In the end, Sean was right. Aphrodisiacs are personal. He loves bacon, while my friend James can't think of anything sexier than Nutella, that thick chocolate-hazelnut spread that is "perfect for feeding each other," he says. And for InterCourses author Hopkins, the sexiest food is grilled asparagus dipped in her French boyfriend's homemade mayonnaise. But, she adds, the greatest turn-on of all is when he cooks, and then does the dishes.
"If you think it's an aphrodisiac, it always works," Hopkins says. So pour the champagne, grill asparagus, or feed your true love strawberries. At my house this Valentine's Day, we'll be eating heart-shaped waffles and a (hearty) side of bacon.
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