Is Coffee an Aphrodisiac?

Is Coffee an Aphrodisiac?

Coffee is one of the most unique and revolutionary discoveries of all time. A cup of freshly ground coffee, apart from being a stimulant, has other useful but rarely known facts that are quite astonishing. For example..

  • Ground coffee can ward off insects like ants, and slugs and snail.

  • It can help you get glossy and healthy locks.

  • The smell of coffee freshens up your nose, and can greatly aid in distinguishing different scents.

  • Used in a great home remedy for reducing cellulite

  • Fresh coffee can mask or reduce odors.

  • A great aroma therapy ingredient.

  • Smell of freshly ground coffee can turn a woman on.

The last fact indeed is the most interesting fact about coffee. It is indeed true that coffee can turn a person on. A new study found that the smell of freshly ground coffee is one the most arousing for single women. This scientific research conducted by a renowned coffee machine maker De Longhi, sheds some light to the overly used verse at the evening date: “do you want to come in for coffee?”

The research was accomplished by measuring the single women arousal level when looking at various images of men, while smelling different aromas. Aftershave topped the list of the aromas, coffee came in second beating natural scent. Apparently coffee aroma will have a more positive result than body musk; a shocking revelation.

This experiment was conducted at the Mindlab International Laboratory facility in Sussex. The main participants of this biophysical study were female aged 18-57. Their heart rate and skin conductance was measured using ECG (electrocardiogram) and EDR (electro-dermal response). Apparently, bigger coffee fans perceived men as more attractive, intelligent and fun when their images were coupled with freshly ground coffee aroma. Overall, all female, both coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinker, perceived men more attractive when they were smelling the coffee aroma, than with no smell at all.

The coffee aroma is such an evocative smell, but instant coffee won’t do the trick as better as freshly ground coffee, so next time you invite a person in for coffee keep that in mind. Coffees ability to create a turn on has been an inherent fact that was confirmed by research. This explains why more people usually prefer their first date as a coffee date. Instinctively, this perception is indisputable.

On the other hand, another research reveals that caffeine; a stimulant found in coffee, enhances sexual arousal. Scientist did the study using female rats as test subjects, this study revealed the female rats that injected with a shot of caffeine were more motivated than the rats that were not caffeinated. This show the effect of caffeine on sexual arousal.

The two studies done indicates that coffee aroma, and drinking coffee enhances sexual arousal in women. The fact that female find men more attractive when they smell coffee coupled with the fact that caffeine enhances sexual performance on leads to the conclusion that indeed coffee is a turn on.

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