Aphrodisiacs are a New York health hazard.
Whoa, 2 stories about illicit aphrodisiacs in New York: Firstly, Comcast.net is reporting that toad venom, used recreationally, can kill. The substance known as Piedra, Love Stone, Jamaican Stone, Black Stone, and Chinese Rock was responsible for the death of 35-year old New Yorker. A Bronx resident died back in 2002 for the same reason. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 1,000 times; don't use poison (especially venom) as a sexual stimulant… except tequila. We also think that Botox (short for Botulism Toxin) is a bad idea, being toxin and all.
NYC aphrodisiac don't #2: The New York Post is reporting that bodegas (convenience stores typically owner or operated by immigrants) carry some libido-boosting products that actually work. The FDA has identified several on-the-counter novelties that contain amounts of the active ingredients in Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis. Uh, awesome, right? Evidently, this is a problem. The dosage is not calibrated or probably even measured. Investigators have found up to 6 times the active ingredients in some of these snake pills. So, if you're scoring at home: 4 hours times 6 equals 24 hours of Woodrow Wilson action.
Sure, that's nothing for Sting or Diddy, but they've got experience. The average dude can't possibly expect to know what to do with that, it’s a danger to himself and everyone around him. Thrown in with a quart of Absinthe and someone could get killed. And who the hell in their right mind buys anything from the counter of a convenience store? Maybe a lighter or even one of these pens that reveal a naked lady when you turn it over. But nothing that you actually eat. Charlatans.
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