How to Literally Spice Up Your Sex Life

March 31, 2011
If you really want to spice up your sex life, you need to literally add some spice.

For centuries mankind has tried to find natural ways to arouse sexual desire and boost libido. Now a new Canadian study has revealed the natural aphrodisiacs that actually work.

Researchers from the University of Guelph set out to study (and debunk) natural aphrodisiacs. Lead researcher Massimo Marcone says, “Aphrodisiacs have been used for thousands of years all around the world, but the science behind the claims has never been well understood or clearly reported. Ours is the most thorough scientific review to date. Nothing has been done on this level of detail before now.”

What Marcone and is his team found is panax ginseng, saffron, and yohimbine (a natural chemical from yohimbe trees in West Africa) all improved human sexual function. Sadly, chocolate and wine do not aid in sexual arousal or satisfaction. Marcone says wine and chocolates may make you seem more in the mood for love, but those amorous feelings are most likely in a person’s head.

So hit the spice rack, not the wine cellar, for a shot of sexual desire.

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