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Transcript: Millions of people swear they can, but the scientific evidence is still in question. Aphrodisiacs are elements that evoke or stimulate sexual desire Non-Food Aphrodisiacs: Exercise In order to be a true aphrodisiac, they have to create desire -- not improve performance and ability Amyl Nitrate "snappers/poppers" By Definition... Aphrodisiac Pramipexole Burpropion At it's Core Can certain foods, drugs and scents really increase sexual desire? Aphrodite: Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty, Fertility, and Desire 1. Oyster 2. Celery 3. Almonds 4. Asparagus 5. Figs The Science of it: 1st known Aphrodisiac was a person's body odor The most potent chemical aphrodisiac: Testosterone * Signals are sent from the Limbic Lobe of the brain via the nervous system to the pelvic region * These signals tell the blood vessels to dilate * This dilation creates an erection * The vessels then close so those erectile tissues stay erect * This erection is accompanied by rapid heart rate *At the same time, our brains are releasing norepinephrine and dopamine Food Aphrodisiacs 6. Watermelon 7. Garlic 8. Banana 9. Tomato 10. Cucumber Drug Aphrodisiacs Creation of love potions Further along in aphrodisiac history we can call it a person's pheromones that they give off that either attract or repel another person's attractiveness to us Drugs that affect brain receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine increase sex drive 11. Avocado 12. Saw palmetto 13. Arugula 14. Chocolate 15. Cinnamon L-Dopa


Transcript: Caraways Fo-Ti Addyi - Libido Pill for women "Female Viagra" Unlike Viagra - boosts brain chemicals Side effects: Nausea, dizziness, and fainting Panax Ginseng Contains boron, which helps regulate estrogen and testosterone levels Provides a natural energy boost Be able to name at least three important history facts regarding aphrodisiacs Identify at least three modern types of aphrodisiacs: food, drinks, or herbs Be able to identify ways of how an phrodesiac improves sexual health Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and helps keep blood flowing to all regions of the body Rasberries and strawberries are called "fruit nipples" in erotic literature Filled with antioxidants that support blood flow Positive effects on erectile dysfunction Jung, A. (2015). 19 aphrodisiac foods proven to spark romance. Retrieve from: Rosenfeld, S., AlterNet, Silman, A., Friedman, B., Blog, B., Jilani, Z., Kos, D., Gettys, T., Story, R., Ganeva, T., Sample, I., Guardian, T. and Dewson, A. (2009). The top 10 aphrodisiac foods. Retrieved from: (Accessed: 6 November 2015). Telang, C. (2014). 10 aphrodisiac foods for better sex life. Retrieved from: ThemeFuse (2012) Aphrodisiac food elevates pleasure. Retrieved from: Patient: What do you know about aphrodisiacs? Do you think that food, beverages, and herbs that claim to have aphrodisiac effects really work? if yes, why? if no, why not? Have you ever used any type of aphrodisiacs, if yes, how did it work for you? if not, have you considered it, if so, like what? Why do you think aphrodisiacs play an important role in sexuality? Do you think the use of aphrodisiacs can be benefited towards a healthy sex life? if so,why? if no, why not? Watermelon contains the phytonutrient citrulline, leading to more nitric oxide in the body Blood vessels relaxes and circulation speeds up => faster arrousal Aphrodisiac Foods Objectives Aphrodisiac Variety of botanicals Downside: Unavailability of safety data Unclear procedures Potentially be risky for consumption References Herbs/Medications Native to China, japan and Taiwan What we want is the root How it's prepared The legend of "Mr. He" Originates from Asia and the Mediterranean Chinese folklore Animal Studies Lack of clinical trials Yohimbin Rasayanas (Ayurveda) Food for Thought: What do you "really" think about Aphrodisiacs? Horny Goat Weed Superfruit packed with vitamins A, C, E, potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and more Has melatonin, an antioxidant to help regulate your heart "Stirs up lust in man and woman" - Nicholas Culpepper Great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A & C, thiamin, and folic acid Boosts histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes Kamasutra L-Arginine Tiger penis Healthcare Provider: What do you know about aphrodisiacs? Do you think that foods, beverages and herbs that claim to have aphrodisiac effects really work? and how so you think it works? Why do you think aphrodisiacs play an important role in sexuality? How can aphrodisiacs benefit our sexual health? As a healthcare providers what suggestions do you have for patients who are considering using aphrodisiacs whether it's food, beverages, herbs, and/or medications? Bone soup Originated from Asia Sex Stimulant Must be taken on a regular basis History Anandamide the "feel-good chemical Phenylethlamine the "love-chemical" releases dopamine that induces feelings of pleasure, excitement, attraction, and euphoria Relaxes muscles and increases blood flow ED for men Success depends on the individual based on the underlying cause of ED, severity and degree of sex stimulation Side effects: dizziness, H/A, flushing, GI upset Can put extra strain on heart Precautions Interactions Mode of action Libido Potency Sexual pleasure Aphrodesiac components ex: ambrein bufotenine ginsenoside Sex benefits Low BP, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, boost immunity, physical fitness, relieves pain, decrease risk for heart diseases High levels of vitamin E Resembles testicles High levels of Vitamin keeps the spark alive BBC. (2015, August 19). ‘Female Viagra’: Libido pill Addyi approved by FDA. BBC US & Canada. BBC News. Retrieved from canada-33979526 Kotta, S., Ansari, S. H., & Ali, J. (2013). Exploring scientifically proven herbal aphrodisiacs. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 7(13), 1–10. Viagra oral: Uses, side effects, interactions, pictures, warnings & Dosing. (n.d.). Retrieved 4 November 2015, from 297/viagra-oral/sildenafil-oral/details#interactions Wong, C. (2015, January 6). 10 natural Aphrodisiacs. Retrieved 4 November 2015, from

Aphrodisiac Plants

Transcript: The capsaicin in peppers heats up the body and increases blood flow. They also cause the brain to release endorphins, Also have temporary external effects that cause the outer appearance of sexual desire, such as flushed skin and swollen lips. This creates a powerful one-two punch that just may cause sexual desire, Chilli Peppers Others What is an Aphrodisiac? a substance that increases sexual desire making sex more pleasurable or attainable they work by stimulating production of hormones or other chemicals that affect our libidos many plants, fruits and vegetables were originally believed to be aphrodisiacs just because of shape APHRODISIAC PLANTS Ginger Honey Garlic Cinnamon Saffron Watermelon Basil Aniseed/Anise Cardamom Chocolate Pure, dark chocolate has a centuries old reputation as an aphrodisiac. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which stimulates the same hormone your body releases during sex. It also sparks dopamine production in the brain. Cardamom is an aromatic spice. Certain cultures deem it a powerful aphrodisiac and also claim it is beneficial in treating impotence. It is high in cineole, which can increase blood flow Drank as tea or sprinkled on foods For centuries, people said that basil stimulated the sex drive and boosted fertility as well as producing a general sense of well being. The scent of basil was said to drive men wild -- so much so that women would dust their breasts with dried and powdered basil. Has aphrodisiac property of promoting circulation. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that you could increase desire by sucking on anise seeds. Aniseed does include estrogenic compounds (female hormones), which have been reported to induce similar effects to testosterone,

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