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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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To: tortoise
However, when I do eat chocolate, it is almost always Scharffenberger bittersweet (70% cacao -- quite dark), which is on a completely different planet flavor-wise from anything else I've ever tasted.

You make it sound scrumptious! Dark, bittersweet chocolate is my favorite. Truly good chocoloate melts in your mouth if it contains no paraffin.

Ever been fooled into thinking Baker's Chocolate Squares taste as good as they look? :o)

121 posted on 11/15/2004 5:37:45 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina
You make it sound scrumptious!

It is. They are famously selective in the beans they buy, paying something like 3x over market average. But the quality really shines in the flavor. You can actually taste the rich complex fruit flavor in the dark chocolate, not the bland cocoa-y taste most chocolate has. Really a cut above any other chocolate I've tasted.

Ever been fooled into thinking Baker's Chocolate Squares taste as good as they look?

Once, when I was a kid. I made off with it on the sly. For some reason, my mother was forgiving about the whole incident... :-)

122 posted on 11/15/2004 6:01:08 PM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: tortoise
Hershey's tastes lousy to me, also. Hershey's has a plastic-fakey taste compared to Dove & Godiva chocolates.
123 posted on 11/15/2004 6:03:17 PM PST by madison10
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To: speedy

There is a great chain called Cookies By Design. You can request a catalog or go online. They are everywhere.

Let me know what you think.


124 posted on 11/15/2004 6:07:34 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tortoise
Once, when I was a kid. I made off with it on the sly. For some reason, my mother was forgiving about the whole incident... :-)

LOL! My experience was identical. I just popped one in my mouth and had to continue eating it because my brother and sisters were watching. Mom got a kick out of watching my face. I think I'm going to have to find some of that Scharffenberger's and give it to myself for Christmas to make up for the Baker's Squares episode. :o)

125 posted on 11/15/2004 6:10:18 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: diamond6

I will issue a complete after action report, D6. Thanks for the idea!!


126 posted on 11/15/2004 7:01:23 PM PST by speedy
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To: speedy

Your spouse will be very grateful.

Wish my husband would send me one! :)


127 posted on 11/15/2004 7:07:24 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: diamond6

I checked them out. They look great -- some nice Thanksgiving-themed ones. I know some likely recipients --but not my wife right now, she's in serious diet mode and I NEVER interrupt that. She'll have to settle for the flowers, and maybe some basketball tickets (hee hee). And you tell your husband to get on the stick, or we'll get the FR enforcers on his case. You know, we're here to keep families functioning smoothly!! Thanks again, D6.


128 posted on 11/15/2004 7:23:44 PM PST by speedy
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