The 10 Commandments of Sex & Food

In preparation for this evening's "Cooking Up Seduction" presentation with Chef Jenn, I created this list of tips and ideas for mindful eating for a healthy sex life.

Ten Commandments of Sex & Food

  1. Many fresh fruits are sensual and nutritious; choose 5 of different colors and create a fruit plate of foreplay.
  2. Eating small amounts of dark chocolate is not only pleasing to your taste buds, it also raises your body’s endorphins.
  3. Double the amount of time you usually spend eating a meal and chew each bite longer to truly experience the food.
  4. Pay attention to all five senses when you’re in the bedroom and be present to the pleasant sensations in the moment.
  5. Create your own aphrodisiacs – take turns once a week preparing or buying a meal or special food item that is all about pleasing your partner.
  6. Eat a rainbow of fresh vegetables regularly for the high fiber and vitamins and minerals. A healthy you can lead to a healthy sex drive.
  7. Spend 20 minutes eating an orange, alone or with a partner; be mindful of what it is like to make love to that orange.
  8. If you are going to indulge in foods that you think are guilty pleasures, don’t feel guilty and just enjoy the experience (and the pleasures).
  9. Never put sweet items in your vagina because the sugar can increase the chance of a bacterial infection.
  10. Avoid foods that make you feel bloated and sluggish (e.g., fried foods, refined carbohydrates, rich cream sauces, saturated fats, or excessive sugar) – it doesn’t feel sexy!

Jennifer Gunsaullus, Ph.D.

Sex Therapy & Relationship Counseling in San Diego