These might be such an obvious form of aphrodisiac that we don't
see them in that light, but they certainly can't be overlooked.
Sex toys come in many forms games, videos, magazines/books,
pictures, vibrators, just to name a few. They can be used
in conjunction with, or in place of, traditional sex methods.
A couple I know came
up with the idea of developing a game to help couples put a bit
of fun and variety into their sexual relationships. The fact
that it's been a big success proves the need for honesty in the
way we deal with sexual matters that once were considered taboo.
All couples in long-term relationships need help to keep their love-making
interesting, not in the first one to two years, but certainly after
that, except in very rare cases. Yet many conventional couples
would frown at the suggestion of 'blue' movies, sex toys or pornographic
material being introduced into their sex lives.
As a counsellor, I would
advise that anything which works is acceptable as long as both parties
are willing. Like the sex therapist I asked, I would be inclined
to favour aphrodisiacs that aid sexual fantasy rather than ones
believed to make a biological difference. The exception, of
course, would be in cases where there's a medical problem or need
for specific intervention.