World's Most Venomous Spider Could Be Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction

In Love & Sex by , on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:00 AM (PDT)
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Hard-up for a hard-on? Men suffering from erectile dysfunction should direct their attention to the floors of the Brazilian rainforest, where the world's most venomous spider may be carrying a cure.

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Phoneutria nigriventer, aka the Brazilian Wandering Spider, is listed atop the Guinness Book of World Records as the most venomous spider in the world, with a bite that leads to excruciating pain, paralysis and eventually death.

Oh, and a boner.

In humans, a bite from the infamous spider is known to also cause priapism -- an intense, long-lasting and often uncomfortable erection. Scientists now believe that the potent neurotoxin, when diluted, can offer a viable treatment to men who are not affected by drugs like Viagra.

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"The decrease in erectile function associated with age was partially restored 15 to 20 minutes after injection with PnTx2-6," wrote the study's authors in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Of course, harvesting venom from a Brazilian Wandering Spider is not the safest task in the world. According to tests, its venom is 18 times more powerful than a Black Widow's.

If you think it's worth the risk, hop on a plane to Brazil. The cuddly creatures are often found crawling through the underbrush of South American jungles, choosing to wait for prey on the ground rather than by building a web.

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Comments (1)
Posted By jacob (1 year ago)
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