​Turn down the lights, slip into something real comfortable, get on your Marvin Gaye, and slowly eat that chocolate-covered…. banana?

Thats right. Banana.

Bananas are an aphrodisiac. And if you don’t know what an aphrodisiac is, you should. Aphrodisiacs are foods that heighten your energy, improve your memory and control flab. But most importantly, they improve your sex life.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What are your plans? Are you hangin’ alone in your dorm room with your guinea pig? Well, I hope not. Spice up your V-Day with these seven frisky foods.

1. Bananas

You may not always think of bananas as a Valentine’s Day treat, but you should start to. Not only are bananas phallic in shape, they also deliver potassium, a nutrient key to muscle strength, if you catch my drift. They’re also great because you can easily find them in your dining hall and stock up for later.

2. Avocados

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Simply said, avocados are the shit. You can find them in your salad, on your sandwich, or in your Chipotle burrito bowl – they’re everywhere and they are delicious. If you thought you couldn’t love them more, you now have a reason to. Their reputation as an aphrodisiac dates back to the Aztecs, who referred to the trees they grow on as “testicle trees”. Their high levels of vitamin E may be responsible for an increased libido. We can kinda maybe see where the Aztecs got that nickname…

3. Asparagus

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Although it may make your pee smell a lil’ weird, asparagus is packed with calcium, vitamin E and potassium. Not only do these essential nutrients cleanse your kidneys and urinary tract, they also give you an extra boost of energy. Definitely necessary for Valentine’s Day activities.

4. Chocolate

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Now, on the little less healthy (but definitely more sexy) side, here’s a classic aphrodisiac. Luckily for you, cocoa contains the chemical phenylenthylamine, which is a stimulant that makes you feel excited. In a sexy way.

5. Vanilla

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In addition to chocolate, vanilla bean is also excellent for a fun time. It enhances nerve stimulation while you’re gettin’ busy.

6. Wine

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Now for those of you who are 21+, wine is often a fun addition to get you down to pleasure town. Specifically, red wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps blood flow and improves circulation before and after sexy time.

7. Strawberries

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Strawberries contain more vitamin C than any other berry. They also contain a good amount of potassium, folic acid, iron and fiber. They can aid in boosting libido by providing essential vitamins and minerals needed to supply energy and keep the fires burning. They are also heart-shaped (so cute!) and were once known as symbols of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

There you have it – delicious aphrodisiacs that will get your blood pumping. As I conclude, I’d like to note that perhaps I’m writing this article as a single girl who actually will be playing with her guinea pig on Valentine’s Day, but I still suggest that all you lovers out there have some fun with these seven sensual foods.

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