In the beginning, female hominids used sex appeal to get food from their male counterparts. These days, they tantalize to sell food. And Colonel Sanders isn't the only pimp in town. Before the widespread use of film, foodstuff companies relied on illustrations of women to sell their products.
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This sweet sexy food does more than just make your tongue happy; it also contains a compound called phenylethylamine, which is linked to the release of endorphins, those natural feel-good chemicals that flood our bodies after a workout. Interestingly, though, research from the University of Guelph, which examined hundreds of studies on potential aphrodisiacs, found that even though people believe their sexual desire increases after eating chocolate, it's not linked in any way to sexual arousal or satisfaction. In other words, chocolate's sexy powers are likely all in the head, where it triggers serotonin and endorphins. But hey, that works too!