#AtoZChallenge: A is for APHRODISIAC

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#AtoZChallenge - A is for Aphrodisiac
Day 1, April 1

aph·ro·dis·i·ac

afrəˈdizēˌak,afrəˈdēzēˌak

noun

1.  a food, drink, or drug that stimulates sexual desire.
“the Romans worshiped the apple as an aphrodisiac”

2. a thing that causes excitement.
“for a few seconds she’d fallen for the powerful aphrodisiac of music”

adjective: aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac, The Doglady's Den #AtoZChallenge 2015
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Who doesn’t want to feel mellow, sexy, irresistible?
There are different things that can trigger this state of mind.

As per the example above, one that many people find seductive, including me,  – most definitely me – is:
♥♥ MUSIC ♥♥
Does anyone remember the movie “10”, from 1979? The love scene, with Ravel’s Bolero
playing in the background catapulted that composition into the forefront of sexual fantasy:

Mmmmm, nice…..but, my tastes run more towards scorching blues-rock, like this:

Oooh, yeah baby! Or, how about this? Smokin’!

Sigh…..Umm, okay, where were we?  😉

Another popular aphrodisiac is:
♥♥ EPICUREAN PLEASURES ♥♥
It’s long been said that oysters stimulate sexual desire. According to a recent study, there’s truth in that.
To quote:
“…they were rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.”
Apparently, this is especially so in Spring. The time is NOW, my friends! 😀

#AtoZChallenge: A is for Aphrodisiac, The Doglady's Den

ICK! Not my taste, at all! I’ll have some Seafood Pasta or Calamari. please.

#AtoZChallenge: A is for APHRODISIAC, seafood pasta
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Alcohol, in moderation (too much is a detriment), is also known to stimulate sexual desire, especially when coupled with the other elements. A good bottle of wine can add so much to a gourmet meal! Or, how about some Champagne? That’s a truly sensuous elixir! Add some strawberries and/or chocolate. Extra fuel for the fire!

Of course, the best aphrodisiac of all is your partner...♥♥

#AtoZChallenge: A is for APHRODISIAC
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FUN FACT:
“APHRODISIAC” is Greek in origin, stemming fromaphrodisios”,
ie. pertaining to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

Okay, I showed you mine. Now tell me yours…
What turns you on?

Looking forward to your comments!

Debbie

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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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64 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: A is for APHRODISIAC

  1. Love your A post Debbie: Awesome job! 😉 I bet you had as much fun writing it as I had reading it along with listening to some of those tunes! 🙂 For me, a kind, caring, compassionate, and gentle heart is what stirs me…oh, and a great (not corny) sense of humour too! 🙂
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  2. Thank you for the musical trip back in time. I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the rest of your list. This was a great A post.
    I like oysters, but don’t love them so they aren’t on my list of “sexy” foods. Chocolate was my go to aphrodisiac in the past, but for now I am looking for a new one as I am off sugar. Savory and sexy will be my new food savoir!
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  3. Oh this post is an aphrodisiac to me, well in fact lots of thing are right now as I am in a new relationship hehe! But Oh yes to the music and I love it all, but love a good blues guitar and sultry voice. As for foods oysters were never my thing, but I love ice-cream, chocolate and a good coffee. And of course anything fed to me by a lover (grin). I am enjoying this challenge and my theme is feelings. And right now sort of connects with yours on the topic of love attraction PURRRS….. If you fancy dropping by check my blog out here http://www.kellymartinspeaks.co.uk/
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  4. Ah Debbie, I sooooo agree with your assessment of oysters…and pasta ai calamari or even deep fried calamari. oh, yes. I never saw ’10–but Ravel’s Bolero, that is good. Tchaikovsky is better though, or perhaps a bit of Moody Blues or Neil Diamond… White Satin sheets, though? Not so good! They say mint is also a very good aphrodisiac.
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  5. Loved this post! Kilt Rock, a little wine (or Laphroaig single malt Scotch), some grilled salmon, and a few sincere whispers in a Scottish accent and I’m good to go! (Just in case Mr. Right is reading comments today.) Looking forward to the rest of you A-Z posts this month.
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  6. I’m a huge seafood fan and love oysters off the BBQ – OMG, I can eat them all day long and did once. We were at a BBQ and several people brought fresh oysters and I had my very own section and the man that as manning the BBQ would call me when my oysters were ready. By the end of the afternoon, everyone was looking at me funny and now I know why.
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  7. GREAT word! I love the word aphrodisiac! It’s sexy in its own right. Love the music you chose too. I have never understood the oysters thing: to me they’re just disgusting! I tried, I really did, but I almost choked trying to get an oyster down my throat so it definitely wasn’t an aphrodisiac for me, that’s for sure. Music is sexy. The right music can put me in the mood so fast but what really turns me on: Lips. I love soft sensuous lips…especially when they’re on the back of my neck. Oh my….mmm, mmm, mmm! Great post Debbie! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s word will be.
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  8. What a fun read, Debbie! Trust you to have an attention grabbing word like that for A to start things off right.I like to tease the hubs about his bass clarinet being an aphrodisiac for me. I love the mellow sound of it and prefer it over the clarinet, alto sax and soprano sax that he also plays. We are both in a community band together and he sits behind me so I hear him. Sexy stuff! I’m surprised he hasn’t brought it into the bedroom to serenade me yet. Hahaha!
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  9. Hi Debbie, What an interesting article. I think music always sets the scene along with a nice glass of bubbly!

  10. I’ve got a “Bolero” story, but I’m not going to tell it here now. I’ve been eating a lot of apples lately–can’t vouch for any properties of being an aphrodisiac, but I’m going to continue eating them and maybe I’ll find out. I love oysters, but don’t have them very often.

    Rumors, rumors–all my life I’ve heard stories about the magic substance, but have yet to find it.

    For me it’s mainly a matter of the right partner in the right moment and some healthy imagination. Good music usually helps too.

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