Could this be why tradition links the Garden of Eden’s forbidden fruit with apples and sex?
Apples have the ability to sexually stimulate arousal in women according to Italian researchers. Their 2014 findings were published in the journal of Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
731 healthy Italian women from 18 to 43 years old were divided into two groups. One group ate apples more than once a day. The other group ate apples less than once a day. At the completion of seven months, both groups were asked to fill out a 19 question Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI).
More than an apple a day.
According to the study, “daily apple use is associated with higher FSFI scores in sexually active female patients, thus increasing their lubrication and overall sexual function.”
Plump, juicy apples. They produce intimate nectar and bring lovemaking to a delicious conclusion.
Phloridzin is a compound found in apples that mimics estradiol (the estrogen produced by the ovaries). Estrogen is a key factor in keeping the vaginal membranes lubricated. When estrogen decreases, such as in our menopause years, vaginal lubrication decreases.
Polyphenols, also found in apples, help widen blood vessels. From the 2007 Endocrine Society Publication, this study shows that polyphenols are tissue specific, targeting tissue that is positively affected by estrogen; uterus, vagina, breast. This is evidence that apples can also increase the blood flow to our ladybits. A plump, ripe genital region can lead to a rendezvous of orgasmic proportions.
The researchers conclude, “This study suggests a potential relationship between regular daily apple consumption and better sexuality in our young women population.”
However, I do not believe this information is pertinent only to the ‘young women’ population. I think it can affect women of all ages who wish to enjoy steamy bedroom time with their husbands.
What about the forbidden fruit?
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die,” Genesis 2:16-17.
The apple became a metaphor for the forbidden fruit because of a pun or wordplay on the word malus. In Latin, malus translates evil or wicked (malice). In Greek, malus translates apple (melon).
It makes more sense to me to identify the forbidden fruit as a fig. Afterall, Adam and Eve covered their nakedness in fig leaves after their eyes were opened.
Please remember, sexual intimacy between husband and wife is not a forbidden fruit!
It’s one of the first commands God gave Adam. “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground,” Genesis 1:28. The process for ‘fruitfulness’ has always been the same. So, yes, God was sanctioning their one flesh nooky.
An apple a day keeps low-libido away!
So, what do you think? For one month, conduct your own one plus apple per day experiment and get back to me. Let me know your findings.
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