Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soup No. 5

soup number five aphrodisiac

Soup No. 5, or Lanciao in the Visayan region of Philippines, is a soup whose primary ingredient is a bull’s dick. It is believed to be a very potent aphrodisiac similar to Viagra. These claims of course come from those who are regularly eating the soup dish.

To the unsuspecting eye or palette, Soup No. 5 may simply look and taste like a regular meat soup. And since it’s made with an animal’s loins, many people–mostly Filipino men–believe that they can take on the physical attributes of the consumed animal and swear by the soup as a libido enhancer.

Beef penis and testicles are washed and cleaned, then scalded in boiling water. The genitalia are then cut into pieces and set aside. Various other ingredients such as pork or chicken, ginger, and vegetables are combined in a stock pot with the beef penis and testicles, covered with enough water and simmered until tender. It is then seasoned with salt or pepper and served hot.

The genitals along with the meat were all chopped to innocuous, bite-sized pieces which make it easy to get over the fact that you’re consuming the beef’s “tenders.” Eating the peen and balls isn’t daunting at all since they are tender like cartilage, slightly spongy and gummy.

A google search about a bull's testicles nutrition fact would yield you this:
Serving Size: 100g (3.5oz)
Calories: 135
Protein: 26g
Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 375mg
Carbohydrates: 1g

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ants in Pants, When Ants are Used as Aphrodisiac

aphrodisiac ants
Nope it’s not one of those Chinese controversies where millions of investors lost big money to a company that had a plan to produce aphrodisiacs from ants. Actually, there is a tradition of using ants as aphrodisiacs, and some science that suggest how it might actually have a real effect.

Ants have been widely used and very highly regarded in China as a tonic for over 3000 years. Ant has been referred to in a number of famous Chinese medicinal classics, including Li Shi Chen’s Ben Cao Gang Mu, where the great master praised ants as a superior tonic with excellent curative powers. It has been universally touted as a superb Liver and Kidney tonic of the highest order. Its name, which it received in ancient times, means "black horse." Imperial records indicate that numerous emperors and other noblemen have consumed ant tonics to promote sexuality and to increase longevity.

In Amazon, a rare delicacy involves the world’s largest species of ant. Hormigas Culonas are harvested in the Colombian Amazon by the Guane Indians, during the short rainy season between March and June. They are then toasted in a mud pot over an open fire by the Indians. The Guane Indians believe that these Ants have youth giving and aphrodisiac properties and they are often served as fertility giving marriage food during nuptial ceremonies.

During the middle ages, an Arab doctor named Saduck wrote that ants can be used as an aphrodiac. He believed that if you take one hundred large, black ants and macerate them for three weeks in half an ounce of light oil you can then use the solution to anoint the urethra orifice to accelerate erections.

One ant species that has been marketed well as an aphrodisiac is Polyrhachis Vicina Roger, commonly known as "Black Ant". It’s from China and the Chinese believed it has such excellent curative powers that it's various beneficial effects include: increased strength, energy, stamina, strengthens the nervous system, digestive functions, detoxification functions and muscular system, boosts mental and physical energy (one of the probable reason why they were easily scammed with the “Ant Aphrodisiac” controversy).

Tonics made from these black ants were widely consumed to promote strength, sexual vigor and as a powerful antiaging agent. It is considered a premium adaptogenic substance in the same ranks as Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola, Schizandra, Cordyceps and Gynostemma, the adaptogenic superstars of traditinal Chinese medicine.

In traditional Chinese medicine, black ant tonic is widely believed to prevent common symptoms associated with aging, such as lumbago, memory loss, joint problems, fatigue, climacteric symptoms, cardiovascular disease, etc. Ant strengthens the entire Kidney system, including the sexual functions, skeletal structures and renal system. It also strengthens the nervous system, digestive functions, detoxification functions and muscular system. Therefore ant products have become extremely popular with middle aged and elderly consumers in Asia. Ants are being called the "forever young" nutritional supplement.

Several varieties of ants are used in traditional Chinese medicine, all with virtually the same attributes. These different varieties come from different regions in China. Each region claims that its ants are superior. Both black ants (primarily from southern and central China) and red ants (primarily from northeastern China) are used. Ants from high, pristine mountain ranges such as the Himalayas in southern China and Tibet, or the Changbai Mountains in northeastern China are considered the finest and most potent. Most of the tonic ants are large ants.

Ants are extremely rich in nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B12, D and E. An ant contains more than 42% protein and provides 8 essential amino acids. It contains enzymes and other active substances. The ATP in ants can provide energy directly to the human body. Ants are rich in more than 20 trace elements such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, selenium, and especially zinc.

Polyrachis, or this black ant, is particularly rich in zinc. Its zinc content is the highest among all known living organisms. Every gram of dried ants contains 180 mg. of zinc. This undoubtedly explains part of ant’s strong beneficial influence on sexuality, as zinc is a critical element in the human sexual function. Studies have shown that regular use of ant tonics can prevent and treat disorders associated with zinc deficiency, including senile cataract, night blindness, incontinence, and sexual dysfunctions (i.e. impotence, spermatorrhea and premature ejaculation in men and menorrhagia, frigidity and climacteric symptoms in women).

A unique set of aldehyde compounds found in all edible species of Polyrachis has been demonstrated to have a stronger tonic action than ginseng, and it has thus far been impossible to synthesize this chemical. These aldehydes compounds include geranicaldehyde (C10H16O) and formalindehyde (HCHO, C10H14O). It is believed to be a result of these and several similar aldehydes, as well as some other chemicals in ant, that give ants their enormous physical strength---and ultimately give the consumers of ant the well-established increase in strength and vitality.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spanish fly an Aphrodisiac

spanish fly aphrodisiac

It’s not a fly from Spain. Neither is it a fly that buzzes Spanish. It's actually an emerald green beetle, commonly known as the blister beetle which is commonly used today for animal husbandry (animal mating particularly). The beetle is 15-22 mm long and 5-8 mm wide and is found on plants from the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) and Oleaceae (olive) families. Using it on animals incites the beasts to mate; it is for this reason that it was considered ages ago as a potent aphrodisiac.

The Spanish fly can be found in Spain but it certainly can also be found in other countries in the Mediterranean region, including Russia and some Asian countries. The reason it's known as the “blister beetle” is that when it feels threatened it secrets a caustic substance from its leg joints which, upon contact with human skin, causes irritation and can easily produce blisters. This colorless, odorless, crystalline substance is called cantharidin or cantharides. The traditional way of obtaining the cantharidin is not to collect or extract it in any way, but simply to gather beetles and to dry and crush them into a powder which will therefore contain cantharidin. The crushed powder of Spanish fly is of yellowish brown to brown-olive color with iridescent reflections, of disagreeable scent and bitter flavor.

The reason why it’s considered an aphrodisiac is because, once the beetle powder has been ingested, our body will excrete it in urine; and there, subsequently, it will irritate the urethral passages that leads to itching and swelling of genitals. In the early days, this swelling was mistaken for sexual arousal and gave rise to the belief that the powder had aphrodisiac qualities. In reality the swelling of the genitals is a result of serious inflammation and can be very painful, not pleasurable, and unfortunately the kidneys will suffer inflammation as well and may be permanently damaged. Today cantharidin is considered highly toxic and its presence in the body can result in severe gastrointestinal disturbances, sometimes leading to convulsions and even a coma that will further lead to death. It might have been successfully used as an aphrodisiac before since it was well documented as so (perhaps people back then loved it all swollen and irritated when making love); but considering the amount required is just a miniscule to be both harmful and aphrodisiac-like, and the difference between the effective dose and the harmful dose is quite narrow, why the hell should you play with it in the first place?

Its medical use dates back to descriptions from Hippocrates. Plasters made from wings of these beetles have been used to raise blisters. In ancient China, cantharides beetles were mixed with human dung, arsenic and wolfsbane to make the world's first recorded stink bomb. It is also one of the world’s most well-known aphrodisiacs. In Roman times, Livia, the scheming wife of Augustus Caesar, would slip it into food hoping to inspire her guests to some indiscretion with which she could later blackmail them. Henry IV (1050-1106) is known to have consumed Spanish fly at the risk of his health. In 1572, the famous French surgeon Ambroise ParĂ© wrote an account of a man suffering from "the most frightful satyriasis" after having taken a potion composed of nettles and cantharides. In the 1670s, Spanish fly was mixed with dried moles and bat's blood for a love charm made by the black magician La Voisin. It was slipped into the food of Louis XIV to secure the king's lust for Madame de Montespan. In the 18th century cantharides became fashionable, known as pastilles Richelieu in France. Marquis de Sade is claimed to have given aniseed-flavored pastilles that were laced with Spanish fly to prostitutes at an orgy in 1772. Two of the prostitutes nearly lost their lives. He was sentenced to death for poisoning and sodomy, but later reprieved on appeal. In 1954 in London, Arthur Ford became infatuated with his office colleague, Betty Grant, and decided to give her and another female co-worker coconut bon bons which he laced with cantharidin powder. The women started vomiting blood within an hour and collapsed in extreme pain. The next day they died. He was later convicted and was sent to prison.

Cantharidin is extremely dangerous but the advertised products like "Herbal Spanish fly", "Mexican Spanish Fly", and "Spanish Fly Potions" are simply cayenne pepper in capsules, sometimes blended with the powder of ginseng, kelp, ginger or gotu kola. They are just substitutes to produce that spicy flavor for the palette, of course, and not to swell the genitals. The products with the name "Spanische Fliege (Spanish fly)" that are available in Germany is the one that contains the active cantharidin substance but represent no danger with a normal application since they are actually only a homeopathic dosage level, diluted to be effectively non-existent.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Balut Aphrodisiac

balut aphrodisiac

Balut is a Filipino delicacy mostly described as FDE or fertilized duck egg. It is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly developed embryo inside; that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It is one of Asia’s delicacies for countries like Philippines, China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The word “balut” probably came from the Malay word “balot” which means wrap, which describes this not so exotic food because you need to eat it from the shell.

Health Benefits


Although balut might not sound appealing if you haven't grown up with it, it does make a nutritious snack, high in protein and calcium. A serving of balut contain 188 calories, including 14 grams each of protein and fat, 2 milligrams of iron and 116 milligrams of calcium. Calories serve as our energy boosters. They help our bodies to work, our cells to live, and internal organs to function. Proteins on the other hand help our body to build and repair tissues. These are important building blocks of most of the important parts of our body like our bones, muscles, skin, blood, and cartilages. Each balut egg also contains Iron, which helps our body’s blood circulation and will make our body last through out the busy day. And last but not the least, calcium. Calcium plays a big role in strengthening our bones and teeth. Calcium also helps protect us from osteoporosis and cancer.

Unfortunately, duck egg is also rich in cholesterol. While chicken egg contains 213 mg of cholesterol, duck egg contains more than 250 mg of cholesterol. That’s a lot if you consider that experts recommend that normal adults ingest no more than 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day. It’s this very same reason why doctors warn their patients with high-blood pressure to avoid this food as much as possible.

Aphrodisiac Properties


Filipino men regard it as a readily available source of much needed stamina for one hot bout in bed, simply because you can buy it almost anywhere on the streets. Filipinos believe it increases stamina and sex drive. There’s a folk saying that “balut is a cure to a feeble or shaky knee.” The knee represents the body’s energy level and constitution. Perhaps the aphrodisiac effect might be the result of consuming lots of calories, protein, calcium and cholesterol. Of course the claims about its virility boosting potency still remains part of the local lore and no studies regarding its authenticity are being done.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Best Aphrodisiac That Adds Happy Years to Your Life

laughter aphrodisiac

Norman Cousins used this tool to recover from a serious illness. Savvy couples have used it to revive excitement in a relationship. Singles have used it to calm nerves and rev up enjoyment during dates. What is the free tool that can heal your body, increase intimacy, and prolong your life?

Laughter is the best aphrodisiac that also adds happy years to your life.

How?

The health benefits of laughter have been proven in plenty of scientific research. Laughter releases endorphins, the brain's feel-good chemicals, giving us a natural high. A belly laugh also reduces the stress hormone cortisol and boosts your immune system by almost 40%. A strong immune system helps you fight disease and stay healthy.

A hearty bout of laughter also stimulates circulation and gives your abdominal muscles a good workout. Good blood flow and fit muscles help you enjoy an active sex life throughout life.

I once worked on a film for television, directed by JoAnne Woodward who'd said, "Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but a man that can make you laugh everyday, ah, now THAT'S a real treat."

Joanne Woodward was happily married to Paul Newman for over 40 years until his recent death. I feel for her as she grieves the loss of their true love and daily laughter.

Since we know the health and happiness benefits of laughter, why aren't we all using this tool more often?

You may not feel like laughing when worries weigh you down in challenging times. Yet, this is when you need a big dose of laughter to lift your spirits. Researchers tell us that your body doesn't know the difference between genuine or faked laughter -- the health benefits are the same.

Should you fake it until you feel it?

It's definitely worth a try. Some spas now use laughter exercises to warm up a group as they bellow a hearty, "ho, ho, ho--ha, ha, ha," while they look in the eye of each person in the room. This faked laughter often leads to the real thing, stimulating a twinkle in the eye and a rosy glow in your cheeks.

If you can't find someone to laugh with or something to laugh about, you may be overlooking the greatest source of amusement--yourself. When you can laugh at your quirks instead of being self critical, you know a secret to a happy life.

Is laughter an aphrodisiac?

Who says sex has to be so serious? Humor is a secret of a happy love life. A playful attitude is sexy, when you leave your worries and inhibitions behind. Put-down humor is cruel--never a turn on for your partner.

You can spark up your romantic routine by telling an erotically-charged joke as foreplay or between caresses. There are books of hot jokes so you don't have to write them--only share your favorites to heat up your libido and lovemaking.

I suggest you find ways to use laughter to relieve stress, revive intimacy and rev up sexual vitality and happiness in your relationship.