The Mediterranean diet is known for its connection to extended longevity, prevention of diseases and now potentially aphrodisiac properties. It’s based primarily in the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, herbs—and you guessed it, lots and lots of olive oil. What is it about this dietary fat that we can’t get enough of?
In recent years, epidemiological experts have gathered to share research on the benefits of olive oil and how its agronomy can affect human health. We’ve known for centuries that olive oil can help reduce morbidity and prevent the growth of cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and cancer diseases, but how does it affect us in terms of sexual wellness?
Bigger, Long-Lasting Erections
Olive oil does wonders for blood vessels and circulation, and there are many blood vessels within the male pelvic region that become engorged during arousal. Not only can it help with erectile dysfunction, it can also help you stay hard. That’s one way to extend the olive branch.
Increases Stamina and Intensifies Orgasms
Olive oil is packed with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which not only help with blood flow, but increased hormone production as well. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that healthy fats balanced the hormones that regulate appetite and digestion. While these aren’t the direct hormones that are typically associated with sex (estrogen and progesterone), a balance in overall health does prolong our intimate vitality.
Ramps Up Sex Drive
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and keeps the organs running smoothly along with the erogenous zones healthily lubricated. It’s sexy to the touch, which is why the Greeks, Romans and ancient Egyptians did not limit the use of olive oil to the kitchen. Some people even use it as lube for foreplay and non-penetrative sex and it’s also one of the healthiest and most natural forms of massage oil.
Before you go dowsing olive oil on your meals and body, let’s discuss quality. As a rule of thumb, olive oil should be consumed within one year of harvest. Premium olive oil brands like ed’o produce a very limited series of bottles by harvesting olives only at their most optimal maturity level, which happens just one week a year, to ensure the lowest acidity level and highest organoleptic properties.
Olive oil may not age like fine wine, but it does share some characteristics: both are the pure juice of fruit, both have unique characteristics based on climate and soil and both can pair different foods based on their organoleptic properties. Overall, they contribute to a healthier and more flavorful life.
The gastronomic experience of ed’o Olive Oil comes in two flavors—the ed’o PURE white bottle and the ed’o Organic black bottle. Ed’o PURE is highly aromatic, fruity and has notes of green grass, nuts, tomato and banana. It pairs well with chocolate, fruit, or any kind of salad and veggies. Ed’o Organic is moderately intense with a slightly bitter and peppery aftertaste. It has notes of green grass, nuts, tomato and artichoke, and pairs well with seafood, red meat or anything spicy.
Our favorite part of the design of this collection? Its shape represents the 69 sex position or “yin-yang” symbol, meaning it’s perfect for consumption inside and outside the bedroom.