Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is one of the foods that are actually mentioned in the Bible. It has to do with pru urvu—the commandment to be fruitful and multiply. And it is a very sexy food—it’s sweet and has little seeds in it, and it looks round, so I can understand why they thought that it was a nice food for talking about multiplying. It also has 613 seeds, the number of bones in the human body. Some people also say they’re good for fertility. I don’t know if that’s true or not. I do know that pomegranates are great, but it takes effort to eat one. That’s definitely like good sex: It takes work for both to be good lovers.

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist, author, and teacher.