And today, I want to talk about honey and its wonderful, wonderful, wonderful sexual benefits. Some of you might already know them but I feel we need to have a history lesson first. So yes, I do believe honey is an aphrodisiac but not like Viagra, its advantages are more obvious when you have been taking it over a period of time.
The use of honey as an aphrodisiac today can be traced back to many cultures and traditions whereby the sweet sticky liquid is popularly shared between lovers as a sensual food. It is often associated with blissful times, romance, union in marriages, and honeymoon.(if only that’s all it took, lol)
In Indian weddings for instance, the bride offers honey to the groom as a symbol of sweetness in life. According to ancient Viking tradition, honey is a fertility booster. Daily, the newlyweds would drink a cup of honeyed wine, called mead in their first month of marriage. Particularly in Eastern European traditions, the making and gifting of honeycakes was associated with rituals of courtship and romance. In ancient Chinese wedding ceremonies, a goblet of honey and a goblet of wine are tied together with a red thread, and the bride and the groom would take sips and then exchanged the goblets(love this word) in their bridal chamber to symbolize their union of love.
Actually, as far back as 500BC, honey had already been known as an aphrodisiac. It was said that Greek physician Hippocrates, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, prescribed honey for sexual vigour and advocated the taking of milk and honey to induce love and ecstasy. And finally, it’s also worth noting that Avicenna, another great ancient healer and philosopher who is known as the Father of Modern Medicine, apparently recognized the superb value of honey to the human body as he described the golden liquid as “the food of foods, the drink of drinks and the drug of drugs“, and specifically advised that honey could be mixed with ginger and pepper and consumed as a sexual stimulant.
The wonderful sweetness of honey in bed also takes its place in guides like the Kamasutra. Even the word honeymoon came up from an ancient practice of love when couples would go into seclusion and take the magical honey drink and it was believed it would increase their sexual desire and prowess. And I’m guessing the ancients were right. The honey base is full of a mineral called boron which is known to boost testosterone while metabolizing estrogen.