Wine as an aphrodisiac

wine aphrodisiac
Wine is an alcoholic drink and can give beneficial effects to the body, especially its anti-aging properties, but did you know that it’s an aphrodisiac as well. Many substances have been said to induce sexual desires as well as to enhance intercourse. The use of alcoholic beverages is one of the most ancient forms of libido stimulation and it is still one of the most widely used aphrodisiacs worldwide. Wine is one of them.

Drinking wine can be an amazingly erotic experience, enhancing a romantic interlude by relaxing our bodies and stimulating our senses. Alone, it adds a sophisticated “sex appeal” to social events and personal meals. Let your eyes feast on the color of the liquid, caress the glass, and savor the taste on your lips. Pair it up with many of the classic “love foods” and your night will surely sizzle, but watch out the intake. Drink more than the right dose and your sizzling night will fizzle in dismay. It makes you too drowsy thus ugly.

So what does wine do to one’s libido?

Wine relaxes people’s thoughts. A moderate quantity of wine reduces anxiety hence releasing their inhibitions. Having a drink or two will help men get over their shyness and facilitate approaching women.

Aside from one’s inhibitions, wine can also calm the mood helping a nervous lover get rid of a stuttering jaw or flighty feet and have freedom to express his sexual feelings. Whether you are in a relationship or at a club looking for a one-night stand, if you are looking to spice things up, try loosening up with a drink or two and let your backbone slide. It will simply bring down barriers that one would normally not cross.

Of course, wine does not only affect men but women as well. Studies published from the 1994 British scientific journal, Nature, have claimed that the intake of alcohol can increase the levels of libido in women. According to this research, alcohol raises the testosterone level of women, which coincidently entices those who lack sexual interest and desire. According to Dr. Weil, "additional small amounts can dramatically increase the libido. For women who lack sexual interest and desire, the treatment can be life-changing."

To enhance the aphrodisiac effects of wine, I mentioned something about “love foods” earlier. These are: Asparagus, Avocado, Basil, Chiles, Chocolate, Honey, Oyster, and Strawberries.

Port wine is said to be one of the most aphrodisiac alcoholic beverages around. This drink, which originated in Portugal, is said to promote lovemaking especially when served with strawberries. White port wine appears to have more aphrodisiac properties instead of the red variety. Classic wine aphrodisiacs include additional spices to become effective. For instance, red Burgundy wine mixed with ginger, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and sugar is known as Hippocras' Aphrodisiac.

Discovering ways to make wines more fruitful, spicy, or seductive can also help us uncover new secrets to seduction. Whether making wine or love, exotic layers add a wave of sensuality to the whole experience. The taste of the wine, the bouquet, the tang on the tongue and the soothing reactions that wine inspires makes it such a fabulous drink for romance. Carefully crafted wine combinations can turn this magnificent experience into something truly magical. Many ancient aphrodisiac wine recipes are tightly interwoven with myth. During the 17th century, a strengthening aphrodisiac was created from adding cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary and thyme in wine and allowing it to rest for a week before straining. The resulting spiced wine was drunk each day to enhance sexual prowess.

Aphrodisiac Wine Recipes:

Citrus Spice
  • 1 bottle red wine or white wine (Your favorite brand)
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil (Sweet, fresh and fruity, this oil warms the heart. Its popular scent is lively yet calming. It's cleansing and may help eliminate toxins from the body. It has a clean, sweet citrus taste.)
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil (Sweet and stimulating, cinnamon can increase blood flow. Cinnamon is a classic aphrodisiac spice. Using the essential oil is a high-concentrate way of adding the essence of the spice without the mess and bulk of using the entire herb. The scent of cinnamon can be powerfully attractive to both men and women. Cinnamon oils contribute to a wonderful aftertaste in wines.)
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential oil (In mythology, this oil has been recommended for blends to add physical and metaphysical energy as well as clairvoyance. In aromatherapy, it has been used to lift fatigue and is thought to work as an antioxidant. Its scent is warm and exotic and is considered to have aphrodisiac properties. Arabs have long valued nutmeg for its aphrodisiac and medicinal effects. Nutmeg has slight narcotic and hallucinogenic properties. This is not to be exploited. Eating as little as one whole nutmeg can be deadly. Do not add more than one drop of nutmeg to this recipe.)
Add all ingredients to the wine. Let it sit for at least 24 hours for the oils to marry, after which it is ready to be imbibed with your lover.

White Wonder
  • 1 bottle white wine (Your favorite brand)
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid honey (Many early Egyptian medicines contained honey to help cure both sterility and impotence. Mead [an alcoholic drink made from honey] was commonly used in medieval times by men looking to seduce maidens. It was also consumed by lovers on their honeymoon to sweeten the marriage. Honey not only dresses up this drink, but gives it an aphrodisiac kick. Honey is rich in B vitamins and amino acids. This sweet, sticky substance is fun to work with. It can be messy, but you can find ways to enjoy licking up the spills.)
  • 3 drops vanilla essential oil (Vanilla is smooth, clean, and can act as a euphoric. The scent of vanilla alone is often enough to stimulate both the male and female libido. When consumed, vanilla - like chocolate - can aid the central nervous system. Its flavor is rich, sweet and comforting. It adds very soothing qualities to this blend, which can contribute to trust and enhance feelings of ease with your partner.)
  • 1 drop rose essential oil (Flowers, being the reproductive organs of plants, are sexual in nature. Roses are the flowers which historically and culturally possess the most sexual power. Roses have been a cherished aphrodisiac since biblical times. They have been around for over 3,000 years, yet they still hold mystery. Roses have been extensively written about in poetry and prose. Nothing else tastes or smells quite like a rose. Its scent is deep, rich and floral. On the tongue, it tastes clean, smooth and surprisingly delicious.)
Add the liquid honey to the white wine. Warm it in a saucepan over low heat. Add each drop of essential oil. Mix. Take off heat. Pour in mugs and enjoy sipping with your partner.

Red Dream
  • 1 bottle red (Your favorite brand)
  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil (Rosemary is the herb of love and remembrance. The essential oil is recognized as an aphrodisiac. Its scent may help with memory and concentration. It has been said to strengthen both the brain and the nervous system. It adds a grounding flavor to this truly intoxicating blend.)
  • 1 drop garden sage essential oil (In lore, this oil was used by the American Indians as a cleansing agent to banish evil spirits. Legend says that sage can bring about wisdom. It is fresh, clean and herbaceous. Its scent can help clear the mind, thus enhancing focus and concentration. It may help regulate the central nervous system, act as an anti-inflammatory and work as an anti-oxidant.)
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil (Lemon oil can be extremely uplifting. It is sometimes employed to help fight infections during the cold and flu season and in the proper dosage, it may act as a restorative and general tonic. Its flavor is clean and refreshing.)
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil (Hot and sweet, cinnamon oil warms, stimulates and revives tired nerves. It is often used to strengthen the immune system against colds and flu. The scent of cinnamon has been noted to improve libido in both men and women. Cinnamon oil contributes a wonderful aftertaste in wines.)
Add all essential oils to the bottle of wine. Thoroughly mix. Once well-blended, immediately serve. However, it may be allowed to sit for 24 hours (in a dark cool place) to allow the flavors to marry. Or, better yet, drink some now and some later.

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