Spanish Fly In Ancient History: Notable Cases

The human race has witnessed a lot of advancement in the fields of science and technology. A lot of answers to man’s problems have been found through years of scientific research and extensive testing.

One of the most fascinating categories in the field of scientific research is sexual health.

Over the past decades, with men and women suffering a decline in sexual urge (libido) and a resultant decrease in sexual activity, the search for an effective — and lasting — solution has intensified. A number of people think that humans were perfect creatures — in terms of sexual activity — at first, before everything started changing for us.

Take a moment to ask these three (3) questions:


  • Is this search for a lasting solution a modern day trend?
  • Or, has it been like this since the beginning?
  • Were our forefathers also experiencing this same problems and looking for a solution?

The answer is yes! A lot of traditional doctors and  scientists in history did their research to find ways to address this long-standing problem.

Did they succeed?

You’ll find out everything in this article.

Onward we go!

Love Potions: Truth or Myth?

Love potions — now and then — are not mythical stories, they’re very true, to a great extent (since we have companies producing ‘impotent’ love potions nowadays, and professing its potency, only to scam people of their money).

A lot of potions (not love potions prepared with magical spells) were successfully brewed by our ancestors.

Most of the ingredients they used were substances known as “Aphrodisiacs.”

An aphrodisiac is a substance known to increase a person’s sexual urge, for a period of time. The most potent aphrodisiacs are yohimbine, ginseng, caffeine, rhino horns, oysters, Spanish fly, chili pepper. Of all the aphrodisiacs mentioned above, the most popular and most potent is the spanish fly. So, I’ll only talk about it in detail.

Spanish Fly: What And When?

Let’s talk about the “what?” first.

Spanish fly is actually gotten from an insect of the same name — which is neither found in Spain nor is it a fly. THE Spanish fly is an emerald-green beetle which belongs to the blister beetles family. Its scientific name is Lytta vesicatoria. Lytta means mortal rage or rabies (Greek), vesica means blister (Latin). The Spanish fly is found in Southern European and some Asian countries.

It is known for the chemical Cantharidin, which is used as a defense mechanism in predatory situations. The chemical is produced only in the male Spanish fly, while it is transferred to the female during mating to ensure the male is sexually fit and also to protect the eggs.

Cantharidin, if ingested in little amounts, promotes irritation of the genitals, with the effect more pronounced in men (causing an ‘erection.’ It’s effective for both sexes, however.

Let’s now talk about the “when?”

  • The Spanish fly has been around for centuries, about two thousand years ago.
  • It dates back to when people erroneously thought that bloodletting was an effective way to heal some sicknesses.
  • The Spanish fly was put on the patient’s skin causing the secretion of Cantharidin to the body of beetle.
  • The secreted substance, coming in contact with the patient’s skin, causes the formation of blisters from which the fluid can be extracted.
  • This aphrodisiac was also used, as earlier mentioned, to irritate the vaginal and urethral orifices in both sexes, causing an increased blood flow to the region.
  • It was also used in the past (and still is) to induce mating in animals.

In fact, Spanish fly and Cantharidin has a long history of being supposedly used to increase clitoral and vaginal sensitivity in women and also achieve a longer and ‘harder’ erection in men.

Boost your attractiveness with Spanish Fly supplementation

Now the title of this article probably threw you off a bit. If you are already an attractive person, why would you need supplementation with a long-standing traditional remedy, like Spanish Fly?

Keep in mind that traditional folk remedies continue to be used today because people assume that they have an effect. Whether they actually have an effect or not is secondary to the central reality of perceived effect.

When you perceive that something makes you attractive, more effective or more productive, all sorts of chain reactions start taking place in your mind. Your assumptions start to change. Your expectations start to evolve. Sooner or later, your actions change. I cannot even begin to tell you how big of a deal that is. You have to understand that in life, people really could not care less about your motivations, intentions and potentials. All they care about is what you actually choose to do.

When you take action, you start turning the world around you. This is where everybody else starts to sit up and pay attention. This is where you start having an impact on in your daily waking reality. It does not get any simpler than that.

Traditional remedies or long-lasting boosting compounds like Spanish Fly continue to have a following because it boosts your attractiveness and sexual self-confidence. We are not talking about compounds that have been discontinued or no longer has a following. As the old saying goes, “where there is smoke, there is fire”. Believe it or not, Spanish Fly has been used for over a century to increase libido. There is no shortage of erectile dysfunction, remedies or physical arousal remedies. This aphrodisiac works in a completely different level. It is all about igniting sexual desire.

Please understand that there is a big difference between physical arousal, libido and sexual desire. With physical arousal, you are able to do the job: blood flows into the right place, certain parts of your body take the right shape and achieve a certain rigidity so you can do the job. This is not rocket science. This is fairly easy to spot. It is pretty straightforward. The problem is you also have to be sexually aroused. In other words, you have to want to have sex.

Being able to have sex is one thing. Wanting to do it with a specific person is another matter entirely. Both of these have to be present for great sex to materialize. There are no two ways about this. Both parts of the equation need to be there.

Libido really gets to the heart of attraction. It encompasses so many factors: rational, emotional, psychological, and physical. Sadly, too many people just focus on the physical part. They just focus on the right hormones, the right physical arousal, the right tingling, the toes curling, the right moans, etc. Sure, these are important but we’re missing out on something truly fundamental when we look at just physical signals. You see, for these to even appear, we have to take care of the emotional and internal signals that make them happen. These internal signals are what everything else possible. They have to be laid out properly. They have to be set up the right way properly.

Given the complexities of libido, it is no wonder people brush it off. They don’t want to be bothered. It is too complicated. It takes too much time. It is too inconvenient. This is all really too bad because if enough couples really dive into what makes their intimate moments magical, they can unlock the mysteries of libido and this can lead to not only greater sex but deeper and deeper levels of communication and authenticity. This raw honesty will not only take their relationship to the next level but this can lead to greater relationship stability. All rooted in authenticity and mutual respect. All rooted in love. But people don’t want to be bothered.

To jump start this process without scaring each other off due to the seemingly impossible or overly idealistic demands of true authentic emotional intimacy, we can use a shortcut. We can use external triggers. We can use triggers we can control. Thankfully, when used right, these can have powerful effects and can lead to greater libido.

This is why Spanish Fly is such a powerful option. It acts as an external trigger. There is a physical effect due to its chemical nature. But, its effect and impact go farther than that. You read into it a placebo effect and a desired outcome. As a result of your ingestion, you engage in willful action that essentially changes your behavior. You get a surge of self-confidence, feel sexier and feel that you would want to have sex.

Being sexy is primarily a psychological reality. Let us just get that out of the way. At some level or another, it is actually quite subjective. Some people might think that a particular type of person or a particular range of actions are sexy while others would beg to differ. It often changes from person to person. Still, everybody could agree that if you feel confident, you are by definition sexier. Why? You are able to clearly communicate your desire to other people. You act and talk sexier. It gets harder and harder to resist you.

Understand the psychological aspect of sexiness because ultimately you are only as sexy as you think you are. By using external triggers, whether in chemical form, aphrodisiac foods, mood, music and mood lighting and what have you, you trigger an internal emotional state which, if you allow to take over, changes your physical actions. Again, this is when things start getting real. When you start behaving differently, then your impact on the world starts to change accordingly.

Your actions count for a lot so make them count. Allow yourself to be truly curious about your partner’s body. Make it your mission to make your partner climax-not for your own interests-but purely for her. The more selfless you become, the more intense the emotional intensity. The more emotionally authentic the experience, the more intense the physical pleasure. See the paradox? See the opportunity?

Love Connection – Meet Someone New and Find Romance

With all the options available to meet people, it’s hard to believe that there are still lonely men and women who want to fall in love but have no prospects. Back in school, there was always the hope of meeting new people and discovering something special about the ones from the year before. Once people become adults, unless they’re in the military, there aren’t as many opportunities for romance prospects.

What people have to do is find their own opportunities. It may require stepping outside a comfort zone, but it’s worth it when that right person comes along. Follow some no-nonsense tips to meet new people for a chance at romance. Continue reading

Sexualized Clothing Unhealthy and Inappropriate for Young Girls

Provocative clothing is being marketed to younger and younger girls. How did this trend get started, and how is it hurting our girls?

Several weeks ago, clothing company Abercrombie and Fitch sparked outrage among parents and child advocacy groups when it unveiled a push up bikini top, “The Ashley,” in sizes fitting girls as young as seven.

Following the onslaught, Abercrombie retreated only slightly. They kept the item available, renamed it (“padded” instead of “push up,” a subtle distinction), and issued this statement on their Facebook page, “We agree with those who say its best suited for girls age 12 and over.” Many parents would argue that breast enhancement is inappropriate for even a 12 year old. Last week, the product was pulled altogether. Continue reading

The Erotic look: Marilyn Monroe Vs Grace Kelly: Laura Mulvey’s Male Gaze in Hitchcock’s Rear Window and The Misfits

This is most apparent from reading Rear Window in conjunction with Mulvey’s essay on ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ (1975) as it shows how Hitchcock employed the look as erotic instinct. In many ways Rear Window epitomises Mulvey’s theory of voyeuristic, fetishistic and scopophilic looking.

Grace Kelly and the Erotic Look in Hitchcock’s Voyeuristic Rear Window

Grace Kelly’s is shot in close proximity from her very first scene. “She is isolated, glamorous, on display, sexualised” (Mulvey, 2000: 244). Lisa leans in to kiss Jefferies, keeping fixed eye contact, as if she might extend her kiss to the audience. This indicates the first dissimilarity to Monroe, one which is obviously affected by the genre of the film. A voyeuristic thriller united with a romantic love story offers plenty of opportunity for the erotic look to demonstrate itself. Continue reading

Has Conventional Sex Become…Unconventional?

We all know that girl, or have that friend. She is the one with the perfectly conservative outfit, the perfectly conservative relationship, but is it possible for her to maintain the perfectly conservative sex-life? In a relationship is it possible to still have conventional sex?

Today women walk a fine line between trying to be the bride and the bad girl. Every relationship, whether it is legitimate soul mate searching or just a quick fling, leads to confusion about where to draw the line between sexy and sensual. Are all men looking for that naughty schoolgirl in the bedroom, or do they secretly long for a sensual side?

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