PETA’s Sexy Valentine’s Day Feature Aims to Get a Rise out of Meat-Eaters

For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

PETA has just posted a special feature for Valentine’s Day—complete with nearly a dozen veggie aphrodisiacs—to give anyone who hasn’t gotten the meat-free message food for thought: Vegetarians make better lovers! But you don’t have to take PETA’s word for it. That’s because studies by medical and nutrition experts have confirmed over and over that what gets served in the kitchen can have a big impact on what goes on in the bedroom.

For example, we’ve known for a long time that the cholesterol and saturated animal fat in meat, eggs, and dairy products can slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs—not just the heart—and can increase the risk of impotence. Specific plant foods can help turn former bedroom wimps into nighttime supermen—men eating pistachios, for example, experienced a significant improvement in blood flow through the penis, accompanied by significantly firmer erections in just three weeks.

Women benefit, too. The landmark Nurses’ Health Study of 18,000 women found that those who replaced animal protein with vegetarian protein sources lowered their risk of infertility by 50 percent. And here’s one that steak-loving men might want to put in their pipes and smoke: Vegetarian women are about twice as likely to enjoy performing oral sex as nonvegetarians. Ladies needn’t fret: Vegetarian men are more inclined to return the favor than their meat-eating counterparts are, making this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

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