Cheese toastie lovers have more sex according to new survey

April 9, 2015


If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, give him grilled cheese.

That’s the implication of a US survey which found people who love a grilled cheese sandwich – that most American of comfort foods – were more likely to have sex.

According to the poll, 73 per cent of grilled cheese lovers had sex at least once a month, compared with 63 per cent of people who don’t love grilled cheese. Also, 32 per cent of cheese fans were doing the deed at least six times a month – that figure fell to 27 per cent among non-cheese-goers.

Although maybe that’s simply a function of being in the clear majority – 86 per cent of all respondents said they “loved” a grilled cheese.

It should be noted that the survey was not rigorously scientific and said nothing about the ability of grilled cheese to actually procure opportunities for sexual intercourse. The survey – which had a large sample size of 4600 Americans – was an online poll of members of Skout, a location-based social network and dating service similar to Tinder or Grindr.

The poll was conducted in advance of National Grilled Cheese Day, which takes place in the US on April 12. The promotion was part of a partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank.

But whether you’re stimulated by Swiss, banging for brie or gagging for gruyere, it’s hard to see how a good grilled cheese could fail to put anyone in the mood.

And for some, there’s no aphrodisiac like a big hunk of cheese oozing between two soft, sumptuous slices of bread. See, for example, this gallery of “grilled cheeses that are better than a boyfriend” – which certainly qualifies as hard core food pornography.

Among the survey’s other findings:

  • 81 per cent of grilled cheese lovers said they had donated their time, money or food to people in need, compared with 66 per cent of grilled cheese grinches
  • 84 per cent of grilled cheese aficionados also loved to travel, compared with 78 per cent of the anti-grilled cheese camp
  • Opinion was divided on whether to mix types of cheese – 60 per cent were in favour, while 40 per cent were single cheese purists

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