A long history of aphrodisiacs, from health tonic to sexual aid | Curio

A long history of aphrodisiacs, from health tonic to sexual aid

12 mins | May 29, 2021

The world before viagra. Until modern vaccines, no other medical product was as widely traded throughout world history as aphrodisiacs. Alison M. Downham Moore — a professor in modern European history and humanities — examines the rich premodern art of sexually stimulant pharmacy and reveals how modern medicine came to comprehensively reject it.

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