Whether it is the shape and texture of the shell or the fact that they are packed with lots of libido boosting zinc, minerals, and amino acids, is unclear. Black Raspberries Laura Caseley for LittleThings Black raspberries and their seeds are full of chemicals called phytochemicals, which have been shown to boost libido. But in reality, alcohol can be one of the worst things for your love life. Check out this unexpected list of sexy foods below, and it just might change your dinner plans tonight! Advertisement Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City. Foods to boost sex drive — and the common things that affect performance Foods to boost sex drive — and the common things that affect performance EAT YOUR way to a happier sex life with these foods, but beware of the popular foods and drink that reduce your libido and make it harder to get in the mood. Try eating a handful a few hours before sex, and see if you have a little more fun! Ginger Ginger is more often known for its anti-nausea and circulation boosting properties, however it can also boost sex drive. Beets contain boron, a mineral which is used in the production of sex hormones in humans. And everyone knows that confidence is the sexiest thing you can wear. Importantly, they are also packed with B vitamins which help with the all-important circulation in the heat of the moment. Dark chocolate As well as boosting blood flow, dark chocolate increases the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine, helping to lower stress levels and promote relaxation, which help to get your in the mood for some loving. It happens to everyone. Exhaustion and stress can cause sex drive to plummet, as can certain medications such as opioids, anti-psychotics, cancer treatments and beta blockers.