As if we didn't have enough reasons to love chocolate! Turns out it has some extra goodness that can help boost your libido. We've suspected this all along (through our own, ehem, research) which is why we created our REAL chocolate Lovers Body Paint which is 15% off all weekend.
Eating chocolate leads to higher levels of desire, arousal, and sexual satisfaction, according to a study from an Italian university reported in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Female participants who consumed at least one cube of chocolate a day experienced more active libidos and better overall sexual function than those who didn't indulge.
The sweet stuff contains a compound called phenylethylamine (PEA), which releases the same mood-altering endorphins that flood our bodies during sex and intensify feelings of attraction between two people, says Lori Buckley, Psy.D, a certified sex therapist. Although the amount of PEA absorbed from scarfing a few truffles is most likely mild and fleeting, one thing is for sure—eating chocolate feels great and makes us happy. And sharing it with a loved one only doubles the fun.