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    Pits09 Guest

    Default Are oysters an aphrodisiac?

    For discussion

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    Chemiker Guest

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    On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:47:48 -0700 (PDT), Pits09
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >For discussion


    Not a very good one..... I recently ate 2 dozen,
    but only 19 of them worked. <G>

    Seriously, they have long been considered a sexual
    enhancer, but it seems to be due to a high level
    of phosphorus, which helps to make adenosine
    mono and tri phosphate, necessary for human
    energy metabolism, including sexual function. The
    stimulation of desire you have to seek elsewjere,
    like maybe yohimbine.

    HTH

    Alex

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Are oysters an aphrodisiac?

    Pits09 said...

    > For discussion



    The idea IS highly suggestive but I doubt it.

    Andy

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    Dan Abel Guest

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    <[email protected]>,
    Pits09 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > For discussion


    Maybe.

    If you can get raw oysters down, that might be a sign that you can
    ingest other things by mouth.

    :-)

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Are oysters an aphrodisiac?

    Chemiker wrote on Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:53:29 -0500:

    >> For discussion


    > Not a very good one..... I recently ate 2 dozen,
    > but only 19 of them worked. <G>


    > Seriously, they have long been considered a sexual
    > enhancer, but it seems to be due to a high level
    > of phosphorus, which helps to make adenosine
    > mono and tri phosphate, necessary for human
    > energy metabolism, including sexual function. The
    > stimulation of desire you have to seek elsewjere,
    > like maybe yohimbine.


    The Romans considered lettuce an aphrodisiac too!


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    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

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    rosie Guest

    Default Re: Are oysters an aphrodisiac?

    On Sep 25, 11:47´┐Żam, Pits09 <spamlis...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > For discussion


    Well, if you think they are.... then they are...


    Rosie

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    Dymphna Guest

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    Told my MIL that one time. Had to explain what aphrodisiac meant. LOL


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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Are oysters an aphrodisiac?

    On Sep 25, 10:19*am, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    wrote:
    > *Chemiker *wrote *on Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:53:29 -0500:
    >
    > >> For discussion

    > > Not a very good one..... I recently ate 2 dozen,
    > > but only 19 of them worked. <G>
    > > Seriously, they have long been considered a sexual
    > > enhancer, but it seems to be due to a high level
    > > of phosphorus, which helps to make adenosine
    > > mono and tri phosphate, necessary for human
    > > energy metabolism, including sexual function. The
    > > stimulation of desire you have to seek elsewjere,
    > > like maybe yohimbine.

    >
    > The Romans considered lettuce an aphrodisiac too!
    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >
    > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


    hmmm..an oyster & lettuce salad.....I'm getting horny just thinking
    about it.

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    Theron Guest

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    "Chemiker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:47:48 -0700 (PDT), Pits09
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>For discussion

    >
    > Not a very good one..... I recently ate 2 dozen,
    > but only 19 of them worked. <G>
    >
    > Seriously, they have long been considered a sexual
    > enhancer, but it seems to be due to a high level
    > of phosphorus, which helps to make adenosine
    > mono and tri phosphate, necessary for human
    > energy metabolism, including sexual function. The
    > stimulation of desire you have to seek elsewjere,
    > like maybe yohimbine.
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Alex
    >
    >

    Slightly OT, but what is the biochemical effect of yohimbine? I've always
    been curious about that.

    Ed






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    Mr. Joseph Littleshoes Esq. Guest

    Default Re: Are oysters an aphrodisiac?



    Dymphna wrote:
    > Told my MIL that one time. Had to explain what aphrodisiac meant. LOL
    >
    >


    There's an anecdote about Louis XV King of France who had a private, for
    h is use only, harem, seraglio, house where he kept a number of women
    for sex, near the palace of Versailles in the 1700's whose doctor warned
    him not to use any aphrodisiacs.

    Later, suffering from 'fatigue' his doctor warned him about too much sex
    and Louis replied that he was told he would be fine if he did not use
    aphrodisiacs, and his dr. said "as yes, but variety is the greatest
    aphrodisiac of all."
    --

    Mr. Joseph Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.
    Let the games begin!
    http://fredeeky.typepad.com/fredeeky.../sf_anthem.mp3


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    Victor Sack Guest

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    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The Romans considered lettuce an aphrodisiac too!


    The Egyptians, not the Romans. In Greek and Roman medicine lettuce was
    said to cause "bodily weakness" (thus in the Hippocratic text
    _Regimen_), or, more bluntly, to be an antaphrodisiac:
    Don't serve me _thridakinai_ at table, woman, or you will have
    yourself to blame. In a lettuce bed, they say, once upon a time
    the dead Adonis was laid to rest by Aphrodite. So it is food
    for corpses.
    (Quoting from _Food in the Ancient World from A to Z_ by Andrew Dalby.)
    There are references to Horace, Pliny, Plutarch, Athenaeus, Palladius
    and Anthimus.

    Victor

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    Gloria P Guest

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    Pits09 wrote:
    > For discussion



    If you think they are, they are.

    gloria p

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    Omelet Guest

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    <[email protected]>,
    Pits09 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > For discussion


    Any good food can be an Aphrodisiac. Depends on preparation,
    presentation, mood setting, and the couple involved. ;-)

    There is an old saying tho':

    "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker".

    <g>
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    Omelet Guest

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    In article
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    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Pits09 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > For discussion

    >
    > Maybe.
    >
    > If you can get raw oysters down, that might be a sign that you can
    > ingest other things by mouth.
    >
    > :-)


    <snork> ;-D
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    Peace! Om

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    Bent Attorney Esq. Guest

    Default Re: Are oysters an aphrodisiac?

    On Sep 25, 1:44*pm, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > On Sep 25, 10:19*am, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > *Chemiker *wrote *on Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:53:29 -0500:

    >
    > > >> For discussion
    > > > Not a very good one..... I recently ate 2 dozen,
    > > > but only 19 of them worked. <G>
    > > > Seriously, they have long been considered a sexual
    > > > enhancer, but it seems to be due to a high level
    > > > of phosphorus, which helps to make adenosine
    > > > mono and tri phosphate, necessary for human
    > > > energy metabolism, including sexual function. The
    > > > stimulation of desire you have to seek elsewjere,
    > > > like maybe yohimbine.

    >
    > > The Romans considered lettuce an aphrodisiac too!

    >
    > > --

    >
    > > James Silverton
    > > Potomac, Maryland

    >
    > > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

    >
    > hmmm..an oyster & lettuce salad.....I'm getting horny just thinking
    > about it.


    I got horny once. What a flippin' mess.

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    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

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    On Sep 25, 12:12*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article
    > <8b543ba5-32d6-4e90-ac91-aacec10b8...@h40g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
    >
    > *Pits09 <spamlis...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > For discussion

    >
    > Maybe.
    >
    > If you can get raw oysters down, that might be a sign that you can
    > ingest other things by mouth.
    >
    > :-)
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > da...@sonic.net


    OK Dan, I've always suspected that!
    Lynn in Fargo
    oyster stew not oyster raw!

  17. #17
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 17:49:56 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig
    wrote:

    > On Sep 25, 12:12*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >> In article
    >> <8b543ba5-32d6-4e90-ac91-aacec10b8...@h40g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
    >>
    >> *Pits09 <spamlis...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>> For discussion

    >>
    >> Maybe.
    >>
    >> If you can get raw oysters down, that might be a sign that you can
    >> ingest other things by mouth.
    >>
    >> :-)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dan Abel
    >> Petaluma, California USA
    >> da...@sonic.net

    >
    > OK Dan, I've always suspected that!
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > oyster stew not oyster raw!


    i thought the scoop on 'oysters are an aphrodisiac' was due to their
    alleged resemblance to ladyparts:

    Many ancient people believed in the so-called "law of similarity,"
    reasoning that an object resembling genitalia may possess sexual powers.
    Ginseng, rhinoceros horn, and oysters are three classical examples.

    <http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/06/02/16/are-oysters-really-aphrodisiacs.htm>

    ....like asparagus spears, etc. or maybe it's just that they are expensive.

    your pal,
    blake

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