Photos by Uwe Kreijci/Stone (top left)
Photodisc (bottom left & right)
Illustration by Crisoph Hitz
What do you really want?
Over 1,000 Americans were recently asked "What do you consider to be very desirable for your future?" by the Barna Research Group (www.barna.org). Here's what they said:
- 91% good health
- 81% living with a high degree of integrity
- 79% having one marriage partner for life
- 70% having a close relationship with God
- 63% having a satisfying sex life with marriage partner
- 55% having children
- 53% being deeply committed to the Christian faith
Being active in church, having a college degree, influencing others' lives, or having high paying job came in under 50%.
Boost Your Libido the Healthy Way
Although "aphrodisiacs" should boost your libido, the FDA says they won't. But many rumored aphrodisiacs are nutritious. And what's not attractive about good health? After all, when you feel great you look great. SELF magazine gave us the skinny:
FOLKLORE This multiseeded berry symbolized fertility.
FACT Strawberries contain more vitamin C than any other berry.
FOLKLORE Montezuma drank 50 cups of hot chocolate before sex.
FACT Phenylethylamine in chocolate is a natural mood booster.
FOLKLORE Dostoyevsky received caviar and marital pleasures from his wife after each completed chapter of Crime and Punishment.
FACT The vitamin B12 in caviar builds red blood cells.
FOLKLORE African fertility ointments contained this fruit.
FACT Figs are packed with potassium and fiber.