Pizza is great, people like pizza, and pizza makes us feel good when we eat it. You know what else makes us feel good? Sex is great you hope , people like sex, and sex makes us feel good. You may not have thought of this before, but eating food and having sex are extremely similar science-wise. The brain is also the operating center for a complex network of neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine systems. These nerves, hormones and other chemicals are responsible for not only sexual desires but other responses, such as how you taste and react to food. Food and sex are also physically connected in the limbic system of the brain, which controls emotional activity generally. They walk a similar emotional line and bring out similar types of reactions. They bring out dopamine , which is the hormone that signals cravings. Our bodies work in a lot of the same ways when we eat food and have sex.
Watch any food commercial and the connection between delicious food and sex is obvious — think slow-mo close-ups, flattering lighting, moans and sighs that sound positively orgasmic. That may be more than just marketing, according to a new survey. Turns out, a lot of people find eating as mind-blowing as sex or even more so! Recently, Havas surveyed 11, people between 18 and 55 years old from across the world and found that we really, really love our food. Sixty percent of respondents said that eating can be as pleasurable as sex, and nearly half of women said that given the choice between a great dinner and great sex, they'd choose the dinner.
Orgasm? Flavorgasm? Same thing.
Hoover Institution research fellow Mary Eberstadt explains in an article published this month about how the rise in restrictions on food affects attitudes toward sexual behavior. This is Day to Day. I'm Madeleine Brand. Valentine's Day is Saturday, and so, for the fortunate, there will be a romantic dinner followed by maybe a little romance. But attitudes towards dinner and romance have actually evolved, with dinner taking on more importance than sex, if you can believe it. So, is it? Is food the new sex? Let me explain what I mean by that provocative-sounding question.
Jump to content. That is the chasm in attitude that separates almost all of us living in the West today from almost all of our ancestors, over two things without which human beings cannot exist: food and sex. The question before us today is not whether the two appetites are closely connected.