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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Other Delicious Aphrodisiacs Summary & Analysis

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Other Delicious Aphrodisiacs Summary

This chapter is a discussion of a few aphrodisiacs that do not fit into any other category, including: coffee, tea, chocolate, and honey.

Coffee has mixed reviews as an aphrodisiac. It is a stimulant, due to its caffeine content, which is why Mormons do not drink it. It is, however, favored in Arab nations where the Koran forbids the consumption of alcohol. Allende questions the aphrodisiac qualities of coffee, because its popularity in the United States is at an all-time high, but American libido is not especially notable. The variety of flavors and sophisticated preparations of coffee, however, lend themselves to passionate responses unknown to drinkers of plain, unflavored coffee.

Tea was used first as a medicine prior to becoming a popular drink in Europe during the sixteenth century. By the eighteenth century, tea time was an established practice...

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