The word aphrodisiac is derived from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. An aphrodisiac is a potion or drug that causes sexually excitement, heighten pleasure during sex, and help with sexual exhaustion.
Certain foods have often been regarded as having aphrodisiac qualities. The Greeks listed:
- shellfish, such as mussels, crabs.
Many herbs have aphrodisiac properties such as:
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The Arabian Perfumed Garden recommends taking for three nights on retiring:
- a glass of very thick honey
- 20 almonds
- 100 pine nuts to be
External aphrodisiacs to increase the size of the penis included rubbing the penis with :
- the melted down fat from the hump of a camel
- bruised leeches
- donkey’s genitals asses’ members
- hot pitch
Another famous aphrodisiac is Spanish fly made from an extraction of cantharidin from the dried beetle cantharides.
If swallowed, cantharidin causes:
- an intense burning sensation in the throat
- the urogenital tract to become so inflamed that urination becomes impossible
- engorged and throbbing penis due to excruciating pain rather
Taking Spanish fly can sometimes be fatal.