But did you also know there are nutrient-packed foods (other than oysters and chocolate) that can give your libido a big boost?

Having great sex is a whole lifestyle. You must make time for it and do things like having date night, creating a romantic environment, and paying attention to what you eat.

That includes having a generally healthy diet, but you can also grab specific foods that do things like boost testosterone or blood flow when you're really trying to get in the mood.

What's for dinner? Here, seven unexpected yet healthy foods which I recommend putting on your plate to get you and your partner excited.

ONIONS

Okay, while onion breath may not be sexy, the veggie strengthens reproductive organs and increases testosterone, which boosts libido in both men and women. In Ayurveda, it's known as a tonic for building sexual energy. Monks have to avoid it because it's known to build up semen. (Bet you never thought you'd read that sentence.) But basically, you and your partner should chop it up and put it in everything.

GARLIC

Garlic isn't just for warding off vampires. In fact, garlic contains allicin, which builds heat in the body and has been proven to increase testosterone. It's useful for sexual stamina, and body builders use it for muscle growth. Feel like a little Italian tonight?

CAYENNE PEPPER

Just like cayenne's spicy on your tongue, it helps add spice to your sex life. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which creates heat and improves circulation and blood flow for erections. The peppers have an immediate effect, so try eating them when you're already ready to go. And maybe save dessert for later.

DATES

Dates are rich in amino acids, which are known to increase sexual stamina, and they're a popular aphrodisiac in North African countries like Nigeria. That's not all. The act of eating dates can be very sexual. They melt in your mouth. It's the kind of thing you could feed to your lover in bed. We recommend setting aside some paper towels. They're sticky.

FIGS

Like dates, figs are rich in amino acids, and are also said to be an aphrodisiac because of the sexual appearance and flavor. A fig's scent and texture is very aromatic and sensual. They are a luscious fruit to eat yourself or feed to your lover. It even looks sexual eating them. In other words, order them on a hot date, but do avoid the fig plate at your office holiday party.

GOJI BERRIES

Goji berries have long been used as a sexual tonic in Asian countries because they're said to increase testosterone. Try sprinkling these on your cereal, salads, or just eating a handful. Buying them in dried form is okay, too. They're a sexual tonic and a superfood—a sexual superfood.

FATTY FISH

Salmon, tuna, and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which elevate dopamine, the same hormone released in the brain during an orgasm. It also elevates mood, and more relaxed people are in the mood for sex more often. Fatty fish also contains L-arginine, an amino acid used to treat problems with erections. Think of it like a natural Viagra. A nice grilled salmon definitely sounds better than a pill.

Enjoy your sex life!

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