Some people claim that Thai food is an aphrodisiac, increasing libido and sexual desire, because of its exotic flavor and intense spiciness.
But is there any truth to that? Certainly, scientifically there is little evidence to suggest that Thai food has any effect on lust.
But sexual desire is a psychological phenomenon that is affected by different variables on a very individualized basis. What may act as an aphrodisiac for one person may not work for another.
I can tell you that in my four-year long history of eating Thai food on a regular basis, it is not an aphrodisiac for me and it doesn’t seem to have any noticeable effect on my libido.
But if you are new to Thai food it may be a different story. The first few times you eat Thai food, it might indeed have a charging effect on your sexual desire. I dare say that this effect might be severely increased if you are here in Thailand rather than in your home country.
The exoticness of the culture and food here in Thailand, combined with the sexual freedom and liberal attitudes in this country, can indeed bring out the wild man or woman in a person. I witness it on a regular basis.