The idea of the “aphrodisiac” - a substance that boosts libido – dates back to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, who (according to mythology) came out of the ocean on a seashell.
This explains why many types of seafood – including oysters - are considered aphrodisiacs. Still, other substances, ranging from the common to the obscure, are consumed around the world in the hopes of improving performance in bed.
Some examples include: eating giant toasted ants, a blended crab meat smoothie, various types of fungi, and snake blood. There is even a fungus known as “yartsa gunbu” that sells for $50,000 per pound in Tibet. Why? Because it’s known as the “Viagra of the Himalayas.” You may be wondering if one’s lifestyle plays any role in their sexual health and desire.
The answer is: Probably. Studies show that a well-rested and fit person tends to be more relaxed and aroused, therefore more likely to engage in sex. Discover 40 popular aphrodisiacs around the world, and learn what other lifestyle factors may increase one’s sexual desire, in this infographic from MattressClarity.com!