we've all heard about them since we were old enough to say "Spanish
Fly" but what are they, really, and do they work?
Humans have looked for a "miracle
sexual stimulant" for centuries hoping for a discovery that will
cause both men and women alike to surpass the normal throes of ecstasy
and become wild and wooly sensual creatures. Aside from man-made
chemical concoctions, natural aphrodisiacs seem to be simply a popular
It was when I was a youth in junior high
school that I first learned about the infamous "Spanish Fly"
and how even a tiny ingestion of this drug would cause a woman to mount
the gear shift of a car or even a handy door knob in pursuit of
satisfying the sexual craving that the drug caused. When my friends and
I discussed this, our general reaction was "Eeew, gross," and
we all developed an intense paranoia for leaving a drink unattended at a
Urban legends notwithstanding, there is a
shred of truth to natural aphrodisiacs. But first, let's shatter some
Spanish fly is actually not a fly at all:
it is a beetle which folklore has raised to magical proportions.
Supposedly, if one takes these dried beetles and pulverizes them, the
resulting powder can be "added to a girl's drink" and will
cause her to loose all of her modesty and "make love to anything
Actually, the only result from swallowing
Spanish fly might be an ugly bout with "the back-door trots"
and possibly a painful death by poisoning. So I don't recommend a beetle
hunt to any eager individual.
Probably the most natural sensual
stimulant would be marijuana but -take heed- this is an illegal natural
substance. Also, alcohol in small quantities will "loosen a
person's morals" but drink too much and the result is -well, you
may not actually remember what the result is...which would probably be a
Another legendary substance touted by the
Greeks, satyrion, is rumored be from a species of orchid though the true
nature of the drug remains lost to history. Its name taken from the
Satyr of Greek mythology, the drug was from a plant that had reddish
leaves and a double root. Dry and powder the root, add it to wine, and
BINGO! It was supposed to drive one wild with passion. Its nectar
reportedly worked wonders but, sadly, the origin of this alleged
aphrodisiac is no longer known.
People are always on the search for a drug
or toy that will enhance sexual stimulation. But I feel that a few
well-placed kisses still provide the best erotic rush. One can risk
man-made chemicals like Extasy, LSD, and a variety of other narcotics
but a skilled lover always produces the best sensual stimulation.
So, stick with Kama Sutra and the proven
erogenous zones and save your money. Rely on improving your knowledge of
the human body to cause your lover heightened erotic pleasure. It's
safer than drugs...and, by gosh, it's a whole lot more fun.