By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 13, 2009 at 5:58 AM

March may be cold, but it's hot and heavy here at as we celebrate our first-ever Sex Week. We're taking a mature look at local video and sex toy shops, area strip clubs, sexy Milwaukee events -- and even some connections between Brew City and Playboy magazine. It's serious, responsible, adult-themed content -- but don’t worry, parents, we’ll keep it PG-13 in case junior stumbles upon these stories as turns a pale shade of blue for seven days.

When I was about 9, a neighbor kid told me, while shoveling handfuls of M&M's into his mouth, "The green ones make you horny." I remember feeling extremely astute that I knew what "horny" meant -- it was a word I had only recently learned -- and then I continued to wonder for years whether or not the green candy makes you randy.

Last week, in preparation for Sex Week, the staff of ingested aphrodisiacs and wrote about the affects in an article, but the green M&M was not tested. Perhaps the green M&M theory is more of an urban myth, like the story of the kid who mixed the soda and Pop Rocks and died. However, green is a color associated with healing and fertility, so perhaps there is a shred of truth to the whole shebang.

According to, consumers started the green M&M conspiracy in the '70s, and the M&M / Mars company claims to have had nothing to do with it. Interestingly, within the last decade, the company embraced the theory of the lusty green one, and last year sold bags of green M&M's for Valentine's Day.

I admit, I ate a bunch of green M&M's once and nothing happened, but maybe I didn't eat enough of them. Or maybe I had a headache. The most important thing to remember is not to eat the red ones, because everyone knows those give you cancer.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.