Harvey Prince put research into practice with Eau Flirt, a perfume with pumpkin and lavender notes that "men subconsciously associate with happy, positive and stimulating memories." Both pumpkin and lavender are also proven olfactory aphrodisiacs. Since 2007, the company has created fragrances that tap into the psychology of scent. One perfume called Ageless Fantasy is supposed to make women who wear it smell younger by combining fruity scents people associate with childhood memories. Another called Chutzpah promises to imbue women with confidence—and presumably, keep them from being a putz—via whiffs of citrus and precious woods. Well, bottle me up and call it Skeptic. I wasn't convinced, but I couldn't resist the chance to let my perfume do the flirting for me.
Sorry, chocoholics: researchers have just declared saffron and ginseng as the two most potent aphrodisiacs. A team of scientists from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada found that these two natural substances improve sexual function and libido more than chocolate, and certainly more than wine, which impedes performance despite arousing lust.
The pharmaceutical industry seems to be built around combating erectile dysfunction. But some men take on impotence the old-fashioned way. They look to nature for a way to aphrodisiac their way into quality erections. The latest, greatest fix is a fungus-covered worm from the Himalayas called the yarsagumba.
As you likely know, men eat steak and women eat cucumber sandwiches. Dudes and chicks have a hankering for different foods, many studies explore why. Part of the problem is the work of Hollywood's ad wizards and the other part is the disintegration of the family. But food preferences appear to be different in other parts of the world. Why?
Straight from the No-Doy files comes a bombshell from the FDA. The Food And Drug Administration has declared that the coffee is not an aphrodisiac. While the FDA has Winnie the pooh-poohed the idea of aphrodisiacs for years, this time around they're saying that Magic Power Coffee may actually be a touch dangerous.
A recent Australian study says sunlight is a natural aphrodisiac, raising testosterone levels in men and boosting libido by as much as 69 percent. Other odd sources? Pumpkin pie, frog juice and garlic. How low-maintenance! And no Viagra necessary! Are they going to start installing sun lamps in dingy bars?
The story goes that the president of Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez, said, "I've just been told something I didn't know; that eating pork improves your sex life ... I'd say it's a lot nicer to eat a bit of grilled pork than take Viagra." Senora Presidente was giving a speech to some pig farmers' association and used her sex life to bolster their spirits. This may clash with the general spirit of the gaucho-loving nation.
It's been a rough week out there. From three well-known celebs passing on, Iranian protests and North Korean threats, if you've spent any time consuming the news, you need a break. Luckily, YourTango is here to help. From being honest to pornography, from growing old to what women want, YourTango is here to take you mind off the world. So sit back and relax. Here's this week's best from YourTango.
There are several relationship milestones in a person's life: first kiss, engagement, marriage, divorce, the list could go on forever. Evidently, there is a certain meal (engagement chicken) that can be used to precipitate an betrothal. Let's see what other meals can help precipitate a major milestone.
According to SmarterSex.com, some people are also under the misconception that brushing your teeth after oral sex can prevents STD's. While we love a fresh mouth more than anyone, brushing can actually cause microscopic tears to form in your mouth, thus making bacteria transmission easier. If ever there was a reason to start flossing, this is it.
St. Patrick's Day is the romantic holiday, bar none. From the famous come on line, "Kiss me, I'm Irish" to green as an aphrodisiac to liquid courage. The Irish holiday is a chance to let loose, pinch a person or two and find a little love. Enjoy March 17th responsibly, wear a funny hat and maybe make a love connection. Erin Go Bragh.