President Fernandez boasted that she and her husband had a great weekend of sex after eating barbecued pork chops together.
She told the leaders of Argentina's pig farming industry,
"Eating pork improves your sex life. I'd say it's a lot nicer to eat a bit of grilled pork than take Viagra. And let me tell you, I am a big fan of pork meat, and I am not just saying that to look good here."
The comments were a prelude to Fernandez's proposal to subsidize the pig business in Argentina.
After her revealing statements she wondered what her husband, former Argentinian president Nestor Kirchner, would have to say.
"I just realised what I said - Kirchner will kill me,"
Since the comments have been repeated on television and radio, a debate has begun as to the value of adding pork to the diet of the pro-beef eating Argentines. "Argentinians consume a little more than their body weight in beef every year and have little interest in replacing their beefy meals with chicken, pork or other meats."
Juan Luis Uccelli, head of the pork producers association, claims that people of both Denmark and Japan have better sex lives because they eat much more pork than Argentinians. He reported to a radio station:
"In Osaka, Japan, there is a village in which the people who reached 105 years old and ate a lot of pork had a lot of sexual activity."
"A specialist in sexual dysfunction, has told the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion that there was no study showing that pork meat significantly improves sexual activity."