One of the oldest known aphrodisiacs in the work is the Spanish fly, a green blister beetle that has a scientific name of Lytta Vesicatoria which can be found and harvested in Siberia, Southern Europe, and Central Asia, and it completely contradicts its name because it cannot be found in Spain.
The Spanish fly is a well-known potent aphrodisiac, but it is also harmful to your health. The dried remains of the Spanish fly beetle are ground into a fine powder and are mixed with other aphrodisiac ingredients together with water and alcohol to achieve that enhance libido and sexual drive.
During the ancient times, the Spanish fly is usually applied to a man’s reproductive organ which serves as a desensitizing agent to achieve a longer sexual drive and satisfaction, but, with time, the product has been more known to be manufactured as tablets and drops in the market. Continue reading this article to find out more of Spanish Fly’s benefits and side effects.
So, how does it work? Compared to other types of aphrodisiacs that can only be used for men, Spanish fly is effective for both men and women, because it increases the sex drive between partners and ultimately achieve that great sexual experience especially those who have a lifeless sexual relationship with each other. It works by increasing the level of the libido and also enhances the erection of the male reproductive organ and creates a more sensitive and tingly feeling of a woman’s reproductive organ that improves sexual pleasure even more.
Cantharidin, the main active ingredient of Spanish fly is a chemical which is usually present in the male Spanish fly beetle. It is considered a potent blistering agent that once it is ingested it serves as a potent aphrodisiac as the chemical takes its effects by irritating the genital tract and causes the blood to rush in that particular area which results to a longer sexual drive for both men and women.
The Spanish fly has been proven to have adverse effects for those who use it frequently, in fewer dosage, it only causes irritation in the genital area where blisters on various parts of the body can be seen. It also causes stomach aches, but an overdose’s effect can be fatal which has a symptom of painful urination, and a bloody discharge which then leads to liver and kidney failure, and ultimately death.
Which is why, Spanish fly nowadays do not use the beetle anymore, instead, manufacturers use a different kind of herbal aphrodisiac ingredients that possess the same effect of the Spanish fly which is entirely safe and has no negative side effects or harmful effects to the user. Because of its harmful effects, Spanish fly is banned in several countries around the world, but its popularity did not stop manufacturers to produce more of this product which is still widely used today.
Nevertheless, Spanish fly has helped countless couples around the world up to this day, and there are no documented cases of Spanish fly overdose, and people who fall ill to taking up this product, but still, it should be consulted to a physician or a doctor if you are planning to use it.