Chocolate provides more of a physiological buzz than kissing

April 24, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

This important breaking science news was reported by the BBC:

When it comes to tongues, melting chocolate is better than a passionate kiss, scientists have found.
Couples in their 20s had their heart rates and brains monitored whilst they first melted chocolate in their mouths and then kissed. Chocolate caused a more intense and longer lasting “buzz” than kissing, and doubled volunteers’ heart rates.

The research was carried out by Dr David Lewis, formerly of the University of Sussex.

Dr Lewis said: “There is no doubt that chocolate beats kissing hands down when it comes to providing a long-lasting body and brain buzz. “A buzz that, in many cases, lasted four times as long as the most passionate kiss.”


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. gatomjp says:

    How about kissing with a mouth full of chocolate? Now THERE'S a rush!

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