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This Valentines Day, if you must read one sentence about aphrodisiacs, please let it be this one: Don't buy any so-called aphrodisiacs, and instead save your money for a nice dinner.
That's the FDA's longstanding position
, and the Mayo Clinic's
, but they're obviously going to be boring and conservative about risks you might take. I'm much less conservative, but I agree with them completely.
The internet is a perfect machine designed to trick people into buying fake aphrodisiacs, and it's been that way for decades. Imagine this was your first day here. If you were like most people, within seconds you would be aroused by the internet's limitless free titillation, made insecure by a completely unfiltered flow of targeted advertising, and bombarded by deceptive spam messages offering a quick solution to your problem.
In many ways, the internet has made good on its promise to provide us with just the answers
to things instantly, as with this amazing Google feature that automatically harvests information from reliable sources, and presents it in the search engine results page -- my vote for Best thing Humanity has Ever Accomplished:
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