The Most Popular Aphrodisiacs Across the U.S.

Lifestyle 05.17.23
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Heading out on a hot date? You may want to know which foods are the best aphrodisiacs to ensure you set the right mood. Fashion Nova set out to find each state’s favorite, as well as the most popular aphrodisiacs overall. Read on to uncover what we found.

Every U.S. State’s Favorite Aphrodisiac

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Alt: U.S. map plotting the most searched aphrodisiac in every U.S. state.

Drum roll, please. According to our sources, the most seductive and alluring aphrodisiac across the United States is vanilla! Ironically, this sweet and familiar flavor reigns supreme in 14 states, making it the MVP of the aphrodisiac game.

Honey comes in second, with six states preferring this sticky and oh-so-sweet natural aphrodisiac. If you're feeling adventurous, some states turn to pumpkin for a tantalizing twist in the bedroom. Five states can't get enough of this versatile veggie (or fruit, depending on who you ask).

In the nation's capital, they say it's not a true celebration without champagne. But, did you know that many believe champagne has aphrodisiac properties? Legend has it that the bubbly beverage increases blood flow and enhances mood, making it a popular choice for couples looking to add a little sparkle to their date night.

Up in Michigan, the cherry reigns supreme as the state fruit. However, it's not just for pies and cobblers! Cherries are also known for their sensual properties, thanks to their high levels of antioxidants and melatonin. Some even believe that these little red aphrodisiacs can help boost libido and improve sexual function.

In Montana, the scent of basil is enough to make hearts race. This fragrant herb is often associated with love and romance, and it's believed to have a warming effect on the body. Its spicy-sweet flavor also makes it a perfect addition to a romantic meal.

Similarly, we have South Dakota and its spicy green: arugula. This aphrodisiac food is known for its peppery bite and ability to stimulate the senses. Some even say this leafy green’s flavor and scent can create a "pheromone effect" that makes you more attractive to others. 

Who knew salad could be so sexy?

Closing Thoughts

Vanilla may be the queen of all aphrodisiacs, but America is a melting pot of sensual flavors and scents. Who knew that champagne, basil, or even arugula could get the heart racing?

We had a blast conducting this study, and we hope you've enjoyed learning about the most popular aphrodisiacs in every state. But before you go, we have one last piece of advice: if you really want to impress your partner, why not pair them with a stunning outfit from Fashion Nova? After all, there's nothing like a little lingerie to make the night truly unforgettable.

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