Wine Is Good For Sex…Now They Tell Me!!

WomenwineIn 1991 "60 Minutes" reported on the "French Paradox", a study that showed that the French, who eat a diet higher in saturated fats, nonetheless had fewer instances of coronary heart disease. The high intake of wine was identified as a significant reason for this. The result: A huge increase in the consumption of red wine among Americans. It was a groundbreaking event akin to the Paris Tasting that put American wines on the map in the 1970s.

Today, we learn from a new study that women who drink up to two glasses of red wine wine a a day have a significantly better sex life.

Whether this will cause a run on wine shops by women or men is yet unclear. But I can't any reason why this kind of finding shouldn't cause a similar reaction as the report on the French Paradox. Let the celebrating begin!

What really kills me about this study is how it reminds me of how much time I spent in high school plying girls with liquor, rather than wine, in my feeble attempts to get laid. They couldn't have released this study in 1979??

According to the new study that was conducted among Italian women, "Women who drink one or two glasses of red wine a day showed better results in terms of arousal, satisfaction and pain."

Again, I can't help but feel cheated with this study coming out only in 2012 when I could have used so much help in this area so many years ago. Bitterness isn't a pretty quality, I know…But still….

Whether 60 Minutes will do another show based on this study or if "Nova" will produce and extensive exploration into these miraculous findings is not clear yet. However, we can only hope this information is spread far and wide. The 16 year old boys among us will certainly appreciate the information. And the wine industry will appreciate it too.


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  1. Samantha Dugan - February 1, 2012

    Makes sense to me, got pregnant on Cisco back in the day.

  2. SUAMW - February 1, 2012

    I dunno… my wife knocks out after two glasses at the end of a day….

  3. Tom - February 2, 2012

    Tom, if they’d released this study back in the 1970s, what good red wines would you have been able to buy with high-school job wages anyway? In my case it would have been a half-gallon jug of Taylor. Not exactly seduction material!

  4. Tom Wark - February 2, 2012

    Tom:
    I don’t see how the quality of the wine would have played into anything.

  5. Gary Lipp - February 2, 2012

    Tom,
    This gives me the best answer ever when people ask me why COHO only makes Red wines.

  6. Marcia M - February 2, 2012

    Pour me another glass…!

  7. Tom Wark - February 2, 2012

    Always happy to help, Gary!!
    Cheers…

  8. Becca @ The Academic Wino - February 20, 2012

    I’m with SUAMW’s wife…after a two or three glasses, I’d soon rather go to sleep 😉 Maybe 1-2 is the magic number!


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