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Libido linked to love of chocolate
Australia News ^ | Nov. 15, 2004 | Australia News

Posted on 11/14/2004 7:20:36 PM PST by FairOpinion

WOMEN have compared chocolate to sex for decades. Now doctors have discovered a scientific link between the two.

According to Italian researchers, women who eat chocolate regularly had the highest levels of desire, arousal and satisfaction from sex. But for men, the findings of a British study were not so good.

In the chocolate/sex study, urologists from Milan's San Raffaele hospital questioned 163 women about their consumption of chocolate and their sexual fulfilment.

"Women who have a daily intake of chocolate showed higher levels of desire than women who did not have this habit," the study found. "Chocolate can have a positive physiological impact on a woman's sexuality."

Dr Andrea Salonia, author of the study - funded by a university, not by the confectionery industry - said women who had a low libido could become more amorous after eating chocolate.

She believes chocolate could be particularly medicinal for women who shun sex because they are suffering from premenstrual tension.

"Chocolate is not like a food, it's like a drug," Dr Salonia said. "Women who suffer mood swings as a result of their menstrual cycle may also suffer a dip in their sexual function. I strongly believe eating chocolate may improve their sexual function."

The research also looked at smoking and coffee consumption, but found no links with sexual enjoyment. From The Sunday Times of London


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banalldrugs; bansex; chocolate; chocolateisdrug; drugsarebad; health; hotcocoagood; libido; marshmallows; mentalhealth; sexisdrug
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To: Junior

Yummy ping!


101 posted on 11/15/2004 8:37:07 AM PST by cjshapi
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To: najida

Definitely the case with my girlfriend .... absolutely no question.


102 posted on 11/15/2004 8:38:09 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Old Professer

"Unbridled appetite will be the ruin of us all."

You can't think we should abstain from chocolate until married?


103 posted on 11/15/2004 8:42:28 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG... waiting for Gucci's faraday bags to come out)
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To: cjshapi
Ima thinkin' you don't really need chocolate...

'Course, this does explain why chocolate's always been my favorite flavor.

104 posted on 11/15/2004 8:43:43 AM PST by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: Junior

Makes perfect sense to me. All those cravings...and feelings of utter satisfaction when done. Mmmmmmmm!


105 posted on 11/15/2004 8:46:16 AM PST by cjshapi
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To: tortoise

I'll give it a try . Thanks for the suggestion and info. I believe Americans, raised on the Hershey Bar, have expectations for their chocolate. Good to try older original versions.

Stay safe !


106 posted on 11/15/2004 8:49:26 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: FairOpinion

bump


107 posted on 11/15/2004 9:02:55 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: Domestic Church

Hitched, I prefer to call it.


108 posted on 11/15/2004 9:05:33 AM PST by Old Professer ( War too often becomes personal; we inure ourselves to the abstract and audit too lightly)
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To: FairOpinion
Here's a quiz question:

Who, what group, in the 1950s had a hit record with a song a went 'Choco-choco- choco-latta...'?

Go ahead, google it, suckah!

109 posted on 11/15/2004 9:12:42 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: FairOpinion

OK, what are the best low-carb chocolates?

And preferably ones that aren't full of sugar alcohol since that tends to give you the runs.


110 posted on 11/15/2004 9:17:14 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Texas dog

I mean fruit and nut chocolate not fruit and nut with the panic over Cheney on Saturday I eat a large family bar


111 posted on 11/15/2004 9:49:01 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: shaggy eel

running the 3 legged race by yourself!


112 posted on 11/15/2004 10:08:08 AM PST by concordKIWI
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To: FairOpinion; Miss Behave

Insert Nicole Kidman Joke Here


113 posted on 11/15/2004 10:11:23 AM PST by UsnDadof8
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To: concordKIWI

,,, "caramello tripod".


114 posted on 11/15/2004 10:57:34 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel

sticky!


115 posted on 11/15/2004 11:15:26 AM PST by concordKIWI
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To: speedy

Have you ever given a "cookie bouquet"?

Those are awesome!


116 posted on 11/15/2004 11:21:12 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: diamond6

Just now getting back from work and reading your suggestion. Sounds yummy to me; I'm investigating.


117 posted on 11/15/2004 4:30:38 PM PST by speedy
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To: FairOpinion

My husband heard this on Rush this afternoon. Guess that's why I got a large box of European chocolate covered cherries this evening. lol


118 posted on 11/15/2004 4:36:16 PM PST by kalee
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To: snugs

Cadbury?
I love fruit and nut bars too. I love caramel chocolate bars and oh phooey....if it's chocolate I LOVE it.


119 posted on 11/15/2004 4:48:25 PM PST by kalee
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To: kalee

I love Cadbury's but all I had was a supermarket brand but seeing the state I was in it would have been a waste of Cadbury's.

Hope Dick was well enough to go back to work today America needs him fit and well.


120 posted on 11/15/2004 5:17:24 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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