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The Weird World Of Virility “Cures”


When it comes to an issue in the bedroom, it can be uncomfortable, and even embarrassing for everyone involved.

You should consult with your doctor before starting any treatment. They can advise what could help with the impotence, and you could resolve this issue without any struggle.

In the modern world, there are plenty of treatments to help you with erectile dysfunction. But before the blue pill was created, people used to experiment with strange treatments.

From the Egyptians to the '80s, people tried everything to treat this illness. But of course, none of those weird cures worked. Let's delve further into the kinds of things people tried to get things back to normal behind closed doors.

Heart of Crocodiles 

The Egyptians thought that grounding and rubbing the heart of baby crocodiles could cure the disease, but they later found out that it didn't work. 

Animal Sperm

A scientist in the late 1800s believed that he could cure impotence by inserting the semen of guinea pigs into his own testicles. After that, other scientists joined this experiment. 

Ironically, these scientists became the guinea pigs of this experiment, using the semen of guinea pigs. Needless to say, we have no words for this treatment. 

Testicle Implants 

In the early 1900s, John Brinkley started implanting goat testicles inside people to cure this sexual weakness. It obviously didn't work, but it's kind of funny to think about! 

Prostate Warmer 

With the intent of curing erectile dysfunction, they created a prostate warmer. They believed that warming the prostate could cause an erection, and later on, ejaculation. 

This is an artifact that was inserted in your rectal canal, and it warms up. They later found out that it did absolutely nothing.

Electric Belts 

People thought that you could cause an erection with electricity, so the electric belt was invented

It was sold as a belt that could cure illnesses like backaches, kidney pain, and "nervous" dysfunctions. 

The belt had an attachment that connects to your genitals, giving it a shock. The invention sold like wonders, but the electric shock didn't cure any problems. 

Rat Poison

Doctors in the early 1900s prescribed Nux Vormica as a treatment for impotence. Some patients did see an improvement, but they later died. No wonder why!


When radium was discovered in the late 1800s, it was believed that it was the cure for many diseases

So, they started putting radium suppositories in people to reduce impotence. A few years later, people were dying of radium poisoning, so the FDA prohibited any further treatment that contained radium.

Final Thoughts 

Erectile dysfunction has a long history, as well as the treatments used for it. People tried everything, and nothing worked until the little blue pill became public.

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