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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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I can see men showering women with chocolates after reading this...

Desirable ... female chocolate lovers have a higher sex drive.

1 posted on 11/14/2004 7:20:37 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

2 posted on 11/14/2004 7:22:20 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: FairOpinion

Still, I think the best aphrodisiac is watching a hunky eat chocolate.


3 posted on 11/14/2004 7:22:52 PM PST by TrebleRebel
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To: TrebleRebel

GUY...a hunky GUY!!!!!


4 posted on 11/14/2004 7:23:38 PM PST by TrebleRebel
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To: FairOpinion
But for men, the findings of a British study were not so good.

Well, don't leave us dangling. What does this mean? In any case, I'm not giving up chocolate.

5 posted on 11/14/2004 7:26:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FairOpinion

So THAT'S why you guys bring us chocolates?

We thought it was because you were "sweet" on us.

Silly me.


6 posted on 11/14/2004 7:27:31 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: FairOpinion
women who had a low libido could become more amorous after eating chocolate

On the other hand, if she starts shoveling handfuls of chocolate into her maw, guys, it's time to click on the tube instead...

7 posted on 11/14/2004 7:28:15 PM PST by StoneFury (The only thing hippies understand is the fist)
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To: FairOpinion

French imperialism is trying to control all the cocoa in the Ivory Coast!


8 posted on 11/14/2004 7:28:56 PM PST by Drango (Those who advocate robbing (taxing) Peter to pay Paul...will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: FairOpinion
It seems to put my old lady to sleep. Oh well, next time she starts snoring, maybe I could squirt some Hershey's Syrup in her mouth and hope for sunrise.
9 posted on 11/14/2004 7:29:16 PM PST by zygoat
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To: TrebleRebel

LOL!

What about the women who don't have "hunky" husbands? Maybe chocolate will help. ;)

Chocolate also has health benefits.

Dark Chocolate Is Healthy Chocolate
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/978072/posts

Maybe it's time to buy stock in some chocolate companies.


10 posted on 11/14/2004 7:29:20 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: FairOpinion
They asked questions of 163 women in Italy and came to a conclusion like that???

junk science at its worst

11 posted on 11/14/2004 7:30:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://images7.fotki.com/v125/photos/2/215708/780411/reow-vi.jpg?1100155138)
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To: FairOpinion


"smoking and coffee consumption, but found no links with sexual enjoyment"



smoking after, chocolate before...works for me


12 posted on 11/14/2004 7:30:24 PM PST by tbird5
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To: GeronL

Spoilsport! ;)


13 posted on 11/14/2004 7:31:20 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: JudyinCanada

I've always been a flower man myself. Not spreading any nasty calories around, plus they make the house look nice. BTW, it warmed my heart to see your about page -- a Canadian friend of the US. Hope you can bring around a few more. Figurative bouquets to you.


14 posted on 11/14/2004 7:33:22 PM PST by speedy
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To: FairOpinion

Nice job of editing the original article, FairOpinion! (Who wants to read about nasty diseases when we're reading about hotties and their choco?)


15 posted on 11/14/2004 7:33:49 PM PST by ReadyNow (When you see the eye, expect a lie!)
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To: FairOpinion

Here is the original article in the UK Times, that this article was quoting. Not any more detail, though.

Women really are hot for chocolate
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1357872,00.html


16 posted on 11/14/2004 7:34:25 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: TrebleRebel; Marie Antoinette
GUY...a hunky GUY!!!!!

LOL! It's almost like you were distracted or something! Heheh.

Oh and a ping for the lovely Marie.

17 posted on 11/14/2004 7:34:26 PM PST by Big Giant Head (How do you like my new tagline? It's fresh!)
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To: FairOpinion

...in another recent study, it was shown that females who socialized with or were married to conservative men had a higher libido, less underarm hair, used deoderant and did not attend open mike poetry readings.


18 posted on 11/14/2004 7:35:03 PM PST by luckodeirish (The best feminine protection is a Sig)
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To: FairOpinion

Leave it to the French to shoot the guys that grow the cocoa.


19 posted on 11/14/2004 7:36:17 PM PST by Nick Danger (The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife -- 48th Rule of Acquisition)
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To: ReadyNow

I just posted the "real" original article from the UK Times, in my post 16.

I think the Australian article mixed up two separate articles, so I edited out the 2nd article, which had nothing to do with the title.


20 posted on 11/14/2004 7:36:27 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: FairOpinion

Guess that explains why my best pick-up line in clubs is "Candy, little girl?"


21 posted on 11/14/2004 7:37:21 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited and divisive loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Squantos; F15Eagle
In the chocolate/sex study, urologists...

Appetite suppressing ping.

22 posted on 11/14/2004 7:39:12 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: FairOpinion
Site Meter Didn't Bridget Jone's Diary settle this issue years ago?
23 posted on 11/14/2004 7:39:20 PM PST by KMC1
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To: FairOpinion
Hello! Why do you think I bought five pounds of chocolate last St. Valentine's Day? Because I get the dark chocolates?

Well, yeah, that, too.

TS

24 posted on 11/14/2004 7:39:43 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Random Childhood Memory #9: "Rose Marie for the block.")
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To: GeronL

Delicious junk science! If there need be junk science, let it be chocolate.


25 posted on 11/14/2004 7:40:55 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG... waiting for Gucci's faraday bags to come out)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; xsmommy; NYC GOP Chick; SeaDragon; RikaStrom; hobbes1; Argh; ...
Pings.

If anyone wants on or off the SPL version 2.0 (Salacious Posting List) just let me know.

26 posted on 11/14/2004 7:41:09 PM PST by NeoCaveman ("I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it," -- VP Cheney)
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To: FairOpinion
Libido linked to love of (the reasons and seasons) of chocolate

It's ALL association/history/memories/FEELINGS of FEELINGS, no?

What do I know,.....a few years ago I bought my wife over 100 pounds of 'chocolate',.......nothing....

I jest!

:-)

I jest about the,....'nothing' part!

:-)

27 posted on 11/14/2004 7:41:20 PM PST by maestro
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To: speedy

I do my best to sway public opinion up here, but it is like talking to a Michael Moore audience most of the time.

Thanks for the "figurative" flowers! Glad you didn't send "figurative" chocolates, knowing what I know now!

:^)


28 posted on 11/14/2004 7:42:35 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: zygoat

Maybe if you stopped calling her your 'old lady' you'd have better luck..........


29 posted on 11/14/2004 7:44:27 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: FairOpinion
What about men who are addicted to the stuff?

LOL!

30 posted on 11/14/2004 7:45:05 PM PST by Cold Heat (There is more to do! "Mr. Kerry, about that Navy discharge?")
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To: JudyinCanada

candy is dandy........


31 posted on 11/14/2004 7:46:16 PM PST by since1868
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To: FairOpinion

"Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."


32 posted on 11/14/2004 7:47:59 PM PST by Lessismore
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To: ohioWfan

Well thank you for saying it ohioWfan!

When I read that I thought, hmm, there's a clue.

She is YOUR WIFE! Well, I assume she is your wife!


33 posted on 11/14/2004 7:48:42 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: FairOpinion

HOWEVER,

A strong craving for Chocolate also correlates significantly with a genetic predisposition toward alcoholism.

. . . BTW, just watching the FOX bit on Billdo's library . . . I suppose it's not tooooooo surprising that . . . especially looking from behind the thing toward the river--it SURE LOOKS LIKE A PHALIC SYMBOL!

What a travesty of a human being and what an indictement that so many still adore him.

/rant


34 posted on 11/14/2004 7:48:44 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Cold Heat

The study was only about women.

But chocolate is a "health food" for everyone: it lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, etc.


35 posted on 11/14/2004 7:48:49 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: dubyaismypresident; ErnBatavia; cyborg; concordKIWI

,,, I'm a great one for eating the chocolate and running. Irresponsible, I know.


36 posted on 11/14/2004 7:49:08 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: ohioWfan

She calls me her old man. Equal rights and all.


37 posted on 11/14/2004 7:49:46 PM PST by zygoat
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To: Thinkin' Gal; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Squantos; F15Eagle

WHO EATS IT.

38 posted on 11/14/2004 7:50:41 PM PST by martin_fierro (Picksburgh goin' to da Super Bowl, 'n'at!)
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To: luckodeirish
...in another recent study, it was shown that females who socialized with or were married to conservative men had a higher libido

Finally, we have an explanation on why so many women in NY, NJ, and CT suffer from depression... :-)

39 posted on 11/14/2004 7:51:34 PM PST by njwoman
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To: Calvert Cliffs Cafe

BURP

40 posted on 11/14/2004 7:53:09 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: JudyinCanada

We apppreciate the help in hostile territory. Since I live in Boston, I know what it's like, too!! All the best to you.


41 posted on 11/14/2004 7:54:27 PM PST by speedy
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To: JudyinCanada

No, she's not my wife. We live like liberals and vote republican. Hard to shake some of those 70's things, you know.


42 posted on 11/14/2004 7:54:29 PM PST by zygoat
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To: FairOpinion

I like the darkest, most bitter chocolate I can get...what does that MEAN?!


43 posted on 11/14/2004 7:54:53 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Savor...)
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To: FairOpinion
I buy Hershey's by the gallon. Other imports as well of all kinds.

It has effects that I cannot quite describe. Without it I get distressed and irritated.

Interesting stuff. Add caramel and you have something that can't be beaten as far as a food is concerned.

44 posted on 11/14/2004 7:55:02 PM PST by Cold Heat (There is more to do! "Mr. Kerry, about that Navy discharge?")
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To: njwoman

Yep, and here in Cali, but we know the remedy for that ;)


45 posted on 11/14/2004 7:55:24 PM PST by luckodeirish (The best feminine protection is a Sig)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Me, too. Dark, not totally bitter. Dove Dark Chocolate is great. The higher the quality, the darker the chocolate, the better.

Yeah, what does that mean? To me chocolate should be dark, almost bitter & bitable. Drinking it wouldn't work. ;)


46 posted on 11/14/2004 7:57:30 PM PST by madison10
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To: FairOpinion

So, add that story to this one http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/04/041006.chemosignals.shtml

Which states that:
Breastfeeding women and their infants produce a substance that increases sexual desire among other women, according to research at the University of Chicago.

And someday, someone is going to try to combine the two, unleashing a force powerful enough to subdue Hillary herself!


47 posted on 11/14/2004 7:58:32 PM PST by Incandesia (Please don't eat the Newbie)
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To: shaggy eel

I am a fruit and nut freak myself


48 posted on 11/14/2004 7:58:52 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME (A true blue Conservative))
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To: Rex Anderson

Duh.


49 posted on 11/14/2004 7:59:58 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: zygoat

Yeah, I guess those 70's things are hard to shake, but the 60's things are even worse!

Hey...why don't you make her your wife? Then you may refer to her as such, rather than your "old lady"?

Just a thought. And if you do, I'll send you some chocolates!

In any case, my best to you both.


50 posted on 11/14/2004 8:00:20 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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