The Top 10 Foods to Improve Your Sex Life & Boost Libido

By: Cat Ebeling, 
co-author of the best-sellers:  The Fat Burning KitchenThe Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix

Falling asleep in front of Netflix again instead of rolling in the hay? Perhaps you need a little boost. Add in a few of these foods to get things rocking and rolling right away, and you won’t care what’s on Netflix!

While some of these foods have aphrodisiac qualities, others are good for your heart and blood vessels, getting blood to those crucial body parts. All of these foods contain numerous healthy ingredients, helping you look and feel better. And when you look and feel better, you are more attractive!

Here is my list of the top ten foods to rev up your sex life…



Figs have long been considered as a fertility food and they enhance pheromones, those sexy chemicals we secrete to attract the opposite sex. Figs, especially when cut in half, have a very erotic look and shape, similar to parts of a woman’s anatomy.

Figs have been associated with sexuality in almost every culture. In ancient Greece, the arrival a new fig crop actually initiated sexual rituals. Figs are also full of sexy antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber, and potassium.


While celery may have a reputation for being a bland and boring vegetable, it is anything but boring.

Besides being full of fiber, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and manganese, each stalk of celery is full of pheromones. Pheromones are released when celery is chewed, the odor molecules travel up your throat to your nose and then the pheromones boost arousal. Once aroused, your body sends out more scents and signals, making you more desirable to the opposite sex. Plus, eating lots of celery is said to make certain bodily secretions taste better.


Parsnips also contain high concentrations of androstanol (the naturally occurring pheromone that stimulates desire in females). These long, phallic-looking light brown veggies taste a little like a sweeter, starchier carrot. They are delicious in purees and mashes.

Parsnips have the added advantage of containing boron, which has been shown to help the body metabolize and utilize estrogen well, and also enhance blood levels of testosterone—good for both men and women! These and other root vegetables are rich in folate, as well as vitamins A and C, and studies have found they boost blood flow to the brain and essential body parts.


Avocados were referred as by the Aztecs as “testicles”, probably because of their blanksuggestive shape. But avocados are an aphrodisiac beyond just their shape. They are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, making them great for healthy, soft, smooth skin, and hair.

And internally, they are good for your heart and blood vessels. Keeping blood flowing well is essential for a healthy sex life and healthy blood flow prevents things like erectile dysfunction. Avocados are also high in omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin B6, both of which help to get you in a great mood, all that much better reason to jump in the sack!


Watermelons are a sweet, luscious, juicy, sexy food. They are also full of vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as lycopene, antioxidants and minerals. Lycopene is also present in tomatoes and is a powerful cancer-fighter. And watermelon, another red-colored fruit, is full of this powerful phytonutrient! Watermelon has some of the highest levels of all fruits and veggies.

Watermelon rind (the white part that you usually don’t eat) is also full of a substance called citrulline. The citrulline in the watermelon is then converted into the amino acid arginine. Arginine is very useful to boost nitric oxide levels which help to open up blood vessels. This is also what Viagra does to treat or prevent erectile dysfunction. And, that folks, is a good thing!


Even the very shape of a big fat asparagus stalk is suggestive. Asparagus also contains blanka variety of nutrients that boost your sex life. Yes, back in the 17th century even, Nicolas Culpepper wrote about asparagus saying, “…[it] stirs up lust in man and woman.” In the 1800’s in France, brides and bridegrooms were often served three courses of the sexy spears just prior to their nuptials to stimulate—well, you know. Oh, and by the way, the French word for asparagus is “asperge” which is slang for penis.

Asparagus also stimulates a natural body chemical called histamine. Now, most people think histamines are associated with allergic responses, and that is true, but they serve another purpose as well. Histamine actually improves erectile function and has a positive effect on both male and female hormones. Healthy histamine levels mean easier sexual orgasm, for both men and women. Please pass the asparagus!


We all know chocolate is for lovers, but do you know why? Dark chocolate contains something called phenylethylamine that releases endorphins—you know, those feel good brain chemicals. Endorphins are also triggered by exercise or sex, and they increase feelings of attraction between two people. So, eating chocolate around someone you find attractive—and sharing it, may create some sizzle!

Brain scans from a British study show eating chocolate causes a longer, more intense brain buzz than kissing. Well, I guess that depends on who you are kissing, right? Don’t forget to concentrate your love on dark chocolate that is full of antioxidants and healthy phenols, and don’t forget to share it with someone special!

Oysters and Red Meat

Ah, yes, you probably knew I was going to mention everyone’s favorite blankaphrodisiac, oysters. But what about red meat? Well, if you haven’t noticed, a nice fat red hunk of grass fed steak is pretty darn sexy if you ask me. But the reason both oysters and grass fed red meat are mentioned is because both are great sources of zinc, the mineral that curbs production of a hormone called prolactin, which at high levels can cause sexual dysfunction.

Zinc is also an important muscle-building nutrient, along with high concentrations of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA). Zinc increases levels of testosterone, an important hormone for desire and sexual performance for both men and women. Yes, women need testosterone too! For women, zinc nourishes the ovaries—the source of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, keeping them primed for bedroom action. Research also shows that for men, zinc improves sperm count and swimming ability as well as sexual potency in men. And of course, oysters and steak are full of tons of vitamins and minerals, including iron, which aids in energy and performance.


Yep, honey is definitely sexy, and it even looks sexy. That thick, sweet, gooey stuff promotes testosterone production in men and women—which we know is essential for desire. And, it also helps to metabolize estrogen in women.

Research shows us that honey can increase nitric oxide levels, opening up blood flow to all important areas! Honey has a long history of an aphrodisiac. This sweet sticky substance has been associated with bliss, romance, marriages, and honeymoons. Indian weddings, use honey as an offering to the groom as a symbol of sweetness in life. And Vikings used honey as a fertility booster, drinking mead (wine made from honey), as newlyweds.


Beets are considered a superfood and they are beneficial for all parts of the body! Beets not only look and taste sexy (try them dripping with grass fed butter and a squeeze of lemon), but they are full of vitamins and minerals to give you energy and endurance.

Beets are full of nitric oxide which increases blood flow to important body parts in both men and women, enhancing sexual activity, interest and performance. In fact, some studies have compared beets to Viagra, they are so effective. Regular consumption of beets actually opens up blood vessels and has been scientifically proven to be an athletic performance-enhancing food. And as you know, performance enhancement in the bedroom can garner you a first-place award! Enjoy.

There are many foods, herbs and spices that can enhance and improve one’s sex life. This is just a small sampling of some of the top foods that have a positive effect on sex for men and women. Just simply eating healthy foods including organic, colorful vegetables full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, along with wild caught fish and seafood, naturally raised meats, and healthy fats like butter and coconut oil, all contribute to an energetic and enthusiastic interest in sex with your favorite person.

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About The Watchdog

Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 25 years, ever since being a young teenager. Mike is originally from Pennsylvania, but has fallen in love with mountain life and now resides in the picturesque mountains of Utah. Mike is an avid adventurist and when he’s not spending his time skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or paddleboarding on the lake, he has enjoyed skydiving, whitewater rafting, piloting an Italian fighter plane (seriously), scuba diving, heli-skiing, and traveling all around the world, enjoying learning about different cultures. At the age of 40, Mike now feels healthier, stronger, and more energetic than when he was 20... All because of a healthy lifestyle and great nutrition!

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  1. very good advice . I am starting to get back to the gym again and I am looking for a good diet . I am 56 years old .

  2. Hi Mike!
    How do I locate a Certified Personal trainer/Nutritionist in my area? Reputable honest Certified Trainer. Goal is to slowly but surely .. get back in shape w flexibility, mobility, and strength.
    Would appreciate your feedback and advice.


    This will be my first information and am receiving from your office. And I will continue to seek advises from you on different food nutrients to improve sex life with your information and informative insights from your office desk.’


  4. Amazing accomplishments
    Fully living
    And giving us encouragement and hope
    To get better
    Thank you

  5. Yes, I need to get my libido back. I’m 80 years old and have a 71 year old wife.

    • I think ALOT of that depends on just how OLD you think you are. I am 74 and I don’t believe it. Nonsense, I tell myself. My body might be, but my MIND is only 44. THINKING YOUNG will keep you younger. My libido is good. Better at 74 than it was at 54 seriously. Think about the fun a lot. I think most men over 70 need to get their sex drive back in shape. IF you are 80 dear and you have the desire so be it. Make it happen. IF you have a heart that is in good shape and you take it show and easy and only move as fast as you can then get your doctor to prescribe Viagra or Cialis or some medicine for it and I think that might help. GOOD Luck to you and I also hope she has the desire as much as you do…

  6. Need help please.

  7. Richard Longobardi


  8. Hi
    Great advise , I’m 60 , and I used to feel it ,
    Now still 60, feeling good about being 60

    Thank you

  9. verry verry useful comments
    J B

  10. Send me booklet about these foods.

  11. Look, I’m almost laughing because I love your article. I was checking each food you recommended and I must say being French from the Riviera and here in the States since 1964 I’ve been eating everything you say except the catsnip. I’m still a 79 old fart but I eat oysters all the time, beets on m y grocery list, sardines, avocados etc…
    I might make it another 10 years, who knows because I’m in love again and it’s all good

  12. I appreciate for emailing me I’m going to try each and every one of the veggies fruits you recommended and stay consistent with exercise and diet starting today January 6th 2023 thank you

  13. Want to feel more 15-20 years younger. I want to lose 25-30 pounds. I would like to feel more energetic. What to I do from this point. I am a 75 yr old male. Want to have more energy and look fit. Where and what to I go from this point to achieve my goal?

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