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Wine or alcohol consumption in general in moderate quantities as a "stimulant of the sex drive" has always played a very important role as a "love potion" in cultural history (along with many other means, often based more on superstition). For the Romans, Bacchus (who corresponds to the Greek Dionysus ) was the god of fertility, ecstasy and wine. The positive effect of drinking wine in the interpersonal sphere is undisputed. One is more willing to give in to one's feelings, to release inhibitions, to throw prejudices overboard and is more open and much more willing to communicate - always provided that one enjoys wine moderately and with understanding. Apart from this aspect of socialisation, wine also has a direct effect on the human hormonal system. This is triggered or caused by the numerous pheromones (sexual scents) present in wine. There is a stimulation of the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, pancreas and the sexual organs.

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