Effects of Ginger on Disgust, Sexual Arousal, and Sexual Engagement: A Placebo-Controlled Experiment

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Effects of Ginger on Disgust, Sexual Arousal, and Sexual Engagement: A Placebo-Controlled Experiment

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36809190/

This caught my eye recently. I’ve read elsewhere that sexual arousal has a tendency to lower disgust, which would explain why some people’s disgust towards oral sex evaporates when they are aroused.
  • This study reports that ginger pills increased arousal in both men and women towards erotic stimuli.
  • Another part of this study induced disgust by asking participants to complete “behavioral approach tasks with bodily fluids.”
  • Female participants in this group had reduced arousal when exposed to erotic stimuli.
  • Ginger consumption counteracted this inhibiting effect of disgust on sexual arousal.
I found it interesting that apparently men did not have reduced arousal from the bodily fluids. Maybe we are desensitized to it from our exposure to our own semen.

I wonder if the ginger directly inhibited the disgust, or whether the increased arousal inhibited the disgust.

I find it interesting that ginger was found to correlate with increase arousal. Let me know if anyone tries taking some ginger supplements. Specifically, does it increase your arousal and does it increase your likelihood to give oral sex?

For what it’s worth, I give little credibility to a single study. Let’s see if these experiments can be repeated elsewhere.
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Re: Effects of Ginger on Disgust, Sexual Arousal, and Sexual Engagement: A Placebo-Controlled Experiment

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Crow wrote: Fri Feb 24, 2023 7:02 pm https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36809190/

This caught my eye recently. I’ve read elsewhere that sexual arousal has a tendency to lower disgust, which would explain why some people’s disgust towards oral sex evaporates when they are aroused.
  • This study reports that ginger pills increased arousal in both men and women towards erotic stimuli.
  • Another part of this study induced disgust by asking participants to complete “behavioral approach tasks with bodily fluids.”
  • Female participants in this group had reduced arousal when exposed to erotic stimuli.
  • Ginger consumption counteracted this inhibiting effect of disgust on sexual arousal.
I found it interesting that apparently men did not have reduced arousal from the bodily fluids. Maybe we are desensitized to it from our exposure to our own semen.

I wonder if the ginger directly inhibited the disgust, or whether the increased arousal inhibited the disgust.

I find it interesting that ginger was found to correlate with increase arousal. Let me know if anyone tries taking some ginger supplements. Specifically, does it increase your arousal and does it increase your likelihood to give oral sex?

For what it’s worth, I give little credibility to a single study. Let’s see if these experiments can be repeated elsewhere.
I've got some ginger supplements I take for circulation, and sometimes I'll try to take them with garlic, L-Argenine, gingko to increase arousal and blood flow before sex. But I don't take them regularly. And I can't say things are obviously different.

My wife cooks with ginger, and around the holidays, there is a kind of ginger milk drink she likes to drink. If I want OS, I'll have to hit her up for it after she drinks ginger tea.

I though this thread was going to be about red heads.
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