This week is more of a ‘Drink Yourself Sexy’ than usual, but like always, I’m sure you’ll be surprised by how powerful the foods you are already enjoying can affect your sex life.
You’ve probably heard before that red wine is good for you. But what if I told you that it could increase your libido?
Now I realise, and I’m sure you do too, that alcohol in any form should be consumed with caution and restraint, but if you’re planning a romantic evening with a cheeky glass of bubbly then why not swap your champagne for something slightly richer and enjoy the full bodied effects that follow.
Red wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that significantly increases natural testosterone production, helps to boost a healthy blood flow and circulation during intercourse and it has been found in a number of animal studies to be an effective anti-depressant.
With all the nutrients aside, a moderate amount of wine will relax your mind and body, releasing anxiety and often inhibitions. Making your sexual confidence rise and giving you that boost you need to explore something new with a partner if you are feeling particularly nervous beforehand.
Port, a deep, sweet and concentrated wine, is said to be one of the most potent libido enhancers in the wine family and other wine aphrodisiacs will often include added spices such as vanilla, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and more to enhance the aphrodisiac properties.
One of the most famously delicious ways to enjoy red wine, especially for those who don’t enjoy red wine on its own or don’t want to splash out on a pricey bottle, is to cook up a pot of mulled wine.
To do this simply fill a large pan with a whole bottle of red wine, a healthy splash of brandy (cherry brandy preferably), some fresh slices of orange, a mulled wine spice bag or two (found on the spice isle of any supermarket) and water it down with smooth orange juice to meet your taste preferences. Simply heat the mixture and enjoy when hot and steamy.
Christmassy, romantic and perfect for getting you in the mood.