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.
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