What is an aphrodisiac?

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What is an aphrodisiac?

A substance that increases sexual desire


An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire, or is perceived to be able to do so. Examples include the pulverised horn of a rhinoceros.The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. Medical science has no substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual desire or performance. Nevertheless, in many cultures, a long list of food is said to be stimulating. These include artichokes, oysters and saffron.


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