Chocolate Gives Your Sex Drive A Boost!

Confession time: I am a chocoholic. I look at the dessert menu first when I go out for dinner to see whether I need to leave room for something chocolatey at the end. I’ll go to the shop to buy some milk and come back with it in bar form in a purple wrapper. It makes buying gifts for me ridiculously easy, as all I need is some chocolate and I’m happy!

Attractive young asian woman eating chocolate, closeup

I know that I’m not the only one out there. The problem is that too much of a good thing can still be bad for you. However, it seems that there are plenty of amazing benefits to scoffing chocolate. It could even help your sex drive!

The many health benefits of chocolate

There is no end to the amazing things that chocolate can do. Not only does it taste amazing, it also can help your health. For a start, it contains tryptophan. This amino acid helps to stimulate the production of serotonin, which is a natural anti-depressant. No wonder I always feel good when eating a bar!

It also contains flavonoids, which help to lower blood pressure, thin the blood, and effectively work as an anti-inflammatory. It also prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidising, which helps to protect your arteries and prevent them from blocking.

Got a cough? Reach for a row, as it contains theobromine. Theobromine helps to suppress the urge to cough, as it acts on the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is what carries the messages from the central nervous system to your brain, therefore helping to stop the urge to cough. Pretty handy to know!

Chocolate is great for so many things
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Chocolate and your sex life

It is already well known that chocolate is an effective aphrodisiac. Tryptophan, which we mentioned earlier as a natural anti-depressant, helps with sexual arousal. It also contains phenylethylamine, a stimulant which releases in the brain when you fall in love. So it makes you feel amorous and affectionate!

However, recent research has also shown that it can also boost your sex drive. Imperial College London researchers used the protein kisspeptin (named after Hershey’s Kisses) and discovered that it alters the brain. Specific resting brain networks showed that it caused less of an aversion to sex and a greater arousal.

They discovered this by injecting the participants with the protein and found that they reported being more turned on when shown porn to watch. Of course, it was only a small-scale study of 29 people, but it is still fascinating and I look forward to seeing what happens next. Hopefully further research will suggest that chocolate is able to give you the sex drive boost you’ve been craving!

Believe it or not, your sex drive could be helped by the sweet stuff
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Chocolate in the bedroom

Chocolate is an amazing thing, as we have already established, but how can you use it in the bedroom? I have a few suggestions for you. For a start, you could dip fruits into melted chocolate and feed it to one another. It’ll create intimacy and you’ll get your five-a-day along the way!

You can also use chocolate sauce on your partner’s body. Drizzle it lightly and get licking! You can buy body-safe chocolate sauce from most sex shops, or you could even opt for chocolate-flavoured lube if you want to get your mouth on their body to bring them tons of pleasure.

Anyone eager to try a little temperature play might want to look at using chocolate. Not only is chocolate ice cream delicious, but it can cool them down just the right amount. You can even get hot chocolate sauce and drizzle it from a height onto their body! Just check it first for temperature so that you don’t end up burning them.

Sharing chocolate-covered food with your partner is going to be a huge turn on
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Other ways to boost your sex drive!

Chocolate is not the only way to boost your sex drive, you’ll be thankful to know. Lowering the amount of stress in your life and eating better can also help, but are those solutions going to be as fun as eating chocolate? I’m not convinced.

If you are struggling with a low sex drive, you might want to consider talking to your doctor. They are there to help and they will be able to point you in the right direction. You can even check the comments below to see what others have to say!

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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