Wooing with Food: the results of our aphrodisiac foods survey shed light on what real people want

aphrodisiac foods survey

aphrodisiac foods surveystudy reveals the aphrodisiac power of persuasion, particularly when it comes to chocolate

Put down the magazine “how to” and step away from that restaurant menu! In a survey of 380 men and women, EatSomethingSexy.com has revealed what romantic foods real people want just in time for Valentine’s Day.

While respondents were selected randomly, survey information revealed that this is a group concerned with their romantic lives and sexual health. More than two thirds revealing that they actively work to enhance their libidos.

food and wine equal romance

We all want to find gifts and gestures that the one we love, (or the one we woo), will find romantic. It is clear that our respondents consider food, in the proper context, to be romantic. 95% of the men and women surveyed have given food as a romantic gift or gesture.

Rather than going out to dinner, you may want to consider sticking closer to home. 77% of respondents recommend cooking dinner as a romantic gift.

the power of Champagne is strong

Vino is also clearly held in high regard as a prelude to romance. 79% of respondents have offered up a bottle of wine as a gift to a potential romantic partner. (64% of respondents specifically cited considering Champagne and sparkling wine as aphrodisiac.)

chocolate is an aphrodisiac

It has long been said that the mind is the most powerful aphrodisiac. But until now there was a distinct lack of research on whether the mind really influences the effectiveness of aphrodisiac foods. However, much research exists on the physiological effects of chocolate as an aphrodisiac. And the results are predominantly poor. Unless you eat a tremendous amount of chocolate in a single sitting, the popular sweet will have little to no effect on libido and arousal.

Yet 69% of our survey respondents hold chocolate in regard as an aphrodisiac. And 65% of respondents have given a box of chocolates as a romantic gift. Notably, only 61% of respondents regard oysters, which have known aphrodisiac effects on the body, as aphrodisiac.

give chocolate, get lucky

It seems the powerful hold chocolate has on our minds and taste buds has a more powerful effect on our love life than the foods that actually cause physical change.

Survey respondents were 62% female and ranged in age predominantly between ages 35 and 64. 95% of those surveyed reside in the United States. 47% of respondents are married or in a long-term relationship of more than seven years.

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