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Aug 1, 2009 01:22 PM

Red wine increases women's sexual desire

Says The Telegraph (UK), not me, OK?
Don't kill the messenger.

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  1. """Women who drank more than two glasses a day were excluded from the study to avoid the possible confounding effects of drunkenness."""
    excluded after two stinkin' glasses? what kind of study is this? discrimination, i say! ;-).

    ok, welch's grape juice p.r. group is going to say that the grape phenols will get you "there" too. open the blood vessels, and let 'er rip!

    >>>""Grapes are effective in treating skinniness, anemia, liver failure, constipation, hemorrhoids and pulmonary tuberculosis. Grapes fight depression and strengthen the nerves. '''''<<<<

    oh... how does one get this kind of a job with "study" money and grants?!

    1. Barely a difference between the drinkers, tipplers, and non-drinkers.

      Moreover, the study cited in the Telegraph was unable to pinpoint a reason for the slight difference. It could be anything from greater relaxation to dis-inhibition to better circulation. Or better conversation, more laughter, more connection...

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      1. re: maria lorraine

        I agree. I hate study results like this because they're far too simplistic. What is the cause and what is the effect? Could it be the reverse cause/effect where women who like sex prefer red wine? Are red wine drinkers more likely to embrace life and be wild? Maybe red wine drinkers attract more attractive men (curious--do men find red wine drinkers or white wine drinkers more attractive?)? Is there an age factor? There are far too many variables in this, even if the study showed a significant difference which it doesn't.

        1. re: chowser

          chowser, i'll help you apply for the grant! ;-).

          1. re: chowser

            Yes, red wine drinkers *are* more likely to embrace life and be wild.
            Bubbly drinkers are even *more* likely to embrace life and be wild.
            It's those white-wine-only drinkers that are...well, you know.

            1. re: maria lorraine

              Gosh, I hope this "study" doesn't have a "Sideways" effect on white wine as the movie had on merlot. ;)

              1. re: maria lorraine

                Ay maria!

                What am I supposed to do now with my stash of Montrachet?

                1. re: RicRios

                  I'd be happy to help you pair that before moving on to some Brunello.

                2. re: maria lorraine

                  LOL, and we won't get into Chardonnay drinkers...

                  I wonder if they've looked at beer drinkers. Not Bud Light (no offense to the President) but a good hearty beer.

                  1. re: chowser

                    does anyone think bud light is the preferred beer of the president?

                    1. re: alkapal

                      Gasp, you mean a political choice from a politician? ;-) Given that he's picked out some pretty good restaurants (I almost wish he would stop because I can't get into Rays Hell burgers or Dairy Godmother anymore) since coming here, I wouldn't put money on the idea that his fridge is stocked w/ Bud Light.

                      1. re: chowser

                        yeah, he ruined ray's hellburger.

                        1. re: chowser

                          Bud Light was a completely political choice!

                          From Bloomberg News:
                          "Bud Light is the top-selling brand in the U.S. with almost 22 percent of grocery, drug and convenience store case sales as of July 12, according to data from Information Resources Inc., a Chicago-based market research company.

                          “Leading brands tend to be a very safe choice for a politician because, in a sense, they’re saying to the public, ‘You picked it, not me. I’m just reflecting your choice,’” said Al Ries, who founded an Atlanta-based marketing company, Ries & Ries, with his daughter."

                          I think regular Bud, The King of Beers, is #2, followed by Coors Light, and Miller Lite.
                          Beer snobs might not agree, but the stuff sells to regular beer drinkers, a.k.a. voters.

                  2. re: chowser

                    I have about one thousand bottles of wine; almost all are red. The few bottles of white I have, I tend to cook with. (Please don't laugh-it's true!) My neighbors find this curious-why so much red? This thread seems to have provided an explanation that I otherwise would not have considered...or admitted to.

                    1. re: Joe H

                      Subconsciously, you were a step ahead of the researchers here.:-) I drink red wine but haven't found ones I like in our hot, humid summers.

                      1. re: chowser

                        Try a red wine spritzer. Or chill your red down. No need to abandon the reds in the heat.

                        Some rose's are close enough to reds to be acceptable, too.

                        1. re: chowser

                          I am more of a red wine drinker as well, but tend to crave beer in the summer. There are some very good beers out there.

                  3. I think we should add it to the public water supplies everywhere.

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                    1. re: Veggo

                      Of course, you think that. How many states are left for you?

                    2. All alcoholic drinks increase sexual desire. Ugly people start to look attractive when you are feeling groggy.

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                      1. re: Emilyishere

                        How does one change a dog into a fox? Three glasses of red wine.

                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                          ah-oooooooooh, werewolves of london!

                          1. re: alkapal

                            Werewolves of London were Chowhounds, you know...what with the Chinese menus in their hands, walking through the streets of SoHo in the rain lookin' for beef chow mein!

                            I didn't know they were also beergogglin' (or maybe red wine gogglin')! BETTER NOT LET 'EM IN!

                      2. I noticed it was a team of Italian doctors who conducted the (hah) research . My guess is that's just wishful thinking.....and You will note that I am unabashedly of Italian descent.