New research shows crunching apples can heighten sexual pleasure, stimulating blood flow to the vagina like chocolate and red wine
Apples can improve levels of sexual arousal in women, experts have discovered.
A study, published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, looked at the sex lives of 731 Italian women and found those who ate between one and two apples a day had better sex lives.
The women, aged 18 to 43, were separated into two sections – one group who never ate apples and another that munched between one and two apples a day.
Researchers asked the women – with no other sexual problems – to complete a Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire measuring sexual function, sexual frequency, orgasm, lubrication and overall sexual satisfaction.
The results showed “daily apple use is associated with higher FSFI scores in sexually active female patients, thus increasing their lubrication and overall sexual function.”
One reason researchers pointed to, according to the Huffington Post, was that apples contain polyphenols and antioxidants – like red wine and chocolate – which can stimulate blood flow to the genitalia and vagina, boosting arousal.
Apples are also high in phloridzin, which is structurally similar to the female sex hormone estradiol, which plays a huge role in vaginal lubrication and female sexuality.
So there we go ladies, an apple a day won’t just keep the doctor away after all.