by: Yolanda Shoshana
The Spanish fly is legendary for being an aphrodisiac, but did you know that is it a deadly aphrodisiac? This emerald green beetle may look harmless, but if ingested you may not live to tell about it. Those who have dared to eat the bitter aphrodisiac despite the risk include Henry IV, Marquis de Sade, and Louis XIV.
To get the aphrodisiac power from the Spanish fly, it is crushed and taken orally, once excreted in the urine it irritates the urethra, causing inflammation in the genitals. It helps men have longer erections and causes arousal in women.
There is a catch; the Spanish fly will cause severe blisters in your mouth and throat. As if that wasn’t enough, you will have abdominal pain, bloody discharge, and probably vomit later. Does that sound sexy to you? Not so fast it there is more to think about. Your kidneys will probably fail and there will be permanent damage to your genitals.
What makes the Spanish fly a deadly aphrodisiac is due to the poisonous component in the beetle, known as Cantharidin. Though it is only 5% Cantharidin it is enough to cause extreme deadly damage.
The Spanish fly is illegal in the United States. It is however given to animals to arouse them to mate with each other. It is also used by doctors to remove warts. If you really must get a fix of the Spanish fly, go for the one of the knock of version, such as The Mexican Spanish Fly. It is an herbal supplement that comes in a capsule with cayenne, ginseng, kelp, ginger, and gota kola.
Yolanda Shoshana “Shoshi” is a lifestyle provocateur who makes people think about their lifestyle and take action to live a luscious life. Follow her on Twitter @Shoshi