Skip to comments.Libido linked to love of chocolate
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
Guess that explains why my best pick-up line in clubs is "Candy, little girl?"
Appetite suppressing ping.
Well, yeah, that, too.
Delicious junk science! If there need be junk science, let it be chocolate.
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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 about the,....'nothing' part!
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!
Maybe if you stopped calling her your 'old lady' you'd have better luck..........
candy is dandy........
"Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."
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!
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.
The study was only about women.
But chocolate is a "health food" for everyone: it lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, etc.
,,, I'm a great one for eating the chocolate and running. Irresponsible, I know.
She calls me her old man. Equal rights and all.
WHO EATS IT.
Finally, we have an explanation on why so many women in NY, NJ, and CT suffer from depression... :-)