Monday, 15 October 2012

Food, Love & Sex

Go ahead...admit it, you have at some point in your life connected food with love & sex, haven't we all?  Whether it was chocolate covered strawberries and champagne for your lady to celebrate a special occasion or raw oysters and other libido exciting foods to enhance your lovers mood; food, love and sex go together like bread, peanut butter and jelly.
A simple way to let someone know you love them is to cook some of their favorite dishes.  Maybe it was a dish his mother used to make or a treat she adores but doesn't care to make for a favorite dish for the one you love is a win-win.  It makes a statement that never fails to pull the heart strings of the one you love.  A well cooked dish is also always a winner when it comes to attempting to impress a date, I know because my sweetheart won me over with a beautiful salmon dinner on our first date.  The saying "The way to a man's heart, is through his stomach" didn't come about for no reason, and what woman can resist a man who knows their way around a kitchen?
Food and sex have been two peas in a pod since the earliest of times, whether it was grapes being fed to each other between lovers or the creation of dishes that were considered aphrodisiacs.  As early as the 1500's, it was thought that certain foods that produced flatulence would produce male erections and certain roots consumed by women were thought to increase their fertility.  
Countless studies have been done by scientists to confirm or disprove the actual effects of these types of foods and their effect on sexual desire.  Many have been found to enhance, excite or irritate different areas of our bodies and our central nervous systems.  Is there a direct physical connection on sexual desire when these foods are consumed is an answer they are still searching for today.
I believe it is in the simple act of sharing a loving gesture with our loved one that acts as the best aphrodisiac.  It is certainly sexy and loving when someone goes the extra mile and creates a dish for us.  It is definitely sexy and loving when someone has set before us foods believed to create a change in our physiology in hopes of increasing intimacy.  It is in the creation of setting a certain type of atmosphere that can easily raise our libido isn't it?  A nice glass of wine, lit candles, a sumptuous dinner or gourmet dessert and the effort that person put forth to make us feel special, to feel loved and to be made to feel desired.

So whether it is to show someone you love them, to remind them you care, or to try too "get lucky"...always remember that something as special as a home cooked meal or a special treat can be the best investment of them all when it comes to matters of the heart.

Ciao for now, & until next time Happy Cookin'



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