Sex, Drugs, Aphrodisiacs..and Disintegration

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By Lordhobgoblin on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 10:39 am: Edit

Horny is as horny does.

By Oxygenee on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 09:29 am: Edit

Actually Viagra, in common with certain recreational sex drugs like amyl nitrate, LOWERS blood pressure. Or so I've read....

By Heiko on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 03:52 am: Edit

What does it take to make men horny? Nothing really, I think :-)
For women, some alcohol alone is sufficient, usually.

Another thing is drugs against impotence - these don't make you horny, but usually produce high blood pressure to keep things going. This would be yohimbin, the (obviously dangerous) spanish fly and viagra.
I can't say if they make you especially horny, because I never felt the need to try some of those.

By Lordhobgoblin on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 01:23 am: Edit

"there was one night when my girlfriend first tried absinthe with me where such effects seemed quite pronounced."

And one night I sat down and drank a cup of plain ordinary tea and then felt very horny. It must have been the aphrodisiac effects of tea.

Aphrodisiacs are all to be found in the mind, nowhere else. It's up to your body when they are released, regardless of what chemical 'aphrodisiacs' you take.

Hobgoblin

By Don_Walsh on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 12:13 am: Edit

That's the point. Yak shit and bull jizz can't make you horny, unless you are really weird, and absinthe can only make you horny in the same sense as other booze can, and that's to say, it giveth and taketh away at the same time.

It's your brain making you horny; aphrodisiacs are largely a matter of fiction.

Cantharides (Spanish fly) irritate the urethra and are dangerously toxic; they produce a pantomine of passion and at the price of real damage.

Viagra has no effect on someone with a healthy cyclic-GMP system; nor does it have any effect on people whose problem are various sorts of physical impotence. Viagra gives you an erection, not a libido. Imagine giving someone Viagra without their knowledge; would they be horny or merely priapic? Same goes for L-Dopa. Yohimbine I dunno about.

As for Damiana you'll have to ask Very Ordinary and he seems to have absente-d himself. Too bad, I could use a football.

By Gsc3d on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 01:12 am: Edit

I dunno Don,

"Nor does absinthe have any aphrodisiacal effect, pronounced or otherwise. "

there was one night when my girlfriend first tried absinthe with me where such effects seemed quite pronounced. Could have just been the alcohol, could have just been the night.

Either way it was an exceptional absinthe experience. (and i dont just mean it was good sex)
We both attribute much of what went on that night to the drink. I dont believe we were heavily drunk though.

who knows what an aphrodisiac really is anyway. Doesnt that kind of depend on individual body chemistry? I have a neat old book on the subjcet and after reading it ive decided that if yak poop and bull jizz can make someone horny... so can absinthe.

-Garret

By Heiko on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 12:05 am: Edit

"It is the wormwood oil which is responsible for both the stimulating and harmful properties of the liquor (...)"

"The herb itself is harmless and is even of medicinal value (...)"


hmmmmmmmmm.....

By Giovannigray on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 12:01 am: Edit

Oh, I know, Don..

As I indicated, I posted this to demonstrate the lack of accuracy and the seemingly prevalent alarmist literature on absinthe that seems to permeate despite what we know to be reality.

By Don_Walsh on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 11:55 pm: Edit

It's just old lies, and not even accurate other statements. Oil of wormwood is not 'illegal' anywhere I know of. Just as an example.

Nor does absinthe have any aphrodisiacal effect, pronounced or otherwise.

By Giovannigray on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 11:51 pm: Edit

Are you done yet? Or was that just the collective sigh of the little men in your toilet?

By Mr_Rabid on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 11:35 pm: Edit

LIES, ALL LIES!!!

Did the little men that live in my toilet send you? {masturbating frantically}

By Giovannigray on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 10:06 pm: Edit

Hi, all..

Been lurking around here for a few months; have tried several brands of absinthe since September or so. So, thanks to all of you for your insights and recommendations.. I feel like I've "fast-forwarded" to the best brands without suffering through much of the swill that's out there.

Anyway..I came across a book called "Sex, Drugs and Aphrodisiacs" by Adam Gottlieb, which has a blurb about absinthe in it..rather amusing (alarming?) in its inaccuracy. I apologize in advance if it's been in here before, but for newbies like me..here's most of the article: (Our work is NOT done yet.)

"Absinthe: A green-colored liquor flavored with oil of wormwood, anise, marjoram, elecampane (?), and other herbs. Absinthe can have an almost instantaneous aphrodisiac effect on both men and women. It also has a strong narcotic effect. When it is taken regularly, it can be damaging to the brain, nervous system, and internal organs. Long-term use can also lead to habituation and be destructive to sexual potency. Insanity can result from its abuse. Used very occasionally, and in small amounts, it can be a useful stimulant to the appetites for both food and sex. It is the wormwood oil which is responsible for both the stimulating and harmful properties of the liquor - and the alcohol of course.

Although the wormwood herb grows wild throughout the US and Europe and is available from legitimate herb vendors everywhere, the liquor and pure oil are illegal in most countries. The herb itself is harmless and is even of medicinal value as a treatment for appetite loss, to dispel worms from the intestines, and to improve mother's milk. The oil contains..thujone..in all but small amounts is quite toxic and can cause convulsions and gastro-intestinal disturbances.

To summarize: absinthe may make the heart grow fonder, but it can make the rest of the body disintegrate."

(sigh) Along with Miss Patsy, "I Fall to Pieces"

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