Honey As An Aphrodisiac
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Honey as an Aphrodisiac
The word aphrodisiac comes from the name of the Greek Goddess of sexual love and beauty, Aphrodite. Honey is also known as the nectar of Aphrodite. Sticky, runny, viscous, butter-texture, deliciously sweet, honey it is as much a sensual experience as it is a delicious indulgence.
My neighbours, a retired couple but very active nonetheless, have as a hobby cycling and apiculture. In their back garden, they have several beehives that they take care of with diligence. Every morning very early I can see them from my bedroom window walking up the hill to take care of their beloved bees. After lunch it is almost sure that they will spend the afternoon cycling on the countryside and for what they say, they spend very active nights as well!
This singular couple who last summer cycled France from north to South confessed to me that they owe their energy to their bees. They systematically consume honey and pollen every day. Honey on toast, pollen and yogurt, honey and crepes, tea and honey. They even make their own jams, bread and biscuits with honey. It is not a surprise my retired neighbours could manage their own "Tour the France".
Honey is one of the most seductive foods available worldwide and as it is a form of sugar provides sustained high energy. Being easily metabolized and rich in B-vitamins, enzymes and amino acids it helps to pump the energizers through your system.
The tradition of the Honeymoon.
This faith in honey as an aphrodisiac and energy booster reminded me the tradition of the honeymoon. In ancient times, it was traditional to present the newlyweds with honey to help them enjoy their first sexual encounters and aid to procreate a child!
In Scandinavia, Mead, a fermented beverage made with honey, is the beverage of love. Indeed, the word honeymoon relates to the revelry attached to wedding celebrations by the Vikings who thought that drinking mead for a month after the wedding would result in the first born child being male.
Honey as an Aphrodisiac in Literature
The use of honey as an aphrodisiac is also mentioned in the Kama Sutra and The Perfumed Garden where it is said that honey spiced with nutmeg is said to heighten pleasure.
I suppose that it was following this tradition that when we first move to France, our neighbors offered us a few bottles of honey from their own bees. The honey was exquisite. One of the bottles contained a runny clear honey while the other had a white and unctuous honey special for spreading on fresh bread or crepes. After that first taste, my family have also become "addicted" to "home-made" honey.
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"Le jus d'amour"
"Le jus 'amour" or the « love juice » is an ancient recipe made with honey, ginger and lemon.
To make this love juice, you should peel and extract the juice of 100gr. of ginger and mix that extract with water until you make a litre of juice. Leave to stand for a few hours. After that, you should squeeze the juice of 5 lemons and add to the water and ginger mixture. Add some good quality runny honey, enough to make a delicious sweet but refreshing drink.
Serve very cold in long glasses. It is great first thing in the morning or as a non-alcoholic aperitif. The taste is sharp and fresh, ideal to awaken the senses.
If you make this juice at home do not leave your juice on a jug in the fridge. One sunny day after a long walk on the woods my old aunt came in thirsty, and drunk the whole jug of "Le jus 'amour" in one go... What happened after... that is part of another story....
Mead wine a contemporary version of man’s oldest drink
Improve Your Bed Performance With Honey
Honey is one of the best foods to improve your performance in the bedroom.
- The best way to consume honey is to simply lick a spoonful or add it to yogurt or oatmeal.
- Impotent men can regularly take 2 Spoons of honey before going to bed at nighttime to help their problem.
- Another easy way to increase a man's virility is with a "potion" of powdered cardamom seeds boiled with milk and mixed with honey.
- A 3-ounce dose of honey can increase nitric oxide levels in the blood by up to 50%. Nitric oxide is the chemical that is released during arousal, therefore increasing your libido and performance. This is less than Viagra, but it could be enough for some people.
- Another traditional remedy for impotence in South India suggests that taking honey mixed with ginger or garlic juice and raw egg before bedtime every night can increase sexual virility.
- Taking honey regularly, you can help your body balance blood circulation and testosterone due to its Boron content. Prunes and raisins are also high in boron content.
- Honey is a relatively rich source of a chemical called chrysin. Chrysin acts in the same way as Boron, blocking the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.
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The Boron in honey may increase hormone (estrogen) levels in women, reducing discomfort after menopause.
The Best Aphrodisiac
And, if everything else fails... remember what Isabel Allende once said:
"For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time."
And also to remember:
“Erotica is using a feather; pornograpy is using the whole chicken.”
― Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende, an authority on aphrodisiacs
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