Bursting through a delicately poached egg or ripping through a fresh pomegranate to reveal a cluster of ruby-red seeds is a curiously sensual experience. Nowadays, even an Instagram account loaded with pictures of bubbling platters of gooey macaroni and cheese, towering fried chicken sandwiches, or gravy-drenched poutine can seem as tantalizing and seductive as the raunchiest passage from Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s obvious that food taps into our most primal desires.
This natural lust for food is the reason why it aligns with romance so seamlessly. It’s no surprise that most first dates revolve around eating and drinking, but the intimacy of eating goes way beyond the dining room table. Food has the power to heighten the sexual experience, and is an easy way to add a little excitement to your Valentine’s Day.
But there are some important things to know before heading for the intersection of food and sex. Generally, food should be used as foreplay and kept north of the waistline. It’s also best to use light and sweet treats that are easy to eat. Also, keep in mind that a drizzle of chocolate sauce can wreak havoc on a nice set of sheets.
Here are 10 things you need to know before bringing food into the bedroom.