Sex is essential to a marriage or any other romantic relationship. Without it, no matter how much you love each other, you will feel there’s something missing. Sex is an expression of your love and it releases tension and makes you feel good afterwards. But no matter how much you love to have sex, it wanes. Factors that cause sex life to decrease can be psychological or it can be physiological. Men from different times and era would do anything to prolong their upbeat cravings for sex, hence the discovery of aphrodisiacs. Aphrodisiacs are substances- like food, tea or herbal products, drug or scents believed to enhance libido or sexual desires.

Aphrodisiacs came from the name of Aphrodite, the Greek- Goddess of love and beauty. To further elaborate, aphrodisiacs can improve and increase sexual health and awareness, can loosen your sexual inhibitions, makes sexual organs more sensitive, can increase stamina, prevents impotence or frigidity, and perks up the gonads and other glands related to sex activity and helps in production of semen. There are two kinds or classification of aphrodisiacs. The biochemical aphrodisiacs and the psychophysical. The biochemical are the ones that directly affect the sex organs and the psychophysical are the ones which owes their effectiveness to the beliefs of the ancient people.

Herbal aphrodisiacs are usually the ones being used in ancient people to enhance their sex life. Some example of it is Alstonia, also known as Dita, Devil’s tree or Bitter Bark. It can be found in Asia, specifically India and Philippines. Dita tree is thought to retain erection and delays ejaculation. The seed of the Dita tree is said to have powerful alkaloids and chlorogenine substances. These two agents are said to be responsible for the sexual effect of Dita Tree. Another is Betel Nut, which is said to put you in the mood for love making. Betel nut grows everywhere in the South Pacific.

Betel nut has Arcoline oil, a mild nervous system stimulant; the substance can heighten your desires to open up those legs every time your partner is around. And the famous herbal aphrodisiac, the Ginseng, as we all know Ginseng gives the stamina of a horse and restores the waning vitality caused by aging. Ginseng is also known as the root of life, manroot or redberry. Aside from herbal aphrodisiacs, there are also foods which enhance and increase intercourse activities. Some of these are vegetables which contains androstone like celery. Some spices are also medically proven to boost libido like garlic, onion, basil, ginger and licorice.

And of course, it’s a common knowledge chocolates are perfect aphrodisiacs for women especially if it is handed with a sparkling diamond ring. Aphrodisiacs are just enhancements; you have to take care of yourself if you want to enjoy sex longer. That means exercise and proper diet-discipline. Keep in mind, the most essential organ in making love is not the one between the legs, it’s what’s inside your head. Aphrodisiacs are futile if you’re having sex for sex alone. Sex is more than just exchanging of bodily fluids, there has to be meeting of the minds.

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The author of this article, Ruth Purple , is a Relationship Expert who has been successfully coaching individuals and couples in their relationships. Get A Copy of her sensational ebook on Winning Over Infidelity. Experience a Happier Love Life.