The first thing that comes to your mind when you think of wine is certainly not sex. A nice romantic dinner isn’t the first thing that comes either, it might be close to first, but it isn’t first. But some researchers and studies did make a correlation between sex and wine.
In 2009, a team of researchers from Italy gathered a test group of around 800 Italian women. They found that women who drank red wine in contrast to women who drunk other alcoholic drinks or no alcohol had a higher sex drive than others.
However, the data and research weren’t big enough to prove any facts. Instead, it established the link between wine and sex drive and provided a path for other researchers to follow.
Why Alcohol Makes You Lusty, Hungry, and Hot
Quite diverse effects exist for different people. Some might get drunk from a couple of glasses; others need a couple of bottles to feel tipsy. Nevertheless, it doesn’t depend on which alcoholic beverage you drink. It solely depends on your intake of ethanol.
Consuming alcoholic beverages, you consume ethanol, which stimulates your brain’s primitive part called the hypothalamus. That part of the brain is the one that is responsible for the most basic of the bodily functions – temperature, hunger, hormone levels, parental attachment behavior, and, of course, sex drive.
This means that anytime someone gets wasted from alcohol and does something utterly ridiculous or blatantly stupid, it is not his fault entirely. He really couldn’t help himself.
Smelling Wine Turns You On
Many fastly changeable variables determine which smell turns you on, which doesn’t make it any easier for the researchers in this field, as this branch of science is still pretty new while not being simple at all.
With their backs against the wall, researchers are still managing to illuminate the world with new data indicating that many of the aromas that can be found in wine do turn you on. And while different atoms turn on men and women, it is still quite interesting to see where it would lead.
Benefits of Drinking Red Wine
What if I told you that red wine might be the only alcoholic beverage that can significantly impact your sex life and not only that, but for men, moderate drinking of red wine can lower the chances of erectile dysfunction, among other benefits.
Increasing sex drive while dropping the chances of erectile dysfunction, and all that comes with a tasty punch of red wine. What more can you ask for? However, drinking in moderation is the key to gain all these benefits.
It is the same story with any alcoholic beverage. If you drink too much, you won’t be having much fun – the same goes for the idea that more red wine equals better sex drive. If you drink too much wine or anything alcoholic, your sex drive will most likely worsen, and you won’t be able to control yourself because you would have gotten drunk.
Other Strange Reasons Why Wine is an Aphrodisiac
Besides antioxidants and the anti-aging agent called Resveratrol, responsible for all the benefits wine in small doses brings, there are also amines. Researchers have linked amines and wine to be an aphrodisiac.
A very common amine found in red wine is histamine, which leads to increased sex drive, weight loss, and elevated levels of alertness.