Aphrodisiacs figure prominently in folklore. They are both magic potions the lovelorn employ to obtain the objects of their unrequited passions, and powerful drugs used by the unscrupulous to seduce unwilling partners. Though we’d like to be in such a position of power ourselves, we’re all too aware that such magic substances — if they existed — could equally be used against us. Consequently, rumors and legends about the existence and effects (often unintended or dangerous ones) of aphrodisiacs are plentiful. Below are but a few examples.




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Green M&M Chocolate Candies are an aphrodisiac.


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Girl impales herself on car gearshift lever after being given Spanish Fly.


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Altoids mints greatly enhance the pleasures of oral sex.


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The drug clomipramine can cause orgasms in yawning patients.

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Coca-Cola and aspirin is an aphrodisiac.*

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The military puts saltpeter in the food and drink of enlisted men to control their sexual urges.*

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Men think about sex every seven seconds.*


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Graham crackers were named for a man who believed that unhealthy diets led to sexual excess.*

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Coca-Cola and MSG is an aphrodisiac.*

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