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Foods that might kill libido

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From oysters to chili peppers, everybody has their own ideas about what constitutes an aphrodisiac — food that increases sexual desire.

But has noted foods that might dampen the libido and has assembled a list of “anaphrodisiacs” that could cause a chill in the bedroom, if not the kitchen. For example:

Corn Flakes. John Harvey Kellogg invented the cereal with the belief  that a bland breakfast food would encourage abstinence. And if you’re serving Corn Flakes on a date, you should expect to sleep alone.

Licorice. Eating too much of it can slow desire in men and women. Even if you get it in whips.

Okra. A vegetable with its own hair can do nothing to encourage the libido — or the appetite.

Soy and cilantro. Monks ingest these to stave off sexual desire. So that soy-and-cilantro okra risotto is just a big buzz kill.

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Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — ...

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