oa South African Medical Journal - Sex and drugs

Volume 54, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Quackery has for centuries used aphrodisiacs to exploit vulnerable victims, 30% of whom, through the power of suggestion, have achieved sexual success from potions, powders and genital pomades. In the 1970s we still have no magical alchemy for sexual joy, but we are for the first time becoming aware of the complexity of human sexual functioning.

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