According to a study published by The Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who take at least one dark chocolate pill a day experience greater sexual desire and have more pleasurable sex. And what's more interesting: it works at any age.
Regular yoga not only reduces stress and inflammation. Scientists at Harvard Medical School (USA) have found that by repeating the postures or "asanas" of this activity for at least twelve weeks increases desire, excitement, lubrication and the number of orgasms in women aged 22 to 55.
Cholesterol at bay
Katherine Esposito and her colleagues at the Seconda Universitá degli Studi in Naples (Italy) have shown that women with high levels of cholesterol and other blood fats experience a significant decrease in arousal, orgasm and desire. For her part, Annamaria Veronelli, of the University of Milan, has linked the problems of female sexual dysfunction with diabetes, obesity and low thyroid gland activity.
In an experiment with more than a thousand couples of twin sisters, scientists at King's College London showed that women with more emotional intelligence - the ability to manage their own and others' feelings - have twice as many orgasms as other women. According to study co-author Tim Spector, there's no doubt from the results that "intelligence is an advantage even in bed.
A glass of wine
A couple of years ago, researchers at the University of Florence (Italy) recruited 800 women aged 18 to 50 to study whether drinking red wine had any effect on female libido. The experiments, echoed by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, revealed that drinking one or two glasses of wine a day increases sexual desire. Scientists suggest it's because the antioxidants in this drink increase blood flow in key areas of the body.