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How much do you know about aphrodisiacs?
by Staff
What's fact and what's fiction when it comes to aphrodisiacs? Take this quiz and find out! Though there is no scientific evidence that they exist, people have believed in the effects of aphrodisiacs for centuries.

Almonds have been thought to be aphrodisiacs throughout history because:

  • (A) Their aroma allegedly increases libido in women
  • (B) Their shape has been regarded as a fertility symbol
  • (C) Both A and B
  • (D) None of the above

Asparagus is considered to be an aphrodisiac because:

  • (A) It makes your urine smell more potent
  • (B) It has a phallic shape
  • (C) It is high in folic acid which promotes histamine production
  • (D) Is a great source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C

Bananas are:

  • (A) A Hindu symbol for fertility
  • (B) An excellent addition to any breakfast
  • (C) High in minerals and enzymes that boost male libido
  • (D) One of the single biggest female aphrodisiacs

For both men and women, sex is largely controlled by:

  • (A) The senses of touch, smell and sound
  • (B) Personal connection
  • (C) Hormone levels such as testosterone
  • (D) None of the above

An anaphrodisiac is:

  • (A) The opposite of an aphrodisiac
  • (B) A super strong aphrodisiac like oysters
  • (C) A muscle relaxant usually paired with sexually stimulating foods
  • (D) Found in certain foods like basil, cardamom and nutmeg

What do oysters and chocolate have in common?

  • (A) They are two of the most commonly believed aphrodisiacs
  • (B) They are both delicious
  • (C) Both release “happy chemicals” like dopamine and serotonin
  • (D) Both A and C