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Does Food Porn Make You Hungrier or Turn You Off From the Real Thing?

The Atlantic gives us some prime holiday content with a discussion of what a 20th-century Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen calls “supernormal stimuli”—fake and exaggerated versions of their natural equivalents, which some animals respond to more strongly than they do to the real thing. For example: » 4/20/15 3:50pm 4/20/15 3:50pm

Sugar Company's Ad Concept: Sweet, Sweet Pastries Are as Good as Porn

A new ad campaign for Sugar In The Raw gives new meaning to food porn: A chocolate cake is photographed like a crotch, purposely pixelated and called a "forbidden pleasure," with the words "enter here." Cupcakes with cherry "nipples" are censored, as though they are breasts. Sure, it's a cheeky play on the brand's… » 10/01/12 6:45pm 10/01/12 6:45pm