The pear’s aphrodisiac qualities have more to do with its womanly shape than anything chemical. Most women nowadays don’t like to be referred to as pear shaped but history tells us otherwise as the pear shape was much revered in art. The delicate, sensual texture and juiciness of a sweet ripe pear along with its shape make it oft featured in erotic cuisine. (I would like to ignore the fact that the English refer to things going wrong as “going all pear shaped”.)