Which natural aphrodisiacs boost sex drive (and which don't)

Chocolate? Oysters? Ginseng? This research gives the lowdown on foods that help your libido

Which Natural Aphrodisiacs Actually Work

Looking for a natural boost for your sex life?

A new study by the International Society for Sexual Medicine has looked into food aphrodisiacs to find which really work, and which really don't - with some surprising results.

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For instance, it turns out that chocolate - and more specifically chocolate dipped strawberries - will do nothing for your sex drive (although it does taste good and make you feel happier, which might get you in the mood).

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Oysters, too, have always been believed to be a natural aphrodisiac, mainly because they contain zinc, which boosts testosterone production - but there's actually no scientific evidence to suggest they have any benefit for your sex life.

So what can you eat to help things along the way in the bedroom? Apparently, ginseng really does help with erectile dysfunction, as well as boost arousal in menopausal women.

The root vegetable maca will increase sexual function in everyone, but can be especially helpful in men with erectile dysfunction.

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