It’s time to put an age-old wives’ tale to rest and face facts: Oysters don’t make us horny — scientifically speaking, that is.
See, there’s been this idea for years now that certain foods act as aphrodisiacs, oysters being one of the most popular foods in that category. As it turns out, though, this isn’t necessarily the case. CNN recently reported about the old wives’ tale, citing that though this particular belief is a myth, there still exist some foods that do boost sexual performance.
Robert Fried, author of the book Great Food, Great Sex: The Three Food Factors for Sexual Fitness, explains how some foods can increase horny levels (my words, not his), just not in the 1:1 ratio of eating-to-horniness we’ve been led to believe. Fried’s insights are all very scientific and complex, but it essentially boils down to one main thing: a diet that increases blood flow. That’s something important to note, especially if you want more revved–up viewers engaging with you on cam. Find ways to include these foods that make it possible for viewers to get aroused — and stay aroused — so they keep coming back.
How in the world do you do that? By getting creative, of course!
There are certain foods already greatly associated with sex. Bananas come to mind, as do peaches and cherries — and now eggplants thanks to the invention of the Emoji keyboard. These foods work on a purely visual level, turning us on by indirectly making us think of sexual body parts. The foods I’m thinking about here, though, thanks to Fried’s insights, are actually able to make increased sexual performance possible by improving the body’s cardiovascular performance.
There’s also the issue of stamina. Getting aroused is one thing, but staying aroused is a whole other ballgame. Blood needs to be able to move freely to our sexual organs, as well as to stay there for a sufficient period. Or as Fried told CNN, “[S]exual performance is dependent on the ability of our blood vessels to respond to sexual stimuli by forming nitric oxide, a compound that dilates them and allows blood to flow to the genitals…”
It might be worth a shot to encourage your viewers to eat some of these nitric-oxide-forming foods, or make some sort of game out of it by eating them together. The article notes that protein-packed food like meats and legumes are perfect for this, as are vegetables, especially those of the dark-green variety. But let’s be real: There’s nothing all that sexy about a rotisserie chicken or a plate of broccoli. A very sexy food that is full of the antioxidants necessary for getting rid of harmful radicals dangerous to blood flow, however, is the strawberry. Other berries too, like blueberries and blackberries, are as well, but none are as sexy as a fat, red strawberry.
Another perfect food on the list is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate improves formation of nitric oxide and can be a lot of fun to play with in front of the camera — especially if it’s melted and you don’t mind making a bit of a mess. Hey, here’s something: dark-chocolate-covered strawberries. That’s a nitric oxide double whammy.
Looking for creative ways to get and keep viewers in the room for as long as possible is a major task facing every model. Who knew strategic eating can be a route to client longevity? You will be helping to increase your customers’ stamina, as well as their overall health. Maybe even just flat-out making the announcement that eating more protein- and antioxidant-rich foods will boost their sexual performance is more than enough to do the trick. Who would be mad about hearing that?
Understanding the human body, and the science behind arousal, can be great for business. Who would have thought?
Sonia Stevens is a writer-comedian who picks apart the absurdities women face daily. Email her at Sonia.Stevens@ynotcam.com.
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