I'll take GOOD CHOCOLATE over BAD SEX Any Day!

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I was having a conversation about men and relationships with my friend Debby the other day and in the course of our discussion I told her , "I'd much rather have some good chocolate than bad sex any day!"

Think about it - chocolate releases all sorts of interesting things into your body that stimulate the pleasure centers in your brain and just plain make you feel good:
  • Chocolate contains phenylethylamine which is a chemical that is released naturally in the body when you're in love.
  • Chocolate contains dopamine and serotonin, both of which alleviate pain and raise pleasure levels.
  • Chocolate contains theobromine (also known as xantheose), a chemical stimulant which is a mood elevator. Theobromine is the reason chocolate is toxic to dogs and horses, by the way.
  • Theobromine actually translates to "food of the gods." in Greek: theo ("God") and brosi ("food")
  • Chocolate does contain caffeine but only about half as much as compared to theobromine and caffeine is another stimulant.
The melting point of chocolate is slightly below human body temperature so it melts in your mouth for an extremely sensual experience. It's sweet, makes you feel good and it never dates your cousin or your best friend! It's available in almost every retail outlet, you can cook with it, make cocktails with it and give it as a gift!

Throughout the history of chocolate people considered it to be an aphrodisiac:
  • The Aztecs considered all chocolate an aphrodisiac and all foods made with chocolate were forbidden to women! (Dear God, no wonder their civilization crumbled and disappeared - how stupid do you have to be to deny women chocolate?!?)
  • The infamous lover of history, Cassanova, called chocolate his "elixir of love".
  • Madame du Barry, famous French courtesan and mistress of King Louis XV, served a "cup of chocolat" to her paramours before adjourning to the boudoir.
For more on the history of chocolate visit my page All About Chocolate.
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Find out the "20 Reasons Why Chocolate is Better Than Sex" at The Diva of Tiny Foods & get some great chocolate recipes there too!
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  1. What a fun and informative post! I had no idea that chocolate had such a sweet and sexy history, LOL

  2. Joyce - Chocolate is rich in history and love as well as yumminess!

    I always found it interesting that chocolate was originally treated only as a savory flavor as opposed to a sweet one. The Aztecs used it as a beverage and spiced it but did not add sweeteners (and it was reserved for royalty only). I often wonder if chocolate would have become the sensation it is if sugar had never been added to it!

  3. Yeah thats why chocolat is considerated as a fantastic aphrodisiac. Hum lets all eat some chocolat! xD

  4. popart - yeah, but the best of both worlds would be Good Chocolate AND Good Sex, lol! Thanks for stopping by again!

  5. As an admitted chocoholic, you've just made my decade! All those healthy and psychologically sound reasons to enjoy a true gift from the gods has my head spinning with delight! And, yes, no matter how you cut it, sex and chocolate seem like the perfect duo. Finally--a health food that tastes amazing!

  6. Eileen - Good sex and Good chocolate is, of course, the best of both worlds though I stick by my guns when it comes to Bad Sex, lol!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Oh yeah, chocolate over bad sex any day!

  8. Leslie - we should start a club, lol!


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