The Erotic Element

Now that the ingredients are in place, it's time to have some fun!

Start by taking the time to savor each meal. Nutritious foods fuel our sexual energy, but it is the art of eating that can be truly erotic.

A lovingly prepared meal served in the proper ambience can precipitate passion. To help set the mood for a night of romance, try some of the following:

  • Prepare a dinner for two with your beloved. (How about cooking in the nude for some added spice?)
  • Spread a blanket on the floor set with candles and flowers, but no silverware.
  • Dim the lights and play music that sets the right mood.
  • Sip champagne, wine (one glass can be a turn on) or seltzer water.
  • Serve fingerfoods such as olives or raw vegetables and dip.
  • Feed your partner a juicy slice of mango, a delicate sliver of pear, or sweet grapes.
  • Take turns feeding each other in creative ways.(Offer to nibble ripe raspberries from your lover's chest.)
  • Finish with an arousing massage or a warm bubble bath.

For a real adventure, try a picnic in a secluded park, on the beach, or even in the bedroom. Pack light foods that can be fed to each other such as strawberries and chocolate, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, French bread and low-fat cheese. Wear something sexy. And don't forget a blanket. Treat each course as an overture to lovemaking.

Most importantly, eat well and with pleasure.