Yes, the rumors are true: oysters really are the aphrodisiac they're made out to be. According to Patrizia, these shellfish are chock-full of libido-stimulating zinc. In fact, just six oysters provide more than four times the recommended daily dose of this bedroom-friendly nutrient.
Oysters are also a good source of oxygen-pumping iron, and are low in saturated fat and calories compared with most other protein sources. "As a lighter meal option, you’re less likely to experience a post-meal, sex-zapping food coma," Moskovitz says. "Enjoy them raw or baked, but try to avoid ordering them heavily cooked in saturated fat-filled butter, or with breadcrumbs."
While vitamin E isn’t a food, per se, Patrizia notes that vitamin E is often referred to as the "sex vitamin," saying, “Vitamin E can help increase feelings for desire, attraction, and even enhance your mood."
Almonds, spinach, and red peppers are all good sources of vitamin E -- but consuming it isn’t the only thing it's good for. Patrizia says the nutrient itself can also be used topically as a sexual lubricant. "All you need to do is open up a vitamin E capsule and put it on your member." Whatever floats your aquatic vessel of sexual exploration.