The "love" industry is thriving, and aphrodisiacs are leading the charge. What is usually absent is the quantifiable research to verify that these “aphrodisiacs” work. Can certain smells, touches, and other senses really increase sexual desire? Millions of people guarantee they do, but the fact is that the scientific evidence is still in question.
Before determining if something works or not, it is imperative to comprehend what it would require before working. Specifically, determining what exactly takes place in the mind and body when we come into contact with any aphrodisiac. In both genders, it all simplifies to hormones, and even more exclusively, testosterone. Additionally, our "sex drive" is manipulated by the levels of our hormones. .Balance of the hormones must take place, otherwise things may not function as they should.
According to a study done by the Aligarh Muslim University, aphrodisiacs can work in two ways: there are those that create sexual desire by working on the mind, and there are those that create desire by affecting parts of the body(amu.ac.com). Any feeling that increases blood flow into the sex organs may simulate the feelings of pleasure, and may create a craving for it. In addition, there are also situations where our bodies produce more chemicals associated with these cravings through outside influence. Studies even show that even thinking about these aphrodisiacs may greatly increase the likelihood of it working similar to one.
Research has discovered that even some foods can stimulate the body to produce hormones that affect our libidos. Further research may conclude whether or not this chemical production is actually in high enough quantity for us to notice the difference. It is difficult to study occurrences in this area, as the libido is a difficult thing to research. It is such a difficult thing to research, the FDA claims that aphrodisiacs are false - not based on scientific facts. Whether or not this is...