Oysters, chocolate or chilli peppers: choose your favourite. But remember: it's all a matter of mind, more than sex...
Beyond any real scientific explanation, there are some foodstuffs generally considered to be more aphrodisiacal than others.
Their actual nutritional components do not come into it, but what counts is their evocative and allusive nature which, moreover, can vary from one country to another. Only one thing holds true no matter who you are and where you live: the only real erogenous zone is the mind. So if you are convinced that a particular food is aphrodisiacal, then it will probably do the trick anyhow.
No matter how you see it, here is a list of those foods generally thought to be aphrodisiacal:
The exact opposite may be said for some dishes which, due to their symbolic significance, are believed to have an anti-erotic effect: we do not advise you to prepare any of these when trying to seduce a partner for the first time.