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Does Aphrodisiacal Food Work for You?

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Not for me. Oysters, dog meat in Korea, snake soup in HK, deer's penis soup in Singapore - no effect whatsoever. Am beginning to wonder if it's all old wives' tale. Has anyone actually experienced a lift from any purportedly aphrodisiacal food?

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  1. Hm, nothin' sexier than a guy who needs to eat deer dick soup to get things going.....

    1. "Am beginning to wonder if it's all old wives' tale."

      You're BEGINNING to wonder?

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      1. re: ferret

        LOL! Now that you mentioned it.

      2. If you're with the right woman, any food is an aphrodisiac.

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        1. re: beevod

          Merlot. Better than any other alcohol to get the wife frisky. At my age, I need all the help I can get.

        2. Well, if you were in the standard of living when such aphrodisiacs were "developed" then perhaps. But I'm assuming that you're not malnourished or vitamin- or mineral-deficient.

          But, again assuming that you're not hungry and don't have an underlying medical condition (pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, obesity/metabolic disease, neural tumor etc), your choice of phosphodiesterase antagonists, booze and good old basic personal hygiene could do wonders.
          :-D

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          1. re: wattacetti

            Not that I actually needed an aphrodisiac :-)

            But I was really curious, as in many countries, the locals will tell you to try this or that food because of its supposedly "wonder" quality. But in ALL cases, it's just food - no buzz, no lift :-)

          2. The only aphrodisiac that works is to have a good buzz on.

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            1. re: arktos

              Arktos, yes and chocolate! Being deeply in love does wonders to get those phero-"moans" pumpin' too.

            2. Beer (for the goggles), just kidding. For me aphrodisiacal food (not sure if aphrodisiacal is a proper adjective ;) is any food that my WIFE eats that makes her want to "experience a lift" with ME!

              1. There was an occasion where an ex-BF and I received a quart of freshly-shucked oysters from the Pacific Northwest along with a cookbook.

                We prepared a recipe of taglietelle with the oysters, leeks, cream and mushrooms and within a half-hour of eating it, we couldn't get enough of each other...

                I still remember how great the dish tasted and have wanted to make it again, whenever I get another gentlemen worthy of its effect.

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                1. re: CarrieWas218

                  Call me, (Oysters) Rockefeller!

                2. When sushi was getting popular in California in the early 1980s, my brother complained that he had eaten six pieces of sushi, but only two of them "worked." Go figure.

                  1. Whipped cream. Lots of whipped cream.