6 Other Bizarre Edible Aphrodisiacs Besides Durian

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The government recently announced that they would begin “detailed studies” on the aphrodisiac properties of durian.

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Wait, what? The delicious but famously pungent, gas-inducing fruit is an aphrodisiac? But if you think that’s strange, think again. Here in the east, durian would be one of the tamer ways of firing things up in the bedroom. Check out the region’s even stranger libido boosters! Most of these alleged aphrodisiacs have been around for centuries, with a much bigger cult following than Viagra.

1. Fugu aka Pufferfish

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The sense of mystery and danger that surrounds this fish only adds to its sensual allure. But it’s not just that. Traces of the pufferfish’s deadly tetrodotoxin poison can linger in non-lethal amounts in its flesh, leaving you with numbness and tingling in the lips, cheeks, fingers, toes, and – you guessed it – naughty bits. If you’re willing to take the risk for the chance of an amazing romp, then this is your go-to.

See also: All The Fish You Should Never Eat

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