An apple a day keeps the... vagina lubricated.
At least that's what this new study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics says.
Researchers studied 781 Italian women, aged 18 to 43, who were not suffering from depression or taking prescription medications and had no history of any sexual disorders.
Participants were separated into two groups: those who regularly consumed apples and those who didn't.
The participants then filled out a survey that asked questions about orgasm, sexual frequency, lubrication and overall sexual satisfaction.
The study suggests that the women who ate apples regularly had better sexual function and lubrication. The exact causation, though, was not specified.
Women who eat more apples could simply have better health overall, which would contribute to better sex.
Apples do, however, contain phlorizdin, a type of estrogen similar to female sex hormone estradiol that improves vaginal lubrication.
The fruit also contains polyphenols and antioxidants, much like chocolate and red wine, that increase blood flow to the genitals.
Despite the imprecise correlation, the results are "intriguing," say scientists. And I agree. Apples all around.