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Green Up Your Sex Life: 10 Tips

        Health | Sexuality

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Sexy Scents

Scent is important to our sensuality and sexuality. No, not pheromones. Some fragrances are just sexy, but because we often don't take the time to stop and indulge in them, we just don't notice. Scent can evoke memories, relieve tension, ease anxiety and make us feel attractive. Sandalwood, cedarwood, ylang-ylang, jasmine and patchouli are scents thought to boost the sex drive, and ginger, while best known for its anti-nausea attributes, may also help.

But what about commercial perfumes? They may smell nice, but as much as 95 percent of the chemicals used in most department store brands are derived from petroleum, and some of these have been linked to cancer, central nervous system disorders and asthma [source: Sevier]. For safe scents, you're better off searching online or making your own. Better yet, bring potted flowers indoors to stimulate all your senses.


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