If it looks sexy, it is sexy! And the long thin shape of asparagus just might turn you and your partner on! The French word for asparagus is ‘asperge,’ a slang word for the male sex organ. As an aphrodisiac, asparagus is said to be one of the psycho-physiological aphrodisiacs due to its shape. It is said to trigger the eye and the mind to make one think of sex!
If just the looks of the stalk don’t do the trick, then eating some or feeding some to your eager partner will surely spice up your sex life. Asparagus is high in folate, a B vitamin that helps increase your production of histamine, one of the promoters of a healthy sex life.
Nicholas Culpepper, a very famous English herbalist and botanist, once said that “asparagus stirs up lust in man and woman.” In 19th century France, at their prenuptial dinners, the future grooms were served three courses of these sensual spears.
We don’t really know what is fact and what is fiction, but throughout history certain foods have been treasured as aphrodisiacs and asparagus is one of them. Some of the others are oysters (we all know that! – and by the way, it’s because of the high content of zinc), almonds, caviar, avocados, bananas (again the shape!), figs (just look at them!), honey (full of boron that boosts testosterone in men and women), and of course, chocolate (yeah!)!
We’ve all got to eat, right? So when you want to be in the mood for love, why not eat these foods? They’re healthy — and they’re sexy! What could be bad about that?