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
Desirable ... female chocolate lovers have a higher sex drive.
Still, I think the best aphrodisiac is watching a hunky eat chocolate.
GUY...a hunky GUY!!!!!
Well, don't leave us dangling. What does this mean? In any case, I'm not giving up chocolate.
So THAT'S why you guys bring us chocolates?
We thought it was because you were "sweet" on us.
On the other hand, if she starts shoveling handfuls of chocolate into her maw, guys, it's time to click on the tube instead...
French imperialism is trying to control all the cocoa in the Ivory Coast!
What about the women who don't have "hunky" husbands? Maybe chocolate will help. ;)
Chocolate also has health benefits.
Dark Chocolate Is Healthy Chocolate
Maybe it's time to buy stock in some chocolate companies.
junk science at its worst
"smoking and coffee consumption, but found no links with sexual enjoyment"
smoking after, chocolate before...works for me
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.
Nice job of editing the original article, FairOpinion! (Who wants to read about nasty diseases when we're reading about hotties and their choco?)
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
LOL! It's almost like you were distracted or something! Heheh.
Oh and a ping for the lovely Marie.
...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.
Leave it to the French to shoot the guys that grow the cocoa.
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.
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.
If anyone wants on or off the SPL version 2.0 (Salacious Posting List) just let me know.
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... :-)
We apppreciate the help in hostile territory. Since I live in Boston, I know what it's like, too!! All the best to you.
No, she's not my wife. We live like liberals and vote republican. Hard to shake some of those 70's things, you know.
I like the darkest, most bitter chocolate I can get...what does that MEAN?!
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.
Yep, and here in Cali, but we know the remedy for that ;)
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. ;)
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!
I am a fruit and nut freak myself
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.