced by the mind rather than any external factor, many people claim that aphrodisiacs do just exactly what they expected to do. Since most of these aphrodisiacs are sweet foods, some of which we even eat normally, there is no harm in trying any of them out. Here are some natural aphrodisiac foods in Nigeria.
1. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has been touted as one very effective aphrodisiac. Besides how sweet and flavourful it can be, dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which is a stimulant that enhances sexual excitement. It also contains tryptophan, which also enhances pleasure as well. It also contains other chemicals and stimulants that would make you feel good and help you relax.
In addition to that, just having a chocolate bar before sex can be exhilarating in itself. Added to that is that you can try a thing or two with chocolates during sex.
Dates have always been used to make aphrodisiac concoctions, but they can also be eaten on their own and the effect would be the same. Dates can be very sweet and chewy, like a type of candy, but they are the fruits of the date palm, which is found in arid regions, like Northern Nigeria. Dates are rich in amino acids, which can improve sexual stamina, which would help you last longer.
3. Tiger Nuts
Tiger nuts are another kind of aphrodisiac that is definitely worth trying. They are popularly called ofio in the Southern part of Nigeria. While they can be eaten like nuts, they can also be blended as a drink. To get the most of it, you can add dates and coconut milk to the mix and you have a very potent aphrodisiac. Yes, a mixture of tiger nuts, dates and coconut drink has been said to aphrodisiac properties.
4. Red Wine
How about a glass of red wine before sex? Studies have shown that taking red wine increases sexual pleasure and responsiveness, which can result in an overall pleasurable experience. You do not have to go heavy on the wine though, to prevent you from being drunk. Just having a little in your system is enough to feel the magic.
Fenugreek is another natural way to boost sex drive and increase sexual pleasure. While it has many other health benefits, you can use fenugreek solely for an aphrodisiac.
Avocados are considered are one of the best natural aphrodisiac fruits because they are packed with in phytonutrients, which helps dilate your blood vessels when you catch a mood for some hot delight. Avocados provide important minerals and vitamins that can increase blood flow to the genitals and promote a healthy sex life. Avocados contain vitamin B6, folic acid and heart healthy fats that gives the body more energy. For example, vitamin B6 helps the hormone production in men. There are so many other health benefits of avocados for men.
7. Goron Tula
Goron Tula is a fruit is found in northern Nigeria, also called snot apple (Azanza garckeana). Goron Tula has been reported to boost sexual desire in both men and women, sustaining it and making intercourse pleasurable. However, there is very little or no medical evidence to support this claim.
8. Alligator Pepper
Alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) is a West African spice made from the seeds and seed pods of the Aframomum danielli plant. It is a very spicy, and used as a common ingredient in cuisines. Alligator Pepper has been observed to boost libido and serve as a natural aphrodisiac.
According to a 2017 study, alligator pepper helps in enhancing sexual life as it reduces the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
These natural aphrodisiac foods in Nigeria don’t just boost sexual performance, but are also good for your overall health.
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