Venomous Brazilian Spider May Become Next Viagra

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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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Who would imagine that a poisonous, eight-legged creature from Brazil could boost your sex life?

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia say venom from a spider native to Central and South America gives people four-hour erections, and could possibly cure some of the worst cases of impotence – cases not even Viagra could adequately treat.

Phoneutria nigriventer, sometimes called Brazilian wandering spiders or banana spiders, are hairy and unsightly little creatures said to have some of the world’s most toxic venoms. Aside from four hours of supposed pleasure, the venom will also incapacitate a person’s muscle control, cause severe pain and trigger breathing problems. In some cases – if left untreated – it could lead to death, according to a story in the Daily Mail of London.

The spider is so toxic, in fact, it was named the world’s most venomous spider by the Guinness World Records last year.

But this same spider has the potential of becoming the next Viagra.

Studies underway at Georgia Health Sciences University’s medical college in Augusta, Ga., explored why men accidentally bitten by the spider suddenly enjoyed a better sex life.


That is wild, crazy IMO. Who would have thought?



In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine last December, Dr. Kenia Nunes, a physiologist at the college, experimented with rats with erection problems. One of the molecules, called PnTx2-6, was stripped from the spider’s toxins and administered to the rats – giving them a prolonged erection that was side-effect free.

‘We found the toxin responsible [for the erections], and performed experiments using hypertensive rats which have severe erectile dysfunction,” Nunes told the Daily Mail. “The toxin was able to normalize the erectile dysfunction in these animals.”


Toxin free is always a good thing for sure.Looks like there is a "cure" for everything in nature!

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edit on 3/9/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)
edit on 3/9/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 05:56 AM
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Hi, what were you researching when you came across this???



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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I get news feeds sent to my phone from many sources and this just happened to be a headline.


Being female, I have no use for any form of ED treatment.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 06:10 AM
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Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
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Being female, I have no use for any form of ED treatment.


Ah so my joke falls limply to the ground!

But surely females have a great use for ed treatments!



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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Touché...

I can neither confirm nor deny any benefit I have or have not recieved from any ED treatment.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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so the next spider man movie will be full of what



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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I thought if they lasted four hours you were supposed to call the doctor?



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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The brazilian spider is sure a cure for erectile dysfunction. The venom of spider contains PnTxn2-6 which produces nitric oxide productions resulting in prolong erection.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 05:40 AM
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I remember watching a doccie once,about poisonous things of South America,and this spider was shown.Gnarly.Eeww,no,i find this disturbing in a way.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 05:47 AM
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Um . . . .


"We found the toxin responsible [for the erections], and performed experiments using hypertensive rats which have severe erectile dysfunction,” Nunes told the Daily Mail. “The toxin was able to normalize the erectile dysfunction in these animals.”


Now exactly how do you determine a rat has severe erectile dysfunction . . . maybe the rat's just not all that interested in you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I shake my head, sometimes, at the things scientists dream up to study.

And, I'm strugglin' how a line such as Hold that thought, honey . . . I've got to go milk a spider won't wreck the mood, so to speak.

Sheesh . . .





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