Monday, April 7, 2014

Blogging from A - Z Challenge: April 7 Food

Confession First:

I'm not into smearing a body with food and licking it off.
I love food.
I love bodies.
But combining the two actually turns me off. Banana's out of vagina's, grapes in belly buttons, whipped cream on nipples, chocolate on curves, fraiche on flesh and strawberries slithering their way down panting chests or quivering bellies does nothing for me.

I'm not sure why, but I have tried, many times to correct this abnormality, but when it comes to food, I prefer the pre-sex sensuality of eating, rather than combining the two.

Ten Sexy Food Eaten as Food or Food as metaphor moments in Erotica:

10. I loved the sexual reference in Blue is the Warmest Color to the freshly shucked oysters having the same consistency as an aroused vagina.

9. Chocolate covered strawberries. I know its a really obvious choice, but while I don't like licking either of these off my lovers skin, I ADORE watching him (or her in the past) eating them in front of me.

8. Asparagus, Chili and Oysters. Why? Asparagus because it is high in potassium, fibre, vitamins B6, A and C, thiamine and folic acid. Nutrients in asparagus boost histamine production, necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes. Chili have capsaicin which stimulates nerve endings to release chemicals, raises the heart rate and triggers the release of endorphins to give you a natural high. Oysters are high in zinc, which increases sperm and testosterone and oysters also contain the hormone dopamine which increases libido.

7. This lovely scene from Chocolat - remember what those little chocolate beans do to her husband?

6. Pop cultural food metaphors, such as zucchini, melons, bananas and cucumbers:

5. Vorarephilia - even though I am not into eating things off my lover, there are two exceptions that I have never tried that I do think look very beautiful. The first is impossible, but I love the erotica around it, and that is vorarephilia which is not the same as cannibalism or vampirism, but a specifically sensual fantasy that is impossible to enact.
Image taken from The Adventures of Sir Differel Blog, a graphic novel blog. click on the image to go and visit.
4. The second kind of eating off the body I do like, is Nyotaimori, which is more like using the female body like a table.

3. Jesus and Mary Chain's song Just Like Honey, one of the best songs about "eating out down below" as Madonna calls it. There are too few songs celebrating cunnilingus, but this is definitely one of the better ones.

2. In one of the best examples of the transition from Porn to Erotica, and it also happens to involve food, Goodnight Nurse take the infamous song Millkshake by Kelis (which could be said to carry its own irony anyway, or be a female pandering to male porn) and turn it into the aggressive, nasty sound the song genuinely evokes.
For me, this is an excellent example of erotica, because of the brains behind the transition.

1. Babettes Feast. Never, in the history of cinema, is the sensuality of food so perfectly displayed. I highly recommend this film. Watching it changed by attitude to "home cooking" forever, and it is a film that I find myself thinking about regularly. It is truly beautiful.


  1. When I was a kid, I was taught to not mess with the food. I don't like the body-and-food mix either >:)

    Cold As Heaven

    1. Yeah - every time I've tried it, I end up sticky, or food all over, or something gross in the wake of the experiences... and gross doesn't usually freak me out. It's just that - maybe its not exciting enough to distract me from the mess...

  2. Hey Barbara, this post is an interesting one :). I must say the oysters aphrodisiac is spot on!

    1. I know right? I never "got" that before that film...

  3. Thanks for this great exploration of food and erotica. There are so many scenes in film that have visual appeal, but in practicality, not.

    1. yeah - I'm all for the sexy visual aesthetic and the textual and all that... but I think anything eaten off the body seems to always leave the skin smelling like breast milk!