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The US will become a seething mass of unbridled passion tomorrow, as millions of American men succumb to the penile enlargening properties of that traditional Thanksgiving dish pumpkin pie. A US academic has disclosed that in a study of the effects of assorted fragrances on "male sexual response" the smell of warm, smooth, …

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  1. Alan W. Rateliff, II
    Paris Hilton

    Another Christmas theory...

    "We're guessing the results will be released in time for Christmas and will show that American women find the most erotic combination to be eggnog and roasted chestnuts."

    Or expensive gifts, irrespective of the season.

    Paris, because you cannot take anything with her icon seriously.

  2. blah 5
    Joke

    Only trouble is, the turkey puts us all to sleep!

    Ever consume that much triptophan (sp?) at one sitting?

  3. frank ly

    Effects of Liquorice

    The only effects 'down there', that I've noticed from eating liquorice, is that it makes my urine bright yellow. This could be useful for writing my name in the snow when winter comes.

  4. Rogerborg

    Red flag! Red flag!

    "vaginal blood flow" needs to be defined *very* carefully.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    o shi!

    House hold sents are leading men to objectify woman and increase the chance of sexual arousal! A pumpkin pie is just one step away from Child pornography and inevitably abusing children! Said a nameless representitive of some BS child protection lobbiest trying to line its pockets.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    And in further news...

    "Yankee Candles" announce their new viagra, lavender & pumpkin range.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Maybe motherhood. Sex? Nuh-uh.

    "That teachers its youngsters that having sex is like warm apple pie" Say what? You guys usually do better than that when needling Americans, but that's just plain out to lunch.

    1. blah 5

      I take it you never watched American Pie??

      There's an absolutely classic scene in that movie. Worth the price of a rental all on its own.

    2. Havin_it
      FAIL

      Oblig.

      For your enlightenment:

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0163651/quotes?qt0350914

  8. Arthur the cat Silver badge

    Lily of the Valley

    Considering most of us probably associate this scent with our grannies, you do have to wonder about those who found it stimulating.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      I'm wondering ...

      ... about Rooney

    2. Elmer Phud

      and 'mom's pumpkin pie'

      It really does say a lot -- possibly more than they'd like.

      "Yo mama . . ." etc. etc. Oh, and 'motherfucker' as well.

      The country that bought us the term 'MILF' - though we never knew it was thier own mums.

  9. Gianni Straniero

    "Nostalgic recall"

    Hmm. Getting a boner while remembering Mom's pumpkin pie is probably not something Freud would have classed as "nostalgia".

    The reference to a "Pavlovian response" reminds me of something else. Certain newsagents have started giving away family-size Dairy Milk bars with newspapers. I now salivate every time I see a copy of The Daily Telegraph. Most inconvenient.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    American Pie

    Pumpkin pie gives you a woody?

    Sorry boffins but hollywood beat you too it and it was apple pie not pumpkin.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Hmmm

    Does Butternut Squash also have the same effect?

    <fingers crossed>

  12. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Wot no cheesecake?

    no I didnt miss out the b there!

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Pavlovian response?

    Works for me, I'd take meringue & fresh whipped cream over a pumpkin pie any time. Especially if it was intended to be eaten

  14. Cliff

    Daily Mail US Edition?

    This reads like pure Daily Mail ('Red wine is good for you' [in vitro, one of the antioxidants inhibited the rate of absorbtion of xyz in a nonrelated protein - extrapolated enormously] - coming to a Mail headline near you in time for Christmas).

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Megaphone

    Shock news!

    People often have sex on a holiday and get aroused when reminded of it!

    Research - nice work if you can get it.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Does Pumpkin pie have the same effect on the brits?

    - as it has no particular associations and isn't widely eaten.

    Sounds like a joint university program to me

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's been awhile, but ...

    ... clitoral blood flow, surely?

  18. pete 22
    Joke

    traditional toppings

    Guess that means we need more whipped cream.

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    31 americans get the hots for pumpkin

    31 Americans get the hots for pumpkin. At least they'll be easy to spot at the greengrocers.

  20. Craig 28
    Joke

    Re:Same effect on the Brits?

    I was wondering the same thing. Perhaps have a pumpkin pie night at a gay club and see what happens? If you need a volunteer to measure them up...

    I'll also gladly volunteer to examine the results on clitoral blood flow. I'm an equal opportunities pervert.

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