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(PG 13) Aphrodisiacs vital to ‘performance’ a.k.a. lovemaking

20 Apr

By ALEX P. VIDAL

My media colleague, the ageless columnist Wenceslao Mateo, who married a woman 40 years younger than him when he was in his late 60’s in the late 1990’s, once dismissed aphrodisiacs as “myth” insisting he would never patronize them despite being a “late bloomer” (a euphemism for those who marry late).
“I was born natural,” Matt, as we fondly call him, proudly hissed. “Therefore, I will do it (lovemaking) naturally.”
So far, he or they have produced a good product that is now the source of their happiness in family.
Matt brags that even without the aphrodisiacs, he or they could produce more if he was 40 years younger. But do we really need aphrodisiacs to enhance our performance?

MOOD FOR LOVE

Aphrodisiacs are substances that are said to put those who ingest them in the mood for love.
The more popular ones are oysters, asparagus, chili peppers, alcohol and chocolate.
A lot of aphrodisiacs are known to be so because of the shapes they represent. However, often than not, there’s more to them than meets the eye. Take the asparagus, for instance. In olden times it was considered an aphrodisiac because of its phallic shape. Being a rich source of Vitamin E, asparagus helps stimulate the production of sex hormones.

NERVE ENDINGS

Chili peppers contain capsaicin, while chocolates contain phenylethylamine. Capsaicin is said to stimulate the nerve endings and both substances are said to release endorphins, giving the body a natural high that is vital to lovemaking.
Oysters, on the other hand, have always been a mysterious and erotic delicacy. But then again shellfish are rich in zinc, and zinc is needed by the body to produce testosterone.
Alcohol, due to its hallucinogenic and mood altering capability is said to heighten the expectation but dulls the performance.

 
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