Aphrodisiacs: Gifts From Aphrodite,
The Greek Goddess of Love....
For thousands of years, people have handed down
home-remedies for a variety of purposes, including Aphrodisiacs. While far from the fabled Love Potion Number
9, Aphrodisiacs reportedly have some very real effects. Aphrodisiacs commonly fall into two
categories, either used as an herb or eaten as food.
As herbs, Aphrodisiacs are usually taken as teas or dietary
supplements which cause changes in the body or the mood to enhance
lovemaking. Some have medicinal effects,
like increasing bloodflow to the reproductive areas. But like any herbal mix, we should remember
that the medicinal aspect is only one aspect.
Herbs are plants. They are the dried
remains of what was once a living, breathing being. Plants, like people, are a complex mix of
body, mind and soul. They too radiate
unique energies, just as we do. So, when
thinking about an herb, think of its whole being, not just its leafy green body. Talk to your herb. Connect with its spirit. And let it connect with you.
Some herbal Aphrodisiacs also reportedly offer numerous
other benefits. Examples include
Ginseng, Garlic and Guarana. Perhaps
these multi-purpose friends remind us that some plants are just naturally rich
in nature’s energies. Like little
batteries, some ‘general purpose’ herbs store magical energy that users can
direct according to their need. Whenever
you devote the time and effort, the planning and expense, the intent and desire
to brew a magical cup of tea to accomplish a specific goal…you are directing
the energies within that tea towards your goal.
Remembering this, anything can be used as an Aphrodisiac, if you chose
it to be.
As foods, Aphrodisiacs have all the characteristics we
discussed for herbs, but also have a nutritional aspect. We all learned that carrots are good for our
eyes, and calcium is good for our teeth and bones. But what nutrients are important for a
healthy sex organs?
Nutrition is an important pre-cursor to any Aphrodisiac, and
is the perfect example of Maslow’s hierarchy, reminding us that we often need
to get the basics in good working order before we can progress to more complex
states. General health is an important
first step towards good sex. Who wants
to make love when we have the flu? But
don’t limit your healthcare to just physical health. Often we need peace of mind, body and spirit
in order to be our best. High stress and
a general inability to cope with life’s mundane demands can often make it hard
for any of us to feel sexy.
Foods are perhaps the most multi-faceted Aphrodisiacs
available. Chewy. Salty.
Sweet. Sticky. Moist.
Warm. Cool. (Foods can be very sensual.)
But eating or drinking an Aphrodisiac is just one of many
forms of input. Can something you hear
be an Aphrodisiac? Music, sensual
conversation, and even those lovely little purring noises people make when they
are happy can all help set the mood.
Sight? What we see can often be
very stimulating, whether sharing a form of Erotica, or (through sexy clothing
and provocative movements) we can become a form a Erotica for our partner. Smell?
Who could doubt the powers of perfumes and incense as important parts of
kindling passion’s flames? Touch. Touchhh...
Even the sound of the word is sexy.
Gentle massage, affection…cariño.
To add to the effect, try wearing clothing made of materials that
enhance the touch, something satiny and soft.
Many Aphrodisiacs are not instant fixes. They are part of a process that often needs
to be repeated over the course of weeks or months to take affect. It is easy to understand the medicinal and
nutritional reasons why, but this repetition also has magical significance. Repeating a magical act over and over gives
it more power, like the way a dancer improves by practicing a specific move
many times. Practice makes perfect. Repetition builds a ‘reservoir’ of power that
makes that act even more potent, like adding reps to your exercise workout
helps tone muscles. Rather than just one
cup of tea, take one cup of tea each day for a week, or perhaps an entire lunar
cycle. (It’s no accident that the word
‘spell’ is used for both a magical act and a period of time.)
Unlike home-remedies we take just for ourselves, an Aphrodisiac
is something that involves a partner.
Its chemistry is affected by the chemistry shared between the
couple. What works with one partner,
might not with another. Experiment to
see what Aphrodisiac best fits you and your loved one. Make it a shared experience. Grind the herbs together, mixing in a bit of
your own essence as you slowly stir the mortar and pestle in circular
motions. Share the cup as you drink,
perhaps lifting it to your partners lips, or feeding them sensuously.
Remember, our food and drink becomes a part of us. They race through our bloodstream, join with
our bodies, become one with our muscles, tissue, hair and nails. So, what happens when you pick up a juicy
morsel of food and feed it to your partner in an attempt to create
romance? You are magically charging an
item that your partner will carry with them for a long, long time…
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