foodDerived from the name Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, aphrodisiacs have been used by many to rekindle an old flame or make themselves more desirable. Aphrodisiacs are supposed to work by either influencing the mind or stimulating the parts of the body associated with sexual desire. Researchers confirm that there are herbs and types of food that may affect our libidos, while groups like the US Food and Drug Administration stress that there is no scientific basis for it all. If you believe in the power of aphrodisiacs, we've listed a few of the best-known "love foods" in the gallery below.

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(First published in Marie Claire Magazine, You First section as "Foods that Boost Your Love and Sex Life" in February 2008; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Frank Kovalchek via Flickr Creative Commons)

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