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Alcohol has long been known as that tried and true elixir that can serve as the ultimate tool for getting you in the mood. But you probably didn’t know that different types of alcohol effect the libido in different ways.

According to research published by the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, red wine should be your drink of choice if you’re looking for better sex.

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Studying a sample of healthy Italian women between the ages of 18 and 50, researchers found that regular, moderate intake of red wine (one to two glasses a day) increased their sexual desire and overall sexual function compared to other types of alcohol.

The study also found higher testosterone levels in men who drank moderate amounts of red wine than those who did not. In women, that translates to more blood flow to the erogenous zones and in men, an ingredient in red wine that stops testosterone from being flushed from the body. There’s your explanation for why wine makes us all so horny!

So, if you’re looking for the perfect icebreaker to both lighten and create the mood, break out that bottle of vino. Apparently, there’s nothing better.

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