World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

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Poisonous snakes, roasted ants…oh, the things we consume for love.

Skink (Lizard) FleshNorth Africa

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Hardly the sexiest lizard, this small leaf-eating little critter still possesses the power of seduction. Credited for making the eater irresistible, the skink saw its rise to amorous fame in ancient Greece, where Pliny the Elder, in Natural History, insisted its muzzle and feet should be steeped in wine with rocket seed and drunk to ignite sexual vigor.

Where to Find It: Today skinks are more commonly kept as pets than consumed as aphrodisiacs, though native tribes in North Africa are still said to eat them.

Cost: $30–$100, though of course if caught crossing your path, they’re free.

World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

Skink (Lizard) FleshNorth Africa

Hardly the sexiest lizard, this small leaf-eating little critter still possesses the power of seduction. Credited for making the eater irresistible, the skink saw its rise to amorous fame in ancient Greece, where Pliny the Elder, in Natural History, insisted its muzzle and feet should be steeped in wine with rocket seed and drunk to ignite sexual vigor.

Where to Find It: Today skinks are more commonly kept as pets than consumed as aphrodisiacs, though native tribes in North Africa are still said to eat them.

Cost: $30–$100, though of course if caught crossing your path, they’re free.

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