Most of the natural aphrodisiacs are based on the ancient idea of sympathetic magic. For instance a powder obtained from ground rhino horn was thought to be a highly effective aphrodisiac because the horn looked similar to a huge erect penis. But is it really an effective way to help men get an erection? And so were bananas. Clams and oysters were also used because of their appearance. Smell, taste and appearance were all taken into account in order to determine the properties of a fruit, vegetable or exotic ingredient.

Psychoactive substances are widely used today both to arouse and to heighten the experience, although this is not generally a good idea. MDMA (Ecstasy) and alcohol make people feel closer together and dispel inhibitions, but also decreases the flow of blood to the genital area as a side effect. Cocaine or amphetamines are associated with arousal and hypersexuality, but both tend to impair sexual functions.

However, two healthy adults should not have to resort to drugs of any kind. Some free time spent relaxing together, followed by an intimate dinner is enough to set the mood. Use slow music, incense and candle-light if you want to add a touch of sophistication and choose foods that you can feed each other across the table.

Get in the mood while enjoying sexy food like oysters, quail’s eggs with champagne or asparagus. Exotic fruits and chocolate should mark the end of the dinner, after which you can retire to the bedroom for a night of passion. However, this is still not a guarantee the night of passion will happen. Fact is, almost all men experience erection problems from time to time. If you do not want to destroy your self esteem and harm relationship with your lover, try erection oils. This is a guaranteed way to get an erection in 60 seconds or less.