Scientific studies into the medicinal properties of chocolate have unearthed a number of ways in which the dark beans may be able to stimulate erotic desire among humans.
Scientists have found that chocolate contains two important chemical compounds, Serotonin and Phenylethylamine. These are found naturally in the human brain where they function as hormones responsible for uplifting moods and emotions. When people consume chocolate, the normal levels of both hormones increase and this leads to a feeling of excitement as well as the pleasant rush of energy. Another compound present in chocolate, theobromine, is also believed to have a mood-elevating effect. The sense of overall well-being and a light stimulation create the right moods for amorous action.
Recent studies have shown that a particular substance present in cocoa called epicatechin may have certain beneficial effects on the body’s circulatory system. Daily consumption of dark chocolate has been shown to improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure in a number of studies. This is good news for lovers since an effective circulation ensures supply of oxygen-rich blood to all parts of the body including the genitals. Among men proper bloody supply is essential for attaining longer lasting erection while among women it helps in vaginal lubrication and more intense orgasms.
Again dark chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants, especially of a particular type known as flavonols. Anti-oxidants have been proven to protect the body from damage by free radicals and thereby slow down the degenerative effects of aging. These benefits of chocolate are being researched in the field of cardio-vascular health and a number of studies show that consuming the right type and quantity of chocolate can indeed lower the chance of heart attacks. The anti-oxidant properties of dark chocolate maybe useful in promoting physical vitality and sexual vigor thereby keeping the body young and fit for active lovemaking.
The amorous effects of chocolate, widespread in romantic lore and the popular imagination, are largely the result of the simple sensual pleasure of its consumption. It is a rare human who can resist the smooth, rich and creamy experience of dark chocolate since its consumption appeals to virtually all the senses of smell, sight, taste and texture. This heightening of the sensual pleasures brought on by consumptions of chocolate is a powerful prelude to the delights of a sexual experience.