This may come a somewhat of a shock to many people who have heard of the legendary Spanish Fly, but the crushed up powder that they are using to get the ladies in the mood is not even vaguely part of a fly – it’s actually the body of a beetle.
The beetle is call a blister beetle – and for very good reason. Contact with the beetle’s carapace (the exterior) can cause swelling or even blisters to form on the skin. Not a pleasant experience.
However – since the Middle Ages the blister beetle has been used for it’s supposed aphrodisiac properties. Taken in tea or simply swallowed it does have an effect on erectile function. Yup – it gets you hard.
The downside is as follows: abdominal pain, renal failure, bloody urine, convulsions, coma, respiratory and heart problems, and eventual shuffling off this mortal coil – death.
Seriously – this is not a beetle that you want to mess around with. It’s called a blister beetle because predators want nothing to do with it.
There are so many other ways to excite your partner including a good meal and a bunch of flowers – hopefully with no insect ingredients.
Blister Beetles have no enemies for a reason – they’re toxic. And by the way the product that you’re buying probably doesn’t have nay of the active ingredient that you’re looking for. Most are just telling you that they do – the beetles are expensive to harvest.
And for those who want to get the lady in the mood – it doesn’t work on women. So question is, would you still want to buy Spanish Fly?
Rather pay the same for a great restaurant meal and brush up on your conversational skills – you’ll be a better date and everyone will be happier for the experience.