Today is National Oyster Day! How convenient that it should occur on a Friday — a champagne and oyster date is a pretty great way to end a week.

And, of course, if you make an oyster date, it’s hard to ignore the fact that oysters have long been rumored to be aphrodisiacs, especially if eaten raw. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was thought to have sprung forth from the sea in an oyster, so the term “Aphrodisiac” is actually directly related to the food. Recently, scientists have found that there’s actual scientific evidence to back up this claim: oysters contain compounds that actually raise estrogen and testosterone levels.

In other words, oysters can totally up your game.

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