In the past, Spanish Fly were drops; they were known in Ancient Roman times and were a strong aphrodisiac made from blister beetles and contained cantharidin. However, they had some seriously dangerous side effects, so they could not be bought anymore. They became illegal and nobody sold them for decades. It is a synonym for aphrodisiac. Of all the aphrodisiacs that have come into, and vanished out of existence over the centuries, Spanish Fly features as the single most famous, and ultimately the most dangerous, product designed to allegedly increase female arousal and sexual desire.
Spanish Fly itself is not actually made from flies thankfully I hear you say! Basically the dried remains of these beetles are ground into a fine powder, which is then mixed with a number of other ingredients and then placed in a water or alcohol base.
There are some historical records which say that Spanish Fly was originally used as a form of anesthetic given to men on their wedding night. At that time it was an ointment which was applied to the male genitals to numb them long enough to allow the man to perform sexually for longer, impressing his new wife in the process.
It was never, ever designed to be taken internally though, and this is where the health issues really start. Enjoy Life — Now Risk FREE The most commonly held belief around Spanish Fly is that it was originally used to encourage farm animals to mate and it was reasonably effective in making this happen , so somebody, somewhere decided that it could be used for the same purpose for human beings. The reason why people think this aphrodisiac might actually work to enhance your sex drive is because it causes irritation in the urinary tract, which then causes blood to rush to your genitals — this rush of blood then being mistaken for sexual arousal.
The fact that this product has been banned has created a kind of weird viral marketing campaign for it — which people are still falling for even today. So are there any health risks associated with taking Spanish Fly?
Miscarriage Spanish Fly has been used for centuries by back alley abortionist to terminate pregnancies, so any woman who is currently pregnant or trying to get pregnant needs to avoid this product like the plague itself.
There is a very strong risk that using this product in even the smallest of doses could cause you to accidentally abort your child. This is based on the fact that the irritant contained in this product goes to work on your urinary tract causing inflammation and infection there, which then spreads elsewhere.
If you do decide to use Spanish Fly you should be prepared to visit the nearest hospital shortly afterwards. Neurological Issues Taking Spanish Fly in even small doses can result in anything from delirium, confusion and borderline psychosis to actual loss of consciousness.
People who use this product often complain of not feeling in control of their own thoughts and emotions and, believe it or not, some people become so confused they actually start barking like a dog. The most commonly reported side effect of using this product is that you constantly feel the need to urinate after taking it. There is no information available on how long these vision-related side effects actually last. The irritation can become so severe that it will eventually require professional medical assistance.
Many people also report feeling incredibly thirsty, but that drinking any kind of fluid has no effect on this thirst, making it unbearable as a result. Most of the genuine Spanish Fly products contain a very small amount of a poison called strychnine, and absorbed in small doses this would make you feel extremely unwell.
Unfortunately human beings have a tendency to believe myth and lore rather than actual science, which is why rhinos are still being hunted for their horns, which is then turned into an aphrodisiac product for men, for example. Basically Spanish Fly will not only do absolutely nothing for your sex drive, but it can and will endanger your health. This sense of desperation is what drives so many people to try crazy lotions and potions like Spanish Fly to reignite the flames of passion in their life, and in their body, all over again.