I’m having a bit of fun in todays blog post. It’s a simple question, do you prefer sex or chocolate? I’m sure though, once people think about it, how easy is it to really answer this question?
What I want to know is what’s with sex and chocolate? Why is it that these two things are always compared together? On a recent visit to Cadbury’s World in Bourneville, Birmingham I said something with all sincerity that since has created some heated debate.
What was it I said?
Chocolate is better than sex!
I later found out that I couldn’t have been in a better place to have said that.
A few years back, Cadbury Chocolate did a survey and announced that half the women in the UK prefer chocolate to sex.
The poll by Cadbury said that while 87% of men would opt for sex, 52% of women would rather curl up with a bar of chocolate.
It quizzed more than 1,500 UK adults and quoted one fan of the sweet stuff as saying that chocolate provides “guaranteed pleasure… Chocolate never disappoints
Another survey showed that women also prefer chocolate to wine and designer cosmetics. And one-in-five women would go without sex before she’d go without chocolate.
So I definitely see that I don’t stand alone to being a bit of a chocoholic, and willing to forego most things for the sake of a bite or two.
Now lets face facts, and who of you will argue, “As it melts in the mouth and your taste buds sense the chocolate’s creamy texture and all your body’s senses are heightened by the unique effects that chocolate cause hit all of the body’s senses, the experience is just unbeatable by anything else.
The love of chocolate is nothing new. It has been sacred in civilisations as far back as 3,000 year ago. The ancient Aztecs saw it as nectar from the gods.
And it has health benefits. In fact, modern scientific research is now proving that dark chocolate can indeed be good for us because it is high in flavonols. Flavonols have been shown to help reduce blood pressure, strengthen the cardiovascular system and increase blood flow to the brain.
Anyone knows the “I feel good” sensation induced by chocolate. Chocolate does not contain serotonin, the “happiness” hormone, but tryptophan, a serotonin precursor, that the brain can transform into serotonin. High serotonin levels stimulate the release of endorphins. Actually, what the antidepressant drugs do is simply increase the brain’s serotonin levels, since low levels of serotonin induce depression.
But perhaps my choice is based on my old age.
Maybe you can help settle our argument. Is sex better than chocolate? Or vice versa.
Which will emerge victorious? It’s all up to you. Vote, vote, vote!!!
Voting is now closed but feel free to leave your answer in the comments section!