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Chocolate

“Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate!”

 

― Sandra J. Dykes

 

 

Close your eyes.  Imagine sinking your teeth into a really good piece of chocolate, then feeling your tongue experience that exquisite explosion of flavor.  It's enough to cause one to moan with pleasure. Who wouldn't want to fall in chocolate.  I have met very few people who do not like chocolate and I don’t think any of them were women!

 

The Aztecs may have been the first on record to draw a link between the cocoa bean and sexual desire. The emperor Montezuma was said to consume copious amounts of the bean to fuel his lust.  No revenge there.

 

As with most studies on the aphrodisiac effect of food, the results of chocolate are mixed.  In some, one being 2006 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, it is reported that women who consumed chocolate daily reported a higher degree of  sexual satisfaction (perhaps eating chocolate during?) ;-).  Others attribute chocolate to increased desire. Others say there is not enough of the relevant chemicals (serotonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal and phenylethylamine, a stimulant related to amphetamine, released in the brain when people fall in love) in chocolate to have an effect. But really, who cares...it's chocolate we're talking about!

 

Love and chocolate have forever been intertwined. What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolates.  But one doesn’t need a holiday to give chocolates…many a little box of chocolates has been given (and greatly appreciated) to stir appetites.

 

Indisputably, chocolate makes us feel good all over, much like sex. Don't stop!  Please!