“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees” ~ Pablo Neruda
When it comes to making love, there is nothing more romantic than being bathed in moonlight.
If you are lucky enough to have a bedroom that faces the light of the moon, you know what I mean. Moonlight is gentle yet stimulating. It lends an ethereal feel to touch.
What’s even better, is precluding a night of naughtiness with a light dinner that can only boost the mood and raise pleasure.
Food is a sexy way to entice a lover, and there are many foods that boost libido. It’s best to eat light, and reserve all that energy your body would normally use for digestion towards something a bit more enjoyable!
Seduction is all about anticipating your lover’s needs and layering moments, so that by the time you’re ready to bare it all, you’ll both have been massaged into a state of willing participation.
Tempt your senses with this light menu. We’re after stamina and freshness, of body, spirit and mind.
Whetting the appetite.
At least an hour before, lure your lover into relaxing by feeding him or her a tempting plate of watermelon and strawberries. Juicy, sweet watermelon is a known aphrodisiac and contains citrulline and lycopene, which dilate and relax blood vessels. Hello!
Share kisses and bites. Perhaps a little Prosecco would add some gentle stimulation…but don’t drink too much! Alcohol can dampen nerve receptors and besides, you’ll want to remember this.
Parsley and mint tabbouleh is essential for the freshness of one’s breath, bodily fluids and good digestion, while cucumber is very hydrating and adds a bit of crunch:
- 3 medium ripe fresh red tomatoes
- 1/2 English or whole field cucumber, finely sliced
- 1/2 cup finely chopped arugula
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 cup tightly-packed, coarsely chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine well in a pretty bowl and drizzle with olive oil and fresh lime and lemon juice. Chill ahead of time.
The Main. (Besides you!)
Grilled Chicken or Veggie/Smoked Tofu Kebabs give us protein for stamina.
Cut organic chicken or assorted veggies and smoked tofu into small chunks and arrange on skewers. Onions are optional on the veggie choice, but they are a libido enhancer, so I’d leave them in.
Marinate kebabs in a mixture of olive oil, tamari sauce, lemon, rosemary salt and pepper for at least two hours. Grill and serve with fragrant jasmine rice.
Keep portions small, and add if more is needed. Less can be enough in this instance.
Dessert. (This part could take all night…)
You’ll want chocolate of course, as it is rich in anti-oxidants and boosts a sense of well-being. I heard once that chocolate activates the same neuro-receptors as an encounter with the divine. No wonder we crave it!
Serve small bites of rich, dark chocolate—organic and fair-trade of course.
Don’t forget the honey! It’s full of the mineral boron which increases testosterone while metabolizing estrogen. You can serve it in a cupful of green tea, which also boosts testosterone and sex drive, or, if you’re ready, drizzled over anything you want to taste off of your lover.
Eat by candle light, with a soft fragrance of incense drifting to clear the energy around you. Poetry or even an incantation for the erotic unfolding of the evening is a lovely way to ground the energy between lovers.
The key to Eros on a Full Moon is to keep things simple and flowing. Allow what wants to come forth, relax into your lover’s intention. Give freely and receive with grace.
“I want to be in love with you, the same way I am in love with the moon, with the light shining
out of its soul.” ~ Sanober Khan
Author: Monika Carless
Editor: Erin Lawson