Unusual Aphrodisiacs: How Far Would You Go To Light Up Your Nether Regions

Most have heard of edible aphrodisiacs like oysters, Spanish fly, and caviar, and a lot of people would enjoy eating these foods whether they are aphrodisiacs or not. But what about even more unusual aphrodisiacs — how far are you willing to go for a few hours of incredible sex? For some people, the possibilities are limitless, even if it means ingesting something bizarre, weird, or downright disgusting. For women whose men would rather watch football all weekend than score themselves, there is ambergris. If you really want to know more than you will ever need to know about ambergris, read Moby Dick. But for the purpose of a discussion about aphrodisiacs, just realize that ambergris is produced in the intestines of sperm whales. You just knew there had to be a really good reason to call an animal a sperm whale, didn’t you? Research into ambergris has shown that rats that receive it act like 15-year-old boys who stumbled into a Hooters dressing room. Give a man some ambergris on Saturday morning, and you’ll be sore by Monday Night Football.

Although a queen bee probably doesn’t actually need an aphrodisiac, it is worth noting that these buzzing babes can produce up to 2,000 eggs a day. That’s a lot of sex no matter how you cut it. Royal jelly is an active ingredient in this process of profound sexuality in the hive and is filled with an abundance of nutrients; this is the entire diet of that sexual dynamo queen bee. Royal jelly has been available in Asian markets for centuries and is said to produce sheer ecstasy no matter what kind of sex you’re having. There is one caveat however: If you are allergic to bees, you could quite literally screw yourself to death. A nice way to go, for sure, but only when you’re 90 years old.

While for some women 20 years ago or so, Adam Ant’s music might have been used as some kind of aphrodisiac, the next coming rage in the world of aphrodisiacs may be ants themselves. Using ants in various forms to unleash the flames of passion has been around for centuries in Asian and Middle Eastern cultures but is only today becoming known in America. There is some scientific reasoning behind this particular aphrodisiac: Ants are loaded with all kinds of energy-producing vitamins and nutrients. Before you rush naked into the backyard to dig into some ant mounds, however, it is vitally important to know that only certain exotic kinds of ants are commonly used, mainly a species of black ants native to China. The preferred means of ingesting this aphrodisiac is best explained in two words: ant tonic.

Timothy Sexton