Most long-term couples will go out of their way to keep a relationship healthy, from giving extra compliments to taking a dance class (to, um, having a threesome).

Then there's the ol' "let him ogle other boobies to keep him interested in yours" approach. A male writer on YourTango credits nudie bars with keeping the spice in his marriage. While some women get jealous, his wife doesn't mind since she knows it gets him off with no consequences. (Reminds us of the cool moms who let kids drink as long as it was at home.)

According to the article, strip clubs (or, as the author calls 'em at one point, "shaker bars") are a highway-exit, no-side-effects form of Viagra. The dude's libido gets spiked, he takes home that randy feeling (with none of the STDs) to his wife, and the entire relationship benefits.

Tell us! What do you think? Have you ever been to a strip joint with your guy? Do you mind when he goes?

10 Supposed Aphrodisiacs

    Avocado Avocado trees were called Ahuacuati, or "testicle tree," by the Aztecs. And they were forbidden by Catholic priests for their sex appeal (no joke).

    ulterior epicure, Flickr

    Chocolate The Aztecs worshipped this treat for its supposed aphrodisiac properties. While that's not scientifically proven, it does affect serotonin and the circulatory system. When both of those are kickin', it's definitely a lot easier to get in the mood.

    karenmcallister, Flickr

    Asparagus On top of making your pee smell funny, these phallic-shaped veggies are rich in Vitamin E, which is essential to a healthy sex drive and to producing sex hormones.

    geishaboy500, Flickr

    Cinnamon Buns Cinnamon buns are the number-one smell that turns guys on, according to research from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.

    zebble, Flickr

    Eggs Eggs are a symbol of fertility (duh) dating back to ancient Greece and the Indian Kama Sutra. Choose eggs that are naturally fertilized -- many factory-laid eggs are not produced with an actual rooster, resulting in eggs with less hormones. A study showed that men who ate naturally fertilized eggs showed increased libido, sexual activity and stamina.

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    Epimedium grandiflorum This plant is known by many as Horny Goat Weed for its er, happy effect on goats. It's popular in Chinese medicine and has been around for over 2000 years. It's frequently found in pill form and is considered to be safe.

    halle, Flickr

    Spanish Fly The most famous of aphrodisiacs is made up of crushed beetles and more than a little is believed to be fatal.

    Muchaxo, Flickr

    Ginseng Thought to posses "aphrodisiac properties," Ginseng is also a popular Chinese medicine. It also translates as "man root." So maybe that explains it.

    GeekySpaz, Flickr

    Spicy Stuff Chilies and peppers are known to pep up the sex drive, so if your guy can handle the heat, bring it into the kitchen. Chili peppers can stimulate the nervous system and pump up the drive in girls and guys alike.

    adactio, Flickr

    Turkey If you thought you felt a little tingle on Turkey Day, you were probably not alone. Turkey is often blamed for making us sleepy, but it turns out it is the same element that causes drowsiness, tryptophan, that's actually sending us to bed for a different reason.

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