Rubbing spider venom onto your genitals could be the answer to all your problems. Scientists believe that this arachnid’s venom could be “more effective than Viagra” for curing ED. Here’s everything you need to know about the barmy research. Venom from the Brazilian Wandering Spider can prove deadly to humans. But while the toxin is dangerous, it could actually be beneficial to millions of people. The Sun reports that Brazilian scientists have created a gel out of the arachnid’s venom. A tiny amount of the fluid is use in the product, which is why it isn’t considered to be harmful.
Researchers claim that the product may even be better for treating ED than Viagra. This is because the venom can double the amount of blood flow to the penis. A clinical trial found patients with erectile dysfunction were able to achieve an erection in less than 30 minutes. No negative side-effects were reported, although research is still in its infancy. Professor Maria Elena de Lima, who worked on the study, recently spoke to the Journal of Sexual Medicine about the findings.
She said: “Without any stimulation, a swelling of the penis lasting about 60 minutes was seen 20 minutes later. “This result suggests that it is able to induce erection, independently of sexual stimulation.” She added that the product has the “potential to be a safe and effective option for erectile dysfunction patients.” In the future, scientists hope to explore whether the treatment could be used to improve female sex drive.