'Tis the season. Come Jan. 1 we're all going to be going on some kind of diet. And I found us a doozie. Zaneblue's orgasmic diet.
Blue tells Zoey Nelson in Elle magazine (Jan. 2006) that by taking high-grade fish oil, avoiding stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine, cutting carbohydrates and increasing proteins, eating half an ounce of dark chocolate every day (!) and doing Kegel exercises with a resistance device, we'll be ultra-orgasmic in no time flat. It's kind of a South Beach with benefits.
What fascinated me about Zaneblue though wasn't her diet per se, or even what it proposes to accomplish. It was her gumption. Blue, whose real name is Marenna Lindberg, believes four factors are critical to ultimate female sexual functioning: "free" testosterone,the proper balance between the brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin, good blood circulation and toned pelvic-floor muscles. But she knew she'd be just anothe crazy blogger until her theory was backed by research, so she decided to become a citizen scientist and teach herself to write a research proposal.
When Lindberg looked into trying to get a formal study done, she was repeatedly told that it couldn't happen because she wasn't a doctor or scientist. She still decided to write a rigorous scientific protocol and she posted her diet on ever FSD (female sexual dysfunction) message board she could find. Women from across the globe began to try it and report back positive results.
Gradually, her efforts began to gain her some supporters in the scientific community, including David Ferguson, an independent research pharmacologist who has consulted on studies for many treatments for sexual dysfunction, including Viagra and Levitra. He gave Lindberg a crash course in research methodology, emphasizing that she must test only one variable at a time. She decided to start with fish oil and convinced a urologist, Ridwan Shabsigh, to run a trial studying its effectiveness. All that's left to do is find funding, and she says a supplement manufacturer is now considering her proposal.
So, if you're ready to try it, here's Lindberg's orgasmic diet plan:
Fish oil - enough to give 1600 mg of EPA and 800 DHA - usually 7,000 mg (that’s seven pills)
Calcium/magnesium/zinc - the RDA is (1000/400/15 mg)
Multivitamin - a good multivitamin like Centrum
extra Vitamin C (a glass of orange juice a day is enough for this step)
1oz high quality dark chocolate like Dove Promises Dark Chocolate or Lindt 70% Dark
Exercise your PC muscles twice a week with an exercise device to improve muscle tone. She recommends a device called Gyneflex, which can be ordered online and costs $40.
For more information about the diet, e-mail [email protected].