Here’s a dilemma: a choice between a big old piece of rich, gooey chocolate cake or rock-your-world sex. Tough call—right? That’s because food and sex are two of the most powerful and closely related human desires. Both the sensual gratifications of a decadent sweet and mind-blowing sex literally turn on the pleasure receptors in the brain.
Feed Your Libido
Have a rendezvous with food in the kitchen and in the bedroom and double your pleasure. With my Super Sex Diet you won’t have to decide between a great romp and a rich dessert. Here’s how…
Share the Love
You, your partner, and some dark chocolate—a ménage à trois that’s guaranteed to enhance your experience. It’s true. The Journal of Sexual Medicine reports that those who consume at least one ounce of dark chocolate daily have greater desire and better overall sex function than those who don’t partake.
Leave It to the French
Long before The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the Sun King, Louis XIV, reigned at Versailles. He encouraged the manufacture and marketing of chocolate, which did the French a lot of good. Not only was this new product a boon for the economy; if the rumors were to be believed, chocolate also heightened erotic potency and pleasure. It was said that in Louis’ seventy-second year he was making love to his wife twice a day. Do I need to add that chocolate’s reputation as an aphrodisiac flourished in the French court?
Chocolate’s powers became renowned throughout Europe. The legendary Italian womanizer Casanova was reputed to use chocolate, along with champagne, as mainstays of his conquests. Madame de Pompadour, the chief mistress of Louis XV, was advised to use chocolate with ambergris to stimulate her desire for the king. Madame du Barry, one of Madame de Pompadour’s successors as Louis XV’s main squeeze, was reputed to be a nymphomaniac; she encouraged her lovers to drink chocolate in order to keep up with her.
The Morning After
Whole grains like oats increase testosterone. Add some honey, because it contains the mineral boron, which is also great for the sex drive, and top it off with some walnuts or almonds.
Before you get cocky and reach for a croissant, think again. The classic breakfast bowl—good old-fashioned oatmeal—may actually have sex appeal. Whole grains like oats increase testosterone. Add some honey, because it contains the mineral boron, which is also great for the sex drive, and top it off with some walnuts or almonds. The fatty acids they contain increase endorphins, which keep you relaxed, and the L-arginine found in nuts dilates the blood vessels, improving circulation to the genitals and thus enhancing arousal and intensifying orgasm.
Stay in bed for an encore, then enjoy the warmth of a post-coital cup of joe. Coffee drinkers have stronger libidos and score more often than non-imbibers.
Give Me Some Sugar, Sugar
More good news! Add real sugar to that coffee. Just a spoonful of sugar releases serotonin, a neurotransmitter that provides a little lift.
Junk Food Equals Junk Sex
Take a pass on hit-and-run food. Upgrade your food choices and you’ll naturally improve your sex life. Stick to a whole-foods, health-supportive diet of fresh veggies, fruit, lean protein, heart-healthy oils, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and organic dairy products.
Slow Down There, Sparky
In food and in love, pleasure loves slow. Engaging in food and sex without awareness generally means you register only a minimum of pleasurable sensations. Keep it warm, intimate, cozy, and tasty in the boudoir and the kitchen for the ultimate encounter.