With Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better way to de-stress from midterms than by spending time with your family, engorging in delicious home cooked meals, and having mind-blowing sex?

Let’s face it: going home for break, especially if you’re a freshman, can bring forth a whirlwind of emotions, anywhere from rekindled feelings for your ex or the desire to hook up with the once nerdy kid whose college experience did them well.

If you think you might be engaging in some post-turkey fowl play, you’ll want to load up on these foods that also double as natural aphrodisiacs.

Fennel and Celery

Celery deserves more credit than it receives, as it increases sexual arousal in women. It contains the male hormone androsterone, which is a female stimulant.

Women are sensitive to the odor men release after consuming celery, and thus become turned on.

Fennel also does its fair share of increasing sexual arousal as it causes many of the same effects that estrogen has on women. So don’t turn down seconds of stuffing.


Throughout history figs have been associated with love and sex. Figs are rich in Vitamin A, which can enhance your sexdrive. Many also find that figs resemble female sex organs, but I think the turkey’s “neck” provides enough raunchy entertainment on Thanksgiving. Just be sure to consume your fair share of figs if they’re mixed in with your cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Sauce

Speaking of cranberry sauce, while cranberries don’t do much to get you going, they are a great preventative measure against urinary tract infections, which are common after having a lot of sex. Therefore, load up on that cranberry sauce and don’t forget to pee after you’ve done the deed.

Coconut Water

Get your hydration (and lovin’) on by pairing your meal with a nice refreshing glass of coconut water.

Coconut water is super soothing and full of antioxidants that boost blood flow before and after you get busy. As an added bonus, coconut water also increases your metabolism, so say goodbye to that post holiday weight gain.


If your family is into a poultry-less Thanksgiving feast, then suggesting that oysters be served is not a bad idea. Oysters are nature’s lovemaking gift to humanity, as they contain the amino acids that spark the production of sex hormones. You’ll be love shucking your way to the bedroom after eating these babies.

Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie 

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to finish off your meal with something sweet, dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, an organic compound that triggers the same hormones your body releases during sex.

Additionally, the fragrance of pumpkin pie has been found to increase blood flow to the penis by over 30 percent. A la mode your dessert of choice with some vanilla bean ice cream and you’ve got yourself a night to remember. The sweet vanilla bean aroma also increases sexual propensity in men and is a great complement to any dessert.

Coffee and Chai Tea 

Don’t turn down either of these after dinner beverages if you want to keep your aphrodisiac momentum going.

The caffeine in coffee also does a great job of increasing blood flow. One study suggests it even puts women in the mood for sex.

The spices in chai tea have the same effect that caffeine does, but without that extra jolt of energy just in case you want to let the tryptophan from your turkey drift you off into dreamland.

After consuming these foods you’ll definitely be in the mood to “give thanks.”  Enjoy!

Marquez is a member of the class of 2017.

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