“The best aphrodisiac is loving your partner”.
One man’s search for the enhanced sexual performance and desire that only an aphrodisiac can give, ended with death instead of desire. Now New York health officials are warning residents to refrain from an illegal aphrodisiac made from–toad venom?
What won’t humans do for love and sex?
The alert went out Friday after New York City’s poison control center received a report from an area hospital that a 35-year-old man had died earlier this month after ingesting a small chunk of the hard, brown substance.
The product is sold at sex shops and neighborhood stores under names including Piedra, Love Stone, Jamaican Stone, Black Stone and Chinese Rock. It is banned by the Food and Drug Administration, but shipments from overseas suppliers still occasionally slip past customs.
According to Wikipedia:
An aphrodisiac is an agent which is used in the belief that it increases sexual desire. The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sensuality. Throughout history, many foods, drinks, and behaviors have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and/or pleasurable. However, from a historical and scientific standpoint, the alleged results may have been mainly due to mere belief by their users that they would be effective (i.e., the placebo effect). In particular, medical science has not substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual desire or performance.
The most famous of aphrodisiacs is probably “Spanish fly”. Made from crushed beetles, more than a little can kill a human. It works–on farm animals–by irritating the mucous glands, creating an urge to scratch the itch with sex.
If sex is what one thinks of when their mucous glands are afire, then “Spanish fly” might be the Ticket to Paradise.
Some of the many substances considered by people as useful in increasing sexual desire are listed below.
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