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    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">As far back as the early 1500’s, people have relied on chocolate as a source of pleasure. The Spanish conquistadors in Mexico discovered chocolate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Cortez took gold and chocolate beans back to Europe in the 1500s. The Aztec king Montezuma was so convinced chocolate was an aphrodisiac he reportedly drank 50 goblets a day to improve his sex life and make him become more viral. This evidence speaks volumes in relation to the pleasure related aspects of consuming chocolate, when we consider the fact that even the most privileged of peoples used it to elicit more than pleasure of eating alone, but by adding sexual pleasure as well. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN>

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"><SPAN style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN>Chocolate is also used as an expression of love for another; to mask emotional and sometimes physical pain, but comes to this country in the form of pleasure that literally comes at the expense of the Other.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>In many cultures, an expression of love for another is expressed through food. Valentine’s Day for example is an American tradition in which chocolate is used, as a way to express one’s deepest desires and affection for another. The act of giving chocolate suggests feelings of love and sexual craving that are associated with our fundamental humanity. These feelings go hand in hand with sexual desire and the need to be loved by another. For millions of people, chocolate provides a means of </SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">establishing the connection of self-pleasuring our basic needs to seek comfort and happiness.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">The human desire to indulge in the forbidden has its own romantic value, and for many chocolate is one such forbidden food.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>As consumers we are interpolated into the myth that taking pleasure in the things we find available within our store shelves are safe and nutritious.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Chocolate and its primary chemical makeup, which is comparable in nature to many hard drugs becomes an acceptable, accessible and approved way to provide pleasure to those who eat it. For many, chocolate becomes the forbidden that creates a sort of fantasy that creates feelings of well-being. Statistics reveal that chocolate continues to be the number one craved food item that crosses cultural as well as gender boundaries.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">When people think of cravings, they immediately put women, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle into the equation to explain this phenomenon. It is also true that many men also indulge in the consumption of chocolate and report many of the same sensations that have been exacted on women.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The presupposed belief about chocolate as it relates to women, continues to be used as a representation them and their weaknesses that relate to food as well as pleasure and self-satisfaction. It has become routine within our society for people to refer to themselves as chocoholics. The use of this term as it relates to addiction is used as a way to express the underlying the power in the addictive agents present in chocolate, which especially affects those who eat it on a regular basis.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It is within our own human nature to seek out the pleasurable experiences that life holds and chocolate and its fascinating qualities&nbsp;is but one </SPAN>way that people seek to find pleasure through self-indulgence.

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    Please ignore the different fonts and spacing issues, didnt know how to correct that. Does anyone have any ideas to add to this? Any suggestions, even critical criticism is welcomed.

    I need to expand on the pleasure aspect quite a bit here!

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