I came across this list of the most popular aphrodisiacs and found some of them to be…confusing. Take a look and see what you think.
I think my initial confusion came from not fully understanding the meaning of “aphrodisiac.” I looked it up, of course, and according to Merriam-Webster, an aphrodisiac is defined as “an agent (such as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire.” This cleared things up for me because, as you’ll see, there are a lot of strange food items on this particular list.
The list comes from Fashion Nova, it’s called The Most Popular Aphrodisiacs Across the U.S., and it’s a trip. Like a lot of these types of studies, the research comes from Google trends. The Fashion Nova folks went back over 12 months of search data to find out what the randiest folks in all fifty states were punching into their search engines in preparation for date night and…makin’ whoopie.
The Most Popular Aphrodisiacs in New England and Beyond
There are the usual suspects, of course. Vanilla, which is tops in 14 states. And honey, which comes in first in a half-dozen. Then, there are some questionable picks. Actually, I shouldn’t say questionable. Who am I to judge what turns a person on? As long as it’s safe, sane and consensual, between two adults (or more, if that’s your thing), then what the hell? Let’s get it on.
But before we do, let’s look at some highlights from the list. You can consider it foreplay, I guess. I’ll share the top aphrodisiacs in the New England states with you, then I’ll reveal some of the more surprising choices and the states that choose them. By the time we’re done, you will be satisfied. And you might be craving a salad.