Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Basil Connection

In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns.  (The New York Times, 11/11/2013)

Excerpt:    Debra Herbenick, a research scientist at Indiana University, said that for women, casual sex is exciting precisely because it is spontaneous. She compared a hookup with having dinner at a friend’s house.

Debra as quoted.
Photo source:  Wikimedia Commons

Everything you always wanted to know about basil but were afraid to ask.   For centuries, people said that basil stimulated the sex drive and boosted fertility as well as producing a general sense of well being. The scent of basil was said to drive men wild -- so much so that women would dust their breasts with dried and powdered basil. Basil is one of the many reported aphrodisiacs that may have the property of promoting circulation.

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