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Ask E. Jean for DearSugar: Aphrodisiacs That Work?



Dear E. Jean and DearSugar,

What’s a good aphrodisiac ... for a good girl? Please don’t tell me to drink wine. It gives me a headache! — Miss Morph

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Morph, My Young Minx:

Having eaten ALL the Snickers I bought yesterday for the trick-or-treaters (and I’m not talkin’ the mini Snickers; no no, honey, I’m talkin' the honkin’ large Snickers), I can swear to you on my left bra strap that chocolate is a big, big aphrodisiac. It contains phenylethylamine, and according to the illustrious Dr. Helen Fisher, the Rutgers University anthropologist, phenylethylamine is one of the neurochemicals that causes feelings of elation, exhilaration, and euphoria ... i.e., chocolate literally stimulates you. (But you must eat a lot of it for any significant concentrations to reach your pumpkin.)

Other aphrodisiacs:
Starbucks Coffee
Honey
Long naps
Strawberries
Mangos
Any food served on a blanket in the woods when picnicking with the man you love

I’m certain the commenters on Dear Sugar (Aphrodite has nothin’ on wild Sugar goddesses) can add to the list ... right, my dear friends?

To see more advice from E. Jean visit Elle Magazine and AskEJean.com

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