Don’t forget the hot sauce: How hot sauce is used as an aphrodisiac

Yes, you read that title correctly. And no, this isn’t clickbait.

There are properties in many chillies and hot peppers that are can cause a sexual and chemical reaction in your body – so essentially, they make you hot and bothered in multiple ways. This may not be the first time that you’ve come across this phenomenon. Many other foods also boast of this affect, some of which include: chocolate, oysters, and asparagus. However, if you’re looking for a way to heat things up then chillies and hot sauce are just the thing.

Chemical love

When our body consumes a chilli pepper – or the sauce that it is often in – our body has a chemical reaction.

At its core, when you eat chilli-based food a compound called capsaicin is released and this triggers a circulation of endorphins and dopamine around your body. This is because capsaicin sends signals to your brain telling it that you’re being burned – even when you’re very visibly not – however, this helps explain the release of endorphins and other happy chemicals; which often explains the ‘runner’s high’ people so often experience when they eat spicy food. 

If you’re not athletically inclined – don’t worry, we’re not either – then the symptoms of ‘runner’s high’ you’re looking for is that poignant sense of euphoria that washes over your body; a feeling that can, of course, be felt through other activities.

Is it chilli in here?

But let’s get back to business. 

It is this sense of euphoria from the chillies that lend themselves to kickstarting your own urges.

The euphoria felt from the chillies reportedly lowers your feelings of stress and releases sex hormones – according to science, anyway.

Either way, if you’re curious to test this for yourselves then grab a consensual partner, and of course, your hot sauce.

If you’re looking for something more than just your off-the-shelf bottle of Sriracha, then we found a sauce that was invented specifically with the aphrodisiac aspect in mind. 

Hentai Hot Sauce was created by the Japanese adult game company, Nutaku to act in assistance to their gamers’ gaming experience. The sauce combines Carolina Reapers, Ghost and Scorpion peppers, so it’s an understatement to say that the sauce may pack a punch.

Whatever you opt to go with, just remember, folks, if you’re ingesting hot sauce as a way to set the mood, just make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before you start any under the cover actions. The last thing you want is to put your partner in the hospital, that might be an awkward trip…


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