5 Foods to Boost your Sex Life this Valentine’s Day

Whether you consider Valentine’s Day to be a purely commercial event or not, let’s face it, a day devoted to love, and, if you play your cards right, love making, is arguably a more enjoyable event than one dedicated to, say, gardening. To that extent, we’ve decided to give you a helping hand this year, with a full list of loin-empowering foods to ensure you're firing on each and every cylinder!

There’s few things more romantic than a home cooked meal, especially when, unbeknown to your partner, your plying them with aphrodisiacal ingredients. But the following foods won’t only get you and your other half in the mood for an epic, bedbound workout, but will also improve your performance, as well as the experience! So get a pen and pencil, grab your coat (you’ve pulled), and get ready to hit your local supermarket!


If the reports are anything to go by, Olive Oyl was one lucky lady! Spinach, along with other leafy vegetables, are a potent source of magnesium, which helps dilate blood vessels, and with more blood free to flow through to your genitalia, this extends to a greater arousal.

The trace minerals and antioxidants founds in dark leafy vegetables can also help block the absorption of some of the environmental contaminants thought to inhibit the libido. 


No article on orgasm-inducing foods would be complete without mention of the oyster. Though infamously linked to intercourse, purely on the basis of their physical resemblance to the female genitalia, there is more than meets the eye to our slippery friend.

Containing high levels of zinc, the mineral is thought to boost the libido by aiding testosterone production. Zinc also helps with healthy sperm production, and increased blood flow, and while Casanova famously gobbled fifty or so oysters a day, it is suggested that approximately six will do the job. 


Bees convert nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, and though this might not be the most arousing of tales, the sticky substance contains a mineral called boron, which helps the production of oestrogen – vital for arousal!


While the scope for puns are endless, we’re going to try and write this paragraph without cracking a single one (whoops!). 

Not only another high dosage of zinc, nuts are also nutrient dense with minerals important for sexual health, including selenium and vitamin E. They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, which in turn allows your body to create cholesterol, and it is this cholesterol that allows your hormones to function correctly. 


Chocolate famously produces similar endorphins as those released during sex, so just imagine how great chocolate and sex must be! 

And as for food-based foreplay, chocolate is arguably a far sexier choice than, well, spinach. 

What have you got planned for Valentine’s Day? As we suggested last year, those who train together, stay together, so if you’ve got a workout arranged to heat things up, let us know in the comment box below. And while you’re at it, check out the Be An Athlete Running Shorts, offering reduced friction with their luxury supima cotton, and an elasticated waistline for increased comfort and mobility! 

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