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Cheeky Valentine's Day Campaign Says Vegans Have Better Sex

The mockumentary video was created by vegan charity PETA, which says the cholesterol in meat, eggs, and dairy foods contributes to hardening of the arteries and can slow the flow of blood to all the body's organs
PETA's Valentine's Day mockumentary
PETA's Valentine's Day mockumentary

Animal rights charity PETA has released a special Valentine's Day mockumentary saying that vegans have better sex.

The short film features a fictional motel that's been forced to ban vegans - because of their marathon sex sessions. It showcases 'interviews' with motel personnel, including the local maintenance person who can't repair the broken beds fast enough, and the motel manager who is fed up with all the moaning.

In addition, a former guest says: "Last Valentine’s Day, my wife and I stayed there. There was a vegan couple in the next room, and they were just going at it for hours. Well, the next morning, she had left … she needed more. Tell her I love her and I ordered a salad today."

Vegan sex

"The key to a powerhouse performance in the bedroom can be the plants that you put on your plate, which are natural aphrodisiacs," PETA Executive Vice President, Tracy Reiman, said in a statement.

"PETA's cheeky video points out that when it comes to sexual stamina, vegans come out ahead."

"The cholesterol in meat, eggs, and dairy foods contributes to hardening of the arteries and can slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs - not just the heart," adds the charity. "Going vegan has been linked to a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and several types of cancer."

PETA's new ad

Better in bed

PETA - and other pro-vegan organizations - often tout the benefits of a plant-based diet when it comes to sex, claiming that ditching animal products can lead to improved sexual function.

An article by media outlet Insider examined these claims, speaking to registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix in a bid to discover the truth. According to the article: "Eating more fruits and vegetables can definitely improve your circulation, which, in turn, can improve sexual function."

In addition, Taub-Dix told Insider: "If someone is eating a healthier diet [i.e. one that is higher in fruits and vegetables, and lower in saturated fat and cholesterol], it's less likely that they'll need to take meds that could interfere with their sex drive and function."

The Game Changers

The connection between sex drive and a plant-based diet was also explored in upcoming vegan documentary The Game Changers. Executive produced by James Cameron, the film features a host of top athletes, all performing on a plant-based diet.

Cameron made headlines last year when he said he wanted to 'put viagra out of business' by spreading the word about the sexual benefits of plant-based eating, in an interview with Toronto-based paper The Star.

The filmmaker referenced a scene from the movie which shows three men having the length and girth of their erections measured after eating plant-based meals - and experiencing better erections. Cameron, who calls it 'peter meter' scene, said it is 'the scene of the film'.

He added: "I'd love to put Viagra out of business, just by spreading the word on plant-based eating."

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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