Food and sex are often heralded as the best things in life. What’s even better is food that makes our sex lives more wild and exciting. Aphrodisiacs can spice things up in the bedroom, so check out our list of sex fuel and increase your libido.

Oysters

The act of eating this humble crustacean is sensual in and of itself. Casanova, the 18th century lover so famous for his elaborate affairs with women that his name has become synonymous with womanizer, was said to have eaten 50 oysters a day. Studies have shown that their combination of high concentration of zinc and rare amino acids results in a higher sex drive.

Avocado

From the Aztecs to the Japanese, many cultures have said that avocadoes increase sexual vigor and prowess. Barbara Klein, professor of food and nutrition at the University of Illinois comments that doctors and nutritionists often refer to avocados as “sex vitamins”.

Chili Peppers

Capsaicin found in most chilis increases blood flow and makes you sweat, mimicking the bodily reactions of sex. So you’re more likely to be in the mood, if you eat spicy food.

Coffee

Drinking coffee isn’t just for the office. Coffee increases stamina and provides a rush of dopamine, while the alkaloids help maintain performance.

Asparagus

High in calcium, vitamin E, potassium, thiamin, and folic acids, asparagus will increase the intensity of your orgasms. The Kama Sutra recommends drinking it as a paste.

Banana

Potassium in bananas increases muscle strength and stamina, which translates to harder, longer sex. Need we say more?