The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, depicts the goddess of love floating on a giant scallop shell. The word aphrodisiac derives from her Greek name, Aphrodite. Sandro Botticelli/Wikimedia hide caption

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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

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Lunch with oysters and wine by Frans van Mieris, 1635-1681. Universal Images Group/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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For The Love Of Oysters: How A Kiss From The Sea Evokes Passion

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