As we enter the third national lockdown, a popular gardening and shed review site is looking to recruit couples to test aphrodisiacs that can be grown in the home, and is offering £1,500 to each couple.
Nearly two thirds of 18-60 year olds have seen a negative change in their libidos as a result of lockdown measures.
During the national lockdown in November, Whatshed.co.uk recruited three couples to test the aphrodisiac properties of an array of produce.
Following the success, it is once again looking for three more couples to test the aphrodisiacs found to be most effective in the last trial.
Couples can be based anywhere in the world, but good spoken and written English is a must, and will be paid £1,500 (or their currency equivalent) for their time. All plants, tools and instructions for the research will be delivered, and couples can try the products over the course of two months before providing detailed feedback on the effects of each one on their sex life.
Couples keen to apply can find the application form here, along with further insights from the survey and an easy guide to growing aphrodisiacs in your own home,
The three successful couples will be provided with lavender, chillies and asparagus - the three plants noted as the most effective aphrodisiacs. The couples will receive instructions on how to look after them and recipes/advice on how they can be used. They will be given two months to test out each product and make detailed notes of their effects (if any).
At the end of the two months, each couple will be asked to send their reviews from both perspectives, including a description of how they used each product and details such as; any effect the product had on their arousal, enjoyment during sex, energy levels, and so on.
Applicants must be aged between 25-65, with good spoken and written English. The roles are open to couples of any sexual preference(s), but they must live in the same household to comply with current and future Government COVID guidelines. They must carefully review the product list before applying to ensure they aren’t at risk of an allergic reaction. Deadline for applications is January 31.
Kate Fromings from Whatshed.co.uk, said: “The feedback we received from the first trial was great. The couples involved felt that growing, cooking with, and eating their produce was not only good for their sex life, but also gave them a positive and productive distraction during the lockdown. As we enter the third UK lockdown, we thought it would be a good time to continue our research, and hopefully help a few more couples.
“We know gardening is good for your mental health, physical health and now it can also be good for your sexual health. The best thing about these plants is that they don’t need masses of space to grow, with the right equipment you can grow them on your window ledge in your apartment.”