Women choose snacks over sex – but here’s how to have them both

Taryn Davies
Published: April 17, 2016

New research shows that women are more willing to give up sex rather than snacks, but we think there’s no need and you can definitely have both.

Chocolate and crisps would remain in favour of a rumble between the sheets for 40% of women, while 25% of men would choose to give up sex over snacks.

The results reveal how many of us are addicted to snacks, and are willing to sacrifice their love life over their habits.

With this research in mind, we thought we’d share the best snacks to increase our sexual desire, see you can have your cake and eat it too.

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Chocolate increases both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain

Best snacks for sex


Not only does chocolate boost our mood thanks to an increase in serotonin and dopamine. But cocoa can relax the blood vessels and increase blood flow too, which means we get blood to the areas of the body that matter in sex.

Whether you eat it before, during or after, we're pretty sure chocolate and sex is always a good option.


Liquorice root is said to boost libido.


Use this ingredient in your evening meals as it helps to aid blood flow, as well as improving the health of your arteries. Great for your sex life.


You might be wondering how you can include these in your diet, but cook them into dishes, brew in hot cider or add them to chai tea lattes, and let it get to work to improve your libido.

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Figs are excellent stimulants of fertility


Want to be completely irresistible the next time your guy sees you? There's a simple food solution that will have you two acting like teenagers again: Figs. They're considered excellent stimulants of fertility and enhance the secretion of pheromones.


Poached, scrambled, fried, deviled. No matter how you make them, a couple of eggs will rev you up after a long day so you can go the distance in the dark.


Get your blood moving with avocadoes thanks to the vitamin B6 in them. They're also packed with plenty of antioxidants too, which help to boost your health.


Almonds are a great snack for your libido because they help in three different ways. Zinc produces men's sex hormones to boost their libido. Vitamin E helps to boost your heart's health, and selenium is good for infertility issues.