Is Food Better Than Sex?

It was the heat of the Summer. The sun would be up soon and we danced our way into sandy sheets. Something about being thirsty in the dark and sweaty skin.


He lit up a spliff and I fried up a grilled cheese.

The age old question, is food better than sex? (9).jpg

A lot of surveys have been popping up lately and the verdict is yes, food is better than sex. Last year, Hayes surveyed nearly 12,000 people between ages 18 and 55, and 60% of them said that food is more pleasurable than sex. Half of the women would actually choose a good meal over a good romp. (1).gif

Theres no surprise there. Certain foods release the same chemicals in your brain as sex. Such as dopamine, the hormone that simply signals cravings. And what are humans two highest desires: to eat and to reproduce. So, sometimes the brain even confuses the two. The brain is the most important sex organ, considering it controls all our thoughts and emotions. Food and sex share similar neural pathways to the brain. (11).jpg

Jennifer Iannolo composes, on her blog Food Philosophy, that sustenance and sex offer to our most profound delight focuses – stimulating, supporting and feeding the most critical parts of ourselves. They both give pleasure or pain, if thats your cup of tea. (7).jpg

But I think we can all agree that George Costanza nailed it with the trifecta. (10).jpg (3).jpg (5).jpg (6).jpg

Ernestine Northover's poem "Food of Love" prompts the idea that we don't have to choose between the two;

What would you like for supper, 
Some steak, with chips and peas, 
Maybe, a nice brewed cuppa, 
Or me, with lips that please.

You could have something spicy, 
Like a curry or sweet and sour, 
But these can be a bit spicy
And not good, at this late hour.

Perhaps a glass of beer, or shandy, 
Or a brandy to fill the gap, 
But, of course, that might make you randy, 
Hey! Have that as your nightcap! 

There's me, I'm sweet and slender, 
And tender like the steak, 
And if you put me in a blender, 
A fantastic meal, I'd make.

There's food enough for your pleasure, 
So don't say you aren't well fed, 
When you start to realise I'm a treasure, 
You could have 'hot crumpet' in your bed! (4).jpg

On the topic of sex and food... if there is one baked good that falls right in the middle of the two it's Effie's double chocolate brownies. 

Chocolate might just be the sexiest, most delicious vice on the planet. If you’ve ever seen Chocolat, you’ll remember a long-haired Johnny Depp eating out of the palm of French goddess, Juliette Binoche’s hand in her quaint little chocolate shop. She makes us all hope one day we too will have gorgeous babes hanging around our cafes, giving us sexy eyes as we bake treats. This recipe is my best shot at seduction. These Double Chocolate Brownies are rich, gooey, and sinfully addicting. There’s hints of more exotic tastes like chili and cinnamon in there to amp up the sexy. While you place these in the oven (wearing just an apron), your love won’t be able to keep their hands off of you as the aroma drifts into the bedroom. The most sensual apre-sex chocolate sweet to share together.

make em ~

  1. Preheat to 350F
  2. Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with butter or coconut oil (for a more exotic hint of yum) and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over LOW heat
  4. Once butter mixture is completely melted (but not browned), add in sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl. 
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa, spices, salt and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture.
  6. Add eggs and vanilla
  7. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined. The batter should be thick. 
  8. Spread evenly into baking pan and place in oven on middle rack.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes and cool well before cutting into. 
  10. Top with whatever cold treats you have around the house - scoop of ice cream or whipped cream will both do the trick

what you need ~

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 (4oz) semi-sweet Baker’s Chocolate Bar
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (can sub in GF)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (2).jpg