Spice up your love life with these tasty concoctions
“From our most ancient beginnings to modern times, humans have spent a great deal of effort searching for the perfect aphrodisiac,” says Stephanie Tourles, author of Making Love Potions (£12.99, Storey).
“Different cultures around the world have their own particular favoured remedies, potions and charms that are said to inspire the mood for love, invigorate sexual performance or enhance physical sensitivity.
“Perhaps the best aphrodisiac of all is vibrant health, physical and mental. If you’re stressed out, your mind is buzzy and your body is wired. If you’re tired or feeling low, your body just wants to hunker down and hibernate. Either way, your love life loses: that electric feeling of arousal wanes, and your anticipation of and pleasure in sexual activity diminishes.
“Here’s where herbs can really shine. Some support and enhance overall good health and wellbeing, while others more directly target the sexual impulse. Aphrodisiacs, as a category, can be different things for different people.
“They can stir the senses on many levels, not merely the physical, but also through scent, touch, taste…in short, anything that inspires or deepens feelings of sexuality, sensuality, intimcacy, joy and contentment between you and your partner can be considered an aphrodisiac.”
To find out what works for you, why not try one of Stephanie’s tasty aphrodisiac recipes, full of powerful natural ingredients. Whatever the effect, it’s bound to be good!
A delicious libido and endurance-boosting smoothie
Zingy bites full of flavour and health benefits
An easy-to-make edible body butter – yum!
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