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A Greek term derived in the Latin word aphrodisiăcus, which came to our language as aphrodisiac . This adjective qualifies what manages to enliven or incite sexual desire .

The notion, which can also be used without an accent in the second I (aphrodisiac ) as accepted by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), is usually used as a noun with reference to substances that encourage sexual stimulation.

For example: “Let's celebrate the anniversary in an aphrodisiac restaurant”, "My brother-in-law recommended me an aphrodisiac who, he told me, is infallible", "At the moment I don't need any aphrodisiac, but who knows ...".

Aphrodisiacs can be drugs , foods , behaviors Or until objects that achieve excitement by analogy or cultural reasons. It is important to mention that many aphrodisiacs work by the so-called Placebo effect since, according to the science There is no evidence of their ability to stimulate sexual appetite.

In the case of aphrodisiac drugs, their function is to increase the levels of testosterone , dopamine and other hormones. Certain foods , by their components, they also get a similar effect.

For a symbolic extension, there are foods and products that are usually considered as aphrodisiacs because of their characteristics phallic or for resembling parts of body linked to sexuality. That is the case of bananas or bananas and the oysters .

It can be said that, beyond the characteristics of the aphrodisiac in question and the organic consequences that they produce directly, the power of these elements lies in the effects they generate on people.

Although, as we have mentioned, there are different chemical-type substances that can be used as an aphrodisiac, it should not be overlooked that many others that are natural are also considered as such. Specifically, it is established that among the foods that most increase libido and sexual desire are the following:
-Chocolate, since it is considered that it manages to increase the sexual desire for the release of endorphins that its intake brings. That without forgetting that it also releases what is called FEA and that it is nothing more than a hormone, phenylethylamine, which is what is produced when you are in love.
-Coffee is believed that it can also function as an aphrodisiac as long as it is active, clears and allows both men and women to become more "active" in privacy.
-Saffron is considered to have been used as an aphrodisiac since ancient times. So much so that, for example, the Greeks believed that this product was able to "untie" any woman.
-Fruits such as strawberries, apple or avocado, are also believed to be potent foods to increase the sexual desire of anyone.

In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore that there are other substances that there are those who use as an aphrodisiac. We are referring to marijuana, a plant that responds to the name of maca and even an alkaloid of African origin that is called yohimbine.

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