High Society – Aphrodisiacs

Renne Boje explains the different kinds of botanical aphrodisiacs available at her store: “The Urban Shaman”. Then Chris Bennett talks about the history of cannabis used as an aphrodisiac in religion and ritual. Clips from 1)”The Wickerman”, 2)the Burning Man festival, and 3) Pornstar Ron Jeremy talking about the problem with Viagra. Watch this show with someone you love.

What is an aphrodisiac?

The term “aphrodisiac” means “any substance that helps you to …. helps you to …. you know …. to lay with someone …. to “go to bed with” or to “sleep with” someone … to “take or have” someone … to “mate” with someone …. to have “sexual relations” with someone …. to engage in “amatory adventures” …. to pursue “venereal pleasures” … to “make the sacrifices exacted by the calls of love” …. to do the “matramonial duties” … to “walk the ways of the flesh” … indulge in the “generative act” …or “amourous conflict” …. “wild venery” …. “fornication” … “copulation” …. “set your neighbours bed ashaking” … “make the beast with two backs” …. play “rudely with the bubbies of another” … do “the horizontal momba” …. to “roll in the hay” or “kiss till the cows come home” …”make whoopy” … “hide the salami” … “ride the balony pony” … “play pepperoni pool” or “couch rugpy” … “do the nasty” …”make a booty call” … “dog the nappy dugout” … “spelunk the musky grotto”… “take the dirty nap” … “feed the toothless pony” … the act otherwise known as “boffin” “baggin” “boomin” “beddin” “rockin” “rollin” “slammin” “screwing” “freaking” “frigging” or “fucking”.

In other words, aphrodisiacs are substances or tools to help you “get it on”.

The term “aphrodisiac” comes from the name of the Greek goddess of love – “Aphrodite” (known as Venus to the Romans). Aphrodite had a magic belt that had “all love and yearning for love and talk of love” in it. (Ratsch, “Plants of Love”, p. 9)

There are many foods and herbs that help with sex.

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I’ve broken them up into a few categories – cullinary, aromatic, stimulants, euphorics, “genital specific” or “orgasm specific” – the “true” aphrodisiacs – and last but certainly not least – cannabis.

“Cullinary”

Ginger
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Grown all over the world and used as an aphrodisiac all over the world, ginger promotes digestion, improves circulation and has generally stimulating effects.

Yam & Sweet Potatoe
“Excessive consumption (of sweet potatoe) may stimulate a woman’s sexual drive. Yams have “diosgenin” which has hormone-like effects.
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Zinc and Magnesium – the stuff that sperm is made from.
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Pine Nuts
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Q: I’ve heard pine nuts are an aphrodisiac, is this true?
A: Pine nuts have a reputation as an aphrodisiac all around the Mediterranean as well as the East. Galen, a Greek of the second century AD, indicates that a mixture of pine nuts, honey and almonds taken before bedtime three consecutive evenings might produce desirable effects and stimulation of the libido!
Pine nuts are very difficult to harvest hence their cost. … 100g pine nuts contain 31g protein, the highest of all the nuts and seeds. http://www.positivenation.co.uk/recipes/recipe88/recipe89.htm

Avacado
Avocados were first planted as a commercial venture in the United States in 1893. Acceptance by U.S. consumers was slow, and avocados did not become popular until the 1920s. Their growth in popularity is attributed to an advertising campaign denying that avocados were an aphrodisiac!
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Aromatics

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Rosemary – also a skin stimulant. According to author Vivian A. Rich (in her book “Cursing the Basil”, rosemary strung into a wreath and was used to decorate the bed of a newly wedded couple.
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Blue Lotus
In the Atharva-Veda, an ancient sacred book of India, the Blue Lotus is mentioned as a wedding sacrament – “What odor of thine entered into the blue lotus; which they brought together at Surya’s wedding — the immortals, O earth, what odor in the beginning — with that do thou make me odorous: let no one soever hate us.”
-Drugs & Sexuality, Solomon & Andrews, 1973, p.19
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“Stiumlants”

Ginseng

A wide range of medicinal and aphrodisiac properties have long made this root in great demand here and abroad. According to Christian Ratsch in “Plants of Love” – Ginseng is one of the most sought-after aphrodisiacs in all of asia – but it’s effects are only noticed after regular use.

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Guarana
Guaraná seeds contain up to 4-8% caffeine (25,000 to 75,000 ppm), as well as trace amounts of theophylline (500 to 750 ppm) and theobromine (300 to 500 ppm). They also contain large quantities of alkaloids, terpenes, tannins, flavonoids, starch, saponins, and resinous substances.

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“Relaxants”

Alcohol
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“It provokes the desire, but takes away the performance.”
-Shakespeare, Macbeth, 2

Poppy
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“Euphorics”

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Love drug?
Chocolate contains a natural ‘love drug’. Tryptophan is a chemical that the brain uses to make a neurotransmitter called serotonin. High levels of serotonin can produce feelings of elation, even ecstasy – hence the name of the designer drug that also works by increasing serotonin levels.
Lust drug?
While tryptophan could be considered ‘chocolate’s ecstasy’, another chemical called phenylethylamine has earned the nickname ‘chocolate amphetamine.’ High levels of this neurotransmitter help promote feelings of attraction, excitement, giddiness and apprehension. Phenylethylamine works by stimulating the brain’s pleasure centres and reaches peak levels during orgasm.
But many scientists are sceptical that chocolate could produce mood-altering effects in this way. Chemicals like tryptophan and phenylethylamine, which are also found in many other foodstuffs, are present in chocolate only in very small quantities.
Chocolate pot?
The same is true of anandamide , the current favourite candidate for a psychoactive chocolate ingredient. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that targets the same brain structures as THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. But to make a substantial impact on the brain’s own natural anandamide levels, experts estimate you would need to eat several kilos of chocolate!
Neuroscientist Daniele Piomelli suggests that chocolate works more indirectly to produce its ‘high’. As well as anandamide itself, chocolate contains two chemicals known to slow the breakdown of anandamide. Chocolate might therefore work by prolonging the action of this natural stimulant in the brain. The animation below shows how this could work.

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The native people in Bocas use the cacao as part of the wedding celebration. The cacao is roasted and crushed whole, (shell and all), then prepared into a drink that when mixed with their cane liquor, has the kick that legends are made of….In small amounts, an effective aphrodisiac; in greater amounts, a hallucinogen.

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Mandrake
According to Christian Ratsch: “It’s reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac has not diminished since antiquity. The root contains highly active tropane alkaloids which, in the proper dosage, can evoke intensely erotic effects. Unfortunately, the use of the plant is not without danger, for overdoses can too easily cause death by respiratory paralysis.

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“Genital Specific” & “Orgasm Specific” – the “true aphrodisiacs” (both natural and synthetic)

Viagra

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Many believe that impotence is directly connected with psychological factors such as depression. This is true, but there are also many other causes for suffering impotence including disease and medication. Here are some causes to consider:

• Diabetes: 50-60% of men with diabetes also suffer from impotence.
• Multiple Sclerosis: Over 50% of men with multiple sclerosis suffer from impotence.
• Parkinson’s disease: Impotence is one of the symptoms of this disease.
• Strokes: If a man suffers from a stroke he has a higher chance of impotence.
• Alcoholism: Can lead to damage to testicles.
• Aging: Aging and decrease of male hormones increases a man’s chance of impotence.

Drugs That Can Cause Impotence
• Tobacco
• Marijuana
• Antiandrogens (prostate)
• Lupron (prostate)
• Proscar (prostate)
• Diuretics (heart disease/ hypertension)
• Methyldopa (blood pressure)
• Beta Blockers (heart disease/hypertension)
• Calcium Channel Blockers (hypertension)
• Tranquilizers
• Decongestants
• Seizure Medications
• Drugs to Lower Cholesterol
• Cimetidine (ulcers)
• Digoxin (heart)

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Men please note that although Viagra is generally tolerated and works for many people, unpleasant side effects are often experienced including:
Death from heart attacks and other causes
Painful three to even eight hour erections
Headaches
Upset stomach
Urinary tract infections
Visual changes such as mild and temporary changes in blue/green colors or increased sensitivity to light
Diarrhoea
Some men have reported no effects at all wasting their money.

http://www.nzhealth.net.nz/aff/maca.html

DE PLUS EN PLUS DE PILULES VIAGRA
(SILDÉNAFIL) SONT CONSOMMÉES
DANS LA COMMUNAUTÉ GAIE…
VIAGRA POPPERS
… Si nous ne pouvons encore percevoir l’ampleur de ce phénomène, nous savons néanmoins que l’association de POPPERS (Nitrite d’Amyle) avec la pilule contre l’impuissance augmente la tension sanguine de telle manière qu’elle peut entraîner la mort (plus de 60 personnes en sont déjà décédées aux Etats-Unis).
Donc : POPPERS, ou VIAGRA.
Jamais les deux ensemble !

VIAGRA ANTIVIRAUX
Le VIAGRA est dégradé par le foie en un produit encore actif. Les voies de dégradation qu’emprunte cette molécule sont les mêmes que celles de beaucoup d’antiviraux qui peuvent soit accélérer, soit ralentir son élimination. Il est actuellement impossible d’établir quelles associations d’antiviraux vont accélérer ou diminuer l’elimination du VIAGRA.
Chaque association devrait être étudiée en soi et nous vous conseillons donc de demander une consultation médicale avant toute prise de VIAGRA, de manière à éviter des effets secondaires.

PROBLÈMES DU FOIE OU DU REIN
Après avoir été dégradé dans le foie, le VIAGRA est éliminé par le rein; pour ces deux raisons, son taux sanguin augmente, parfois de manière dangereuse, chez les patients souffrant d’atteinte du foie ou du rein.

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Yohimbe
Bark from this West African tree has been clinically proven to increase exrections and orgasms “threefold”. It is an MAO inhibitor – so no cheese, bananas, alcohol,sauerkraut, pinapple, chocolate, amphetamines, and hallucinogens like LSD, MDMA and mescaline.

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Traditionally, it has been used as an aphrodisiac, which may be due to an alkaloid that acts like the male hormone testosterone–an increase which is associated with a heightened level of sex drive in both sexes.

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According to Ratsch, it “increases the flow of blood to the lower abdomen and swells sexual desire”. (Plants of Love p. 158)

Clavo-huasca – Renne Boje’s favorite!

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We suggest MACA which is totally natural dietary supplement with no known side effects.
Men find that maca can counteract the difficulties they may experience in maintaining good sexual relationships as they age, due to a general slowing down in the output of the endocrine glands.
Medical doctors say that maca root works in a fundamentally different way than viagra by promoting optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and the pituitary, thereby improving the functioning of all the endocrine glands.
Studies in males showed significantly higher sperm production and motility rates than in control groups and effects are not limited to the testes, but also act on the adrenals, giving a feeling of greater energy and vitality, and stimulate the pancreas and thyroid as well.
In summary MACA is a natural tonic that works nutritionally to help restore reproductive processes and has no known side effects. So why not try something that is good for you in the longer term and not just a one night of maybe fun or pain. As part of a sexual health plan, Maca is good for you.
You take it as capsules or as a powder added to your food.
What Is Maca?
Maca is a dehydrated, cruciferous root vegetable, and not a drug. It is a benign, medicinal food which has been in use for 10,000 years, possibly more, and has had ample time to be judged effective.
Maca Capsules US$22.50
Maca Powder US$40.00
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Qows Quows or “Love Root”

The Latin name is: Ligusticum Canbyi.
The Nez Perce word is Qows Qows which means: Most Powerful Medicine.
The English, or common name is “Love Roots”, stemming from the common trade name of the Northern Rocky Mountain Indian Tribes, and the fact that it is in the Lovage plant family. It is called Medicine Roots when it is made into a form of tea, powdered, or tinctured, (to be used for medicinal purposes). The fresh or dried root is commonly called Love Roots & many claim that these roots hold aphrodisiac qualities.

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The domestic cat along with the great cats of the wild; cougars, bobcats, lions and lynx respond biochemically to a compound called nepetalactone. This chemical is the primary constituent in the essential oil of catnip. Nepetalactone induces a harmless physiological reactions in some cats. This reaction has been studied extensively, and has been found to induce a psychosexual response in both male and female cats. One might say that catnip has an aphrodisiac effect.

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“Cannabis”

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Ashera

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http://labyrinthwork.com/Image13.gif (poppy priestesses – it’s worth it)

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Song of songs

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Crowley

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Hieros Gamos

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“Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?”
-William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II, 2

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