People have been using aphrodisiacs to spice up their sex life since time began. Aphrodisiacs are a class of food that is said to make sex more enjoyable, make it more likely that a couple will have sex and that they will want to have sex with each other more often. In the past, aphrodisiacs were prescribed as a way to fix certain sexual dysfunctions and that is possibly why they have the reputation that they do today. Whilst many of the traditional aphrodisiacs have been proven to have little to no effect on human brain activity, there are a few that have been proven to do something and they are quite fun to play around with. If your partner wants to try something different or if you like to cook, try making a few of the aphrodisiacs that you can find.It is shown that aphrodisiacs that do work are based mainly on scent. Certain foods and plant oils give of scent that stimulates the sexual areas of the brain and other foods can boost the levels of sex hormones in the body like testosterone.The research that has been done on pheromones is quite sparse, but they have found that aphrodisiacs and pheromones alongside food can be used to create certain reactions. These can be targeted at certain emotions and this is thought to be why aphrodisiacs have had such a long and storied history. Many of the aphrodisiacs still in use today are light, low calorie and have very little fat in them. This is a good thing as they will not bloat you or take much effort for your body to digest. When you are eating before having sex or exercising, you don’t want to eat heavier foods like pastry and potatoes, as these will make you feel heavy and less sexy. Common aphrodisiacs are things such as oysters and asparagus and a few other more exotic ingredients. These foods are supposed to work because they look a little like genitals and it is supposed to you’re your brain to think about sex more. If your partner is eating them in a suggestive way, this can work even more. Whilst they may only have a minor effect, a lot of people understand what aphrodisiacs are and this can give it a more pronounced effect due to the placebo effect. People know that aphrodisiacs are meant to make sex more fun and because of this, sex is more fun.Most aphrodisiacs are also very healthy things to eat, packed full of vitamins and minerals to help your body perform better. In the past, many people will have had poor nutrition, but eating something like oysters will have made them feel healthier as there is a large amount of helpful minerals like zinc in an oyster. Pairing it together with asparagus which contains iron can make you full of vitamins and minerals and these things together with the anticipation of sexual contact means that you will feel confident and great.Preparing aphrodisiacs is pretty easy as almost any nutrient rich food you cook you don’t need to do to much to them before they are cooked. Cooking aphrodisiacs lightly and not seasoning them too much is key to getting great tasting food and this will retain most of the vitamin content of the aphrodisiac.Many people like to combine aphrodisiacs with nice smells and a massage. This way, you and your partner can get very relaxed and massage each other with scented oils that are good both to relax your musculature and can stoke the fire of your libido as well. Some of the most popular and sensual aromas to look for when shopping are orange and lavender. Lavender has been proven to be a useful tool in diagnosing male fertility and sexual problems and is very useful to use in the bedroom as a very subtle scent in the air to drive your partner wild. Orange is a little different, which relaxes you and when massaged in to your skin, can leave a very faint trace of sweetness. This means your partner will love to kiss and taste you even more than normal which can make foreplay very enjoyable for the both of you.Whilst aphrodisiacs have less effect than you might want, they are always worth a try in tandem with other things on a date night. Even if they don’t work too well for your date night, the effort you put in will be greatly appreciated by your partner and the thoughts that aphrodisiacs bring are much more important than the actual physical effects that may happen. Try looking for foods that contain lavender, such as ice cream and other sweet things to share with your partner and hopefully your night will just get better and better.