(Great) Sex Before(Great) food, or (Great) Food Before (Great) Sex? (2014 and beyond)

Now, if you are not stuck with monosexuality (the fourth gender after heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality?), you may have your word to add!


How many times have I read and seen (on screens!) about those great meals being the preamble to great love?
I’ve always wondered about the truth, if not the feasibility, of such perfection…

Mind you, like Gerard Depardieu, you may not have to worry about such earthly concerns (“This wine is the only thing that can make me aroused these days!”)!

Now, I fully understand the risks of (re-) posting an article on this somewhat contentious issue:
-“He’s doing this to get more views…”
-Some spammers will not resist from jumping on the bandwagon. They’ll be disappointed!
-Some bloggers with overriding precepts will complain (loudly)…
I hope before that I would not have to erase too many comments. But this time I might be willing to fight it out! LOL


In spite of my “maturity”, I enjoy (relatively) good health and endeavour to enjoy my life to the full.
But there are limits.
The Romans might have developped the right way by eating and making love on the same couch, but knowing how these orgies (have you checked the real meaning of this word?) ended up in later years, I’m not really convinced.
Honestly speaking, have you tried and reaaaaallllllyyyy appreciated sex with a full stomach and a swirling head?

Many of us do have to consider inescapable issues:
At some time in our lives we were brainwashed into thinking that sex should occur at night (Shut those lights down, will you?).
The hippies had it right in 1960’s as they were making love when and where they wanted. That is, until they settled into comfortable lives…
On the other hand, nights are no longer the frightful period of of your daily life as in the Middle Ages when humans had to comfort each other in the dark.
Interestingly enough, in Japan “love hotels” are full at lunch times for two reasons: 1) difficult to find out. 2) Skipping a meal for bed fun might be healthier!


One overriding reason for avoiding sex after a great meal is that strenuous physical exercise after consuming a good amount of food and drink is fraught with high health risks, whatever our age or gender. Ask the doctors! (although some will consciously avoid the issue!)

Alright, if you need a more prosaic excuse, have you ever realized that, unless you had a good scrub and plenty of perfume beforehand, how you and your spouse/partner/lover look and smell after ingesting a significant volume of food and drink, whatever the quality of the latter?


The French might have it right with their “demon de midi/noon demon”, meaning that mature people will skip lunch in favour of (sometimes illicit) sex. The Japanese do too as proven by the attendance at “love hotels” between 12:00 and 14:00…, but I have already mentioned that!
Incidentally, do not forget that the “noon demon” does not care about genders! Men, beware….

-“But I’m too busy working in day time!” you will say.
There is a solution to that:
Share that great food early enough and settle down for a long contented moment to allow your body metabolism to recuperate (keep talking, don’t doze off!)
Why do you think the “digestif” (the last drink to help your digestion!) was invented for?

I some time ago read an interesting survey held by “L’Express” magazine, which says that, among other data, 61% of ladies attach great importance to a shared meal against 46% of gentlemen before eventual sexual relations!


Ladies do seem to prefer sex after a great dinner (or a great drink), or at least at night when they can doze off inside their loved one’s arms (who am I to say that?) ….

But women can suddenly wake up with strong yearnings.
Have you ever heard this (allegedly true) story about Napoleon and Josephine:
The Emperor’s first wife was a notoriously highly sexed individual.
One night she could not wake up her illustrious spouse to assume his marital duties.
She got up and took a piece of particularly pungent cheese from a tray on the bedroom table and brought it under Napoelon’s nose.
The Emperor, not bothering to open an eye, muttered:
-“Sorry, not tonight, Josephine!”
When sex can be associated with food…

My own recommendation/preference?
The “noon demon”, of course! LOL
But don’t ask me where! (You might be shocked!)

The Japanese twist!

The Japanese have come with their own (but more sophisticated) version of the old Roman orgy:
Wikipedia definition for people who think I make it all up!
Nyotaimori (Japanese: 女体盛り, “female body presentation”), often referred to as “body sushi,” is the practice of serving sashimi or sushi from the body of a woman, typically naked. Nantaimori (Japanese: 男体盛り) refers to the same practice using a male model. This subdivision of food play is originally an obscure Japanese practice not common in Japanese culture but that has attracted considerable international media attention.

There is no limit as per gender or numbers, but keep in mind that if you want to start your own version:
1) Male models need more food (for covering)!
2) Beware of hairy models!
3) Hot (opposite to cold) and spicy food are to be avoided!

The food and drink depicted in this article have no aphrodisiac properties whatsoever!
Sorry to disappoint those who expected sausages and meatballs!
Or leeks and onions for the vegans/vegetarians!


So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

18 thoughts on “(Great) Sex Before(Great) food, or (Great) Food Before (Great) Sex? (2014 and beyond)”

  1. What about so-called “food porn”? Do you think PICTURES of food stimulate more than just a gustatory appetite?


    1. Well fodd attracts you with your appetite and reward you with taste. Therefore I would say that pictures help a lot. The problem is that so often the pictures look to good, which can be considered as “food porn”!


  2. I’d have to think long and hard about changing my eating schedule for sexual pleasure. I like the concept of the “love hotels”, though.


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