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Sea CucumberChina

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One look at this large, fleshy, sausage-shaped sea creature
(which reportedly stiffens and squirts fluid when disturbed) is all you need to
understand why sea cucumber has a long history as a male performance-enhancer.
In China, it’s usually sold in markets dried; cooking it is a lengthy process
involving days of soaking, boiling, and seasoning. The end result, though, is
apparently rich, buttery, and tender (something like pork fat).

Where
to Find It:
In Chinese restaurants around
the world.

Cost: $3 per pound.

World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

Sea CucumberChina

One look at this large, fleshy, sausage-shaped sea creature
(which reportedly stiffens and squirts fluid when disturbed) is all you need to
understand why sea cucumber has a long history as a male performance-enhancer.
In China, it’s usually sold in markets dried; cooking it is a lengthy process
involving days of soaking, boiling, and seasoning. The end result, though, is
apparently rich, buttery, and tender (something like pork fat).

Where
to Find It:
In Chinese restaurants around
the world.

Cost: $3 per pound.

Pat Behnke/Alamy

World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

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