Food as Foreplay (an Open Invitation)

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food as foreplay

By Patricia Horwell 

Food. It tickles all the senses.  

Certainly, food can be hearty and robust, but there is a reason why Omar Khayyam wrote, “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou beside me…” Sharing sumptuous, tantalizing goodies with your lover can positively set the stage for romance, whether you are on the sofa, in bed or on a bearskin rug in front of a blazing fireplace. Food as foreplay!

Flavors, colors and textures all play a part. Juicy, drippy finger foods, like fruit, are often the sexiest. Involving all five senses during foreplay can enhance your sexual experience. By feeding each other or licking dripped food off one another, your connection will deepen. 

Chocolate-covered strawberries are still a timeless classic, and dark chocolate is believed to increase libido. It releases serotonin, a hormone that stimulates feelings of happiness and fulfillment. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and high in caffeine, which can increase blood flow and increase sex drive. Are you an artist? Chocolate body paint is available in stores and online. 

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Whipped cream can be great fun: no explanation is needed here. Some couples enjoy using honey as well. 

Sweet and succulent grapes are perfect for naughty nibbles while fig and prosciutto bites offer a tantalizing blend of sweet and savory. 

Besides being tasty, watermelon has been called nature’s Viagra, relaxing blood arteries and therefore increasing performance. 

You might enjoy feeding each other luscious sushi with chopsticks. Seafood lovers might add lobster bites. Or take it up a notch with spoonfuls of caviar. (Don’t forget the tried-and-true oysters.) 

Red wine and champagne are both perfect celebratory accompaniments. Don’t hesitate to add your own favorites to the mix. 

Finally, remember to take it slow and savor the experience. Relax and have fun!