What do French women know that other women don’t? To believe them, a great deal.
French Women Don’t Get Fat… it was the title of a best-selling book.
TheDaily Mail explains:
For years, our continental neighbours have been applauded as chic, slim and poised - all achieved seemingly without effort.
They are famed for never putting on weight - despite enjoying a rich diet of foie gras, escargot and croissants.
Be this as it may, a recent survey has discovered that, given the choice, French women would prefer a gourmet meal to sex.
The Daily Mail reports:
When asked what 'pleasure rating' they'd give eating, [French women] said 7.1. out of 10, while they'd rank sex 6.7.
Sexologist Gerard Leleu attempted to shed some light on this rather surprising result of Harris Interative's survey.
He told Stylist magazine: 'Chemically, the same thing happens in the brain during a "culinary orgasm" and a sexual orgasm.
'In fact, when we are sad and we decide to eat chocolate, we are actually masturbating the hypothalamus.'
I’ll bet you didn’t know that.
Anyway, for all anyone knows, this seems not to speak very well of the way French men behave in the boudoir.
One expert tried to explain it by saying that French women must be having “crepe sex.”
The same expert suggested that perhaps it all means that French women are narcissistic:
Perhaps some of these women find posh food more of an enjoyable indulgence than sex because the former is entirely about self-satisfaction - you choose what to eat based entirely on your own whims and tastes, whereas with sex you have to consider the desires and needs of your partner too.
Imagine the indignity.
Then again, maybe French women know something that other women don’t. Can 74% of French women be wrong?