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
Unbridled appetite will be the ruin of us all.
Mmmmm the things you can do with melted chocolate!
It's not just a girl thing! ;-)
You're a nympho?...
Heh, early in our marriage I noticed my wife enjoyed the blue box of "Truffle" style chocolates from Lindt. She never asks for anything so I figured I'd buy just her a box every time I went shopping for a "treat". I soon found I need to buy 3 a week (and now we have kids who know where they are.) Funny how I all along I was investing in my own future happiness.
If this was true,I'd be nearly dead by now.
That made The Lovely Wife and me both LOL.....literally..:)
A few years ago I realized something interesting: Every girlfriend I had who was a lousy kisser did not like chocolate.
Think of how you taste chocolate....isn't it like kissing?
Healthy I'm sure, but don't you think we could tempt you with the occasional nibble of chocolate?
For purely medicinal reasons, of course... (grin)
Who you winkin' at Willis!? ;-)
"but if I eat enough to satisfy the craving, I'll have to put up with mild acne"
Nah...just drink an additional 16 oz of water ;)
"Just my luck. My Wife's allergic to chocolate."
She can be desensitized to it...isn't it worth it?
I have known this for years!
~~sigh~~ Godiva Raspberry Chocolate Truffles makes me one very happy girl.
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