Bush Fucker Trials: Strange Aphrodisiacs From Around The World
Mel MacFarlane Reveals Exceedingly Strange Aphrodisiacs
It’s that time of year again when a host of celebrities (or non celebs, depending on your tastes) enter the Jungle and put a plethora of strange and unusual foodstuffs in their mouths. The celebrity line up has now been released and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here returns to our screens on 19th November 2017.
However, if you can’t wait to get started you can create your own version of a Bush Tucker Trial in the comfort of your own home. Even better, with my list of unusual and strange aphrodisiacs from around the world, there’s even a chance that you might enjoy a rumble in the bedroom jungle afterwards.
(But I make no promises. I’ve already thrown up once and I’m only the writer!)
What is an Aphrodisiac?
The word aphrodisiac originates from the name of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The term aphrodisiac applies to food and drinks which are said to boost libido and increase your sex drive. Common aphrodisiacs that you may have encountered in the United Kingdom are oysters, red wine and chocolate. However, they will not be featured within the article as they are far too normal for our bedroom themed Bush Tucker trial.
Strange Aphrodisiacs From Around The World
Cobra blood is an elixir that is believed to have many different powers, including aphrodisiac qualities. Due to the rarity of the product, cobra blood is difficult to come by and very expensive. However, this product has been known to last for years if mixed with a strong alcohol and sipped during those times when a little more pizzaz in the bedroom is required.
Ambergris, or whale vomit as it is more commonly known, has been hailed as one of the world’s most powerful aphrodisiacs. In a recent study, scientists found that eating Ambergris had an aphrodisiac effect on laboratory rats who began to crave sex more often.
Casu Marzu, or rotten cheese as we would call it in the United Kingdom, is a Sardinian delicacy that is created during a process in which it is fed upon by hundreds of wriggly maggots. Left outside to rot, this cheese requires flies to land on the cheese, lay eggs and the maggots to hatch. The live maggots feed on the cheese and produce an enzyme which causes fermentation. It is illegal in Europe (thank goodness!) but Sardinians swear by the aphrodisiac qualities of this product.
Found in the Philippines, Balut is a boiled duck egg with a difference. The difference being that it still contains the embryo of a duckling. Natives claim that Balut is just as potent as Viagra and also gives a boost of energy due to high levels of protein.
Cow Cod Soup
Traditionally cooked with banana and scotch bonnet peppers (eek!), Cow Cod Soup is a Jamaican soup delicacy which contains the penis of a bull. The eating of penis is not uncommon during the I’m a Celebrity Bush Tucker Trials, so there is ample opportunity to create your own version at home. Who knows, when you’ve stopped vomiting you might even enjoy a night of passion… or a night on the toilet after indulging on those super-hot peppers.
High in protein and low in fat, leafcutter ants have been a popular Columbian wedding gift for over 500 years. Often served roasted, eating the leafcutter ants is thought to create a powerful sexual desire before the wedding night. For those seeking a pre-marital hit, Queen ants are often toasted and sold during the everyday Columbian markets.
Yartsa Gunbu, or ‘Summer grass, Winter worm’ as it is known in Tibet is created when caterpillars become infected by a fungus and mummified. This hot commodity has been hailed the ‘Himalayan Viagra’ and is said to assist with erectile dysfunction and low libido. Yartsa Gunbu can only be found during Springtime, so they are highly sought by entrepreneurial natives.
– Mel MacFarlane
About the writer: Mel MacFarlane is an experienced adult industry copywriter, product reviewer and business consultant. You can find her at her own leading sexuality magazine, Voluptasse. You can also follow Mel’s work on Twitter and Facebook.