5 Veggies to Give Your Sex Life Some Va-Va-Voom

Va-va-veggie voom!

There’s no need to medicate or slurp down some oysters (the cliché of aphrodisiacs).

Instead, you can get all the zest you need in the veggie isle. Cook your paramour a little something featuring these vivacious veggies.

Truffle shuffle

Truffles are rare and expensive, but you can use truffle oil instead. The aphrodisiac properties of truffles come from their scent, which is similar to the scent of male pheromones.

Garlic kisses

Garlic is the great cure-all and, according to a recent study, the third most powerful aphrodisiac in the world after honey and oysters. (Anyone for garlic honey oysters?) From the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew:

The ancient Indians valued the medicinal properties of garlic and thought it to be an aphrodisiac. [but...] It was also forbidden by monks who believed it to be a stimulant which aroused passions. Widows, adolescents and those who had taken up a vow or were fasting could not eat garlic because of its stimulant quality.

Asparagus lovin’

The French may no longer practice the tradition of dining on asparagus three times a day before your wedding night to increase libido, but there is some scientific evidence to back up the idea of aphrodisiac asparagus. Asparagus contains calcium, vitamin E and potassium which cleanse the kidneys and urinary track while imbuing a burst of energy. Aspartic acid found in asparagus neutralizes ammonia in our bodies, which can lead to fatigue and a lack of sexual desire.

Cucumber Canoodle

OK, we all know what it’s shaped like, but the aphrodisiac qualities of cucumber comes mostly from its aroma. A study by a group of Chicago scientists found that the smell of cucumber increased vaginal blood flow by about 13 percent.

Hot Pepper Love

Peppers have a high volume of alkaloid capsaicin and trigger the release of feel-good endorphins which act as natural pain killers. Peppers raise your heartbeat and increase the flow of blood and oxygen while making your lips swell a little so that they are just a little more kissable.

More aphrodisiac foods…

Listen to this Green Divas Eco-Sexy episode featuring Brigitte Mars, author of The Sexual Herbal. She talks about a variety of foods that are great to incorporate into your diet for a healthier libido. Who knew aphrodisiacs were so abundant in good foods?

Written by Nikki Fotheringham



Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoni3 years ago


Megan Kk
Megan Kk4 years ago

Just make sure you both eat the garlic

Joseph Raj
Joseph Raj4 years ago

Yes asparagus, is the good food that's turn you on...it works for me...Thank you.

willian Miller
william Miller4 years ago


Erika M.
Erika M4 years ago

I don't know about other people but, asparagus gives me some SERIOUSLY stinky farts. I don't think that would be a turn on.

heather g.
heather g4 years ago

Eat what you will for those effects - which are probably mostly in your mind.

Please, just leave the Rhino and Elephant horns alone !!

Mary T.
Mary T4 years ago

cute article...thanks for sharing :)

DSimplyAnnoying O.

Interesting, but if one maintains a healthy and well-balanced diet, be it omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, then presumably, one will have few worries if your diet is already healthy, especially if it is organic.

That can be true in some cases, Jordan G. Perhaps John M can wave these around while he proclaims on other threads about how 'abstinence is...'

One has to be careful when purchasing truffle oil to make sure that it is authentic. Truffles are rather rare and very expensive and it is simply annoying that there are some unethical sorts out there who are selling knock off fake versions of truffle oil on the market.

Dave C.
David C4 years ago

thanks, but agree with Phil M, the green lips don't do much good in my mind....

Jordan G.
Jordan G4 years ago

Wow, some of these are more like birth control. The stench alone is a great way to prevent connection. There are better ways to get your partner in the mood -- while keeping yourself in the mood.

No thanks.