Today we celebrate our gluttonous excesses and the (late) harvest. It may interest you to know that one deadly sin (gluttony) leads to another (lust). Science proves it! (Via slashdot.) In particular, these scientists had men smell various food odors and measured the subsequent arousal.
They found that "the number one odor that enhanced penile blood flow was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie," which "increased penile blood flow by an average of 40 percent."
Temper your excitement, baker women! Because "every odor we tested aroused the participants... nothing turns a man off."
So, nevermind. Science simply found that men are aroused by smelling things and having their penile blood flow measured. Whoopee. (A summary of their paper is available here. Black licorice is surprisingly sexy-smelling.)
This post's theme word is hyaloid, "transparent." This post's bonus theme word is plethysmograph.
This post written like: Dan Brown.