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Aphrodisiac normally consists of what chemicals?

  1. Oct 21, 2004 #1
    aphrodisiac normally consists of what chemicals ?
    how it works ?
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  3. Oct 21, 2004 #2


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    It stimulates hormones, so based on somewhat cholesterine derivative. But this is very brief knowledge. The nature of chemicals can change as there may be theoretically hundreds of aphrodisiac-effective preparations, but it has to do with hormones anyway, especially testosterone for males, and estrogene for females.
  4. Oct 21, 2004 #3

    This case is hormon-controlled case as specified in the topic above. Here this website references a hormone


    Also, a well known non-hormone drug "viagra", whose active material is sidenafil citrate (you can find this even in lots of spam mails :) )
  5. Oct 21, 2004 #4


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    Testosterone actually increases libido in both sexes.

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