Let's begin the new year with some good news: Drinking wine has, apart from several other benefits for health, a possible positive effect on women's sex life.
This is the result of a study by Ricardo Bartoletti and Nicola Mondaini, two doctors from the University of Florence. Following their investigation there is a causal relationship between the moderate and regular consumption of wine and a better sexual health of women.
The study shows that drinking wine with moderation, about 1 to 2 glasses daily, makes women relax and loose inhibitions.
The study was carried out between approximately 1.000 Italian women between 18 and 50 years of age. In the group, there were as many non-drinking women as women drinking wine moderately on a regular basis.
The objective of the research was to measure the rate of female sexual function (a measure used in other scientific studies to investigate femal sexuality including issues such as sex life, desire, interest in sex, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction in relationships or pain while having sex). As a result, the doctors found out that the group of women drinking 1 or 2 glasses a day, had a better index of sexual desire compared to the non-drinking women of the group.
From these results the doctors concluded that "there is a potential relation between the consumption of wine and a better sexuality". Their hypothesis states that the chemical components of wine might stimulate the circulation towards the erogenous zones of the body and in this way increase the sexual stimulation.
Mondaini pointed out that red wine "makes women feel more relaxed and their body react better to sexual incentives" and he suggests that the Mediterranean diet, that includes a little wine, can help to improve health and sex life.
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