Is Chocolate an Aphrodisiac?

Is Chocolate an Aphrodisiac

Many men and women have always suspected that there is something special about chocolate, and chocolate has long been associated with love and romance. From the annual Valentine's Day heart filled with luscious chocolate treats to those luxurious chocolate baths enjoyed by visitors to the best spas, the connection between chocolate and romance is well established. But can chocolate really be an aphrodisiac, and a drug free way for men and women alike to rekindle their desire and enjoy a better sex life?

As it turns out, the answer just may be yes. For centuries, the Aztec's thought of chocolate as an aphrodisiac, and this rare treat was as valued for its supposed romantic qualities as for its great taste. The Aztecs felt that chocolate made women less inhibited, while helping to invigorate their male partners. This obviously helped to begin the tradition of men giving chocolate to the women in their lives, a tradition that continues to this day.

While there is of course ample anecdotal evidence of the aphrodisiac powers of chocolate, there is actually a valid scientific explanation for the effects as well. Scientists tell us that chocolate contains a substance known as phenylethylamine, as well as the mood boosting chemical known as serotonin. Both of these substances are well known for their positive impact on mood, and in fact many prescription antidepressant medications work by impacting serotonin levels. These naturally occurring chemicals are released by the brain when we feel happy, and when we feel passionate. The release of these chemicals results in a feeling of well being and even the type of euphoria we typically associate with feelings of love and romance. So it seems there is a sound scientific basis for chocolate's anecdotal effects on romance.

Chocolate also contains caffeine and other chemicals that produce a quick burst of energy, another factor that may account for the effect on the male and female libidos. This excess energy can be burned off in the most pleasant way possible, another big benefit of those sweet chocolate treats.

While the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate have been associated with both men and women, traditional lore and modern science both place the majority of these effects on women. Again, it seems that there is a valid scientific explanation for this difference in the effect of chocolate on both the libido and on feelings of romance.

For instance, recent scientific studies have suggested that women are much more effected by changes in the levels of both serotonin and phenylethylamine than men. The greater impact of these brain chemicals found in chocolate may in part account for the fact that it is traditional for men to give chocolate to women, and not the other way around.

So it seems we can add aphrodisiac to the long list of benefits chocolate has to offer the human race. We already know that moderate amounts of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can have an important positive impact on our physical health, and now it seems that chocolate can have just as important an impact on our romantic and sexual lives as well.

So sit back, relax and enjoy that great chocolate treat, secure in the knowledge that you are not only satisfying your sweet tooth but satisfying your lover as well. It seems that there is almost nothing that chocolate cannot do. Is it any wonder that this sweet treat has been so sought after and even worshipped for thousands of years? From the most expensive and luxurious gourmet chocolate to that candy bar bought at the local convenience store, our love affair with chocolate continues unabated, and that is good news for our moods and our sex lives.

Comments (15)

THELEMAGE
(damit - i thought phara-mones wer an aphrodisiac-!!!!!!!!)blushing heart wings yay
Mycoy101
Any one leaving for ZwitzerlanD,? Did you bring me a chocolate,? no I'm afraid not Mr. Bond....I just need you to type in Vesper and the $50,000,000 million dollars will be in her hands by Monday
Lynnepot
feels good with a glass of wine #HappyWeekend
alonejohn
it can be....it just depends on what part of your partner you are licking it off!!
1LostandLoneyman
I agree 100%. I love chocolate, all kinds.laugh
lachicabonita
...and add a bit of wine...redwine
jonnt
It can make you Fart ,and i dont think thats very Sexy ,, but hey dunno i cant speak for everyone .laugh
pebbles8bambam
one thing i can say is after reading that,i need to go down to the supermarket and indulge in some choco,youve made me damn well hungry lol
venusenvy
Chocolate...catnip for chicks grin
Gr8Way2B
NOt if you eat a whole block it isnt !
kingolo4401
my fantasy have bitter chocolate and hot women with sex. dont stop . do you want with me ? only ladys;)
billyz
IT IS IF YOU WANT TO DIE OF A HEART ATTACK HAVING SEX
friendsfirst
Scientists tell us that chocolate contains a substance known as phenylethylamine, as well as the mood boosting chemical known as serotonin. Both of these substances are well known for their positive impact on mood, and in fact many prescription antidepressant medications work by impacting serotonin levels


Also.This article does not mention the fact that white chocolate actully has a mellow,calming effect.thumbs up
AnnaSikanda
I agree w/ this completely. It works for me anyway! Luv chocolate!
ultrapassion
Any ladies in Tampa want to grab a chocolate bar?

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