How to Cook a Romantic Dinner & Get Sexy Results

Prepare a sensual meal chock full of aphrodisiacs—and prepare for a night to remember.

You will need

  • Salami
  • Cheese
  • Oysters
  • Fish
  • Crushed pecans
  • Figs
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Pumpkin pie
  • doughnuts
  • or anise cake
  • Ginseng tea
  • Chocolate
  • Brie cheese
  • Cinnamon buns

Step 1 Put out salami and cheese Start with a platter of salami and cheese as nibbles. Both contain phenylethylamine, the euphoria-inducing chemical your body produces when you fall in love.

Step 2 Start with oysters Serve oysters as the first course. They’re loaded with zinc, which may increase testosterone levels and promote vaginal lubrication.

Step 3 Serve fish Prepare salmon, tuna, catfish, flounder, grouper, cod, or snapper as the entree. All are high in L-arginine, an amino acid that may boost sexual function. Sprinkle on some crushed pecans to add a dose of zinc.

Step 4 Serve sensual sides Serve sensual side dishes that you can eat with your fingers, visually stimulating your partner. Try asparagus dressed with butter, almond-stuffed figs, or a whole artichoke.

Step 5 Choose the right dessert End the meal with pumpkin pie or doughnuts if your guest is male. If you’re entertaining a female, serve a dessert that smells like licorice, such as anise cake. Studies have indicated these aromas increase blood flow south in the respective sexes.

Step 6 Pour tea Serve ginseng tea with dessert instead of coffee. Some Asian cultures traditionally prescribe ginseng as a sex-drive enhancer.

Step 7 Offer some chocolate Open a box of chocolates. Besides containing the love chemical PEA, chocolate has a small amount of cannabinoids, the same chemical compounds that give marijuana its relaxing properties. Is there a tastier way to put you both in the mood?