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    Aphrodisiacs For Women

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    Liv Surtees
    Aphrodisiacs For Women

    Whether you’ve not had sex in a while and are ready to jumpstart your friskiness or you struggle with low libido and want to increase it for better sex life, you should start looking for help in the grocery store!


    Yes, I know, it doesn’t sound conventional (or particularly sexy) to seek the answer to your sex drive in the aisles of a supermarket, but it’s actually one of the most impactful things you can do. 


    Natural aphrodisiacs can be found all over the place and can provide incredibly powerful benefits if you’re looking to get your libido or sex life back on track. 


    Don’t worry though, we’re not going to be telling you to eat oysters every night: in this article we’re going to be taking a look at the world of aphrodisiacs, separating the myths from the facts, sharing 5 of the best natural aphrodisiacs for women, and giving you some extra tips on how you can boost the female libido.


    So, ready to get a little bit more excited about sex? Let’s dive in!

    Aphrodisiacs: Myths Vs Facts

    Aphrodisiacs are substances, whether herbs, spices, foods, or even chemicals, that are said to promote a feeling of desire, jump-start sexual arousal, and increase sexual performance. In this article, we’re going to be solely focusing on natural aphrodisiacs (the safest kind). 

    But, are aphrodisiacs actually real? How can consuming certain things bring on feelings of desire? Well, let’s take a look at some of the most common myths associated with aphrodisiacs!

    Myth #1: Oysters Are The Most Powerful Aphrodisiac

    Whilst slurping down an oyster in a dimly-lit restaurant with your beau might feel like the most arousal-inducing moment of all, that’s simply not true! 

    Although studies have shown that the amino acids found in oysters may stimulate sexual arousal, they’re more famously known as an aphrodisiac due to the fact that the Italian romantic in the Enlightenment era, Casanova, claimed that they are what supported his sex drive and seduction techniques. 

    However, the truth is that there are much more powerful natural aphrodisiacs out there and you don’t need to start racking up big dinner bills simply for a helping hand any time soon!

    Myth #2: They Work Instantly

    There seems to be a belief that by taking a natural aphrodisiac you are going to be jumping into bed and having the time of your life straight away. Unfortunately, this isn’t entirely accurate! 

    Most of the natural aphrodisiacs out there don’t act like this: instead, most of them will take time to actually provide benefits to the body and may need to be taken on a regular basis for maximum impact. 

    Myth 3: They Affect Everyone

    We’re all unique and react to things differently, that’s a given. So, why do we all seem to believe that consuming the natural aphrodisiac our friend raved about will have us feeling the same way? 

    Unfortunately, not everyone may be affected by the same natural aphrodisiacs: they might experience a more heightened effect, a lesser effect, or no effect at all. So, it’s important to see what works for you!

    5 Best Aphrodisiacs For Women (That Actually Work) 

    Before we take a look at the 5 best natural aphrodisiacs for women, it is important to say that just because something is natural doesn’t mean it will suit you. In fact, since these natural aphrodisiacs are so potent, they may cause adverse reactions or cannot be consumed if you have certain medical conditions. 

    Therefore, please do additional research and check with a medical professional before adding anything new to your diet, especially if you are concerned or have existing medical conditions.


    Ginkgo Biloba is a tree native to China. Although Ginkgo is most commonly known for being a nootropic since it has powerful effects on cognitive function, it’s also known as being  “natural viagra for women”.

    Whilst Gingko boosts the sex drive of both men and women, it acts as natural viagra in all genders due to the way that it works: it improves circulation and can therefore improve arousal whilst also reducing sexual dysfunction.

    The recommended dose of Ginkgo is between 120-240mg per day, but is typically taken multiple times a day either in the form of a tonic, a tablet, or a powder. 


    Maca Root

    Maca is native to Peru and has been used for centuries to increase fertility and boost libido. Although maca root might take a little longer to “kick in”, it’s a potent root and can provide powerful benefits.

    Although maca root has the ability to improve the libido of many, it’s been shown to have a strong impact on those who are experiencing antidepressant-induced loss of libido and sexual dysfunction. 

    The recommended dose of maca root is between 1,500-3,000 mg per day and can be consumed as either a tablet or in powdered form. 



    Ginseng is root of plants in the Panax species of plant. There are 11 known variations of ginseng around the world with Korean ginseng, Chinese ginseng, and American ginseng being the most commonly consumed.

    Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to improve libido and treat sexual dysfunction, and today it’s becoming more commonly consumed by men and women worldwide for this.

    Ginseng boosts libido and improves sexual dysfunction by relaxing muscles and promoting blood flow in the genital area. Whilst many might find ginseng useful, it can be especially useful for women that are struggling with loss of libido and vaginal dryness due to menopause. 

    The recommended dose of ginseng varies depending on the type that you consume. However, it typically sits between 200–400mg per day and can be consumed as either a tablet or in powdered form. 


    Tribulus Terrestris

    Tribulus Terrestris is a plant found all over the world but specifically in Africa and Southern Europe and Asia. Whilst there seems to be a common misconception that Tribulus can boost testosterone, that isn’t scientifically backed.

    However, there is research that proves that it can boost libido in men and women. 

    Studies show that Tribulus improves the sexual desire, arousal, and pleasure that women with low libido experience.

    Tribulus, much like maca root, might take a while to properly “kick in” though: the recommended dose is typically between 750-1200 mg by mouth for 12 weeks and you can take it in tablet or powdered form.


    Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic herb that is well known for reducing stress, anxiety, and helping to cure insomnia. However, it can also actively boost the libido of both men and women.

    Ashwagandha can increase sexual arousal and reduce sexual dysfunction like many of the other natural aphrodisiacs listed here: it works by increasing the blood flow to the genital area whilst also helping to increase circulation.

    Additionally, the fact that it helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels may also boost your libido significantly.

    The recommended dose of ashwagandha is between 500–600 mg per day and can be taken either in tablet or powdered form.

    How To Boost Female Libido: 3 Top Tips

    Whilst the natural aphrodisiacs above can be classed as female libido boosters, it might be useful to also focus on doing these three things in particular that can help boost your sex drive:

    Reduce Your Stress Levels

    In this insanely switched-on world that we all live in, our stress levels are higher than ever before and stress could be one of the main reasons why you feel like you’re libido has taken such a hit. 

    Therefore, you need to focus on reducing your stress levels in a way that’s most impactful for you. Whether that’s meditating for 30 minutes every day, heading to a workout class a few times a week, or simply removing work-related apps from your phone after the day has come to an end, make sure you’re taking active steps to reduce the stress in your life.

    When you feel more relaxed, more present in the moment, and more able to actually switch off from areas of your life such as work, you’re going to feel much more inclined to not only enjoy feeling sexy, but actually enjoy experiencing pleasure.

    Reconnect With Your Own Body

    If you’ve not properly reconnected with your own body in a while, you might actually feel a little daunted by the prospect of leaning into your own pleasure and therefore you’ll be naturally less likely to want to have sex, or even feel sexually aroused at all.

    So, take steps to reconnect with your own body. Whilst self-pleasure is an important part of this (and you may even want to practice some tantric solo sex to connect more deeply with yourself), you can reconnect with your body in other ways too. 

    For example, spending more time walking around the house naked or hopping into a bubble bath every night might help you become more aware and more appreciative of your body.

    Get Serious About Self-Care

    When you take care of yourself, it reinforces that you appreciate yourself whilst also actively making you feel better about yourself. So, make sure you’re taking self-care seriously!

    I’m not just talking about appearance though and promoting you to get your nails done or head to the spa (whilst those things are fun and will likely bring you joy), I’m also talking about taking care of yourself in a more holistic way. 

    Do you need to spend more time alone? Do you want to prioritise connecting with loved ones more? Do you need to parent yourself a little and start getting more sleep? Think about what you really need to take the best possible care of yourself, and then do it!

    You’re much more likely to feel sexually aroused if you’re feeling good about yourself, in control, and taken care of.


    The Takeaway

    Natural aphrodisiacs can be incredibly impactful whilst also providing other health benefits and improving overall wellbeing. 

    So, why not try some of the natural aphrodisiacs we’ve mentioned here? If you find one that works for you and increases your sexual arousal or improves your sexual performance, you’re on to a good thing!

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