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Green Up Your Sex Life: 10 Tips

        Health | Sexuality

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Try Natural Aphrodisiacs

There really isn't much scientific evidence behind the claims of most aphrodisiacs, but that shouldn't stop you from giving them a try -- after all, the power of suggestion can be more powerful than any pill. Studies show that placebos have helped to reduce the size of tumors, reduce pain and reduce the symptoms of depression, so don't underestimate their power to turn you on.

Chocolate, though, contains an ingredient called phenylethylamine (PEA), a stimulant that boosts mood and may reduce stress levels, two things that can help your libido after a long day. Make your chocolate choice eco-friendly by selecting fair trade-certified brands.

Try foods that appeal to your senses -- foods that smell good, taste good, look good and feel good on your tongue. Be careful which natural aphrodisiacs you sample, though. Spanish fly (derived from beetles) is a well-known love drug, but take note: It's toxic and can cause kidney damage and gastrointestinal complications.


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