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Food and Sex, Lesson Four

March 18, 2015
The Posting Maven


As we’ve learned over the past few weeks, food and sex are inextricably linked. Even if whipped cream and chocolate sauce aren’t your thing, the food that you put into your body has an effect on your sexual health.

Here is a quick recap of the ways in which food and sex are intertwined:

  • Psychology
      • Food and sex are two of our most basic instincts for survival, and therefore become linked in our subconscious.
      • The appearance of certain foods brings to mind genitalia.
      • Food and sex use many of the same senses–touch, smell, taste.
  • Chemistry
      • The food we put into our bodies produce chemical reactions, which can have an effect on our sexuality.
      • Foods like chocolate, apples, avocados, tomatoes, almonds, and cheddar cheese trigger the release of dopamine, the same chemical that is released during orgasm.
  • History
      • Food has been used as an aphrodisiac as far back as we have records.
      • Various foods have also been used as contraception…to varying degrees of efficacy. Mercury, anyone?
      • Corn flakes were invented as a means to prevent masturbation.
  • Food and Sexual Health
      • Food can affect our sexual health in both positive and negative ways.
      • Garlic and yogurt can both be used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
      • Foods that increase circulation and promote heart health can improve sexual performance.
      • Conversely, foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol–such as meat–can affect blood circulation and sexual performance negatively.
  • Foodplay
    • Food can be used during play (eaten off the body, for example).
    • Food can also be used for penetration–but very carefully.


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