WARNING: If you detest Brussels sprouts, read “chocolate” (or another appealing food) in its place throughout the following—or risk gagging or falling in love, lust or like with the brassica family.
Who knew these little green balls could be so orgasmic?
There I was, having dinner with newfound friends at Killer Nashville, an annual mystery/thriller writers’ conference, when the most sumptuous veggies I may have ever tasted found my mouth. As I closed my lips around one of the tiny cabbages I’d been lusting over with my nose, giddy appetite and eyes, an excited tingle filled me and—honest to God—I moaned. So enamored by the flavor explosion causing multiple forms of salivation (IYKWIM!), I scarcely noticed my pal-turned-paparazzi snapping photos.
Did I actually orgasm? By traditional definition, no. But if you define orgasm in broader terms, absolutely.
OneTaste, a company dedicated to researching and teaching the practices of orgasmic meditation, defines orgasm not only as sexual climax, but as everything leading up to and trailing after it. “The entire ride of bodily sensation in connection with another, is Orgasm,” states their website. By this definition, those Brussels sprouts and I had sex! Great sex, at that. Chances are you and some of your recent vittles have, too. Curious, confused or skeptical? Consider the following…
Orgasmic Facts About Food
1. Eating is SEXY. Sensuality is all about stimulating and engaging our senses, and little tickles them like savory food. Eating also triggers the release of the “thrill” chemical dopamine—the same substance released during arousal and climax. We get the most bang (scrumptious pun!) from our first few bites, so take your time and savor those initial morsels. To up the arousal ante further, seek adventure. New experiences, including trying new foods and dining in unfamiliar settings, trigger dopamine production. (In the case of my orgasmic sprouts, new friendships and fun in Nashville likely served as foreplay. Writers. Are. HOT!)
2. Sharing food is HOT. All species show love by feeding one another. As a culture, we delight in sharing, and often bond through food. Feeding a partner allows us to enjoy his or her enjoyment—not to mention
drool over admire their mouth. (Mmm…!) Dining out in a romantic setting is unarguably enticing, but so is simpler fare rich in TLC. Ever noticed how even a PBJ made by a loved one tastes better than one you made for yourself? Limited research shows that food prepared with love actually tastes better, from a brain chemistry standpoint.
3. Certain foods promote sexual health and arousal. Many supposed aphrodisiac foods are sadly more myth than fact-based. That said, a variety of foods contain nutrients that help your brain and body desire and prepare for pleasurable sex and orgasm. The complex carbs in whole grains, fruits and vegetables energize cells in the brain and body, providing staying power—crucial, considering the fact that exhaustion is a top libido tanker. They also allow the brain to produce serotonin, which helps promote positive moods and arousal. The micro-nutrients in whole foods promote everything from minimized pain and bloating to normalized circulation. We all need healthy blood flow for our Girl Boners (and Boy Boners!) to function properly.
Life should be sensual. When it is, which requires embracing our sexuality and capacity for pleasure IMO, even cruciferous vegetables can work like magic wands on our Girl Boners.
Hungry for more? Check out these related links:
- #GirlBoner Wellness: 5 Ways Dieting Zaps Libido
- Foods For Better Sex
- Foods For Use During Sex via Cosmopolitan.com
Your turn! Close your eyes and recall an ultra-sexy eating experience, or let your imagination dream up a new one. What did it entail? Did any aspect surprise you? What foods or dining experiences you find the most sensual? Let me know in the comments. I love hearing from you! ♥