Women who take red wine tend to have higher levels of sexual desire as compared to ladies who prefer to take other alcoholic drinks and those who don’t take alcohol at all, scientific research has proven.
In 2009, a study conducted by Italian doctors and published in the journal of sexual medicine revealed that consumption of one glass or two of red wine may increase libido in women by increasing blood flow to key areas of the body.
The finding methodology by the doctors entailed querying 800 Italian women who drank red wine, other types of alcohol and fielding responses from those who do not consume any alcohol whatsoever .
The purpose of the study was to find out if red wine increases sexual appetite in women. Those who consumed red wine scored 2 more points than their counterparts who drank other types of alcohol and four more points than the ones who did not drink any alcohol.
Doctors asked the women to fill in a questionnaire, The Female Sexual Function Index which they use to assess women and sexual health. The sheet contained 19 questions with the score range being 2-36 points, a higher score meant a healthier sex life.
Women who drank more than two glasses were disqualified from the study over the possibility of them being drunk.
However, the doctors explicitly said that the finding ought to be interpreted with some caution but it is an indicator of a potential relationship between red wine consumption and better sexuality.
Scientific studies also prove that alcohol in small amounts increase your libido. It also makes you feel hungry and drained.
These feelings arise because ethanol stimulates a part of your brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus regulates basic human functions, including body temperature, hunger, hormone levels, parental attachment behavior and your sex drive.
Several studies conducted in the past decade also reveal that wine aromas turn on men and women.
According to the studies, women are aroused by cherry like, woody, earthy and musky aromas while men on the other hand are turned on by lavender, caramel, butter, orange, licorice, baking spice, and vanilla-like aromas, all found in various brands of wine.