November 22, 2006

They say the way to a man's heart is through is his stomach...

I don't know about his heart, but certain other organs sure seem to respond to food:

Thirty-one men, aged 18 to 64 years... underwent olfactory testing with the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), a 40-item, forced choice, scratch and sniff odor detection and identification test...  The effects of 30 odors on penile blood flow were assessed by comparing a subject's brachial penile index while wearing an odorized mask to his average index while wearing an unodorized mask. This was done for each subject for each odor.

Here are the 10 odors that elicited the largest responses:
1.  Lavender and pumpkin pie
2.  Doughnut and black licorice
3.  Pumpkin pie and doughnut
4.  Orange
5.  Lavender and doughnut
6.  Black licorice and cola
7.  Black licorice
8.  Doughnut and cola
9.  Lily of the valley
10. Buttered popcorn
Well, I know doughnuts, black licorice, cola, and pie are some of MY husband's favorite foods, but I had no idea they could have such an effect on him.

This study explains a lot.

h/t AWTM

Posted by caltechgirl at November 22, 2006 11:17 PM | TrackBack

Heh. Let me put the pumpkin pie in the oven, light a lavendar candle, and retrieve hubby...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at November 23, 2006 07:17 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, CTG!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 23, 2006 07:34 AM

Wow - time for a trip to Dunkin Donuts!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Teresa at November 23, 2006 09:13 AM

happy thanksgiving

*it smells ike ginger, nutmeg and cinnamin in her?

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 23, 2006 03:32 PM

I rarely get much of a reaction from food, and certainly arousal. I won't go into what does get a response, but food has never been remotely sexual to me; it's for the kitchen, not the bedroom.

Posted by: Thomas Warlock at November 25, 2006 11:03 PM

Interesting...maybe we should point this study team to the Penis Name Generator too!

Posted by: ktreva at November 28, 2006 07:22 PM