One of my favorite movies in the world is WILLIE WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. I love it for many reasons; partly for Gene Wilder’s stellar performance and Roald Dahl’s stunningly surreal story, but most importantly it has to do with chocolate. Most people I know like chocolate. Most women I know love chocolate. Hot or cold, it’s very sexy stuff. There are several creative ways to make chocolate a part of your seduction.
According to Confectionarynews.com, 52% of British women would rather munch on chocolate than have sex. "Chocolate provides guaranteed pleasure," reasoned one of the female subjects.
I think most women would want to have both if they could. So let’s break down the sex in chocolate.
Throughout history, chocolate has long been considered an aphrodisiac. Montezuma is believed to have consumed 50 cups of chocolate a day to boost his virility. The chemical in chocolate that affects desire is phenyl ethylamine, which triggers the pleasure centers in the brain. Studies indicate that this chemical is very effective in increasing women’s libido, even more so than for men.
The Darker, the Better: A recent study shows that dark chocolate, but not milk chocolate, contains a potent antioxidant, capable of destroying free radicals which are harmful to our bodies. Milk appears to hinder the body’s ability to absorb the antioxidants, so don’t have a glass of milk with your dark chocolate. The same study also demonstrated that dark chocolate lowers blood pressure. (source: WebMD - Dirk Taubert, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Cologne, Germany. Their report appears in the Aug. 27, 2006 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.)
Chocolate is a psychoactive food, which is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree. The cacao tree grows in regions around the equator, but not more than 10 degrees north or south. In its raw state cacao is bitter, but then sugar, milk and other ingredients are added to make it into the chocolate that we know. Americans consume on average 10 pounds of chocolate per person a year. The Swiss consume 22 pounds!
Chocolate can be used in so many things, from drinks, to sauces, to baked goods. It’s versatile and yummy. I prefer chocolates that are made outside of the United States. However, there is nothing more lovely than getting an almond filled, Hersey’s chocolate kiss. I can show you how to make our version of a chocolate kiss that will knock her socks off.