Everywhere in the world, sexual health and sex, in general, play an important role in a person’s life. Naturally, this does not only cover the act of sex itself but also to get in the mood. And around the world, people have found some crazy ways that will boost a person’s desire for sex.
As you might have guessed, we are talking about aphrodisiacs. Unlike eating healthy foods that are good for sex in a long run, these aphrodisiacs merely offer a quick and sensational feeling that results in the desire to have sex. Throughout this article, we won’t cover any modern medicine that has been scientifically proven to boost your libido. Instead, Luvkis will introduce you to eight of the craziest aphrodisiacs from around the world. Sure, most of them are based on no more than old wives tales and myths from the past, however, they all have one thing in common: eating these horrendous things is supposed to make you horny.
The first item on our list of craziest aphrodisiacs from around the world directly shows that we should not take these items to seriously. Not only has it not been scientifically proven that rhino horn stimulates a person’s sex drive, the harvest of it also endangers one of the world’s rarest and most impressive animals. Throughout Africa, rhinoceros are hunted down for their horns similar as elephants are being murdered for their tusks. The reason? People from many African and Asian countries still believe that rhino horn is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs that can be found.
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Rhino horn is extremely expensive. Not only because it’s rare, but also because it simply is illegal to be traded in. Rhinoceros are considered to be an endangered species, which means that hunting one down is highly illegal. Nevertheless, there is a large black market. Maybe it is time for the people who are using rhino horn as an aphrodisiac to ask themselves whether it’s really worth it to let a beautiful animal go extinct just because we are horny.
Caterpillar fungus, also known as Yartsa Gunbu, is considered to be the Viagra of the Himalayas. As you might have guessed by its name, caterpillar fungus is a thoroughly disgusting thing. Simply put, it is a fungus that grows inside of a host insect, which usually is a caterpillar. Once it grows bigger inside, it slowly kills the animal as it ultimately becomes too large for the caterpillar’s body and simply erupts out of its head in the form of a ‘’sprout’’.
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As disgusting as it may sound, people still consume it as it is believed to stimulate sex drive. Before consumption, it first has to be made into a tea. If you wish to try this horrendous drink, don’t forget your wallet. A pound of caterpillar fungus may cost you up to $50,000, which makes me wonder if there really are no better (and cheaper) ways to get in the mood.
When swiftlets make their nest, they literally use their blood, sweat, and tears, as well as a lot of saliva, into the process. Alright, maybe you won’t find blood, sweat, and tears in their nests, but there certainly is a lot of saliva. In fact, it is one of the main ingredients that keep the nest of swiftlets together. And, according to many Asian cultures, this saliva can get you in the right mood real quick once it has been turned into a soup and is consumed.
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Like most of the craziest aphrodisiacs from around the world, bird’s nest soup is also not cheap. It is extremely difficult and dangerous to harvest because swiftlets build their nests on high and steep rock walls. Added to that, the taste also is not something to look forward too. However, if you really want to give it a try, this aphrodisiac is freely available in most Asian markets.
Whale vomit, also known as ambergris, probably tastes and looks just as disgusting as it sounds like. This substance develops in the digestive system of the sperm whale, usually as a result of a irritation. Once it grows too large, the whale gets rid of it either through its vomit or poo. After this happens, it will float around in the sea, waiting for somebody to find it.
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This crazy aphrodisiac is grey, sticky, and incredibly rare. In the past, it was used as a perfume fixative until it got replaced by a cheaper synthetic substance. If you really believe that whale vomit boosts your sex drive, you’ll either have to go to France or Italy to get your hands on it. If you’re in America, you’re out of luck. In the United States, the possession of whale vomit is, in fact, illegal.
Unlike all the crazy aphrodisiacs from around the world mentioned above, when thinking about it, tiger penis (somehow) makes a little bit sense. After all, what would be better to give you a strong sex drive than eating the penis of one of the strongest animals in the world, right? Well, not really. There is absolutely zero proof that tiger penis actually boosts your sex drive and makes you horny. Nevertheless, in South East Asia people still strongly believe in its ‘’benefits’’.
In South East Asian countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines, tiger penis often ends up in a soup or stew. Although it has never been proven to work, these dishes are extremely popular among the locals. It is, however, not cheap. A bowl of tiger penis soup can cost you as much as $300!
That’s right, you read it correctly - baboon urine! It should not come as a surprise that this one makes our list of craziest aphrodisiacs from around the world.
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Apparently, people from Zimbabwe believe that when a man has a tall frosty beer mixed with some baboon urine, he will instantly desire sex. If you really wish to try one of these crazy methods to boost your sex drive, this might as well be the cheapest one. Unlike bird’s nests, rhino horn, and tiger penis - baboon pee is not that expensive. Added to that, it does not hurt any animal to obtain it. The question is, however, do you really wish to drink a monkey’s pee?
Yummy, egg for breakfast - who doesn’t love it, right? Well, not if that egg is Balut! Balut is a boiled duck egg that contains a duckling embryo inside. As horrendous as it may sound, this (and similar) snacks are in fact a popular street food in countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines.
In these countries, people don’t only eat Balut because they think it’s tasty, they also believe it boosts your sex drive. In fact, it is considered to be an alternative to Viagra by many men in these countries. The truth is, when consumed in small numbers, Balut actually is healthy because of its high protein level. And, speaking from experience, it does not even taste that bad! That’s right, I have personally tried Balut in Vietnam (although I was not aware of its local meaning), and it tastes just like a regular egg and duck meat. The only thing that disturbed me was its look rather than its taste. And for those of you who are wondering; no, I did not feel the excited nor the urge to have sex afterward!
To end this list of craziest aphrodisiacs from around the world in style, we have saved the best for last. This one truly is one suitable only for the most adventurous people among us. Believe it or not, in many Asian countries, cobra blood is considered to improve your sexual health.
Due to their powerful and, above all, venomous nature, cobras are believed to bestow a number of powers according to ancient Asian believes. One of these powers is, you’ve guessed it, sexual. Cobra blood is used to boost people’s sex drive all over Asia. Besides Asians, many adventurous tourists also give it a try. Perhaps not for any sexual reasons, but more for the adventure in it.