Need a little help feeling sexy? 7 foods to get you in the mood

So it’s Valentine’s Day night and now you’re supposed to be in the mood for love – actually sex. Especially this year that may be tough to do since Valentine’s Day is on a school night. (Are you celebrating this weekend instead?)

I ran across this article on Health.com that might help you actually be in the mood for sex after taking care your children and working all day. It’s  7 foods to help get you in the mood for sex. There are recipes attached to each food suggestion.

So see what you think: Do you already eat these? Do you think food can put you in the mood and help keep you in the mood (or would a good nap do just as much?)

40 comments Add your comment

Photius

February 10th, 2011
12:22 pm

Let’s hear from Mother Jane Goose on this one!

motherjanegoose

February 10th, 2011
1:03 pm

Photius…your memory is short. I do not comment on sex blogs. My choice. Have fun though.

motherjanegoose

February 10th, 2011
1:06 pm

I do eat all the foods on the list….figs and oysters not as much but I love strawberries and arugula.

JATL

February 10th, 2011
1:23 pm

I can’t get enough of pink grapefruit and arugula lately (although not together), but I can’t say that it has spiced anything up for us! I hate oysters, but my husband loves them and can eat an absolutely bizarre amount of them. I always thought they were supposed to be an aphrodisiac BECAUSE of the texture -not in spite of it! I will say that eating Marcona almonds is a heightened pleasure that could be part of a sensual meal. They’re so incredibly expensive that I get giddy when I have them.

Tiger Ochocinco Mellencamp

February 10th, 2011
1:35 pm

I’m a guy…I’m always in the mood.

light

February 10th, 2011
1:39 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

JATL

February 10th, 2011
1:39 pm

@TWG -lost comment. It said NOTHING even slightly risque!

Tiger Ochocinco Mellencamp

February 10th, 2011
1:50 pm

oyster texture!!!! SO RISQUE!!!!!!!

shaggy

February 10th, 2011
2:19 pm

MJG,

I am curious. Why don’t you comment on the sex topics? You have an opinion about everything. Why not sex?

Oh, sexy foods? Wife = fine swiss chocolate. Me = air.

jg

February 10th, 2011
2:20 pm

So that is why Nana and Grampa always had Fig Newtons in the house – I thought it was to keep Grampa regular! Sookie Sookie!!!

Becky

February 10th, 2011
2:25 pm

I eat most of these foods also..Don’t eat avocados or figs..Do fig newtons count? I don’t think there is any food that can put me in the mood..Yes, sometimes I think a nap works just as good..

Jeff

February 10th, 2011
2:29 pm

Is this a lead-in to your next blog about why men cheat? Relax, I was just looking for a laugh.

JJ

February 10th, 2011
2:31 pm

JATL – I make a great little side salad with grapefruit. Peel the grapefruit and section it. If you feel like doing it, separate the pulp from the thin membrane. Lay the sections on a small bed of lettuce (I like iceberg), slice up an avacado, and lay it with the grapefruit. Drizzle Italian dressing over it all. Very strange combination, but very DELICIOUS!!!!!

whm

February 10th, 2011
2:36 pm

I’m with the Tiger @ 1:35. I don’t need anything to boost my libido. I need something to get the wife going. Most of these foods seem to be more helpful to guys (foods rich in zinc.) My wife acts like if I really loved her, I would NOT ask her to have sex with me.

motherjanegoose

February 10th, 2011
2:36 pm

@shaggy…when I give an opinion about children and adults, it is because I have personally worked with LOTS of different people ( in states from coast to coast) and thus can gather information to classify and share. Not true about sex, for me.

JATL

February 10th, 2011
2:51 pm

@JJ -thanks for the recipe! Given those ingredients and this article, you must be a wild thing!

JJ

February 10th, 2011
2:53 pm

joe

February 10th, 2011
3:04 pm

@whm–I’ve had past relationships where that was the case…notice I said “past.” Life is too short to be miserable.

Atlanta Native

February 10th, 2011
3:18 pm

whm – I feel your pain. None of these foods seem to do the trick, either.

JATL

February 10th, 2011
3:20 pm

@Tiger -I wondered about that and thought, “surely not!” I guess it just got hung for a minute in cyber-land.

Atlanta Native

February 10th, 2011
3:32 pm

@JJ try it with poppy seed dressing, been eating all my life.

RJ

February 10th, 2011
4:17 pm

@Photius, thanks for the last. I’ll keep my opinion to myself on that one:)!

Personally, I eat some of these foods, however I don’t think that any food puts me “in the mood”. Now, a long island iced tea is a different story. I don’t need food to get me in the mood. Guess that’s why my hubby and I are so happy. He takes his shirt off, and dang, I’m ready. Truly a sexy man! Lucky me!

RJ

February 10th, 2011
4:22 pm

Ooops! I meant “laugh”. Would hate for the grammar police, aka MJG to get me.

  

February 10th, 2011
4:54 pm

Photius…your memory is short. I do not comment on sex blogs. My choice. Have fun though.

Then why are you here?

Especially if you can’t get laid, why are you commenting here? HHHMMMMmmmm…

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February 10th, 2011
5:22 pm

In order for me to be sexy, I need to eat LESS food.

Techmom

February 10th, 2011
5:51 pm

Why isn’t a bottle of wine on that list? I mean seriously, I could probably eat a crate of avacados and it isn’t going to get me anywhere in the mood a couple of glasses of wine will. Or even better: a meal *I like* cooked my husband ALONG with a couple glasses of wine after he does the dishes. NOW there’s a good combination!

catlady

February 10th, 2011
5:51 pm

ANY food I don’t have to cook and clean up from is great for me!

Techmom

February 10th, 2011
5:52 pm

correction: cooked BY my husband

catlady

February 10th, 2011
5:54 pm

MJG at 2:36, I LOVE your answer!!!!

catlady

February 10th, 2011
5:55 pm

Techmom, the mistake is a lot funnier!

Dreamer

February 10th, 2011
8:31 pm

Hmm, I know what I’m getting my husband for Valentine’s day—almonds and strawberries.

shaggy

February 11th, 2011
8:56 am

MJG,

Sorry to be late, and thanks for your answer.
So, by your answer, do you mean that you haven’t had sex very much, so you can’t have an opinion?
Why don’t you grab onto that hubby of yours and get busy? I’ll bet he would be thrilled. Like Tiger posted, we are men; we are always in the mood. He is a man. After his initial surprise, shock, and bewilderment he will likely find the motion in the ocean. It is never too late to learn and have new exciting experiences. You seem to like fun…well, sex is VERY fun. I highly recommend it for what ails you.

motherjanegoose

February 11th, 2011
9:27 am

Shaggy: I think catlady 5:54 understood…others here did not.

I have not had sex across the country with various partners. The opinions I share here are typically based on loads of experiences in lots of different places. I have had sex in more than one state….LOL…but not with loads of different people. Others here would be able to trump my numbers very quickly.

If you only have eaten pizza at Pizza Hut, for 25 years and perhaps in 35 states, you are not as experienced with pizza as someone who has eaten pizza at Papa John’s, Domino’s, Marco’s and all of the wonderful TRUE pizzerias in cities where the wonderful Italians KNOW how to make pizza.

See…this is what I mean about reading things here and not understanding what is meant. I am obviously not the only one who has this problem. It happens often. 4:54 really did not get what I was talking about. catlady did but I am not surprised. Sorry if some here were not able to get it. go back and reread catlady’s post about cats….if you can find it…it sums things up nicely. I told her so, in person.

shaggy

February 11th, 2011
9:39 am

MJG,

I’m sorry if I misunderstood, however having sex is well, having sex. Does having multiple partners make anyone “the authority”? Not hardly, and that is not what I got out of your answer.
My parents only had sex with each other, for their whole lives, 57 years married, and they had opinions about sex…some opinions a son doesn’t want to hear, which become those opinions a son laughs deeply about, when he recollects them years later.
They were amourous right up to the end.

motherjanegoose

February 11th, 2011
9:51 am

Does being a parent to one child who is 50 years old make you an authority…not to me. I share things here based on lots of varied experience and that is just me.

Since I was addressed and then chided that I have an opinion on everything… I gave my answer. I could have just skipped and will do so next time. There ARE a few things I do not throw out for all to see and this happens to be one of them. Guess it confused a few folks here. I apologize.

In my growing up family, we did discuss sex, with our parents, and still do not. Crazy…I know. I am open with my own children and that has been very different from where I came from. To me, not so much on a public blog as there are some here who do know me and some who can figure out who I am. Some folks here would never meet anyone else in person nor contact them…others, like me, do not care to discuss sex…oh well.

DB

February 11th, 2011
9:54 am

@Shaggy: It must be a “man” thing. I do not think, for one minute, that MJG’s husband is suffering from lack of attention. You take her comment that she hasn’t had wide experience with multiple partners and erroneously translate it to not having much action with her husband.

I totally get what she means. Enjoying a sexual relationship with just one person (or a very small sample) doesn’t exactly make you an “expert” in all things sexual. Everyone has different needs, wants and desires in that department, and after almost 30 years, I can say with authority that I am an expert when it comes to knowing how to please my husband. But Dr. Ruth, I’m not! I wouldn’t dream of offering advice or opinions on sex to anyone else, other than in a general sense (i.e., what I tell my children regarding intimacy and consequences.) I know what works for me, and I know what works for my husband. Anyone else is just going to have to figure it out the same way we did — practice ;-)

JATL

February 11th, 2011
9:58 am

@Techmom -indeed! None of these foods have ever made me feel sexy, but a good bottle of wine works like a charm ;-) I used to have a magnet with a bottle of red on it that said, “From 0 to naked in 3 glasses.”

motherjanegoose

February 11th, 2011
10:03 am

ooops..did not discuss sex….sorry..

shaggy

February 11th, 2011
10:25 am

OK, I am going to shut up, beginning right now. Never meant to offend and that is what I think that I have done….sorry to all.

Dreamer

February 11th, 2011
10:41 am

@shaggy 8:56—”we are men; we are always in the mood”
You do realize you don’t speak for ALL men, right?
Maybe for MOST but not ALL.