It was Pamela Anderson who said that chocolate was better than sex. Well, there is proof now that chocolate is better than at least kissing.
Dr. David Lewis, a neuropathologist, led a study in which he gathered 12 young adults and hooked them up to electrodes and had their heart rates measured as they consumed dark chocolate and as they kissed their partners they were in a relationship with. The electrodes were placed on the tops of their heads in order to observe their brain activity and heart monitors were used to measure their heart activity. Without chewing the chocolate, the volunteers the scientists know when it began to melt. Then, the couples came into the lab to kiss each other. Lewis found that as the dark chocolate melted on their tongues, it caused a buzz that in a lot of cases, last 4 times longer than the buzz from the make-out session. If that wasn't crazy enough, the scientists noticed that as the chocolate slowly to melt on their tongues, all of the regions of the brain received an intense spark that blasted away the kind of boost the volunteers got from kissing. The article said in spite of the opinion that women like chocolate more than men, the effects were equal in both sexes. Dr. Lewis was very surprised by the results. He said, " While we fully expected chocolate--especially dark chocolate-- to increase heart rates due to the fact it contains some highly stimulating substances, both the length of the increase together with the powerful effects it had on the mind were something none of us anticipated." It also said that chocolate contains a number of substances that give 'natural highs', including phenylethylamine, which is produced by the body when people are in love, and theobromine. It also contains caffeine.
Love of all things chocolate isn't just a modern thing: the Mayans had a sweet tooth for it too. According to this site, "were the first true chocolate aficionados, treasuring cacao as a restorative, mood-enhancing cure-all. It became an integral part of their society, used in ceremonies, given as gifts and incorporated into their mythologies. Burial tombs have been found that contain offerings, including ancient potteries that bear witness to cacao's importance. The vases are covered with paintings showing Mayan gods fighting over beans and kings waiting to be served cacao creations.
Okay, so chicks like
chocolate and our love of chocolate goes back centuries. So the next question
is, does eating chocolate help your sex life? According to this article, yes! There are researchers who
claim that women who eat candy chocolate actually have a better sex life than
women who do not. The research shows that chocolate eating females have higher
levels of desire, higher levels of arousal and obtain more satisfaction from
their sex lives. Thus, chocolate or chocolate bars have a positive
physiological effect on women. Dark chocolate is particularly being connected with a healthy sex life.
Researchers always believe that there are other added effects of chocolate like
reducing anxiety and helping a woman through her period.
So ladies, even men, next time your feeling stressed or even if you want to spice up your sex life, don't feel so guilty about unwrapping that next chocolate bar. I mean, its for your health...