Phillip Minton M.D.

The Orgasmic Superfood

In chocolate on June 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

Have you ever heard someone say that eating chocolate seems better to them than sex? Have you heard of people describing eating chocolate as an “orgasmic” experience? As it turns out there may be some quite compelling scientific reasons for chocoholics to feel that way.

Cocoa contains a natural drug-like substance known as phenylethylamine, or PEA for short. PEA is, in fact, the chemical released by the brain to cause intense feelings of pleasure during sexual ogasm. Yes, that’s right, chocolate contains the same substance that actually is involved in orgasm. This superfood never ceases to amaze!

PEA is an endogenous neuroamine. It is a neurotransmitter used by the brain to produce and convey feelings of great pleasure and contentment. It works to mediate sensations of giddiness, excitement, attraction and euphoria. It is the main chemical released by our brains to give us a feeling of giddiness when we “fall in love”. PEA release by the brain reaches its peak at orgasm. It is the orgasm chemical, and chocolate is loaded with it.

Chocolate commonly contains about 325 milligrams per two ounce bar of milk chocolate. Taking all these facts together, we start to understand why chocolate has long been known as an aphrodisiac, the messenger of love, and a solace for the love-lorn. We aren’t just imaging it. Chocolate is indeed the food of love, and nature’s most powerfully orgasmic superfood.

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