If you’ve researched aphrodisiacs then you'll certainly be aware of the one that has the most legendary status of all - Spanish Fly. There a vast array of myths surrounding Spanish Fly - some true, some not true - so in today’s short piece we will look at this famous aphrodisiac in greater detail. There is quite a lot of information out there on Spanish Fly, and as it is quite a lot to digest we’ve decided to break it down into smaller, more manageable chunks.
1) Spanish Fly isn’t made from flies and does not originate from Spain. Despite its name, Spanish Fly is actually made from a beetle, well, the dried and crushed up bodies of a specific type of beetle known as Lytta Vesicatoria to give it its full name, or the 'blister' beetle as it is more commonly known.
2) Spanish Fly was originally given to men on the night of their wedding. Yes, that’s right, Spanish Fly was often given to grooms on their wedding night to help impress their new wife. ‘How did it do this?’ you’re no doubt wondering. Well, the active ingredient in Spanish Fly - Cantharidin - increases erection strength and duration, and also induces numbness, meaning sex could potentially go on for hours and hours.
3) It’s dangerous. Very dangerous. Canthiridn is an extremely powerful and dangerous substance. Taken externally it will cause blistering (hence the name ‘blister' beetle) and taken internally will almost always results in extremely severe side effects and potentially even death. It is no wonder that it soon became banned in all countries when it was realised just how dangerous and potentially deadly Spanish Fly could be.
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