Saturday, January 23, 2010



It all started at Tagaytay when a different scene started, since I, along with my uncle and some of my relatives went to a public market famous for its newly slaughtered beef being sold to the people around it.

And since that market was all about beef being hung, chopped and placed in tables in front of the public, I got curious in these mouth watering flesh laid outside, looking at every chopped beef carcass, organs, and even eyes until I saw something different-Cow's testicles:

These cow's testicles, known by the butchers as "Gising-Gising," is an ingridient, along with some herbs and spices in a chinese delicacy known as "soup number 5," and according to them, it gives potency to a weak man, especially in lovemaking; and somehow this example also shows how every Filipino male likes this strange delicacy being served at Chinese restaurants.

And like this srange "Gising-Gising," there are other strange aphrodisiacs being served to the public, whether it is in tea, soup, or whatsoever that increases sexual desire to a male (and to lesser extent, female) persons in taking it. And somehow some tend to say that these ingredients also gain their reputation from the age-old principles of sympathetic magic, oysters for example, is being called as aphrodisiacs due to their shape. The same factor als explains the trade in the phallic-looking horn of the rhinoceros, and other animal-based aphrodisiacs gain their reputation from the apparent virility or aggressiveness of the animal source, such as tiger or even bull penis.

However, some age-old aphrodisiacs are known not just sexual, but also for medicinal purposes. Panax Ginseng for example, promotes the increase of resistance to stress while Ginkgo biloba improves blood circulation. And there are also aphrodisiacs also became common ingredients, Lettuce, once considered an aphrodisiac in Ancient Egypt and said to be eaten by the sexually potent God of Chaos, Seth, end as ingredient in salads; Chololate, that although there are no proofs, became a part of valentine's day gifts to the ladies, and even Tomatoes, that during its introduction to the old world, was also called pomme d'amour-French for "love apple."

But despite all of these ingridients known for its sexual potency, they have no substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual prowess, desire or performance, and instead it serves as dietary suppliments that stimulates the mind, organs, and even blood vessels including those of the sexual organs that gives pleasure. And before taking much, just consult to a doctor to prevent such problems involving these foods of pleasure.