23 February 2011

Spider venom a possible organic replacement for Viagra

Spiders, I've never liked you. Arachnophobia is the only movie I've ever had nightmares from. It's taken me a long time to learn to catch and release you instead of smashing you. But I really feel bad for you if the latest news is true.

What is one of side effects of being bitten by the Brazilian wandering spiders? If you said massive erection, you're kind of weird, but you're also correct. It's being reported that the venom from the Brazilian wandering spider aka the banana spider causes erections in men. Eat your heart out Peter Parker, all you got were super powers. I'm sure with even the smallest amount of evidence, men around the globe with chronic whiskey dick will be clamoring for tests to be streamlined. Your life just got a lot harder my eight legged foe.

You'll get jailed in a cage, your venom taken and I'm sure a good few of you will be crushed up and eaten to see if it gives the same effect. Man, I'd really hate being on that research team, for reasons other than my aversion to animal testing. There have been 10 reported deaths from over 7,000 bites from these spiders, less deaths than from Viagra. There is definitely a market for a new erectile dysfunction drug due to 25 percent of people trying Viagra not reporting any benefit.

The majority of the time erectile dysfunction is caused by physical conditions such as diabetes, prostate cancer and hypertension. Risk of getting these conditions can be greatly reduced by switching to a vegan diet. Prevention is always more beneficial than treatment, cheaper too. So try out a plant based diet and maybe you can avoid having to run out and get bit by a spider to get it up.

Peter Godoy | @petergodoy
Peter lives in San Diego with two animal companion cats, Gremlin and Mila, and has no plans to ever leave America's Finest City. He was vegetarian for a couple months until he saw the light and became a vegan. Animal rights has become his passion. Peter enjoys reading vegan blogs and cooking vegan meals. Follow Peter on Facebook.

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